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Vonage snaps up SimpleSignal for $25M, enhances UCaaS capabilities

Vonage has reached a deal to acquire privately-held SimpleSignal for $25 million, a deal that will add another element to its Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) portfolio it is bringing to its growing small to medium business (SMB) customer base.

Court awards Sprint $27.6M in optical patent case against Comcast

A federal jury in Maryland has awarded Sprint $27.6 million in damages stemming from claims that Comcast infringed on a number of the service provider's optical networking patents.

Frontier, Mitel move Illinois Wesleyan University into the cloud

Frontier Communications and Mitel have jointly brought Illinois Wesleyan University into the cloud-based voice world by upgrading its existing communications systems.

Windstream makes Avaya-based UCaaS service nationally available

Windstream is enhancing its bond with its managed service customer base by making Avaya's Aura Unified Communications (UC) solution as a cloud-based offering available on a national basis via its Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) product.

Alaska Communications extends hosted VoIP service to Southcentral Alaska

Alaska Communications is making its hosted VoIP service available to large businesses and multisite enterprises that reside in Southcentral Alaska.

8X8 extends business service reach into Canada

8X8, a competitive cloud and VoIP provider targeting businesses, on Tuesday said it will offer its suite of IP Virtual Office cloud services throughout Canada.

Canada's Iristel begins offering VoIP service

Iristel, a competitive Canadian service provider, on Wednesday began offering its VoIP service to Northern Canada businesses and consumers.

Week in research: $1.6B Ethernet access device market predicted; Death of the desk phone approaches

Although the Ethernet access device market saw a 4 percent dip in the first half of 2012 compared to the first half of 2011, Infonetics Research forecasts that the market will top $1.6 billion by 2016.

8x8 establishes new headquarters in San Jose

8x8, a competitive service provider that's been growing out its IP-based cloud services set, on Friday announced it has moved its headquarters to San Jose, Calif.

Week in research: VoIP and UC future bright; Patent trolls now file 40% of patent lawsuits

Big things ahead for VoIP: If last week's IT EXPO was any indication, the market for VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) and UC (unified communications) services continues to rise rapidly. A new Infonetics Research report says that $377 billion will be spent on both business and residential VoIP services between 2012 and 2016.