Metaswitch acquires Colibria, helps keep voice calling relevant

SIP-oriented converged apps enhance offerings for mobile operators

Metaswitch Networks, supplier of network infrastructure and applications to network operators, today announced the acquisition of Colibria, provider of enhanced instant messaging, presence and network address book solutions. The acquisition will allow the companies to better provide Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-oriented converged applications for operators.

Openet releases policy management solution, partners with Juniper

Openet, provider of Subscriber Optimization Software (SOS) to tier one communications and media service providers, today announced that Juniper Networks has selected the company as a strategic partner, and will resell Openet’s policy management and charging platforms as part of Juniper’s MobileNext solution announced in February. Yesterday, Openet announced the latest version of its policy management software, Openet Policy Manager 4.0.

Telco Systems offers DPoE-tested Ethernet demarcation solution

Telco Systems, a BATM company and provider of multi-service Carrier Ethernet access and demarcation solutions, announced today it has tested its Ethernet demarcation device against the DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE 1.0) specifications as defined by CableLabs. The solution enables providers to offer commercial services and wireless backhaul over Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPON) with advanced operations, administration and maintenance mechanisms using their Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) back office.

Google will build ultra high-speed broadband FTTH network in Kansas City

Google announced Wednesday plans to build their first ultra high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network in Kansas City, Kansas. The company has signed a development agreement with the city and will be working closely with local organizations, businesses and universities to bring a the network technology to the community and provide 1GB of access to every home.

New York Attorney General to review AT&T, T-Mobile merger

Largest wireless merger in history inspected for potential anti-competitive impact

The office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will undertake a thorough review of AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile. The proposed merger would create the nation's largest wireless company with a total of 130 million subscribers nationwide, opening the door to a near duopoly shared by the merged firm and Verizon. The Attorney General will analyze the merger for potential anti-competitive impacts on consumers and businesses across New York State, he announced yesterday.

Broadband World Forum Asia 2011 planned for May in Kuala Lumpur

Broadband World Forum Asia will be held on May 10 and 11, 2011 at the KL Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and this year will be co-located with IP&TV Forum Asia to complement the activity within both the fixed and mobile operator markets and the content and TV ecosystems.

Interop Technologies enhances CDMA2000 OTA provisioning, enables network operators to manage R-UIM, OMH, CDMA SIM cards

Interop Technologies yesterday announced it has broadened its powerful CDMA OTA provisioning solution to manage Removable User Identity Module (R-UIM) cards for CDMA2000 handsets. This new capability enables network operators to access elementary files on R-UIM cards to update Preferred Roaming Lists (PRLs), service programming codes, and text messaging services directly on the R-UIM cards of subscriber handsets. Interop Technologies provides core wireless solutions for messaging, device management, and connectivity gateways.

CMO Council addresses subscriber complexity in global communications markets

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council today announced a major new thought leadership initiative to examine the extent and effects of a demanding new world of subscriber complexity and choice in today's communications services market. The new global program will profile and benchmark where and how companies are experiencing and addressing diverse needs, preferences, and behavior patterns across a multiplicity of device types, plans, and pricing options in the complex market for telecommunications, wireless, and digital media services.

AT&T to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom

AT&T Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG announced Sunday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction currently valued at approximately $39 billion. The agreement has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. AT&T was unavailable for comment.

ChinaTel signs contract for ZTE to supply equipment and services for wireless broadband network in Fujian Province

ZTE Corporation, a global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, and China Tel Group, Inc., a US-based operator of wireless broadband and telecommunications networks, today jointly announced they have signed a contract for ZTE to supply ChinaTel with infrastructure equipment for the nine city wireless broadband network ChinaTel is deploying in the Fujian province.

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