Motorola is to acquire Leapstone Systems, which makes software that helps telecommunications carriers create and deliver services for wired and wireless networks.
Leapstone's Communications Convergence Engine (CCE) is a service delivery platform that can be used for many types of services, including IPTV (Internet Protocol television) and VoIP.
Telecommunications service providers are bundling voice, video, data and mobile services so they can offer subscribers new applications and serve them across their TVs, PCs and 3G cellphones.
The Leapstone acquisition gives Motorola an overarching service delivery system for such services. CCE complements Motorola's Global Applications Management Architecture (GAMA), which is specific to mobile networks and will continue to be used for certain mobile functions.