Jon Gold

Senior Writer

Jon Gold covers IoT and wireless networking for Network World. He can be reached at jon_gold@idg.com.

FCC auction for prime 5G bandwidth rakes in $21.8B

Researchers show how to exploit Bluetooth Classic security flaws

Researchers show how to exploit Bluetooth Classic security flaws

A set of Bluetooth Classic vulnerabilities has a new proof-of-concept from a Singapore-based security research team, as chipset makers scramble to deploy patches.

Report: Chip shortage and edge/IoT will drive IT change in 2022

Report: Chip shortage and edge/IoT will drive IT change in 2022

Forrester Research says IT pros now think of IoT and edge as inextricably connected and that the two will be used to help enterprises comply with US government regulations.

RHEL 8.5 caters to multicloud, predictive analytics, containerization

RHEL 8.5 caters to multicloud, predictive analytics, containerization

The latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux strengthens tools for vulnerability identification, compliance, and remediation.

A $1.9B FCC fund to replace banned 5G telco gear might be too little

A $1.9B FCC fund to replace banned 5G telco gear might be too little

The FCC is distributing money to help mostly rural wireless providers replace 5G network gear they bought from Huawei and ZTE, whose products are banned in the US over security concerns.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 drops in beta version

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 drops in beta version

Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 9 is edge-friendly and has plenty of new features, but a surprisingly forgiving learning curve.

Private LTE cellular enables remote learning for a Utah school district

Private LTE cellular enables remote learning for a Utah school district

Using recently available citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) wireless spectrum and help from a state-wide non-profit, Murray City schools deployed a network that gives students the bandwidth to attend virtual classes

What is Open RAN?

What is Open RAN?

Standards for cellular radio-access networks known as Open RAN could make deployment of 5G and other cellular networks less expensive and result in faster innovation of features and services.

5G base stations could be powered by lasers

5G base stations could be powered by lasers

PowerLight Technologies has teamed up with Ericsson to power up a 5G base station using a laser system rather than a wired electrical connection, which could lead to faster 5G deployments.

Sweet-spot spectrum for enterprise 5G is growing, but slowly

Sweet-spot spectrum for enterprise 5G is growing, but slowly

The FCC is auctioning off more bandwidth for carriers to deliver the best of 5G, perhaps not at the rate service providers and their corporate customers want.

Ananki startup tries to simplify private 5G

The ONF’s newest commercial arm is a move to showcase the group’s open standards for 5G technology.

Gartner: SD-WAN, SASE biggest drivers of WAN edge infrastructure

More and more WANs live on the Internet, according to the latest market report.

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