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Jackson Federico, a tower technician for Advanced Wireless Solutions, works to make some repairs on the dish on the Pollard cell tower high off the ground in rural Rio Blanco County on July 12, 2017, near Meeker, Colorado. Broadband in Rio Blanco county and Meeker is some of the best in the state for rural areas. (Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

As COVID-19 shut down its schools, Hamilton County, Tennessee, was ideally situated for the switch to virtual learning. At least in theory.

Home to the regional tech hub of Chattanooga, Hamilton County has been celebrated for its pioneering, municipally owned fiber-optic network and the economic revival it has powered over the past decade. The area’s schools have played their part as well, launching an initiative to provide every student access to a Chromebook beginning in sixth grade. Even as classrooms began migrating online in March,

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Remote-Work Technology Fuels M&A Activity During Pandemic

Technology ventures that are developing software for videoconferencing, collaboration and e-commerce tools are becoming hot acquisition targets for large companies and investors during the pandemic.

Lifesize Inc., a videoconferencing software company based in Austin, Texas, in August announced a deal to purchase collaboration-tool maker Kaptivo, citing a growing demand for remote-work apps. Lifesize itself was acquired by Marlin Equity Partners in March. The terms of the deals weren’t disclosed.

“We see a long-term step change in the usage of remote-collaboration tools for both business and education,” said Peter Spasov, Marlin’s senior managing director. Mr. Spasov said the acquisitions of Lifesize and Kaptivo “capitalize on that trend.”

Miro Parizek, principal partner for technology at M&A advisory firm Hampleton Partners, said Covid-19 is reshaping workplace practices, following lockdowns and travel restrictions.

He said the shift to remote work over the past few months—in some cases marking a permanent change—has refocused the sights

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AI In Aviation Market Key Insights Based on Product Type, End-use and Regional Demand Till 2023 | Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Sep 03, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
AI In Aviation Market Research Report by Type (Hardware, Software, Services), Equipment (Autocollimator, Measuring Microscope, Profile Projector, and Others), Technology (Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, and Others), Application (surveillance, virtual assistance, flight operations, smart logistics, and Others), and Region-Global Forecast to 2023

Market Snapshot

Rapid development of artificial intelligence technology and increased incorporation of AI in aviation is aiding the aviation industry in optimizing various processes from passenger experience to flight operations. Market Research Future’s report on the global AI in aviation market is anticipated to expand at a striking CAGR of 46.83% during the forecast period of 2017-2023 and reach the valuation of 1014.81 Mn by the end of 2023 from USD 113.29 Mn in 2017. Increasing adoption of automation and utilization of big data in aerospace industry are

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AI in Transportation Market Facts, Figures and Analytical Insights 2021 – 2023 | Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Sep 03, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
AI in Transportation Market Research Report by Offerings (Hardware, Software), IoT communication Technologies (LTE, 5G, and LPWAN), Machine learning technology (Deep learning, Computer vision, Natural language processing, and Others), Application (Autonomous truck, Semi-autonomous trucks, Truck platooning, and Others), and Region-Global Forecast to 2023

Market Snapshot:

Market Research Future (MRFR)’s latest report projects that the global AI in transportation market is poised to expand at 18.03% CAGR during the forecast period 2017 to 2023. The valuation of the market is prognosticated to witness a growth of USD 1.87 Bn from 2017 to 2023-end. AI is the next big technological innovation which is forecasted to revolutionize the transportation industry. The adoption of AI in transportation is predicted to enhance driver and vehicle safety. This is likely to drive the growth of the market in

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Digital Payment Market Outlook By Drivers, Restraints and 2020-2024 | Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Sep 02, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
Global Digital Payment Market Research Report: by Component (Solution and Services), by Deployment (Cloud and On-Premise), by Organization Size (Large Enterprise and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)), by Vertical (BFSI, Media & Entertainment, IT & Telecommunication, Hospitality, Healthcare, Retail & E-Commerce and others), by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and the Middle East & Africa) – Forecast till 2024

The Global Digital Payment Market is expected to register a 16.77% CAGR, exhibiting substantial growth during the forecast period. The market was valued at USD 40,633.3 million in 2018; it is expected to reach USD 120,245.9 million by 2025. North America accounted for the largest market value of USD 13,864.1 million in 2018; the market is expected to register a CAGR of 17.50% during the forecast period.

