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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.