Foreign enterprises with presence in China still don't grasp intricacies of local patent regime, hampering efforts to craft effective intellectual property safeguards there.
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Intel today acquired SySDSoft, an Egypt-based software company that builds IP systems and RF/analogue circuits for mobile platforms, a move Intel says will strengthen its strategy to build 4G LTE platforms.
Wireless LAN market sales will almost double during next five years, surpassing $8 bln in 2012. One of the largest customer segments will be Service Providers as they purchase broadband customer premises equipment with integrated wireless LAN to enable their strategy of distributing IP video services to households, Dell’oro says.
Down at the IP 07 show in London's Earls Court – we have been chatting to various industry luminaries about whether the whole convergence strategy pushed by the communications vendors is all it's cracked up to be in terms of cost savings and making real improvements to productivity.Clive Longbottom, from analysts Quocirca had some interesting things to say on the subject of Voice over IP – particularly about whether merging voice and data networks has inherent security risks.
New Zealand -green" power generator and retailer Meridian Energy is to pilot new workplace technologies, including a unified IP communications platform, to be fully deployed after the company moves to a new Wellington waterfront headquarters next September.The strategy behind the trials is to define and test what it calls -Workplace Environment Technologies" that support the company's strategy and its statement of principles called -The Meridian Way".
David Berlind: HP and Novell offer Linux indemnification? Red Hat and IBM don't. Since suing existing or potential customers for IP infringement is not exactly good business strategy, do most customers even need indemnification?
Telstra has revealed its strategy to retire its ageing private commercial network Austpac in favour of an IP-based network geared to the finance sector.
Brooktrout Technology has joined the SALT Forum, a group of companies spearheading the use of speech technologies. The forum, composed of 19 companies including Cisco and Intel, is working to develop the Speech Application Language Tags (SALT) specification, which supports text-to-speech and related functions for multiple devices, such as telephones, wireless handhelds or cellular phones. The Microsoft-backed SALT strategy competes on some levels with speech technology from IBM. Brooktrout, which makes hardware and software for communications networks, said it will contribute its skills in media processing for IP (Internet Protocol) networks and help the SALT specification meet carriers' requirements. --Tiffany Kary
Extreme Networks, Inc. said Tuesday it will buy privately held Optranet, a developer of broadband IP services for about 2 million of its shares in a move to extend its "ethernet everywhere" strategy.
Cable & Wireless (C&W) today announced the acquisition of UK-based ML Integration as part of its strategy to offer business-oriented data and IP-related services and products.
Despite vendors' bold claims touting network convergence, a lack of open-platform standards is thwarting the promise of integrating voice, data and video across a common IP infrastructure."Everybody's talking about convergence, and the dirty little secret is that there are no standards," said Milan Merhar, director of strategy for Lucent Technologies Inc.
Critics are pouncing and legal experts are scratching their heads after Microsoft Corp. asked the court late Tuesday to find 20 states guilty of violating its intellectual property rights.
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