• Qwest Reports Higher Fourth Quarter Profits
    Qwest Communications International Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter profit of $194 million, or 10 cents per share, compared to a $528 million loss, or 28 cents per share, a year earlier. Qwest made headway thanks in part to an increase in Internet subscriptions – ...More
    February 8, 2007 Posted in News
  • Polycom to Acquire SpectraLink
    In a bid to meet IP mobility demand, equipment maker Polycom Inc., said Wednesday it will acquire SpectraLink Corp. for about $220 million in cash. Boulder, Colo.-based SpectraLink makes wireless telephone and messaging systems for businesses. Polycom, which is based in ...More
    February 7, 2007 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Etex Telephone Cooperative to use OSG
    OSG Billing Services said Wednesday it will manage invoice presentment and distribution services for ETEX Telephone Cooperative, a telecom provider that services more than 17,000 members in rural Texas. ETEX provides communications, entertainment and information services. ...More
    February 7, 2007 Posted in News
  • AireSpring to Use McLeodUSA Network
    AireSpring Inc., a competitive carrier based in Southern California, said Wednesday it will use McLeodUSA Inc.’s 20-state network to carry local voice services. The partnership primarily focuses on T-1 and PRI local voice circuits, the companies said, but AireSpring will ...More
    February 7, 2007 Posted in News
  • Hostopia Licenses Web Templates
    Hostopia has unveiled its initial licensing of Web site templates to the service provider market, focusing on large hosting providers with reseller networks. The Web site templates licensed by Hostopia are fully compatible with leading development tools such as Namo ...More
    February 7, 2007 Posted in News
  • Westcon Group Unit to Distribute IPcelerate Products
    Westcon Group Inc.’s Comstor division is distributing IPcelerate Inc.’s VoIP business platforms through its VARs. The companies made the announcement on Tuesday. Comstor sells Cisco Systems Inc. products as well as services that work with that vendor’s offerings. The ...More
    February 6, 2007 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • GCG Offers Flat Rate for MPLS IP WAN Platform
    Global Capacity Group Inc. (GCG), a virtual network operator, is offering enterprises an MPLS IP WAN platform anywhere in the country for a flat-rate price of $700 per location. The rate includes access, a router and GCG’s Gold Level monitoring and management service, which ...More
    February 6, 2007 Posted in News
  • GCG Offers Flat Rate for MPLS IP WAN Platform
    Global Capacity Group Inc. (GCG), a virtual network operator, is offering enterprises an MPLS IP WAN platform anywhere in the country for a flat-rate price of $700 per location. The rate includes access, a router and GCG’s Gold Level monitoring and management service, which ...More
    February 6, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • FCC Order Would Make Wireless Broadband an Information Service
    FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is circulating an order that would classify wireless broadband Internet access service as an information service, rather than a telecommunications service. Communications services classified under the information service header face far less ...More
    February 5, 2007 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Cedar Point, TNCI Break New Ground With Deal
    Cedar Point Communications Inc. and TransNational Communications Inc. (TNCI) have teamed up for a couple of firsts. TNCI will deploy Cedar Point’s SAFARI C³ Multimedia Switching System, a VoIP platform for SMBs, in its network, which makes it the first facilities-based ...More
    February 5, 2007 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony