News of Note—Qualcomm on Broadcom, Samsung’s Verizon deal, Ericsson’s IoT marketplace and more

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Qualcomm described Broadcom’s new, reduced proposal as making “an inadequate offer even worse.” (stevepb / Pixabay)

> Qualcomm described Broadcom’s new, reduced proposal as making “an inadequate offer even worse.” Release

> Tower company Vertical Bridge said it successfully issued $236 million of secured tower revenue notes. Release

> Ericsson said it is launching an “IoT Accelerator Marketplace,” which the company said would help developers and service providers move more quickly on the IoT opportunity. Release

> According to IHS, fewer than 6 million Nokia-branded phones have shipped in the past year. CNET article

> America Movil has been ordered by a Mexican court to open its network to rivals like AT&T. Mobile World Live article

> Samsung said it will be an “open RAN” vendor to Verizon. Release

> The Automotive Edge Computing Consortium, which sports members including Toyota and AT&T, said it “has formally launched operations as a cross-industry alliance.” Release

> New cybersecurity reports just released by Cisco and Verizon Wireless said that businesses are faced with more sophisticated security threats from wireline and wireless devices running on their networks. FierceTelecom article

> CenturyLink is shutting is shutting down Stream, about nine months after launching the virtual MVPD service into beta. FierceCable article