Life in 2020: Everything is Going Digital

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic altered the lives of Americans, we were increasingly living in a world where everything was going digital.

“Almost every member of my family regularly uses the internet to inform or improve aspects of their well-being: diet, fitness, health, social interaction with family and friends in person and online, education, entertainment, employment, commerce, finance and civic engagement,” said Mike Liebhold, Institute for the Future senior researcher, in a 2018 Pew Research Center article.

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High-Speed Internet in 2020 is More Important Than Ever

By PS Lightwave Content Team

We will look back on 2020 as the year that having broadband or high-speed Internet in your household went from being a luxury to a necessity.

Prior to COVID-19, the need for Internet speed was focused on streaming videos and gaming, but for the foreseeable future families are relying on bandwidth to keep up in a world of remote work Zoom calls and online classes.

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5G Technology Revolution Has Just Begun

By PS Lightwave Content Team

5G Networks are rolling out across the United States, but the technology revolution envisioned around the new global wireless standard has just begun. For starters, much like the move from 3G to 4G which started in 2008, consumers will need a new device to take advantage of 5G service. Right on cue, Apple announced the impending release of its first 5G-compatible line, the iPhone 12.

5G, which stands for fifth generation, is more than a better mobile broadband experience, it is the network of the future that aims to connect virtually everyone to everything including devices, machines, and objects.

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COVID-19 Affects How the World Population Spends Time Online in 2020

By PS Lightwave Content Team
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic the world was becoming increasingly connected online with an estimated 59 percent of the planet’s population or 4.57 billion people using the Internet.
 
Those figures from Aril 2020 by  visualcapitalist.com  were published at the start of the public health crisis, which has certainly accelerated the worldwide digital move with people relying on their connected devices through lockdowns, remote work and online schooling.
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The Importance of DDoS Attack Mitigation

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been around for 20 years, but they are still a powerful weapon in the hacker’s arsenal, with attacks tripling in size during the third quarter of 2020.

DDoS Mitigation strategies are more important than ever as growing threats in August and September were part of ransom demand campaigns targeting multiple industries, Akamai said.

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PS Lightwave Upgrades Microsoft Peering to 100G

By PS Lightwave Content Team

PS Lightwave recently upgraded its Microsoft Peering to 100G, creating a faster connection for customers to such popular tools as Azure, Office 365 and Teams. The upgrade comes at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated a transformation of business work to the cloud.

“Cloud usage and demand increased as customers continued to work and learn from home,” Microsoft announced in a release on the results of the second quarter of 2020.

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Protect Your Company From Costly Telecom Fraud

By PS Lightwave Content Team

When you think of unexpected financial liabilities for your company you might look to natural disasters such as hurricanes or business interruption like the COVID-19 pandemic. Most people, however, do not think of their phone system as a potential financial liability.

And they should as telecom fraud accounted for nearly $30 billion globally in losses in 2017, the last year surveyed by the Communications Fraud Control Association.

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PS Lightwave’s Team Effort Pays Off in Move of Critical Equipment

By PS Lightwave Content Team

At PS Lightwave when we say “technology is never stagnant” we are usually referring to the continuous evolution of the industry, but this past summer our technology really was not stagnant as we physically moved critical equipment between buildings in Houston.

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Oil and Gas Industry to Lead Connected Worker Digital Transformation

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Imagine the oil and gas industry in Texas and you might picture a rugged roustabout in a remote oil field, connected to the home office mostly by their dusty pickup. The reality today, and certainly in the future, thanks to digital transformation, will be a much more connected oil and field worker.

That same roustabout might be checking on a smart sensor transmitting real time data and using an augmented reality headset to communicate with an engineer in another location to resolve a safety issue.

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No Summer Break for Hackers as Data Breaches Happen Across the Country

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Come August many hard-working Americans look to get away from the office, or home office in the age of COVID-19, for an end-of-summer vacation. Hackers, on the other hand, rarely take a holiday as recent data breaches show.

On Aug. 21 alone, news spread of data breaches on a popular banking app; a widely-used free photo and graphic design website; and a company that provides donor software management across the country for nonprofits.

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