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Huawei: Banned and Permitted In Which Countries? List and FAQ

Where is Huawei Technologies banned & permitted for 5G networking business & smartphones? Here’s a list of countries, companies, 5G wireless network projects & their Huawei business status. Updated May 24, 2019.

Chipmakers Halt Supplies to Huawei Technologies

Huawei Technologies faces supply chain, chip & software partner challenges amid new U.S. regulations against the China-based networking & smartphone giant.

FirstLight Acquires Maine Fiber Company, Targets Canada

FirstLight, a fiber-optic, Internet, data center, cloud, and voice services provider, acquires Maine Fiber Company (MFC). Canadian network push expected.

Private Equity Acquires Fiber Network Owner Zayo Group

Private equity and investment firms Digital Colony Partners and EQT acquire fiber network owner Zayo Group. Are fiber service providers hot or hype?

Comcast Acquires Managed WiFi Service Provider Deep Blue

Comcast acquires managed WiFi service provider Deep Blue Communications just as Cisco Systems and others ramp up WiFi 6 networking gear.

Cisco Systems Hires Dell EMC Veteran Stella Low

Cisco Systems hires Dell EMC veteran Stella Low as senior VP & chief communications officer. Low’s experience includes partner-centric communications.

WiFi 6 and 5G Wireless Networks: Cisco’s One-Two Punch

Cisco Systems WiFi 6 & 5G networking push includes such partners as Presidio, Boingo, Broadcom, Global Reach, Intel and Samsung. Here’s the Cisco lineup.

Amazon Acquires Eero Home Mesh WiFi Networking

Amazon acquires Eero for home mesh WiFi networking systems. Amazon & Eero will compete against Google WiFi, Linksys Velop, Netgear Orbi and other popular consumer WiFi systems.

Researcher: Managed SD-WAN Services Market Forecast

The managed SD-WAN services market generated $282 million in revenue in the U.S. for 2018, according to Vertical Systems Group research.

IT Solutions Provider Merger Forms Evaris

King of Servers acquires Think4 IT Solutions, forming $12.7 million MSP and VAR called Evaris. Key partners include Dell EMC and Microsoft.