Ronald Gruia is a Director at Frost & Sullivan covering emerging telecoms. He has spoken at conferences such as Mobile World Congress, Supercomm, VON, CTIA, Futurecom, and the VMA. Gruia has made TV appearances on BNN and CNBC. He is an MIT graduate in Electrical Engineering with over 16 years experience in the telecom industry, and has earned a U.S. patent while working at Nortel Networks.
The Cisco-Ericsson partnership underscores the need to scale and adapt to rapidly changing market conditions.
Chuck Robbins takes over as CEO at Cisco on July 26 and his predecessor John Chambers moves to the executive chairman role.
There has been a flurry of mergers but the pendulum could be swinging back the other way as nations turn locally and spurn U.S. vendors because of NSA spying.
Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices & Services business came as a bit of a surprise, despite recent speculation about a deal.
Many folks hoped the Verizon quarterly results call last week would give some clues about how serious the company is about making a foray into Canada via acquisition of new entrant Wind Mobile.
Here's where Oracle could potentially boost its telecom stack.
The key is how the Sprint board will react to this as the Dish offer, while better, comes with a heavy debt burden.
It will be vital to the company's fortunes to convert as many corporate users to BB10 as possible.
The U.S. government's campaign against Huawei isn't good for trade or business, writes Ronald Gruia. This bit of Cold War must end, he says.
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