News of Note—Sprint, Akamai’s DDoS report, Dropbox and more

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Dropbox has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of shares. (Pixabay)

> Cavium announced a collaboration with Sprint, using Packet, a public cloud based on Cavium ThunderX2 Arm-based servers and virtualized mobile core network orchestrated on containers. Release

> Distributed denial-of-service attacks increased by 14% in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared with a year earlier, according to an Akamai report. eWeek article

> Dropbox has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of shares. USA Today article

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> Ribbon Communications has joined The Linux Foundation and the Linux Foundation Networking Fund as a Silver Member. Release

> By 2021, spending on smart city tech is forecast to hit $135 billion, according to IDC. TechRepublic article

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