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Exciting News! We just won the Award for Best Broadband Mapping and Database Solution at the 2023 #USBroadbandSummit. The winners of the inaugural #USBroadbandSummit Awards have been revealed, showcasing excellence in the world of connectivity. 

Congratulations to the outstanding recipients who were recognized for their achievements in effectiveness, technical innovation, financial and community impact, individual efforts in driving broadband investment, and true innovation in addressing the digital divide. 

Wireless 20/20 Senior Analyst Berge Ayvazian said carriers need to carefully assess any fiber-focused approach to planning their broadband networks. Ayvazian's firm is flogging a software package for carriers to help them identify unserved areas, calculate the cost to deploy fiber and broadband wireless networks, and quickly calculate a return on investment so they're not pouring their entire capital budget – and funding grants – into projects that will leave customers disappointed.

Berge Ayvazian will be Moderating the opening panel during the U.S.-Turkey Virtual 5G Workshop sponsored by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) with support from the U.S. Commercial Service Turkey, Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) and the Digital Transformation Office of the Presidency of Republic of Turkey.

The RDOF auction started with the great promise of bringing broadband to vast swatches of the U.S. that is lacking this essential utility.  It ended with questions of whether that promise can be fulfilled.

The RDOF auction was established to provide government funding to deploy broadband service to all locations that could not obtain broadband service of at least 25 Mbps download speeds.  The FCC defined over 53,000 CBGs (census block groups), each of which was defined by its coverage area, and the “locations” that needed to be covered by the new broadband service.  There was a total of over 5 million locations included in the auction.  Each CBG had a specified reserve price, which would be the government’s contribution in exchange for the reward winner’s obligation to provide broadband service to all of the designated locations in the CBG area. 

I am looking forward to serving as a Track Chairman and Moderating this outstanding panel at FUTURENET World on September 22, 2020. I hope you can join us. Operators and analysts should claim their free registration for this virtual event at FUTURENET WORLD 2020.


Mobile operators are integrating AI-enabled applications and edge-cloud computing platforms with their 5G networks to accelerate enterprise digital transformation and unleash new business opportunities.  Network operators like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Vodafone all claim that AI and machine learning will help them with 5G network planning, optimizing their 5G network investments, managing costs, while improving operations and maintenance efficiency. These carriers are deploying AI in their 5G technology roadmaps to manage network deployment costs and drive their business growth strategies.

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