• TelcomBrokers Buys Master Agency from Salestream Founders
    Telcombrokers recently purchased the assets of Tru Choice Communications, a master agency based in Corona, Calif., which was owned by the founders of Salestream Software, makers of MasterStream channel management software. Telcombrokers, a master agency based in Santa Ana, ...More
    January 5, 2007 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • Cross Telecom Acquires ACT
    Minnesota-based Cross Telecom, a provider of platforms for voice, data, IP telephony, wireless and other services, has acquired American Communication Technologies Inc. (ACT), headquartered in Florida. ACT is a software developer and systems integrator that specializes in ...More
    January 5, 2007 Posted in News
  • They Say It's Our Birthday!
    I suppose it's plain as day if you look at the Web site, but just in case you didn't notice: PHONE+ is celebrating it's 20th Anniversary in 2007. Hopefully, you have received your hard copy of the magazine. The cover, designed by Veronica Romero, showcases 20 years of cover ...More
    January 5, 2007 Posted in Blog
  • EarthLink Contiunes Relationship With 3PV
    EarthLink has renewed its contract with 3PV for third-party verification services for EarthLink Internet voice products, including trueVoice, DSL and home phone service. 3PV will continue to assist in expediting the order process required to transfer a customer’s voice ...More
    January 5, 2007 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Cisco Enters Computer Security Market With IronPort Acquisition
    Cisco Systems Inc. announced on Thursday it is buying privately held IronPort Systems Inc., which makes anti-spam and antivirus security products, for $830 million in cash and stock. Cisco has ruled the networking world with its routers and switches, and said it now wants ...More
    January 4, 2007 Posted in News
  • Agents Begin Official Voting For ‘Members Choice Awards’
    By Dan Baldwin, TelecomAssociation President Agent members of TelecomAssociation (TA) have officially begun the five-week process of determining who are their "Members Choice Award" winners among multiple vendor categories for 2007. This is the association's second round of ...More
    January 4, 2007 Posted in Blog
  • Level 3 Completes Broadwing Acquisition
    Level 3 Communications Inc. has completed its $1.4 billion acquisition of Broadwing Corp. Level 3 will pay consideration to Broadwing shareholders of $8.18 in cash plus 1.3411 shares of Level 3 common stock for each share of Broadwing common stock outstanding at closing. ...More
    January 4, 2007 Posted in News
  • SpectraLink Introduces New Handsets
    SpectraLink Corp., a provider of workplace wireless telephony, on Wednesday introduced its new NetLink 8000 Series wireless telephones. Two models are available: the NetLink 8020 and the NetLink 8030, which supports integrated push-to-talk capabilities and has 24 PTT ...More
    January 3, 2007 Posted in News
  • FCC Approves Long-Awaited AT&T-BellSouth Merger
    After months of internal wrangling and false starts, the FCC late Friday unanimously approved the $84 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. Democratic Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein said in separate statements that they finally agreed to ...More
    December 29, 2006 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Technology Then & Now
    PERSONAL COMPUTING THEN: IBM introduced its second generation of PCs in 1987. The Personal System 2 (PS/2) line of computers included this Model 50, a desktop workstation using Intel’s 80286 16-bit processor. It had a 286 and 1MB RAM. For more, you needed an adapter card. ...More
    December 29, 2006 Posted in Articles