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Intel Capital Invests in Spectrum Efficiency Startup
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12/13/2017  |  1 comment
Intel Capital and others are investing $7 million in GenXComm, which says it has the 5G full duplex technology for, er, Gen Y.
Cloudy With a Chance of Automation: Telecom in 2018
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12/12/2017  |  3 comments
What does 2018 hold in store for the telecom sector? We asked our own editors and analysts, and gathered up a few third-party forecasts as well.
Corning Splashes $900M on 3M's Comms Biz
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12/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Optical equipment maker bolsters its international presence and product portfolio with major deal.
Atos Bids 4.3B for Gemalto to Create Security, IoT Giant
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12/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Combination of two companies would be able to generate 3.5 billion in cybersecurity, IoT and payments markets, says Atos.
Should Finisar Buy Oclaro?
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12/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Finisar should move now to solidify a leadership role in the 400G generation, analyst Michael Genovese reasons.
Broadcom Aims to Strong-Arm Qualcomm
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12/5/2017  |  Post a comment
With no sign of 'constructive dialogue' from its takeover target Qualcomm, Broadcom has turned tough.
Apple Will Ditch Dialog, Design Own Power Chips Report
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12/1/2017  |  Post a comment
iPhone maker will stop using Dialog Semiconductor and start designing its own power management chips, says report.
Sigfox in Peril as Senior Execs Exit Sources
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11/28/2017  |  9 comments
The French IoT player has lost a number of senior managers this year following a bust-up with the CEO about company strategy.
India's Tejas Eyes Bigger Slice of Optical Market
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11/24/2017  |  1 comment
A homegrown Indian hardware producer reckons its R&D focus and local expertise gives it a compelling advantage.
Broadcom Mulls Bigger Bid for Qualcomm Report
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11/23/2017  |  2 comments
Broadcom is considering an increased takeover bid for Qualcomm by offering more stock to the wireless chip firm's shareholders.
Top 5 Tech Turkeys 2017
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11/22/2017  |  22 comments
Some Thanksgiving turkeys that didn't get our pardon this year.
NFV Gets Inspiration From the Cloud (Again)
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11/22/2017  |  Post a comment
NFV is still behind in becoming cloud-native. A look at what cloud providers are doing with FPGAs should provide inspiration.
Marvell Confirms $6B Deal to Buy Cavium
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11/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Deal could help Marvell to offset a slowdown in its core market of developing storage chips for hard disk drives.
BCE Is Back in Austin in 2018!
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11/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The Big Communications Event will be bigger and better than ever!
Broadcom Deal Is Done for Brocade
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11/17/2017  |  3 comments
The $5.9 billion acquisition is now complete. On to bigger (ahem, Qualcomm) deals.
China Mobile to Deploy 10,000 5G Basestations by 2020
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11/17/2017  |  1 comment
Chinese service provider expects to have a commercial 5G network comprising 10,000 basestations in the market in 2020.
DT Is Not Going Radio Gaga About 5G
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11/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom executive says 5G progress so far is largely about radio and it shouldn't be.
Ubiquitous SDN Acceleration Is Coming
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11/15/2017  |  Post a comment
NICs have evolved many times, and the smart NIC is the next step, offering a programmable resource that can be configured to provide additional CPU offload functions for different applications.
Vodafone CTO: 5G Is Overhyped & It's Mainly About Cost
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11/15/2017  |  1 comment
Vodafone CTO says the industry has not done enough to publicize the cost benefits of 5G and warns against overhyping the technology.
Qualcomm Rejects $105B Bid From Broadcom
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11/13/2017  |  3 comments
Now get ready for a Broadcom/Qualcomm proxy battle!
Could Intel Make a Rival Bid for Qualcomm?
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11/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Bidding on Qualcomm could give Intel a 5G fillip and possibly more importantly an instant 4G boost.
Broadcom Offers $130B for Hostile Takeover of Qualcomm
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11/6/2017  |  7 comments
In a season of mega-merger chatter, Broadcom offers a monster $130 billion hostile bid to take over Qualcomm
SoftBank to Increase Sprint Stake as Vision Fund Boosts Earnings
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11/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Japanese company says it will increase stake in Sprint following collapse of merger talks with T-Mobile, as operating profits are boosted by investment activity.
Could Broadcom Possibly Absorb Qualcomm?
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11/3/2017  |  7 comments
We might find out. Bloomberg says Broadcom is thinking about joining forces with Qualcomm, combining two $100B chip giants.
Broadcom Heads Home, Clears Way for Brocade Buyout
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11/3/2017  |  Post a comment
The outlook for Broadcom's buyout of Brocade has gotten a lot rosier.
Eurobites: Imagination Sale Gets Investor Approval
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11/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS closes Telesign acquisition; Orange takes to the high seas with BlueTide; du Plessis takes the BT hotseat.
