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US regulators ok Ericsson’s Vonage acquisition

Ericsson will close the deal later this month, after passing muster with U.S. Committee on Foreign Investments Ericsson said Friday that federal regulators have approved its acquisition of enterprise cloud services company Vonage. The $6.2 billion all-cash deal met with the approval of both company’s...

#TBT: Sing along to Sprint Radio; readying for MediaFLO; here comes 802.11n … this week in 2006

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Tune in to...

Motorola Solutions acquires VoIP dispatch provider Avtec

Motorola Solutions continues to expand public safety services and software portfolio In its second recent acquisition, Motorola Solutions is picking up voice-over-IP dispatch provider Avtec for an undisclosed sum. South Carolina-based Avtec offers "business critical" VoIP dispatch services over both Land Mobile Radio and broadband...

Vonage extends SD-WAN to small and medium-sized businesses

Vonage brings SmartWAN to Cloud PBX platform Service provider Vonage announced it has expanded its SD-WAN solution, SmartWAN, to its proprietary Cloud PBX platform, providing availability to small and medium-size business (SMB) customers using the Vonage Business Cloud. SMBs are now able to run their...

Innovation meets communications tax and regulation in 2018 (Reader Forum)

  The tech industry, whether aware of it or not, is likely to see compliance issues arise around much more than just sales taxes in 2018. The line that separates traditional companies, which are accustomed to contending with consumption taxes, from telecom companies, which must...

Reality Check: The security implications of a borderless world

The increasingly connected nature of enterprises and unified communications requires a rethink on security models. Editor’s Note: The RCR Wireless News Reality Check section is where C-level executives and advisory firms from across the mobile industry share unique insights and experiences. The arrival of the...

Reader Forum: Simplifying SIP

Voxbone looks at the work being done to formalize SIP standards Session initiation protocol, the most popular voice over Internet protocol telephony protocol, saw daylight for the first time in 1999. The new signaling standard defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force was written with...

2016 Predictions: MSOs advance from experiment to service with Wi-Fi first offerings

Mitel expects further advances in Wi-Fi first services Editor’s Note: With 2016 now upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from leading industry analysts and executives on what they expect to see in the new year. The year ahead promises some interesting developments in the...

Genband scores court victory in patent case against Metaswitch

Texas jury found Metaswitch infringed on 7 Genband patents linked to VoIP technology Genband late last week claimed a court victory in patent case against Metaswitch Networks, with a jury finding infringement of seven Genband patents related to voice-over-IP technology. According to Genband, a jury...

Reality Check: Busting myths and misconceptions about SIP trunking security

Session initiation protocol trunking has a bad reputation. But like other forms of emerging technologies, people who don’t quite understand how it works tend to perpetuate fear rather than learn how it can be a vital communications backbone to any business. There are stories...

Verizon scored top SIP trunking provider in North America

IHS report found Verizon No. 1; CenturyLink surged to No. 2 Verizon Communications retained the top spot in the latest ranking of North America’s top session initial protocol trunking service providers. The survey, conducted by IHS Infonetics, noted Verizon maintained the No. 1 position for the...

More lawsuits piled onto FCC’s net neutrality rules

Argument that FCC has essentially reclassified VoIP services WASHINGTON – Net neutrality is rapidly becoming an issue that is very good for lawyers. On June 8, TechFreedom, CARI.net and self-described leading Internet entrepreneurs Jeff Pulver, Scott Banister, Charles Giancarlo, David Frankel and Wendell Brown filed...

Reader Forum: Question authority – especially your prospective UC provider

Last week, a post on GetVoIP discussed an important trend in the hosted telecom carrier arena: The unified communications sector is more directly targeting small and midsize businesses. This has given rise to arrangements in which the heavy lifting is done away from the...

#TBT: Can T-Mobile make it alone?; telecom leads job cuts … 10 years ago this week

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Can T-Mobile USA...

Reality Check: The VoLTE stress test – new approaches to infrastructure monitoring

Mobile operators expanding their voice over LTE services in 2015 want to make sure it’s not a replay of the massive LTE data outages that plagued the industry from 2011 to 2014. One way they’re accomplishing that goal is by revamping their monitoring approach to...

Sonus rolls out cloud-focused WebRTC platform

The Web Real-Time Communications market received a jolt with Sonus Networks unveiling its WebRTC Services Solution, which the company said was purpose-built for the cloud. Sonus explained that its platform provides signaling from WebRTC-to-WebRTC applications and interworking from WebRTC-to-Session Initiation Protocol to provide real-time communications...

Global Telecom: SK Telecom rolls out first tri-band LTE-A service

SK Telecom rolls out tri-band LTE-A service SK Telecom claims it has commercialized the first tri-band LTE-Advanced service. The company made the announcement Sunday, noting that the service is in an effort to develop so-called "5G" networks. The tri-band LTE-A service is designed to allow users...

Bharti Airtel reverses VoIP rate hike

OTTs targeted by India's biggest carrier Days after moving to discourage use of over-the-top applications by implementing a voice over Internet Protocol rate hike, India’s Bharti Airtel pulled the change on Monday, according to reports. OTT providers like Skype, Viber and others, use a customer’s data...

Global Telecom: China Unicom 4G focus in 2015

China Unicom 4G focus in 2015 China Unicom's subscriber base continues to slow. In November, the carrier registered fewer than 1.1 million 3G and 4G users, the lowest number in more than three years. The operator is planning to focus on 4G devices in 2015. Forbes reports...

Reader Forum: Delivering QoS in the new all-IP world

Editor’s Note: In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this Reader Forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible, but we maintain some editorial control...

Verizon, AT&T to partner on VoLTE interoperability

Updated with T-Mobile US comments. Voice over LTE services are set to receive a significant boost as a pair of unlikely partners announced plans to enable VoLTE interoperability beginning in 2015. Today, Verizon Communications and AT&T announced plans to allow their respective customers to conduct VoLTE...

Reality Check: A long horizon in store for VoLTE

The industry is abuzz with the promise that voice over LTE can bring. Carriers are seeing it as an effective means to gain spectrum efficiency and reduce the cost of service delivery.

Reader Forum: A new wireless service provider model – give up subscribers

Let’s consider an alternative approach where WSPs enter into agreements with companies that want to provide their solution to reach a wireless user,

Reality Check (MWC Edition): What’s hot at MWC – WebRTC, VoLTE, OTT and 2FA

As the mobile industry gears up for one of the biggest events of the year, the industry is buzzing about what new technologies and innovations are going to surface at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

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