First News Briefs for October 2, 2012
AT&T has added two smartphones, one "phablet" and one tablet to its LTE lineup. The devices, all manufactured by Samsung, include the Galaxy Express and Galaxy Rugby Pro smartphones, the Galaxy Note II small-sized tablet and the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet. Details around pricing and availability have not been announced, but AT&T said the gadgets will hit shelves "in the coming months."
Accenture has purchased Nokia Siemens Networks' IPTV software assets for an undisclosed sum. The software will become part of Accenture's over-the-top video platform. The company said it will be able to provide "virtually any" video content and formats across all networks on devices ranging from smartphones to televisions.
Openet says it has won a summary judgment in a patent suit with Amdocs. Amdocs claimed in a 2010 complaint that Openet infringed two of its patents, and added two additional patents to the suit last year. Late last week, a judge ruled that Openet's products did not violate the patents, the company said.
HTC took the wraps off a new version of its One X today. The One X+ runs Android Jelly Bean and features improvements to performance, battery life, internal storage capacity and its user interface. The LTE smartphone will become available in Europe and northern regions in Asia this month, followed by southern areas of Asia next month. HTC did not announce when the phone would become available in North America.
Juniper Networks announced a new set of software and hardware products that will run on the company's MX Series 3D Universal Edge Router. The new offerings will allow service providers to deliver new consumer and business value-added services, such as multi-screen video, digital advertising, and advanced virtualization software.
Oracle today launched the Oracle Network Applications Platform, its first industry-specific engineered system designed to meet workload requirements for the development and deployment of mission-critical communications services and applications. In addition, Oracle also announced its Oracle Communications Elastic Charging Engine, a patent-pending, 100 percent real-time rating and charging solution built to process high-volume, next-generation voice, data, cloud, and machine-to-machine communications services.