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Pivotal Software’s stock surges after VMware confirms acquisition talks

by Mike Robuck on August 15, 2019
Following on the heels of VMware confirming that it wanted to acquire all of Pivotal's stock, Pivotel's shares were up 66% in mid-morning trading. VMware is seeking to acquire all outstanding shares of Pivotal's class A stock for $15 per share in cash,...
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Industry Voices—Raynovich: Service provider segment and China trade war weigh on Cisco

by Scott Raynovich on August 15, 2019
Think the trade war between the United States and China won't have a big effect on the communications economy? Think again. Cisco shares plunged Thursday morning after the company reported weak revenue guidance as well as a large drop in Asian orders a...
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Led by AT&T, Dell takes flight to Airship open source project

by Mike Robuck on August 15, 2019
Dell is joining AT&T-led Airship in order to goose open source automation around bare metal and the provisioning of the telco cloud infrastructure. The Airship project was formed in May 2018 by AT&T, along with SK Telecom, Intel and the OpenStack Found...
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Verizon squares off with city of Rochester, New York, over 5G install fees

by Mike Robuck on August 14, 2019
Verizon is in a dustup with the city of Rochester, New York, over the fees related to deploying its 5G gear and the fiber needed to provision 5G. According to published reports, Verizon recently filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Western Di...
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Wireline broadband growth eases as residential connections approach 99 million homes—report

by Mike Robuck on August 14, 2019
With 5G still in its infancy stage, wireline broadband service providers added 339,000 new subscribers in the second quarter, according to a report. Cable led the way for residential broadband adds in the second quarter, but its growth rate shrank on a...
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Cisco rounds up 15 new partners and 20 integrations for security portfolio

by Mike Robuck on August 14, 2019
Cisco has added 15 new partners and 20 integrations to its Cisco Security Technology Alliance (CSTA). CSTA is Cisco’s security development, integration and certification framework that's focused on enabling product integrations that deliver easier and ...
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Facial Recognition and the Opportunities for Better Customer Experience

by Thomas Smith on August 14, 2019

In George Orwell’s epic novel 1984, our protagonist Winston Smith is constantly aware that he must toe the government’s line

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IHS Markit: CenturyLink ranked first in North America for SIP trunking

by Mike Robuck on August 13, 2019
CenturyLink is the market leader for session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking with the largest installed base of all North American providers, according to IHS Markit. It's the fourth year in a row that CenturyLink has led the SIP trunking market tha...
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Clumio makes its SaaS-based back up debut with $51M in funding

by Mike Robuck on August 13, 2019
Santa Clara, Calif.-based Clumio came out of stealth mode on Tuesday announcing $51 million in funding as well as its software-as-a-service (SaaS) backup platform for enterprises. Led by Sutter Hill Ventures, Clumio brought in $11 million in Series A f...
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Report: 38% of broadband subs want data security bundled at no extra cost

by Mike Robuck on August 13, 2019
With the proliferation of devices in subscribers' homes, broadband security and privacy are top of mind for consumers, according to a report. According to a report by Parks Associates, 75% of the heads of U.S. broadband homes intend to buy a security ...
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