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Wireless Watch 661: Broadcom buys Brocade for $5.9bn

Wireless Watch 661: Broadcom buys Brocade for $5.9bn

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Key Issues:

  • Broadcom buys Brocade for $5.9bn, may regret ditching Ruckus and IP 2
  • Two Forums address operators’ growing impatience about pace of NFV 7


  • Verizon finds an unusual ally in its mmWave efforts – Google 14
  • Sprint launch gives Google’s faltering RCS efforts a boost 16
  • UK’s 5GIC makes big promises for its flat distributed cloud platform 20
  • Mobile video advertising propels Facebook to record quarter 23
  • Movidius makes latest move in AI camera wars, ahead of Intel takeover 25
  • Ballmer unrepentant about pushing Microsoft into mobile devices 26

M&A Watch:

Lattice acquisition leaves Xilinx the last FPGA man standing 27

Multiplay Watch:

T-Mobile Netherlands to acquire Vodafone’s broadband business 28

4G Watch:

Airhop and Accelleran cooperate on ultra-dense small cells 29

IoT Watch:

Latest Ubuntu Core release aims to enable millions of IoT devices 30

Mobile Content and Applications:

Africa’s mobile video explosion provides major opportunity for Facebook 31

Devices and Components:

ARM pushes forward with mobile AR/VR 33

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