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New Futurum Research Report: Why Intel’s Portfolio Key to Powering Ecosystem-wide 5G Innovation

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In our research paper “Intel: 5G Trailblazer Powering 5G Ecosystem-wide Innovation”, we conclude that operator 5G decision makers must prioritize considering Intel as their primary trusted advisor in driving their 5G network journeys, since Intel provides the extensive portfolio capabilities and channel expertise (i.e., Intel Network Builders) across the most strategic 5G technology areas, such as network cloudification, 5G edge, 5G core, vRAN, and 5G ecosystem, needed to meet the highest priority 5G business objectives.

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The Storage-as-a-Service Market Heats Up — Pure Storage, IBM, VAST Data, Red Hat and others are Disrupting the Storage Landscape

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Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his take on the disruption that is occurring in the storage marketplace, as well as recent announcements from IBM and Pure Storage. Steven also covers how traditional supply chains are being transformed through approaches taken by players such as VAST Data, and open source models such as CEPH.

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ADTRAN Delivers the Right Combo-nation to Energize Worldwide 10G PON Deployments

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ADTRAN’s Combo PON technology is playing an integral role in advancing multi-gigabit broadband adoption across the world including the amassing of over 100 operator deals such as U.S.-based cable operator Armstrong committing to a 10G full-fiber strategy using ADTRAN’s XGS-PON solution. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why ADTRAN’s Combo PON technology is well-matched for the broadband demands of post-pandemic society and how 10G-capable fiber access networks will ultimately prevail in winning fixed access battles against competing technologies like cable HFC.

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The Great Siege of Qualcomm: How Three Waves of Assaults on Qualcomm from 2013 to 2020 Helped Strengthen U.S. Technology Leadership – Part Two

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Who tried to take down Qualcomm? What were they after? Why didn’t they prevail? What does Qualcomm’s resilience mean for the future? These are the questions that Futurum Senior Analyst, Olivier Blanchard, dives into in the second episode of this 3-part series, in which Apple weaponized the courts in an attempt to weaken the value of Qualcomm’s technology portfolio, and Broadcom took advantage of a moment of perceived vulnerability to try and acquire Qualcomm outright. Both Apple and Broadcom would ultimately fail.

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Meet RFFE – A Critical Piece in the 5G Puzzle

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What is Radio frequency front end (RFFE), and what part does this critical mobile technology play in delivering advanced RF-Modem systems? These are just the first two answers that Futurum senior analyst Olivier Blanchard answers in this three-part series about how RFFE is already solving the growing engineering complexities of 5G, perhaps chief among them how to elegantly solve mmWave challenges, deliver high performance solutions like Qualcomm’s X65 modem-RF system, and provide high speed, low latency connectivity to mobile devices, vehicles, and IOT devices.

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Nerdio Announces New Integrations with Microsoft Windows 365, Aimed at Making Remote Work Easier

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on developments coming out of VDI vendor Nerdio. As remote work accelerates the need for increased deployment of remote desktops, VDI has exploded. Nerdio is hyper focused on the issues around the deployment of VDI architectures either within MSP’s looking to service the SMB marketplace or large enterprises looking to manage their desktop fleet.

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The Great Siege of Qualcomm: How Three Waves of Assaults on Qualcomm from 2013 to 2020 Helped Strengthen US Technology Leadership – Part 1

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Who tried to take down Qualcomm? What were they after? Why didn’t they prevail? What does Qualcomm’s resilience mean for the future? These are the questions that Futurum Senior Analyst, Olivier Blanchard, dives into in the first episode of this three-part series, in which regulators challenged the company’s technology licensing model. Under the guise of investigating potential “anti-competitive” behavior, the Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Japanese, and European equivalents of the United States’ FTC all took turns attempting to paint Qualcomm’s technology licensing and/or business practices as anti-competitive, when they, in fact, were not.

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Canonical Announces Ubuntu Support for RISC-V

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Futurum Senior Analyst Steven Dickens provides his take on the recent announcement by Canonical to support RISC-V with the Ubuntu operating system. Canonical has for years now taken the most holistic approach to porting Ubuntu to multiple platforms. While open source leaders such as Red Hat and SUSE focus on x86 based architectures, Canonical has taken a different path and arguably the most open.