News of Note—Linux Foundation, Ethernet, Telus and more

news of note

> The Linux Foundation announced that 15 new organizations have joined the Foundation as Silver members. Release

> Unified communications capabilities are now built directly into the Verizon Wireless network, giving the telecom the ability to offer One Talk to business customers without software applications or agents. Light Reading article

> Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute has asked America Movil (AM)-backed fixed line operators Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) and Telefonos del Noreste (Telnor) to modify their respective "functional separation" proposals. TelGeography article

> Worldwide sales of Ethernet switches rose 7.8% in the second quarter from a year earlier, reaching $6.43 billion, research firm IDC estimates. TechTarget article

> Telus Communications has won a $140.6 million seven-year contract with the Canadian federal government’s Shared Services Canada to provide VoIP telephony, instant messaging and desktop videoconferencing. TeleGeography article