Dramatic structural changes in mobile communications technology supply, with the demise of vertical integration, is forcing those who are developing standard-essential technologies for 4G and "5G" networks to monetise these efforts through patent licensing, as well as their own product sales.
Vonage has been granted four new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) targeting conferencing, network registration, VoIP quality and Wi-Fi.
Infrastructure vendor Ericsson has been strategically moving into new areas like video and M2M through acquisitions--such as its 2013 purchase of Microsoft's Mediaroom TV solution and its 2011 purchase of Telenor Connexion's M2M platform. This M&A activity is part of a carefully crafted plan to help the company transform itself from a hardware company into a software and services firm.
Hibernia Networks has built a new point of presence (PoP) at Telecity's Northwest Business Park data center in Dublin, a move that immediately deepens its presence in one of Ireland's key cities.
Telekom Austria has completed a capital increase announced earlier in November, raising total proceeds of €997 million ($1.24 billion) from the cash call but not quite achieving its goal of obtaining €1 billion in extra funding.
Just as the U.S. holiday shopping season kicks off, Verizon's Enterprise Solutions unit has introduced the Verizon Retail Index, a new tool to give members of the retail, shipping and transportation industries another point of view about online consumer habits.
Cable operators' ongoing investments to support higher bandwidth services such as IP video has helped to drive up global shipments of DOCSIS 3.0 equipment 95 percent year-over-year.
Telindus Telecom, a Luxembourg-based competitive carrier, has deployed ADVA Optical Networking's FSP 3000 with encryption technology as a platform to ensure the security of its network and the cloud services it delivers to its business customers.
ABI Research expects the small cell backhaul equipment market to exceed $5 billion (€4 billion) in 2019, which it said aligns with operators' deliberate approach to small cell deployments.
A number of lawmakers who sit on subcommittees that are responsible for legislating the Internet have made investments in some of the largest service providers, including Comcast, AT&T and Verizon.