Sunday, May 8, 2022

NTT realigns its global businesses

NTT Corporation announced a realignment of its global businesses to better focus its human resources and market potential.

Under the plan, NTT, Inc., a global holding company of the NTT group, and NTT Limited, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT, Inc. will be combined with the global IT services and communications business, subsidiaries of NTT DATA Corporation/ 

NTT, Inc. was set-up in 2018 as an intermediary holding company that coordinates global businesses. In 2019, the global businesses operated respectively by NTT Communications group, Dimension Data group (as of 2019) and NTT Security group (as of 2019) were joined to become was NTT Ltd. 

By leveraging the combination of NTT DATA's capabilities such as consulting and application development and NTT Ltd.'s strength in high-value-added services such as data center, global networks, and managed infrastructure services, the NTT group will be able to provide clients with new value as a whole. Also, in the long term, the the NTTgroup will expand its innovative services utilizing NTT's IOWN (Innovative Optical and Wireless Network) technology in global markets.

FCC's RDOF program has committed over $5.2 billion to date

In its 9th round of program funding, the FCC is authorizing $199,336,695 through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) for new broadband deployments in 26 states and the Northern Mariana Islands bringing service to over 230,000 locations.  

To date, the RDOF program has committed over $5.2 billion for broadband deployment to 3 million locations in 47 states and the Northern Mariana Islands.

“We need to connect everyone, everywhere, and today’s announcement will open new opportunities to serve communities that need high-speed, reliable broadband service,” said Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel.  “We’re also working hard to make the best use of this funding to ensure that applicants meet their obligations and follow our rules.  With proper oversight, this program can advance our goal of closing the digital divide.”


In January, Rosenworcel established the Rural Broadband Accountability Plan, a new effort to monitor and ensure compliance for universal service high-cost programs, including the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund and the Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II Auction.  The Plan established new transparency and audit and verification procedures that are publicly available so the public can track progress in these programs, such as the new deployment data in the CAF Phase II auction that is available here:

The FCC also announced a number of defaulted bids, making the census blocks in those defaulted bids potentially eligible for other funding programs.  A list of the eligible census blocks previously covered by defaulted bids is available on the Auction 904 website under the “Results” tab,

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FCC announces over $1 billion in rural broadband support to 32 states

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