If we think beyond quarantine, how do we envision getting back to work? Is office culture dead? Is it just on hold? Are big companies going to be less willing to fork over massive amounts of money for downtown office space?
These are among the questions pondered in one of our recommended reads for the month. Click below to peruse Rani Molla's thoughtful piece on the state of the office.
We also have selections on SD-WAN acquisitions, 5G, and terrestrial cable faults. Something for everyone.
We're going to be writing a lot more about the ongoing impact of working from home on the network, huh? This Recode piece sure makes it seem that way.
The SD-WAN startup consolidation has begun. Read about the latest big acquisition.
Recent years have seen widespread M&A activity in the UK fixed-line sector.
Today we look at some of the most eye-catching deals and examine the likely candidates for future takeover approaches.
News of a cable outage, you say? That's right: "An accidentally severed fiber-optic cable in Virginia effectively shut down most of the state’s online voter registration on its last day."
Since it was a terrestrial cable, I guess we can't blame sharks, huh?
If you've read our mythbusters series, you know that Northern Virginia is a data center hotspot. But this editorial from the Roanoke Times provides an interesting counterpoint from another part of the state: why not build elsewhere?
Did you think you'd get through this list without a 5G piece? Of course not.
In the past year, global network data traffic (including fixed wireless access) grew 53%. And in Q2 2020, 30 new 5G networks went live. Lots of other 5G adjacent data in this TechRepublic update.
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