September 8 -- T-Mobile, Orange Join Forces in UK. Across the pond in the U.K., the long, drawn-out speculation finally ended over the fate of T-Mobile (UK) 's troubled operations when Orange UK and T-Mobile said they would create a joint venture company in the country. In one fell swoop, Orange and T-Mobile -- the third and fourth-placed mobile laggards by market share -- will become the largest U.K. mobile operator by subscribers with 28.4 million mobile customers when the deal is done.
October 22 -- Core Blimey! Tellabs Buys WiChorus. Just days after Cisco's big offer for Starent, Tellabs Inc. (Nasdaq: TLAB; Frankfurt: BTLA) sought to beef up its mobile packet core capability with the acquisition of WiChorus Inc. for $180 million. The move pounded home the point about the strategic importance of the mobile packet core.
November 9 -- Google Buys AdMob for $750M. Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) stretched its mobile-advertising tentacles further with the acquisition of AdMob Inc. The move will complement the search giant's mobile search advertising with AdMob's Web and application display advertising capabilities for mobiles.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.