Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, announced its financial results for Q3 on Oct. 26, for the quarter ended Sept. 30. The company's revenues were up 24 percent year-on-year, reflecting strength across Google and other bets. "Our momentum is a result of investments over many years in fantastic people, products and partnerships," said Ruth Porat, FCO of Alphabet.

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By providing management, assurance and analytic solutions for the world's first CSP telco cloud, MYCOM OSI is at the cutting-edge of innovation in this area. Its Experience Assurance and Analytics™ (EAA) system provides integrated assurance, automation and analytics solutions for telco clouds, streamlining and simplifying complex ecosystems and supporting operations centers that are smart, predictive and highly automated.

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Cisco announced it will acquire publicly-held BroadSoft, Inc., the global communication software and service provider headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD. Cisco will pay $55 per share, in cash, or an aggregate purchase price of approximately $1.9 billion net of cash, assuming fully diluted shares including conversion of debt. The acquisition has been approved by the board of directors of each company.

Read more: Cisco to acquire US software firm BroadSoft for $1.9 billion

Sparkle, the international services arm of TIM Group and one of the ten global operators, won the 'Enterprise application of the year for Media' award at the annual MEF Excellence Awards held in Orlando, Florida, for its joint media solution with Aldea, a provider of services and solutions for the television, film and media industries.

Read more: Sparkle’s joint media solution with Aldea recognized at MEF17

The need for an enhanced and faster social media experience is more essential than ever. Understanding that need, GBI, a global cloud, connectivity and content enabler that owns and operates a smart, fully managed service network, is teaming up with social media platforms, content delivery networks and global cloud providers in the Middle East. Regional users will now experience a faster connection to the media and contents hubs, reducing the waiting time for content to reach the viewer.

Read more: The Middle East Gets an Upgraded Social Networking Experience

Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), a leading Saudi based telecom and ICT service provider, and Aiuken Cybersecurity, an international company specialized in cybersecurity solutions, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, signed a partnership agreement to promote the ITC Security Operations Center (SOC) offerings of Managed Security Services (MSS) and cybersecurity solutions portfolio.

Read more: ITC and Spanish firm Aiuken partner to strengthen cyber security in KSA

Huawei and American IT company Riverbed announced an important partnership that will bring together the power of Huawei's CloudEPN (Cloud Enterprise Private Network) and market-leading Riverbed SteelHead, which accelerates the delivery of applications, to make it easier for enterprises to manage their networks and optimize performance in the cloud.

Read more: Huawei and Riverbed partner to accelerate digital transformation initiatives

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