Mitel to acquire Mavenir; Cisco teams up with SpiderCloud

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> Verizon has been experimenting with indoor small architectures, specifically Ericsson's new Radio Dot system. Article

> Unified communications provider Mitel is acquiring Mavenir in a deal worth $560 million, just days after the VoLTE enabler announced a new push to bring voice services to the cable industry. Article

> Keysight Technologies will participate in a joint demonstration on 5G as part of its 5G collaboration project with China Mobile Communications Co. Ltd. Research Institute (CMRI) at Mobile World Congress this week. The demonstration will focus on large-scale antenna systems based on CMRI's new SmarTile unit. Release

> The OPNFV Project announced that Dialogic, H3C and Qosmos are joining the project to advance the industry's first integrated, open source NFV platform. Release

> Cavium introduced a family of highly integrated single chip solutions designed to enable a new category of macrocells and smart radio heads. Release

> Cisco announced commercial availability of its Universal Small Cell (USC) 8000 Series designed for large enterprises and venues, the result of a strategic collaboration between Cisco and SpiderCloud Wireless. Release

> Ericsson has been selected as a solution partner to provide NTT DoCoMo with its network virtualization platform and cloud management for NTT DoCoMo's commercial deployment of a complete virtualized evolved packet core network in a multi-vendor environment. Release

> NTT DoCoMo is also partnering with Nokia Networks to explore the potential of Nokia Networks mmWave technology in the 70 GHz spectrum band. Release

> Laird announced its partnership with the LoRa Alliance to enable the Internet of Things. Release

> Sequans Communications and Verizon Wireless announced that the companies had recently collaborated with Ericsson to conduct testing of LTE UE Category 1 devices powered by Sequans on a Verizon trial network using Ericsson 4G LTE infrastructure. Release

> Summit Tech is unveiling a Voice over LTE (VoLTE)/Rich Communication Services (RCS)-capable connected car in collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent. Release

> Openwave Mobility has launched a carrier-grade subscriber data federation solution. Release

> Altiostar and Wind River have developed a highly scalable network functions virtualization (NFV) cloud radio access network (C-RAN) solution. Release

> MediaTek announced CrossMount, a new standard that lets devices such as phones, tablets, PCs and TVs make specific hardware and/or software components available to other nearby devices via Wi-Fi. Article

> Broadcom Corporation says that KT Corporation--formerly Korea Telecom--has successfully deployed Broadcom's small cell system-on-chip (SoC) devices to enhance its high speed 4G LTE wireless broadband services. Release

> Anritsu has developed a turnkey small cell manufacturing test service with Cavium that also supports technologies such as cellular, WLAN 802.11ac, Bluetooth, ZigBee (802.15.4), and location-based services (LBS). Article

> Forward Concepts analyst Will Strauss examines LTE-U for small cells in the Wi-Fi environment. Blog

And finally… Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has launched a new action camera to rival the GoPro Hero--at least, in China anyway. Article

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