Our readership is split, roughly evenly, between finance people and technology people. We are reminded of this whenever the topic of Broadcom comes up. Broadcom was once a leading semiconductor […]
Private networks remain a hot topic, probably beyond their real world utility. That being said, for enterprises who need them, like oil and gas companies, they can be a powerful option.
Google’s new Aquila protocol is interesting because it begs the question what do they need it for? But it also harkens back to the days of packet switched networks, in an ironic sort of way.
Google has a new chip – the TiN – for networking. An interesting chip in its own right but we also see it as a sign that Google is creating tools that let any software coder design a chip. And if Google can do it, maybe everyone else will too. Someday.
AWS has published a long post on how they are building the core network for DISH’s 5G network. It is dense but offers a clear roadmap for other telcos’ move to the Cloud. If they dare.
MWC is once again the venue for the global persuasion campaign between competing visions of the O-RAN project. The big swing factor this time around is the growing presence of hyperscalers, notably Microsoft Azure.
Google recently published a paper on the history of its TPU chip. There are some valuable nuggets of information in here that can help others think about building chips, and also help outsiders understand many of the changes in the semis industry today.
Vodafone is doubling down on its internal software team – we think this model will not work for most other telcos.
Telcos are Taking Themselves Apart – Just as the international bandwidth market has moved into the hands of Internet companies, so too are domestic, onshore wireless networks.
Recent analyst studies show that “Content Providers” are steadily taking control of the global communications infrastructure. This will have profound impacts on many industries, and the changes are still in early days.