Bloodbath as Broadcom slashes through CA Technologies personnel

I liked it so much, I bought the company – and fired 40 per cent, 2,000, of its US staff
Broadcom has confirmed to The Register that staff have been axed in its just-acquired CA Technologies business, though declined to reveal numbers.…

Master of Arris: Network giant CommScope downloads broadband modem biz for $7.4bn

Brace for cost, job cutting in the aftermath
Network infrastructure giant CommScope has decided to buy some growth, shelling out US$7.4bn (£5.67bn) for broadband and video gear slinger Arris International.…

In news that will shock absolutely no one, America’s cellphone networks throttle vids, strangle rival Skype

Net neutrality probe finds it’s not the end of the world, though
Analysis US cellphone networks are all throttling video to some extent, providing lower-quality stream to their customers, and some are purposefully undermining Skype as an alternative to…

Abu Dhabi drops sack of cash into UK broadband challenger Hyperoptic

How much? They won’t say – but they now have a board seat
The Abu Dhabi government has taken a minority stake in alternative Brit broadband bods Hyperoptic through its state-run investment firm.…

Abu Dhabi drops sack of cash into UK broadband challenger Hyperoptic

How much? They won’t say – but they now have a board seat
The Abu Dhabi government has taken a minority stake in alternative Brit broadband bods Hyperoptic through its state-run investment firm.…

4G slowcoach Three plans network and IT overhaul to get foot in the door with 5G

The future’s… made of … virtual insanity
Hutchison’s Three UK has detailed an ambitious network and IT overhaul as it paves the ground for 5G.…

Qualcomm: Welp, there’s a $5bn-ish Apple-shaped hole in the books, but at least we have other chip buyers

Chinese mid-tier phone-makers, 5G hype to the rescue
Breaking up is expensive: losing Apple as a customer meant Qualcomm missed out on 50 million cellular modem chipset sales for the latest batch of iPhones, and slipped into a net loss for its fiscal 2…

Six lawsuits against FCC’s 5G idiocy – that $2bn windfall for telcos – is bundled into one appeals court sueball

Tenth Circuit wins lawsuit lottery over terrible policy
Six lawsuits filed against controversial new 5G rules drawn up by America’s communications watchdog have been bundled into one, and will be heard at the Tenth Circuit of Appeals.…

Mobile ops and Wi-Fi set to scrap for spectrum in the glorious 5G future

To the death? Not necessarily, but the gloves are off
As the world’s boffins prepare to carve up the airwaves again next year, the mobile industry has stepped up the lobbying war over spectrum, fearing a crushing 5G disappointment.…