A Hurricane of 5G News

If 5G stories have been crowding your newsfeed as of late, you're not alone.

We've also been seeing—and consuming—these wireless headlines.

We pulled a handful of stories for your perusing pleasure. This includes an update from Ars Technica on the Federal Communications Commission's decision to preempt local rules on deployment of 5G wireless equipment.

Italian 5G Auction Sees High Price Tags, Raised Eyebrows

The Italian government recently completed its sale of wireless spectrum, which has been earmarked as suitable for future 5G services.

The auction ran for 14 days and saw 171 rounds of bidding, raising over €6.55 billion. This was more than €4 billion higher than the government’s minimum target.

But the high prices paid for frequencies have raised eyebrows—and not just in Italy.

Central American Cableco Takeovers are Reshaping the Region

Historically, Carlos Slim-backed America Movil and Spanish giant Telefonica have dominated the Central American telecom space.

However, the landscape is shifting.

Getting to Grips With the Innovative Future of Wholesale

Join Erik Kreifeldt at Capacity Europe October 22-25, 2018, in London as he moderates the panel The Big Carrier Debate (The Sequel)—Getting to Grips With the Innovative Future of Wholesale.

BYOD is Shifting the Security Perimeter for WAN Managers

Of all of the areas covered by the WAN Summit, cyber security has got to be one of the hottest topics.

Is a Mass Extinction of Submarine Cables Looming?

The rapid pace of demand growth is only going to require more international bandwidth in the coming years. While there's certainly lots of investment in new systems, cables built in the late 1990s and early 2000s continue to play a key role in global connectivity. But are their days numbered?  

It seems more likely than ever that some of these cables will begin to go "extinct" in the near future as they are retired from service.  

Meet the WAN Exchange at MEF18

With 1,000 attendees from more than 275 companies, MEF18 is a major networking event for communication and cloud service providers, enterprises, government organizations, network technology suppliers, and others.

Even better, this year the Downtown Los Angeles event will feature the WAN Exchange, a bite-sized showcase of our WAN Summit conference series.

A Running List of Major Telecom Conferences, When They Are, and Where to Find Them

The telecom community has no shortage of conferences. And these opportunities to listen, learn, and network are available across the globe.

Some gatherings have a laser focus on submarine cables or broadband or MVNOs, while others have a little something for everyone.

Our experts have developed a list of 50 leading events for anyone in telecom, organized by time of year and region. We'll move events on and off of this list as final dates are announced.

TeleGeography's Guide to 5G Auctions in 2018

As the telecom world prepares to enter the 5G era, our GlobalComms team has been keeping tabs on all of the crucial information: regulatory agencies, spectrum bands, provisional auction dates, etc.

You might have caught several of our posts already. We're saving all of our 5G auction updates here. Check back for new 5G stories in the coming weeks.