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FitBit just announced its IPO price of $20 per share. The IPO raised $732 million, valuing FitBit at $4.1 billion. The stock closed on 6/18/15 trading at $29.68 per share, a 48% increase from its IPO price. 34.5 million shares, priced between $17–$19, will be offered. This bodes well for the wearables market, which is forecasted to yield $22.80 billion by 2018. However. FitBit still has lawsuits from Jawbone but are not hindering investor evaluations.
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Cloud capital expense is outpacing total US capital expense with 75 percent of the spending dedicated for server, storage and other technologies.
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Wi-Fi and hotspots have become strategic to all carriers (fixed and mobile) as they have realized the importance of keeping traffic on their network for quality of experience and billing purposes. The market for carrier Wi-Fi gear continues to grow as carriers look to exploit these opportunities. Click for more on this topic.
Building Networks as Agile as the Cloud
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- 22JunHistorically, mobile network operators (MNOs) looked at Wi-Fi as a toy, a low-end technology that was great to off-load data from networks. Now Wi-Fi is having a strategic impact on MNOs across the globe. Now...15JunWe can all to some extent predict the future; some predictions are a hit while most are a miss with lots in the “sort of” category. And when it comes to telecommunication predictions add the...
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