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Mobile World Congress 2018: 5G Wireless Networks, Cybersecurity Dominate MWC18

Wednesday Live Blog: Cybersecurity and 5G wireless network news dominate #MWC18 conference. Updates from Accenture, Avast, Ericsson, Fortinet, Cisco Systems, McAfee, Nokia, Sophos, VMware & more.

CenturyLink Names Dell EMC, Level 3 Veterans to Executive Posts

CenturyLink hires Dell EMC veteran Gaurav Chand as EVP of marketing & names Level 3 veteran Shaun Andrews as EVP of product management. Here’s what’s next.

Windstream Acquires MassComm for CLEC, SD-WAN, Managed Services

Windstream acquires MassComm, a CLEC & Inc. 5000 company that offers voice, data, risk management, SD-WAN, managed security & network monitoring services.

MSP Merger: TOTLCOM, Cooper Technologies Combine Voice, Data Businesses

TOTLCOM and Cooper Technologies merger unites two California-based IT service providers with voice and data expertise, the MSPs confirm to ChannelE2E.

Cisco Seeking to Sell NDS Digital Video Content Business?

Cisco Systems wants to sell NDS Group Ltd., a video software & content delivery platform for service providers, according to Bloomberg. Will anyone buy NDS?

Pacific Office Automation Buys Trans-West: VoIP Meets Managed Print Services

Pacific Office Automation’s (POA) acquires Trans-West, blending the worlds of managed print services (MPS) and VoIP communications technology.

Ericsson Layoffs May Hit 25,000 Employee Staff Cuts: Report

Ericsson layoffs may hit 25,000 staff cuts or 23% of telecom equipment company’s 109,000 employees, a report says. Can CEO Börje Ekholm deliver turnaround?

Onepath Acquires Internet & Telephone; 900 Person MSP, CSP Emerges

Onepath acquires Internet & Telephone for New England reach. The deal creates 900-person managed IT, cloud & telecom service provider, MJ Shoer confirms.

Smartphone Unified Communications

RingCentral for Sale, Will Private Equity Buy UCaaS Provider?

RingCentral hires financial advisor after receiving takeover interest for the unified communications as a service (UCaaS) provider, a report says.

Mitel Acquiring ShoreTel for Cloud Unified Communications Push

Mitel (MITL) acquires ShoreTel (SHOR) for $530 million, creating a $1.3 billion unified communications & cloud services business with 3,200 partners.