News of Note—Cisco demos Open vRAN at MWC, Qualcomm buying back stock and more

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Cisco and its partners are demonstrating an Open vRAN system at this week’s Mobile World Congress Americas conference in Los Angeles. (Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we're following today:

> Cisco and its partners are demonstrating an Open vRAN system at this week’s Mobile World Congress Americas conference in Los Angeles. SDxCentral article

> Qualcomm announced Thursday it would buy back about $16 billion of its common stock as part of the previously announced $30 billion stock repurchase plan. Reuters article

Mobile World Congress 2019

Attend the 2-Day Executive 5G Panel Series

FierceWireless is returning to Barcelona, Spain, during Mobile World Congress 2019 with a two-day Executive 5G Panel Series at the Fira Congress Hotel, conveniently located across the street from the MWC Convention Center. The panel events will take place on Feb. 25-26 and will cover 5G and The Fixed Wireless Access Opportunity, Taking 5G Indoors, and Making 5G Ubiquitous. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and hear from 5G leaders including Verizon, Vodafone, Orange, Sprint, NTT Docomo, Boingo Wireless, Qualcomm, and more over the course of two days.

Secure your spot at the event today! Now is your chance to join fellow industry professionals for networking and education. Registration information and the schedule can be found on the website here.

> Keri Gilder has signed on as Colt Technology Services' chief commercial officer. Finance Magnates article

> Martello Technologies, which has SD-WAN and performance management offerings, went public Wednesday on Canada’s TSX Venture Exchange. Bloomberg article