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CMA provisionally clears Broadcom/VMware deal

A UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) panel has provisionally found software solutions specialist  Broadcom’s $61 billion (€57bn) acquisition of enterprise software provider VMware would not weaken competition in the supply of critical computer server products. The announcement follows a similar ruling on July 13th from the European Commission. Following its initial Phase 1 investigation, […]

July 19, 2023By Colin Mann

Broadband bodies co-operate on future capabilities

Trade bodies the Broadband Forum and the Fiber Broadband Association have signed an agreement in principle to advance the industry forward with future-proof, high-capacity, low latency fibre broadband capabilities that will enable the Metaverse and beyond. With a common focus on developing and educating the broadband industry on best practices, the agreement will combine the […]

July 19, 2023By Colin Mann

Conditional EC clearance for Broadcom VMware deal

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed $61 billion (€57bn) acquisition of enterprise software provider VMware by software solutions specialist  Broadcom. The approval is conditional upon full compliance with the commitments offered by Broadcom. The decision follows an in-depth investigation of the proposed acquisition. The Commission’s investigation The Commission’s preliminary market […]

July 13, 2023By Colin Mann

VM02 speeds up XGS-PON roll-out

UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 has confirmed wider availability of its latest fibre technology, known as XGS-PON, following trials late in 2022. “These trials proved successful so now we are taking the next step forward in our network evolution and starting to sell services powered by the latest fibre technology, known as XGS-PON, much […]

June 29, 2023By Colin Mann

$42bn boost for US high-speed connectivity

In the largest Internet funding announcement in history, the US Department of Commerce has announced funding for each state for high-speed Internet infrastructure deployment through the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) Programme  – a $42.45 billion (€38.9bn) grant scheme created in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and administered by the Department of Commerce. This announcement […]

June 27, 2023By Colin Mann

EC approves €8.1bn microelectronics support

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) to support research, innovation and the first industrial deployment of microelectronics and communication technologies across the value chain. The project, IPCEI ME/CT, was jointly prepared and notified by fourteen Member States: Austria, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, […]

June 9, 2023By Colin Mann

Report: Broadband equipment spend up 7% in Q1

According to a report from Dell’Oro Group, total global revenue for the Broadband Access equipment market increased to $4.6 billion (€42.bn) in Q1 2023, up 7 per cent year-over-year (Y/Y). Spending on infrastructure remained robust. However, ONTs. Modems, and other CPE units to connect broadband subscribers, dropped 7 per cent Y/Y. “For many service providers, […]

June 9, 2023

MediaTek, Nvidia in-car infotainment partnership

Fabless semiconductor company MediaTek is partnering with accelerated computing specialist Nvidia to deliver a complete range of in-vehicle AI cabin solutions for the next generation of software-defined vehicles. The collaboration combines the strength of each company’s automotive portfolios to deliver the most compelling solutions for state-of-the-art connected cars. “Nvidia is a world-renowned pioneer and industry […]

May 30, 2023

Malta: Melita selects Harmonic broadband solution

Harmonic has announced that Malta-based telco operator Melita has selected Harmonic’s CableOS Broadband Platform to deliver multi-gigabit broadband services. Harmonic’s CableOS Platform virtualises the access network, providing Melita with a sustainable broadband architecture that will enable continuous improvements to upstream and downstream bandwidth capacity. “Harmonic’s CableOS Platform will complement our existing network, giving us a […]

May 22, 2023

Telia enhances broadband services with Teleste

Teleste’s Distributed Access technology is helping Telia expand coverage of its ultra-high-speed broadband services in the Nordics and Baltics region. Rollouts of the DOCSIS 3.1 Distributed Access-based broadband are currently under way in Telia’s networks, and Teleste’s Remote PHY Distributed Access devices have already been widely implemented in Finland and Norway. “Teleste’s Distributed Access technology […]

May 22, 2023