Vonage has agreed to pay $130 million for VOIP provider Vocalocity, which is focused on the small and medium business market. The deal will include $105 million in cash and $25 million in Vonage stock and is likely to close in the fourth quarter.
Nokia Siemens Networks said its recent tests of voice over LTE (VoLTE) services in a virtualized cloud environment verify end-to-end readiness of the technology.
SK Telecom's ongoing success with VoLTE adoption prompted Infonetics Research to up its 2013 VoLTE forecast, which now calls for 12 commercial VoLTE networks and 8 million VoLTE subscribers by year-end, with about three-quarters of those in Asia Pacific.
Comcast and Verizon continue to be the VoIP providers of choice for businesses, according to Infonetics Research's annual North America Business VoIP Service Leadership Scorecard.
Verizon Wireless is proceeding with plans to commercially introduce voice over LTE (VoLTE) in 2014, said an executive with the carrier's parent company.
The FCC has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on direct access to telephone numbers for VoIP providers, a process that they say will streamline the process to roll out services.
Time Warner Cable will pull the plug next month on a circuit-switched telephone service in Kentucky that It acquired from Insight Communications, according to an FCC notice.
French prosecutors are going to investigate Microsoft's Skype's unit at the behest of telecoms regulator Arcep, which accused Skype of failing to register as a telecoms operator.
O2 UK is launching its Tu Go app the operator said will enable its users to make and receive calls, texts and voicemail via the Internet using their existing telephone number.
Microsoft's Skype unit grew its international traffic by 44 percent in 2012, more than twice the volume growth achieved by all the phone companies in the world combined, according to a report from TeleGeography. The report found that global Skype usage is now equivalent to over one-third of all international phone traffic, Skype's highest level ever.