Microsoft, Voxx ink Android licensing deal; Ericsson and Ciena team for convergence

Quick news from around the Web.

> BlackBerry's BBM service on Android and iOS now supports voice calls and BBM Channels. Article

> The FCC extended to April 30 its deadline for cell booster sales. Article

> Communications between the United States and South Korea won't travel over equipment from Huawei. Article

> Aerohive Networks, which works in the controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-managed mobile networking space for business, announced it filed for an initial public offering. Release

> Microsoft and Voxx Electronics inked a patent agreement for Android devices. Release

> Google is reportedly working on 10 Gbps Internet speeds as part of its Google Fiber service. Article

> Mobile phone accessory company Jawbone is reportedly in the process of raising $250 million. Article

> Ericsson and Ciena announced a new strategic global agreement for "joint development of IP-optical convergence." Release

Telecom News

> More than a quarter, or 27 percent, of New Zealand's ultra-fast broadband (UFB) project has been completed, according to Amy Adams, New Zealand's Communications and Information Technology minister. Article

> TDS Telecom is now delivering service to some customers who reside south of Kingfield, Maine, by partially completing another one of its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus-funded broadband Internet projects. Article

Cable News

> While Ruckus Wireless saw its fourth-quarter revenue jump 17.5 percent to $73 million, the Wi-Fi technology vendor, whose customers include Time Warner Cable, said most of its deployments in Q4 were overseas. Article

> Will merging Comcast and Time Warner Cable open Pandora's Box? Editor's Corner

And finally… Taco Bell will start taking orders from smartphones later this year. Article

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