The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute has a history of hosting Republican presidential debates at the Reagan Library. However, for the most recent Republican presidential debate on Sept. 27, 2023, the foundation faced the unique challenge of doubling its wireless network capacity.
After the closing bell sounded on Monday, the Wall Street Journal ran a story stating that Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. was nearing a deal to acquire Juniper Networks Inc. for $13 billion. When the story ran, Juniper’s market cap was roughly $10 billion, meaning the purchase price of $13 billion represents a 30% premium on where the stock was trading.
The 2023 Ryder Cup is being held through Oct. 1 at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, and the event is expected to take in 250,000 spectators — most of whom will be looking to text, tweet, Instagram and Facebook.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.’s just-reported financial results were certainly interesting and show continued progress, but that wasn’t the most interesting announcement HPE made Thursday.
Aruba, the networking division of HPE, announced its intent to acquire Israel-based Axis Security Ltd., which is one of many providers of secure service edge, or SSE, on the market today. Axis came to market with zero-trust network access as a service but since then has added other core components of SSE, including cloud access security broker, or CASB, and secure web gateway, or SWG. It also has digital experience management or DEM, which isn’t typically associated with security, but I believe an important part of SSE.
MWC, the former Mobile World Congress, doesn’t get going until next week, but there has already been some interesting news in the red-hot topic of private cellular.
Late Thursday night, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. announced it’s acquiring the private cellular network provider Athonet for an undisclosed amount. The Vicenza, Italy-based company was founded in 2005 and offers a Citizens Broadband Radio Service-based mobile packet core, SIM cards and radios to set up and deploy a private cellular network quickly and easily.