News of Note—Global Telco Security Alliance, iconectiv, TDS Telecom and more

news of note
Check out the other stories FierceTelecom is tracking in the wireline segment of the telecom industry. (Pixabay)

> Four global service providers—SoftBank, Singtel, Etisalat and Telefonica—have joined forces to create the Global Telco Security Alliance. ZDNet article

> iconectiv has joined The LF Networking Fund, a new open source networking initiative created by The Linux Foundation. Release

> Senate and House lawmakers questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about rural broadband challenges this week as he was testifying about Facebook's privacy issues. CNET article

Fierce AI Week

How Fierce are you about applying AI to your business?

The editorial teams behind Fierce Life Sciences, Fierce Healthcare, Fierce Telecom and Fierce Electronics bring you Fierce AI Week, August 10-12. This is the only virtual event focused on the application of AI to drive business, customer and process value through a discuss, debate and define format. #FierceAI #BeFierce #FierceAIWeek

> The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin awarded a $1.7M fiscal year 2018 broadband expansion grant to TDS Telecom to expand broadband service in Wisconsin—in areas surrounding New Glarus and Monticello. Release

> The risk of hackers using artificial intelligence to launch cyberattacks raises the question of whether the industry should continue its push toward innovative solutions. Forbes article

Suggested Articles

Verizon Business and IBM have joined forces on creating a new monitoring solution for enterprises that combines 4G, 5G and edge computing.

Microsoft is bringing its cloud, AI and IoT expertise into a partnership with Land O'Lakes to help farming become more stable and profitable.

Vodafone Business checked the pulse of how business have handled the COVID-19 crisis, and found that "future ready businesses" will thrive.