The Final Report will

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5G Service Market: Key Facts, Dynamics, Segments and Forecast Predictions Presented Until 2025 | Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Sep 03, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
5G Service Market Research Report by Service Type (Professional Services, Managed Services), Communication Type (Extreme Mobile Broadband, Massive Machine-Type Communications, Fixed Wireless Access, and Others), Technology (Wi-Fi, High-Speed Package Access, Radio Access Technologies, Global System for Mobile, and Others), Vertical (Energy and Utilities, Automotive, Healthcare, and Others), and Region-Global Forecast to 2023

Market Snapshots

The fifth generation of cellular mobile communications, 5G promises to succeed 4G in terms of speed and use cases including extreme high bandwidth, high-density connection, and ultra-low latency. Currently, the global 5G service market is contemplated to be worth USD 21.53 Bn and is envisioned to reach approximately USD 85.84 Bn by the end of 2023. Market Research Future (MRFR) projects the global 5G service market to expand exponentially with a CAGR of 31.9% over the forecast period

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Mobile Encryption Market Outlook – Rising Demand, Share, Trends, Growth, Opportunities and Top Key 2023 | Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Sep 02, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
Mobile Encryption Market, by Component (Solution, Services), by Application (Disk Encryption, File/Folder Encryption, Cloud Encryption), by Deployment Type (On-premises, Cloud), by Enterprise Size (SMEs, Large Enterprises), by Vertical (BFSI, Aerospace and Defense, Telecom, Others) — Global Forecast till 2023

Market Synopsis:

The Global Mobile Encryption Market was valued at USD 705.2 million in 2017 and is exected to reach USD 3,013.3 million by the end of forecast period with a CAGR of 27.75%.The rising number of data frauds and increasing data security risks is creating demand for mobile encryption market. Mobile encryption protects data stored in mobile devices thus making the data unusable in the wrong hands. Compliance requirements across organizations make it necessary to encrypt data in order to avoid penalties for data breaches. One of the most important factors for

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Indosat Ooredoo Supports Indonesia Facing The Pandemic with Technology Innovation

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — We spent half of 2020 fighting COVID-19 pandemic; our social life suddenly stopped and every activity we previously considered normal, has now totally changed. The most common adaptational steps we take for every social & economic interaction is maximizing electronic device and internet service usage.” data-reactid=”12″JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — We spent half of 2020 fighting COVID-19 pandemic; our social life suddenly stopped and every activity we previously considered normal, has now totally changed. The most common adaptational steps we take for every social & economic interaction is maximizing electronic device and internet service usage.

Indosat Ooredoo keeps providing several innovations to ensure ease and flow of economic activity, supported by effective, efficient, and flexible technology.

Indonesia back in motion. Our innovation starts internally as we conducting a Work from Home during the

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AAR Adapts Technology to Fit Pandemic Needs

AAR says its pilot projects of new technologies such as drones and augmented reality (AR) wearables have proved to be advantageous during the COVID-19 crisis. The technologies, which are being tested at its Miami, Florida facility, were initially implemented as a way to improve efficiencies, but their remote collaboration capabilities have come in handy as a way to effectively social distance.

The Miami facility invested in RealWear’s HMT-1 headsets and Librestream’s AR platform for tasks such as hands-free workflow and collaboration with remote experts. Now, the technology is being leveraged to conduct remote audits with the FAA at various AAR facilities. According to Brian Sartain, AAR’s senior vice president repair and engineering services, technicians wearing RealWear headsets with wireless cameras are able to walk around a facility while in communication with the FAA to take them through a virtual audit of what they want to look at, so FAA experts

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Augmented World Expo Hosts 6th Asia Conference Amid Pandemic

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On August 15th and 16th, 2020, the Augmented World Expo (AWE) hosted its 6th annual Asia-Pacific Conference in Shenzhen with 46 speakers, about 700 in person participants, 20 exhibitors, and over 60,000 live stream viewers. One of the only XR trade shows to happen offline since the pandemic, AWE Asia had 35 of its 46 speakers present in person.

The event offered a glimpse of what pandemic-era conferences might look like, with most participants wearing masks and exhibitors working to sanitize demos after each use. The conference covered key themes including the uneven effects of the pandemic on XR, which drove

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