Corning takes over 3M's Communication Markets Division: The week's top stories

Dec. 15, 2017
Also: Wi-Fi in 2018 - What to expect; Comtran Cable hires new VP of operations, expands sales department; 3 keys to making any small business wireless network more secure.

Here's the top trending industry news stories from the past week, as compiled by Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine and CablingInstall.com.

3M to sell most of Communication Markets Division to Corning for $900M

3M has entered into agreements related to the sale of substantially all of its Communication Markets Division to Corning Incorporated, for $900 million, subject to closing and other adjustments. This business consists of optical fiber and copper passive connectivity solutions for the telecommunications industry including 3M’s xDSL, FTTx, and structured cabling solutions and, in certain countries, telecommunications system integration services.

Corning says 3M Communication Markets acquisition represents near $400M in annual sales

Corning says the move strengthens its global market reach and expands its high-bandwidth and optical fiber products portfolios.

Wi-Fi in 2018: What to expect

Although perhaps new standards won't make a major splash in 2018, there’s still a lot of innovation going on that could have an impact on wireless networks.

3 keys to making any small business wireless network more secure

Tech Radar's Desire Athow warns that "when setting up a wireless network for your small business, it can be all too tempting to leave any security functions switched off."

Comtran Cable hires new VP of operations, expands sales department

As the company continues to expand into new markets, Comtran Cable (Attleboro, MA) has announced the addition of three new employees to its operations and sales teams.

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