The 5 top trending cabling, wireless and data center stories, Nov. 4-11

Nov. 11, 2016
Cabling Guts vs. Cabling Glory; Fiber-optic networking stocks plunged in October; CenturyLink acquires Level 3 for $34 billion; Dali Wireless suing for DAS patent infringements; Broadcom acquiring Brocade, plans to sell off Ruckus Wireless and rest of IP networking business.  

1.) Cabling Guts vs. Cabling Glory
Salient questions may include, "WTF?" and "What is happening here?"

2.) Fiber-optic networking stocks plunged in October
The stock market analysts at The Motley Fool look into why.

3.) CenturyLink acquires Level 3 for $34 billion, balloons nationwide fiber-optic network
As happened this week elsewhere in the nation, the balance of power in the U.S. business broadband Ethernet market has shifted.

4.) Dali Wireless suing for DAS patent infringements
In its complaint, Dali alleges that Fiplex Communications incorporated Dali’s patents into its digital fiber distributed antenna system (DAS), which Fiplex then used to win bids to install its own DAS in the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. metro systems.

5.) Broadcom acquiring Brocade, plans to sell off Ruckus Wireless and rest of IP networking business
Broadcom plans to divest Brocade’s IP networking business, which includes Ruckus Wireless as well as campus networking, data center switching and routing, and software networking businesses. Brocade acquired Ruckus for $1.2 billion last April.

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