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In a significant move towards enhancing developer access to advanced network capabilities, Ericsson’s Vonage has teamed up with telecommunications giant Verizon. This collaboration, formalized through a memorandum of understanding, aims to integrate Verizon’s network APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) into the Vonage platform. This integration is expected to foster deeper consumer engagement and loyalty by enabling enterprises to offer a more seamless and enriched customer experience across various stages of the customer journey.

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Swedish telecom giant, Ericsson, navigates uncertain market conditions as shares nosedive due to less-than-stellar sales and the aftermath of Vonage acquisition. CEO Börje Ekholm’s outlook paints a cautious but proactive stance into 2024, with reiteration that long-term EBITA margin targets remain unaltered. Despite this, debates swirl around the company’s decision to acquire Vonage and its impact on the downturn. Could potential partnerships and strategic moves towards Open RAN and Cloud RAN be the missing puzzle pieces to Ericsson’s comeback?

Vonage, a leading global provider of cloud communications solutions for businesses’ digital transformation, has introduced the Vonage Protection Suite, a comprehensive lineup of counter-fraud products and solutions aimed at safeguarding against the ever-evolving threats of online fraud and cyberattacks. The suite empowers developers and businesses to create robust counter-fraud measures, offering a unique level of customer control in managing communications.

Premium smartphones account for over half of global handset revenues in 2022 According to Counterpoint Research, higher-priced smartphones – those costing more than $600 – accounted for 55% of entire handset revenue in 2022. This is the first time that premium market revenue has accounted for more than half of the worldwide smartphone market. In 2022, revenue attributed to handsets costing $1,000 or more increased by 38%. Apple did well in the premium market, rising 6% year on year and accounting for three-quarters of overall sales in the sector. With more OEMs producing foldable devices in the luxury market, Android smartphones might experience a fresh wave of growth in 2023. Read the full article. Vonage launches no-code video conferencing solution for businesses With the introduction of Vonage’s Meetings API, companies now have a developer-free method of integrating video conferencing into their websites or platforms. The no-code, customizable API is designed…

Telinta and Skyetel to hold a webinar for ITSPs Cloud-based VoIP switching and billing solutions provider, Telinta, has partnered with VoIP services provider, Skyetel, to offer a webinar to Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSPs). The webinar will address topics such as delivering popular VoIP services without establishing infrastructure and providing mobile VoIP services to both Android and Apple iOS consumers via brandable mobile softphones and other solutions. The webinar will also showcase unique deals available from both companies for new consumers. The event will take place on March 14, 2023, at 11 a.m. Eastern Time (GMT-5). Interested parties can register on Telinta’s website. Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/3a25kmv7 DT to lead development of European Quantum Communication Infrastructure The European Commission has chosen Deutsche Telekom (DT) to oversee the creation of a new high-security communications network, the European Quantum Communication Infrastructure (Euro QCI). The project intends to establish Europe as a leader…

Vonage to repay $100 million to customers Vonage has been fined by the US Federal Trade Commission for making it too difficult for customers to quit their VoIP services. A proposed court judgment forces Vonage to repay clients affected by its actions in the amount of $100 million. The penalty payment will be sent to the FTC, which has committed to distributing the relevant funds to all customers who are identified as being eligible for compensation. Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/4zxxaevh Arelion adds a new route for flexible trans-Atlantic traffic Arelion has announced the addition of a new flexible, high-capacity transmission route to its network. With the inclusion of this new route, Arelion’s clients will benefit from enhanced customizable routing diversity solutions for trans-Atlantic traffic that meet their specific requirements through a single, scalable end-to-end solution. This route will provide EU terrestrial extensions to client endpoints, as well as a US…

Ericsson has announced that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has approved its $6.2 billion acquisition of Vonage Holdings. The transaction is scheduled to close by Thursday, July 21.   The Swedish vendor’s most significant purchase to date is that of Vonage. This acquisition is a crucial component of Ericsson’s strategy, which calls for creating a market-leading service for businesses.   Both the company’s boards and shareholders have approved the $6.2 billion all-cash transaction, but the deal was briefly put on hold while the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS) looked at it. Following the transaction’s announcement, Ericsson became involved in a controversy in February involving payments to the Islamic State militant organization in Iraq. This incident led to investigations by various U.S. authorities, raising concerns that the deal would be in jeopardy.   In spite of Ericsson’s offer price of $21 per…