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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of wholesale, enterprise and consumer voice-over-IP services.
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Share price jumps 11.5% Wednesday following reports of a planned sale, but Broadsoft isn't the only IP communications platform player looking for a buyer.
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Windstream launched the first update to its Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solutions portfolio, which includes the addition of Broadview's OfficeSuite paired with the operator's SD-WAN platform.
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Mobile Austria picks Huawei for optical transport boost; TrueSpeed wins investment for rural rollout; BT qualifies to bid for US government work.
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MetTel's VP of Network Services, Ed Fox, shares insight into the spike in demand for SD-WAN and the challenges of meeting that demand.
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/23/2017
Genband & Sonus to finally merge, as exclusively predicted by Light Reading a year ago.
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Versa announced the expansion of its SD-WAN platform to include new security functions, support of WiFi, Ethernet and LTE and third-party VNF hosting.
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Versa Networks' SD-WAN and SD-Security solutions now support both IPv4 and IPv6-based SD-WANs.
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The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/28/2016
Sonus adds to its IP voice technology capabilities and enhances its NFV plans with the acquisition of Taqua, but will stop short of renaming itself Staqua.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 8/18/2016
In today's regional roundup: BT and Nokia become 5G buddies; Swisscom runs a steady ship as it shifts towards all IP and ultra-broadband; an eye-watering 20 Gbit/s broadband service is announced in UAE; and Deutsche Telekom reviews its corporate ethics.
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