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Networks must get 'faster and flatter,' judges Broadcom's Ramaswami

LAS VEGAS–Networks need to get "faster and flatter," Broadcom's Rajiv Ramaswami told an audience Wednesday at the Interop conference being held here.

Spotlight: Polycom's board okays $100M share repurchase program

Videoconferencing firm Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM) announced on Monday that its board approved a $100 million share repurchase program which expires on May 2, 2014.

Patent troll sues Microsoft's Skype for patent infringement

New York-based patent "monetization" firm CopyTele (CTI), also known as a patent troll, is suing Microsoft for security patent infringement over its Skype VoIP calling and messaging service.

Microsoft rolls out Skype for Outlook.com in U.K.

Microsoft this week announced plans to roll out Skype for Outlook.com, which will enable Outlook users to make and receive Skype voice and video calls from their Outlook inbox. A preview version of Skype for Outlook.com, the email service from Microsoft that replaced Hotmail, is being offered in the U.K. this week.

SIP trunking is 'connectivity choice' for enterprises upgrading systems, says Infonetics analyst

SIP trunking has become the "connectivity choice" for enterprises upgrading their communications systems to IP PBX and unified communications (UC), observed Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC and IMS at Infonetics Research.

Spotlight: Vidyo raises $17.1M in funding round

Videoconferencing firm Vidyo announced Monday that it has raised $17.1 million in a funding round, bringing its total net capital raised to $116 million since its founding in 2005.

Spotlight: AT&T adding Microsoft Lync to its enterprise UC offering

AT&T is adding Microsoft Lync to its enterprise unified communications (UC) portfolio, AT&T announced Tuesday.

Cisco exec predicts 50 billion connected devices by 2020

ORLANDO, Fla.-- There will be 50 billion connected devices by 2020, generating $14.4 trillion in value, said Robert Lloyd, president of development and sales at Cisco, here at Enterprise Connect Orlando 2013.

Vidyo completes virtualization of core videoconferencing infrastructure

ORLANDO, Fla.-- Vidyo has completed the virtualization of its core videoconferencing infrastructure with the launch of virtual editions of VidyoGateway and VidyoPortal, the company announced here at the Enterprise Connect conference on Monday. The virtual products provide enterprises with a videoconferencing infrastructure that scales across large, geographically dispersed facilities.

Enterprise Connect includes WebRTC as major theme for first time

Next week, I'll be heading to the Enterprise Connect conference and trade show in Orlando, Fla., where WebRTC is going to be a major theme for the first time at the conference.