April 23, 2021
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Cybersecurity spending is expected to top $200 billion a year by 2024, compared with $132 billion last year, Bloomberg Intelligence reports. Cloud-based solutions are accelerating the growth, says Mandeep Singh, a senior industry analyst for BI.
Full Story: Information Age (4/22) 
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AT&T grew its base of fiber customers by 26,000 to 235,000 year-to-year in the first quarter and penetration reached 35%, as the telecom added more than 1 million subscribers in the past year, CEO John Stankey said. AT&T also offered a more cautious outlook on its C-Band deployments with Stankey telling analysts he was concerned that global supply chain issues could create equipment shortages.
Full Story: FierceTelecom (4/22),  FierceWireless (4/22) 
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Verizon Business' Massimo Peselli says that the carrier plans to expand fixed wireless networks, using C-band frequencies, as it develops network-as-a-service offerings. He describes three layers in Verizon's NaaS concept: application management, technology and connectivity, which includes fixed wireless.
Full Story: FierceWireless (4/22) 
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5G to take viewers backstage at the Academy Awards
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Verizon will leverage its 5G Ultra Wideband network to provide viewers of the Academy Awards telecast with behind-the-scenes glimpses of backstage, the winners in the press room and the red carpet on its 5G-powered portal this Sunday night. Verizon will also air spots during the ABC programming in which customers will promote Verizon's network.
Full Story: TechRepublic (4/22),  MediaPost Communications (free registration) (4/22) 
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Cities should consider employing lampposts as hubs for their smart city plans, per a report prepared for the European Commission's Smart Cities Marketplace, which cited 5G transmitters and Wi-Fi hot spots for potential uses. The report points to examples in Los Angeles and other cities where planners effectively planted sensors on lampposts.
Full Story: ZDNet (4/22) 
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Hackers are increasingly turning to the Transport Layer Security to prevent victims from detecting malware attacks and stealing data, says Sophos, a cybersecurity firm. Sophos notes that 46% of malware is using TLS, almost double from a year ago.
Full Story: ZDNet (4/22) 
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