First News Briefs: C Spire, Alcatel-Lucent, PlayPhone, Radio Frequency Systems
C Spire announced plans today to acquire Callis Communications, a provider of cloud-based unified communications as a service for businesses. The acquisition, which requires FCC approval, is the latest in a series of moves by C Spire that signal the company’s expanded focus on business, government, and consumer technology solutions.
Alcatel-Lucent has announced the opening of its Taiwan Innovation Center to increase strategic engagement with service provider and enterprise customers in North Asia and China.
PlayPhone announced that it has entered into a partnership with Vivo, part of Telefonica Group, to bring PlayPhone’s social game store and global gaming network, branded PlayPhone Games, to Vivo customers.
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a global wireless and broadcast infrastructure provider, today announced that its 7/8” CELLFLEX foam dielectric coaxial cable has been used in Phase 1 of BAI Canada’s project to build a shared wireless Wi-Fi and cellular infrastructure that will enable wireless communications services for Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) riders within underground subway stations. The first two stations to launch on the BAI wireless platform will be Bloor & Yonge and St. George. BAI Canada plans to bring wireless service to 65 underground stations total by 2017.