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Canada's Mitel Networks is eager to expand its presence in the United States so it has launched a $540 million bid to acquire its fellow voice services and systems gear competitor ShoreTel.
Next Century Cities, a consortium of 32 cities, has been created with the mission of making 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband available to any community in the United States.
AT&T may be the largest landline voice provider in the United States, but it said that as this once lucrative service source continues to decline, the FCC's Connect America Funds part II (CAF-II) funds should focus solely on broadband and not voice.
The third-quarter earnings season is now underway and FierceCable is tracking how the pay-TV distributors, including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as well as relevant programmers and technology companies, performed.
Cloud-based software provider CallFire has formally registered as a CLEC, a move that it says will enable it to provide nationwide telephony services to its customers.
Adtran has tapped Ronan Kelly to serve in its newly created CTO position for the vendor's EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.
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Qualcomm Atheros is doing its part of make better use of Wi-Fi spectrum with multi-user (MU), multiple input-multiple output (MIMO) technology. Expanding on its portfolio of 802.11ac 2.0 capable chips, the company is introducing the QCA9377, which extends the performance benefits of Qualcomm's branded MU|EFX technology to notebooks, TVs, cameras and other consumer electronics that are connected to crowded Wi-Fi networks.
Apple said it sold 39.27 million iPhones during its most recent quarter, more than the 33.79 million units it sold in the year-ago quarter and above analyst expectations of around 37.8 million unit sales.