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Wireless Watch 656: Qualcomm to buy NXP?


Key Issues:

  • If Qualcomm does buy NXP, its balance of business will be radically changed 2
  • Security initiatives proliferate, amid daunting IoT and density challenges 4


Will 5G be Samsung’s turn for RAN glory? 10

LTE vendors slice and dice their technology to meet specific vertical needs 13

  •  Nokia supports private networks with its Cloud Packet Core 13
  •  LTE-V finalized – Vodafone trials as vendors form 5G auto alliance 16

BlackBerry finally admits defeat in handsets, adopts licensing model 19

Foxconn may get Apple reward for its investment in Sharp OLED 20

M&A Watch:

Sonus buys Taqua to address the VoLTE and VoWiFi boom 21

Multiplay Watch:

Netflix working on optimizing multi-platform video delivery 22

4G Watch:

Qualcomm and SKT claim ‘enhanced’ LTE-LAA 24

IoT Watch:

Amazon makes up for smartphone failure in the smart home 24

Operator Watch:

Tiscali becomes an early mover in Europe’s 3.5 GHz LTE push 26


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