M&A

Broadcom’s Brocade buy silences Ruckus

Following Broadcom’s acquisition of Brocade, many have been left scratching their heads over what that means for the future of Ruckus Wireless.

Qualcomm sniffs around NXP

Mobile chip giant Qualcomm is thinking of dropping $30 billion on NFC chip company NXP according to sources at the WSJ and Reuters.

Verizon finally buys Yahoo for $4.8 billion

The saga surrounding Yahoo’s new ownership has finally reached a resolution, with Verizon reaching an agreement to acquire its operating business for $4.83 billion.

Charter’s $55 billion Time Warner Cable capture approved

The $55 billion merger of Charter and Time Warner Cable has been given the green light by the FCC, creating the second largest ISP in the US market. An additional $10 billion deal for Bright House Networks has also been approved.

Polls

With Amazon and Google launching smart home initiatives, have the telcos missed out on their chance to cash in on this market?

  • Yes, Google and Amazon will now dominate this space (65%, 40 Votes)
  • Consumers won't have made up their mind (19%, 12 Votes)
  • No, Google and Amazon will not be able to replace the telcos in the mind of the consumer (16%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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