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Broadcom to acquire VMware in $61bn deal

Confirming recent speculation, semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions 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, 2022. […]

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

Wi-Fi 6 CPEs debut on OpenSync

Together with leading Consumer Premises Equipment (CPE) partners – ADTRAN, Askey, CIG, Hitron, Kaon, Sagemcom, Sercomm, Technicolor, and Zyxel Communications – Smart Home Services specialist Plume has confirmed the availability of over 20 Wi-Fi 6 devices fully supported by open-source silicon-to-cloud framework OpenSync. The initial list of CPE providers who are launching Wi-Fi 6 CPEs […]

February 9, 2021

RDK unveils RDK4 next-gen software platform

At the 2020 RDK Virtual Euro Summit, RDK Management announced the availability of RDK4 – the newest generation, open source software platform used to power customer-premise equipment (CPE) for video service providers worldwide. RDK4 provides a carrier-grade software stack optimised for deploying apps and managing core technical functions of set-top boxes.  “RDK4 is the culmination […]

October 27, 2020