In brief: UTStarcom completes 3Com CommWorks acquisition

Plus: Vivace Networks announces redundancy features for its Viva5100 Multi-Service IP switch.

•   UTStarcom last week said it has completed the acquisition of selected assets of 3Com's CommWorks division. UTStarcom now owns CommWorks' portfolio of carrier-focused voice and data products, customer support, and professional services. UTStarcom also acquired or licensed all the 3Com intellectual property used by CommWorks, including IP telephony and wireless communications patents. The transaction is valued at $100 million.

•   Vivace Networks last week announced redundancy features for its Viva5100 Multi-Service IP switch. The switch now supports hitless IP forwarding during switchover of route processor and management processor. It also supports Layer 2 redundancy for Ethernet, ATM, frame relay and High-Level Data Link Control services; graceful and hitless online software upgrades; static and dynamic Address Resolution Protocol redundancy for IP/Ethernet services faster than 10/100M bit/sec, Gigabit Ethernet and 10G bit/sec Ethernet interfaces; and redundant routing protocol, bandwidth reservation, Multi-protocol Label Switching signaling and management databases.

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