• Ring 9, Bandwave Systems Announce VoIP Marketing Partnership
    Ring 9 Inc., a provider of IP enabled telephony, recently announced the formation of a VoIP marketing partnership with Bandwave Systems Inc., a nationwide provider integrating multiple carriers, providers and technologies. The company said its hosted PBX and IP trunking ...More
    October 11, 2006 Posted in News
  • DoJ Approves AT&T-BellSouth Merger, Without Conditions
    The Department of Justice (DoJ) on Wednesday approved the $67 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. Tomorrow, the FCC is expected to do the same. The DoJ did not impose any conditions on the combination, and it was not known whether the FCC would follow suit. ...More
    October 11, 2006 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Legal Loopholes
    Here we go again. The DoJ today gave its approval for the AT&T- BellSouth merger (see story). What's so peculiar about this is that there was no consent decree -- a document that describes the conditions upon which the merger is approved. Apparently, according to the ...More
    October 11, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • RAD Unveils latest LA-110
    RAD Data Communications has unveiled the latest version of its LA-110 integrated access device (IAD). The new version supports four SHDSL pairs bonded by inverse multiplexing. The combination of DSL technology and inverse multiplexing capability positions the LA-110 IAD as ...More
    October 10, 2006 Posted in News
  • New Edge Networks Introduces Remote-Access Platform
    New Edge Networks has introduced a remote-access platform that enables workers to get fast and secure global access to their private corporate networks. Called ReadyOffice, the platform eliminates the up-front capital outlay for a hardware appliance as well as the ...More
    October 10, 2006 Posted in News
  • PAETEC CEO: 'We Need to Work Better Together'
    "We need to work better together," said Arunas Chesonis, CEO of PAETEC Communications Inc., in his keynote yesterday, addressing an audience of competitive providers. "We are just a small part of the telecom universe," he said. "We should do more work together. ...We are ...More
    October 10, 2006 Posted in News
  • Midterm Elections Could Change Regulatory Landscape
    Washington is a tense place to be right now, said one panelist during COMPTEL's legislative update session on Monday. With the midterm elections just a few weeks away, everyone in telecom is on tenterhooks, waiting to see who will lead House and Senate committees that guide ...More
    October 10, 2006 Posted in News
  • COMPTEL Elects New Board Members
    COMPTEL members elected new representatives to its board of directors at its annual meeting yesterday. The association re-elected three directors in the small member category, including Homisco/VoiceNet, Remi Communications Inc. and Vox Communications Corp. Fones4All was ...More
    October 10, 2006 Posted in News
  • BandTel, Pingtel, Ingate Offer VoIP Solution to Deploy SIP Trunks
    BandTel LLC on Tuesday announced it has teamed with Pingtel Corp. and Ingate Systems to develop a bundled, plug-and-play, pre-configured platform designed to deliver seamless installation of SIP trunks. The combination includes BandTel's Virtual Central Office (VCO) ...More
    October 10, 2006 Posted in News
  • COMPTEL Exhibitors Adapt to New Competitive Environment
    Dozens of exhibitors and 2,200 attendees converged on the world's largest Marriott Hotel this week to champion a new era in the competitive carrier community -- an era of rebirth characterized by mergers and acquisitions, and the introduction of new technologies. Up to ...More
    October 10, 2006 Posted in News