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Verizon, AT&T court startups to keep innovation alive and thriving

It's not surprising that innovative solutions are difficult to find amid the big Tier 1 wireless operators, which are laser focused on making sure their networks are running smoothly.  However, companies like AT&T and Verizon Wireless realize that innovation is necessary if they want to continue to thrive, especially now that their networks are all migrating to LTE and differentiation among operators is becoming more difficult to communicate to consumers.

AT&T ponies up $1.9 billion to buy 4G spectrum from Verizon

AT&T has agreed to pay Verizon $1.9 billion and turn over advanced wireless service spectrum licenses to Verizon in exchange for 700 MHz of spectrum used by AT&T to provide 4G LTE services.

Polycom's stock drops as firm sees earnings free fall

Videoconferencing system provider Polycom saw its net income plummet to $2 million in the fourth quarter, a 96 percent year-over-year free fall, and its revenues dropped to $353 million, a more modest 9 percent year-over-year decline.

Jasper Wireless launches Catalyst M2M program for mobile operators

Jasper Wireless launched a new machine-to-machine program called Catalyst this week that enables mobile operations to establish M2M device management and service platforms designed to provide new products for connected devices.

AT&T and Polycom ink deal on cloud-based videoconferencing

AT&T is teaming with Polycom to offer cloud-based videoconferencing services, the firms said Tuesday.

AT&T drives ahead with telematics initiative

AT&T is pushing ahead with its vehicle telematics offerings, Chris Penrose, senior vice president of emerging devices at AT&T Mobility, told an audience at the Mobility Awards held Wednesday in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show.

Gartner: UCaaS suppliers should provide back-office support to attract large enterprise customers

To attract large enterprise customers, unified communications as a service (UCaaS) firms will have to provide effective back-office support for large installations, judged Gartner in its 2012 Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service North America report.

House Democrats 'troubled' by Verizon's First Amendment claim against FCC

Staffers and Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee met Wednesday to discuss Verizon's challenge to the FCC's Open Internet Order, also known as net neutrality.

Infonetics: Mobile VoLTE spending fuels turnaround in VoIP, IMS equipment market

Mobile voice over LTE, or VoLTE, and other wireless spending is expected to contribute to annual growth in the carrier VoIP and IMS equipment market for the first time in four years, according to Infonetics Research.

Cloud-based UC market pits VoIP players against IT, carrier behemoths

The market for cloud-based unified communications, also known as unified-communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) or hosted UC, is a new battleground pitting smaller VoIP-turned-UCaaS providers against IT behemoths and larger carriers. Can UCaaS take a bite out of the large enterprise segment?