Huawei, Nokia Not 5G Ready, Says Ericsson
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11/1/2017  |  4 comments
Swedish vendor trumpets its baseband smarts and says it is trying to build 4G market share in Europe in preparation for the arrival of 5G.
Apple Trying to Drop Qualcomm – Report
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10/31/2017  |  7 comments
Can Apple lean on Intel – and maybe MediaTek – to replace key supplier Qualcomm?
Ericsson in China: Dangerous Liaisons?
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10/30/2017  |  2 comments
Ericsson has embarked on a 5G land grab in China that could damage its short-term margins. The question is whether it will pay off in the long run.
Qualcomm: The First 5G Smartphone on Display?
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10/26/2017  |  2 comments
Qualcomm employee tweets pic of 'first 5G smartphone.'
Ericsson CFO: Automation Is Helping Us Cut Jobs
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10/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor is rolling out artificial intelligence and predictive maintenance technologies in its service delivery business, which suffered hefty cuts in the recent third quarter.
Ericsson Sees Networks Progress Despite Mounting Losses
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10/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish equipment maker draws attention to gains at its networks division but continues to face a huge turnaround challenge.
ZTE Surge Continues With 9-Month Profit up 37%
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10/18/2017  |  Post a comment
In contrast to Ericsson and Nokia, ZTE sees profits growing thanks to carrier networks and consumer products.
Qualcomm Claims 5G Data Call First
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10/17/2017  |  Post a comment
...as the chipmaker preps its X50 modem for a year of 5G smartphone development in 2018.
DT Preps CORD Effort to Slash FTTB/H Costs
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10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
German operator's Access 4.0 project, if approved, could help it to reduce the expense of building higher-speed fiber networks.
Telecom Italia Covers 73% of Italy With NB-IoT
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10/13/2017  |  5 comments
Italian operator launches commercial NB-IoT services across most of the country, giving a further boost to the cellular standard.
Eurobites: VodafoneZiggo Extends Ericsson's Managed Services Contract Until 2020
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10/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: mobile viewing to rocket, says Ericsson; Qualcomm offers sweeteners to EU for NXP deal; Deutsche Telekom announces new CEO for enterprise arm.
Ericsson Nominates Ronnie Leten as New Chairman
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10/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Nomination comes after former chairman Leif Johansson said he would not seek re-election under apparent shareholder pressure.
Is Trouble Brewing for Brocade, Broadcom?
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10/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Regulators could put the brakes on Broadcom's acquisition of Brocade, and Arris's acquisition of Brocade's Ruckus Wireless assets.
Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoCs Integrate the RF Signal Chain
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10/3/2017  |  Post a comment
SAN JOSE, 10/3/2017 Xilinx discusses product details of their Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC family, which integrates multi-giga-sample RF data converters and soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FEC) into an All Programmable SoC architecture.
Eurobites: Ericsson Gets Shipshape on Pre-5G
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9/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS forced to suspend service in Turkmenistan; Vonage has new base in UK; Huawei helps Viva Bahrain on hybrid core.
Edge Inertia Grips Telcos as Rival Interests Jockey for Position
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9/28/2017  |  4 comments
Growing interest in the potential of edge computing has yet to be matched by commercial activity on the telco side. In the meantime, the Internet companies are coming.
ON2020 Readout Identifies New Optical Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/26/2017  |  Post a comment
ON2020 presents its assessment of optical network requirements through 2020 and beyond, identifying new challenges and opportunities for the telecom industry.
ARM Champions Fog, Not Just Edge Computing, for 5G
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2017  |  Post a comment
UK chipmaker believes the distributed cloud, or fog, model will address 5G requirements in a way that edge computing alone cannot.
Eurobites: BT Climbs Aboard the SD-WAN Bandwagon
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9/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM hovers over Imagination deal; Sparkle banks on SMS growth; Ericsson teams up with Intel on 5G.
Edging Closer: ETSI & OpenFog Team on Edge Computing APIs
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Having flirted for some time, the distributed cloud industry groups have agreed to coordinate on the APIs that will connect computing assets at the edge of the wide area network to the applications that need those distributed resources.
Eurobites: Imagination Cashes In Its Chips With Canyon Bridge for 550M
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9/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor plans Trondheim IoT lab; cooperation at the mobile edge; Nokia ups its mission-critical LTE game.
The Clock Ticks for Gfast in Europe
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9/20/2017  |  Post a comment
A regulatory obsession with fiber bodes ill for the makers of Gfast equipment in Europe.
Nokia Job Cuts in France on Hold Report
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9/19/2017  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor will meet with French government officials on October 2 to discuss job plans.
Eurobites: Nokia Goes 450MHz in Finland
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9/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt appoints new COO; Telecom Italia denies network sell-off rumors, again; Swedish sensor maker under pressure.
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