Making the Metaverse a Reality

By: Thierry E. Klein

The next wave of digital change will usher in a revolution in commerce, economics, and culture brought forth by the metaverse(s), a range of digitally augmented worlds, realities, and business models. It is anticipated that by 2030, the metaverse economy will be worth between $8 and $13 trillion. Fundamental advancements in key technologies such as semiconductors, software, AI/ML, cloud, blockchain, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), extended reality (XR), and 5G/6G will be critical in the development of this more immersive world…

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Global Trust and Transformation

By: Peter Ford - EVP Head of Information Solutions, iconectiv

In the predigital era, trust was somewhat simple. Trust was built upon traditional values like reliability, credibility, and security, which were somewhat inherent in our daily lives. A firm handshake and a look into the eyes may have been all that was needed to establish trust at the time. Today, however, our digital world extends far beyond our physical presence â€” spanning countries and continents in a web of global connections. The nature of trust may be different, and certainly more difficult to establish, but it’s no less important…

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The 3 Cs of Transformation: A Blueprint for Telcos

By: Marc Price

Telecom has struggled to achieve digital transformation. Even though some progress has been made, operators face the unfortunate reality of stagnant revenue, stifled innovation, and an inability to capitalize on network investments intended to spur new 5G services. It is a pivotal moment, as telcos will soon determine if their aspirations align with utility models or with new business creation. As outlined in A Value Machine for Modern Times, growth companies must align business systems with value generation, rather than perpetuating legacy constructs designed for obsolete services…

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Digital Transformation in Silicon Maya

By: Luis de Potestad

Quintana Roo is the most important tourist destination in Mexico and Latin America. According to data from the State Ministry of Tourism, Quintana Roo received 19.6 million tourists in 2022, of which 64 percent were international travelers. This means that if the Mexican Caribbean were a country, it would rank fourth in visits by international travelers in the Americas in 2022, and one of the top 50 by visits in the world. The Mexican Caribbean’s success can only be explained by its combination of geographic location and climatological conditions, as well as a willingness to innovate and expand…

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The Future of Artificial Intelligence

By: OpenAI - ChatGPT, Pipeline Magazine

OpenAI’s launch of ChatGPT late last year took the world by storm. Over 100 million users surged to engage with the artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, and interest hasn’t faded. In fact, web-traffic analysis firm Similarweb reported nearly 307 million visits to ChatGPT in late February alone. The interest in AI is indisputable, and there is no end to the possible business applications for AI. But this is just the beginning. Today AI is being used in real-world use cases spanning customer experience management, cybersecurity, press release and campaign writing, marketing and sales intelligence, network management, and more…

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5G Narrowband-IoT Everywhere

By: Omar Qaise

By 2025, forecasts suggest that there will be more than 75 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices in use. Every one of them requires some form of connectivity. However, 85 percent of the world’s surface lacks or has limited access to terrestrial connectivity services. It compels companies to take up satellite connectivity from low Earth orbit (LEO) to go beyond terrestrial networks. Sea, remote, and mining regions are just a few examples of places where satellite connection has the upper hand for both reach and cost…

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Start the Journey to Cloudification on Solid Ground

By: Francois Lafontaine

To support individualized services from the edge to the mobile core, legacy networks require the agility and scalability that only cloud-native operations can deliver. But a successful digital transformation requires more than simply replacing physical hardware with virtualized network functions. With all the factors to be considered, building and executing this transformation strategy can appear to be a challenging and daunting prospect. Nonetheless, in today’s competitive networking environment, the road to cloudification cannot be safely bypassed…

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How Regional Data Centers Are
Driving Digital Transformation

By: Michael C. Morey

Digital infrastructure will continue to be a key ingredient for today’s enterprises. As enterprises look at multi-cloud and hybrid cloud for their digital transformation solutions, they continue to seek out options that are more efficient and optimized. This brings regional data centers into the conversation. What were formerly considered Tier 2 locations (regional markets such as the Midwest) are now emerging as the new Tier 1. Increased demand for distributed hybrid networks with cloud and edge offerings and growing Tier 2 populations have positioned regional data centers in an important role as enablers in digital transformation…

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Enhancing Industrial IoT and
Smart City Networks with

By: Livia Rosu

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and smart cities are already transforming the way we live and work, offering more efficient, sustainable, and connected environments. These systems rely on quality and reliable data communication, without which they simply cannot function. This is where gigabit home networking ( technology comes in— is a global telecommunications standardization sector (ITU-T) standard for wired connectivity that provides high-speed data transmission over any existing wiring, including powerlines, coaxial cables, and telephone wires…

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How Hyperscalers Fit in a
5G-Connected World

By: Sameh Yamany

With our cars, devices, cities, and utilities becoming ever more connected, hyperscalers have an increasingly important role in realizing the full potential of 5G and tied to that, open radio access network (RAN) (and continuing beyond 5G)—even if that’s outside the traditional comfort zone of telecom operators. The role of hyperscalers in 5G Hyperscalers will be key to these models by providing the cloud infrastructure for which neutral hosts are used to support all network operations. Technology is no longer accessed only through endpoints like computers or smartphones; it mediates everything we do…

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Letter from the Editor

By: Scott St. John, Pipeline

Despite the backdrop of recession and geopolitical upheaval, virtually every aspect of our global society is accelerating toward technology, automation, and interconnectivity. Simply consider the computing power of the phone in your pocket, the exponential growth in connected devices (15.4 billion and counting), or the unprecedented adoption of AI technology – and you can be certain we’re entering a new era of digital transformation. In fact, AI is now outperforming Moore’s Law doubling computational power every three to four months, versus two years previously…

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IT & Telecom Technology Industry News

By: Jara Kern, Pipeline

This month’s issue theme is digital transformation, and it’s focused us on tech industry news stories that show DT in action. Lindsay Broadband released an intelligent broadband battery, General Motors has selected Adobe Experience Cloud to deliver personalized interactions in EVs, and the Cleveland Clinic is partnering with IBM to utilize the world’s first quantum computer dedicated to healthcare research. The top telecom industry news stories from the month are summarized below. To view all the news as it breaks, check out Pipeline’s News Center or subscribe to receive our telecom industry news summary…

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