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Optics White Paper
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Edge Platforms and Services Evolving into 2030
These are the building blocks for the era of domain specific services and futuristic edge native solutions.
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IEEE Standards Association – A New Era: Raising the World’s Standards
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IEEE 2020 3rd 5G World Forum, 10 September - 2 November
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Feature Article


How 5G Solutions Can Help Prevent Cyberattacks

IT departments have been scrambling to deploy new solutions for their suddenly remote workforce to make sure that employees have safe and compliant access to their corporate networks. 5G and 4G devices, including mobile hotspots and other solutions, have stepped into the void and are already helping — today.

Read more at Forbes.

Flexible Semiconductor

This Memory Tech Is Better When It's Bendy

New phase-change memory needs less energy, partly because it's built on plastic

Read more at IEEE Spectrum.


Exclusive: FAA Investigates If It's Safer to Leave Cellphones On

4G and 5G signals might help warn pilots when their GPS is being spoofed

Read more at IEEE Spectrum.


Technology Spotlight

5G Abstract3

The VA is looking to 5G to enable ‘X-ray vision’ for doctors

As the Department of Veterans Affairs expands its use of 5G wireless technology in its medical centers across the nation, the enhanced network infrastructure could soon support physicians going into an operation with “X-ray vision.”

Read more at Fedscoop. 

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Emerging Trends in Wireless Infrastructure

This paper describes the emerging infrastructure trends of wireless networks for 4G, 5G, and beyond 5G.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum.

Security Broken

5G and Cybersecurity – A Realistic Path Forward

5G Technolgy has been increasing in popularity among the telecom companies creating it and organizations that consume wireless networks, but cybersecurity concerns persist.

Read more at CPO Magazine.


EdgeQ samples SoC for 5G and AI inference engines

EdgeQ revealed recently it has begun sampling a 5G base station-on-a-chip that allows AI inference engines to run at the network edge.

Read more at VentureBeat.


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