Microsoft, Nortel Offer Hosted Unified Communications
Microsoft and Nortel introduce a fully hosted unified-communications and collaboration service for carriers.
Avaya Chief Resigns, Citing Health
Avaya President and CEO Lou D'Ambrosio has stepped down for medical reasons.
Motorola Tests 3G Femtocells in Europe
A handful of carriers are trying out the technology designed to improve indoor reception.
Covad Sold to Private Equity Firm
Platinum Equity LLC will acquire Covad Communications Corp. for about US$304 million, making the communications services company the latest technology company to sell to a private equity firm. Platinum will pay US$1.02 in cash per share for Covad, a 59 percent premium over Covad's closing price
Microsoft Reaches Out to Telephony Vendors
Microsoft is working with enterprise telephony vendors to improve Office Communication Server 2007 interoperability with office phone systems.
Tech CEOs Seek U.S. Immigration, Regulation Overhaul
While the U.S. still leads in innovation, they say, it has about five years to tune up its engine before emerging countries such as China and India catch up.
Investment Fund to Buy 3Com For $2.2B
As part of that sale, Huawei agreed not to compete with 3Com in certain markets, and remains one of the company's largest customers.
Microsoft to Buy Enterprise Chat Provider
Microsoft is buying Parlano, a provider of enterprise group chat software, to improve its Office Communicator products.
IBM Expands Sametime IM
Several different versions of the enterprise messaging service will be released.