Althea | December 20, 2021
Althea is announcing a new partnership with 5G zone contributor Hub Advanced Networks to build and expand new broadband networks and support telecom innovation as part of the Puerto Rico 5G Zone & Blockchain Ignition Lab initiative. PR5G Zone & Blockchain Ignition Lab is a new, nonprofit, Advanced Innovation Development and Test Lab creating opportunities for individuals, products, and companies to develop cost-effective, disruptive global solutions on the island of Puerto Rico.
This collaboration focuses not only on improving the resilience of Puerto Rico’s communications infrastructure, but also pioneering innovative approaches to internet access, smart Ag, and LTE networks. This 5G and blockchain research and development initiative will improve the quality of life for the people and businesses of Puerto Rico and extend coverage and affordable opportunities to even the most remote and challenging areas of the island.
Althea Network’s unique plug-and-play ISP platform utilizes blockchain technology to decouple the service and infrastructure layers of internet delivery, empowering end users to revenue-share by hosting network infrastructure. This is all accomplished in a user-friendly device that requires little to no training for blockchain novices to manage, thereby demystifying blockchain technology.
Powered by Althea’s Smart Routers and connected to Hub Advanced Networks’ vast fiber resources, last mile networks can be built in a flexible and agile way, delivering high broadband speeds and low latency. What’s more, users can choose to earn revenue by adding infrastructure to expand network coverage further. Each Althea Smart Router also features an easy to use blockchain wallet and firmware to meter usage and billing, allowing for the rapid and cost-efficient deployment of large, fast, and economically accessible broadband networks.
Althea is a leader in open telecom innovation and recently announced the introduction of the world’s first integrated LTE core. By embedding the LTE core directly in the home router, KeyLTE creates a small cell anywhere and enables the rapid and seamless deployment of LTE networks for data, mobile devices, and IoT management.
“Access to connectivity and broadband is essential to business development, education, and daily life, Althea and Hub Advanced Networks are committed to connecting more people through our work together in Puerto Rico.”
Deborah Simpier, CEO and co-founder of Althea
“Althea’s wireless infrastructure expands the geographic reach of our broadband networks, but just as importantly, our unique, no contract billing protocol expands the demographic of people who will have access to fast and affordable broadband.”
“Althea is excited to work with Hub Advanced Networks and proud to contribute to the success of the Puerto Rico 5G Zone & Blockchain Ignition Lab.”
Althea is a new way to access broadband internet that enables growth in the network through a unique system of revenue sharing. Althea was founded in 2017 with the vision to bring the open market and interoperable peering from the data center to the field and empower communities to build multi-stakeholder networks faster and more affordably than legacy telecom models.
About Hub Advanced Networks
Hub Advanced Networks is an Advanced Telecommunications and Technology company committed to enabling business leaders with the digital infrastructure and reliable connectivity needed to bring innovative services to market in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Our mission is to make Puerto Rico the main telecommunications hub of the Caribbean Region by providing the most reliable telecommunications infrastructure and technology services.
ERICSSON | July 09, 2021
As we enter a new era of electronics driven by 5G and, eventually, 6G, MIT and Ericsson are working together on two research projects to help develop the new network infrastructure needed to undertake the truly revolutionary use cases that the next generation of mobile networks will offer.
The new mobile network generations provide the end-user with ultra-fast speeds, low latency, and excellent reliability. Large, feature-rich networks, on the other hand, are complicated structures for network operators to maintain. Ericsson is researching cognitive networks that use artificial intelligence (AI) to allow safe, highly automated, data-driven network operations. Ericsson Research and the MIT Materials Research Laboratory collaborate to research new designs in lithionic chips enabling neuromorphic computing, offering exponentially more energy-efficient AI processing to improve the compute power, speed, and energy efficiency of cognitive networks. This could enable completely intelligent networks with lower operational complexity and energy consumption than today.
Apart from lithionics research, Ericsson and the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) are working on mobile network research that connects billions of sensors and other "zero-energy" devices around us. It is a significant technological challenge to power these devices cost-effectively, possibly directly through a radio signal. Ericsson and MIT RLE's research may show how devices can collect energy from radio signals and other sources and how systems can be built to use this little power to perform basic tasks, such as how a mobile network can be designed to link and manage these devices.
Ericsson enables communications service providers to realize the value of connectivity fully. The business portfolio includes Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Businesses. It is designed to assist our clients in going digital, increasing efficiency, and discovering new income streams. Ericsson's efforts in innovation have enabled billions of people across the globe to enjoy the advantages of telephony and mobile broadband.
prnewswire | September 28, 2020
Data gravity, or the propensity for bodies of data to draw an expanding swath of applications and services into closer proximity, has been identified as a key megatrend impacting enterprises and service providers over the next decade, according to recently published research. Data gravity may affect an enterprise's ability to innovate, secure customer experiences, and even deliver financial results on a global scale. The Data Gravity Index™ measures the creation, aggregation and private exchange of enterprise data and examines its impact on the Forbes Global 2000.