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CMA expresses Broadcom/VMWare deal concerns

Broadcom’s $61 billion (€57bn) deal to buy VMware could lead to less innovation and drive up the cost of computer parts used by government, banks and telecoms, according to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Broadcom makes and sells specialist hardware components – such as network interface cards (NICs) and storage adapters – used […]

March 23, 2023By Colin Mann

Analysis: TMT M&A value nosedives

The total mergers and acquisitions (M&A) value in the global technology, media, and telecom (TMT) sector during 2022 saw a year-on-year (YoY) nosedive by 33 per cent from $1.26 trillion in 2021 to $841 billion in 2022, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. An analysis by the company reveals that ‘cloud’ and ‘internet advertising’ […]

February 22, 2023

CMA probes Broadcom, VMware merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating the anticipated $61 billion (€57bn) acquisition by semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions specialist Broadcom of enterprise software provider VMWare. The CMA is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction, if carried into effect, will result in the creation of a relevant […]

November 22, 2022By Colin Mann

Broadcom to acquire VMware in $61bn deal

Confirming recent speculation, semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions specialist Broadcom and enterprise software provider VMware have agreed a deal under which Broadcom will acquire all of the outstanding shares of VMware in a cash-and-stock transaction that values VMware at approximately $61 billion (€57bn), based on the closing price of Broadcom common stock on May 25th, […]

May 26, 2022

Comcast claims 10G first

US multiplay operator Comcast has revealed the successful test of a prototype 10G modem using the core technology that will deliver multigigabit speeds to tens of millions of homes. In what it says is a world-first lab test, a Full Duplex DOCSIS 4.0 system-on-chip (SoC) cable modem built by Broadcom delivered upload and download speeds […]

January 14, 2022By Colin Mann

Forecast: 2022 a new era for wireless innovation

ABI Research forecasts that 2022 will represent a key year for wireless connectivity innovation as Wi-Fi 6, 6E, and Ultra-Wideband adoption accelerates across a growing number of end markets. The technology intelligence firm says that next year Wi-Fi 6 will reach well over 1.5 billion annual chipset shipments, while 6 GHz enabled Wi-Fi 6E chipsets […]

November 24, 2021

FTC approves Broadcom anticompetitive conduct order

Following a public comment period, the US’s Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Broadcom Inc. illegally monopolised markets for semiconductor components used to deliver television and broadband Internet services through exclusive dealing and related conduct. According to the complaint, which was first announced in June 2021, Broadcom is a monopolist […]

November 8, 2021By Colin Mann

Allente integrates Google Common Broadcast Stack

3 Screen Solutions (3SS) and KAONMEDIA have jointly announced the completion of their hybrid STB (set-top box) integration for Nordic pay-TV giant Allente. This accomplishment is a milestone achievement which makes Allente one of the world’s first operators to complete Google Common Broadcast Stack integration for an Android TV Operator Tier STB. The project was […]

August 24, 2021

DZS expands collaboration with Broadcom

DZS, a global player in optical and packet-based mobile transport, broadband connectivity and software defined networking solutions, have announced its expanded collaboration with Broadcom to advance open standards and bring to market next-generation high-speed optical broadband and Passive Optical Network (PON) technology. “As we continue to enhance 10G-class technologies like XGS-PON which are now being […]

August 3, 2021

Broadcom hit with FTC monopoly charge

The US’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a complaint charging Broadcom with illegally monopolising markets for semiconductor components used to deliver television and broadband Internet services through exclusive dealing and related conduct. The Commission has also issued a proposed consent order that would settle the Commission’s charges. Under the consent order, Broadcom must stop […]

July 5, 2021By Colin Mann