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News Archive - October 2012

Spranto Introduces an Internet Videoconferencing Client and Video Calling Service Using H.323
October 28, 2012
The world of videoconferencing just took a giant leap forward with the introduction of a new client and Internet calling service that will allow users to place video calls anywhere in the world using the international standard H.323 protocol. The client and service are free, too!
Patent roadmap agreed at Geneva meeting
October 16, 2012
At a meeting at the ITU in Geneva, Apple, Nokia, Ericsson, Microsoft, Samsung, Research in Motion, Motorola Mobility and several other key industry players and government regulators agreed on a roadmap to address the main concerns related to standards-essential patents: the conditions under which companies that have made Reasonable And Non-Discriminatory (RAND) commitments should be allowed to seek injunctions; and clarification of the meaning of the word "reasonable" in RAND.
Cisco Showcases Growth in Cloud Collaboration and Announces New Cloud Capabilities and Services for Enterprises, Service Providers and Partners
October 16, 2012
Cisco Unveils Hosted Cloud Offerings; Announces Comprehensive Web Conferencing Solution for Private Clouds; Provides Partners with Additional "As-a-Service" Revenue Opportunities
Amazon looks to acquire TI mobile chip business
October 15, 2012
Texas Instruments and Amazon are currently engaged in "advanced talks" over the possibility of the Kindle maker acquiring Texas Instruments' mobile chip business.
Cisco Edition of OpenStack
October 13, 2012
Cisco released the Cisco Edition of OpenStack. This contains all the core OpenStack services for Essex and Folsom, along with installation scripts and other open source components to make it easier to install and run in production.
Verizon aims for voice over LTE in late 2013, early 2014
October 9, 2012
A network executive provides a more specific time frame for when VoLTE, which could add new services to the traditional voice call, will launch. — What new services? Voice is voice. It's a different transport, that's it.