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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.