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News Archive - January 2014

FCC votes to begin testing an overhaul of US phone system
January 30, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted to launch a series of trials to investigate how best to update the telephone system in the United States. The idea is to replace the system's traditional phone lines with networks that are based on Internet Protocol.
Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo for $2.9B
January 29, 2014
Google confirmed that it has sold Motorola for $2.91 billion, consisting of $660 million in cash and $750 million in Lenovo shares, with the remaining $1.5 billion paid in the form of a three-year promissory note.
Logitech launches camera that turns any place into a video collaboration room
January 28, 2014
Logitech is launching a new conference camera that turns any meeting room into a video collaboration place.
Tata Comm Launches Mobile VoIP Platform
January 20, 2014
Tata Communications Ltd. (Tata Comm) announced the launching of its mobile VoIP platform, a hosted, white label solution that allows mobile network operators (MNO) and other retail voice providers to deliver and monetize innovative converged IP communication services.
Patent licensing terms still murky for next-gen video
January 17, 2014
A patent licensing group has revealed many names of the corporate muscle behind H.265/HEVC — but the license itself remains elusive even as the technology arrives in the marketplace.
Beam+ robot heads for homes, waving $995 price tag
January 15, 2014
With the unveiling of Suitable Technologies' Beam+, telepresence robots are becoming more affordable for many of the people who need them most.
US: Appeals court strikes down FCC's Net neutrality rules
January 14, 2014
Broadband providers aren't "common carriers," court says, and that makes all the difference in a decision certain to shake up the fixed broadband and wireless industries.
AMS: An Update on the Next Generation Multimedia System from the ITU-T
January 9, 2014
AMS (also known as H.325) is the next-generation multimedia system coming from the ITU-T, enabling a plurality of devices and applications to work harmoniously together in order to provide a richer communication experience. Get the latest information about this emerging standard.