Light Reading reports that Ericsson may be interested in acquiring Marconi, possibly to give its fixed-line technology division more depth. It also has been rumored Huawei Technologies is interested in Marconi.
In a bid to gain an advantage over Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft and other potential phone service competitors, AOL has acquired the software company Wildseed, which will be positioned within a new AOL Wireless Group.
Iowa Telecom has picked CopperCom to supply next-generation softswitches to replace its legacy switches. The deal is part of a plan by Iowa Telecom to expand the range of services it can offer to customers.