Cisco to acquire SyPixx Networks for security cameras, IP-based surveillance gearCisco Tuesday said it intends to acquire privately held SyPixx Networks for about $51 million as a steppingstone to expand products and services into the arena of video-based surveillance monitoring over IP networks. Click here for more.Inside the building boom for Wi-Fi networksSome 320 U.S. municipalities have or are planning broadband wireless networks. Zero to 320 in less than two years is remarkable, given that local governments tend to lag rather than lead technology advances. Here's why they're doing it - and how.Critics question AT&T deal's impactAT&T's announcement Sunday that it plans to acquire rival carrier BellSouth in a $67.1 billion stock deal may be good for the two companies, but some critics said the deal would take the communications marketplace a major step closer to the monopoly that existed before the mid-1980s. Click here for more.Also: Read what columnists Scott Bradner and Johna Till Johnson have written on the subject.Corente delivers applications globallyOn this week's Network World Hot Seat, Corente CEO Jim Zucco claims he can dramatically boost the performance of your applications. How? Watch and find out.VoiceCon: Cisco, IBM demonstrate telephony integrationIBM\/Lotus said Monday that it is forging a partnership with Cisco as part of its efforts next year to revamp its real-time collaboration platform. Click here for more.And for the latest news from the VoiceCon show, please click here.NetCustomer offers support to PeopleSoft customersNetCustomer Tuesday announced customized support services for users of Oracle's PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards enterprise applications. Click here for more.For news updated throughout the day, go to Network World's NetFlash news page.