• SBC Chooses AT&T as Post-Merger Name, Gets DOJ Clearance
    The AT&T moniker will live on. SBC Communications Inc. announced today it will adopt AT&T Inc. as its name once it has completed the acquisition of the nation’s first telephone company. “The AT&T name has a proud and storied heritage, as well as unparalleled ...More
    October 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Global NetWatch Provides Free Analysis of Web Presence
    Global NetWatch Inc. (Booth 1535) is offering a free basic Web analysis of any company attending or exhibiting at TELECOM ’05. The company offers a comprehensive approach to measuring and reporting network and application performance. Global NetWatch uses multiple Internet ...More
    October 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Yipes Teams with LiveVault to Deliver Disaster Recovery Services
    Ethernet provider Yipes Enterprise Services Inc., which sells through agents, has teamed with LiveVault Corp. to roll out Yipes PROTECT, an automated backup and recovery platform for enterprises in industries including financial services, legal, health care, education, ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Comcast Invests in Municipal Wi-Fi Company BelAir
    BelAir Networks, which makes equipment for municipal broadband networks, has completed Series C funding led by Comcast Interactive Capital, the financing arm of Comcast Corp., and McLean Watson Capital. This recent round means BelAir now has raised $44 million, says Phil ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • FCC to Take Up Cable Franchise Rules Next Month, Chairman Says
    The FCC will consider the cable franchise rules at its next meeting, which is set for Thursday, Nov. 3, according to the commission’s Chairman Kevin Martin, who delivered a keynote address today at TELECOM ’05. Martin, who joined the group via live satellite video, said the ...More
    October 26, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • NeuStar Unveils SIP-IX, Announces Partnerships
    NeuStar Inc., a provider of third-party interoperability services, at TELECOM ’05 introduced SIP-IX, services that enable network-to-network peering among partners trading voice, video and content using SIP-based technologies such as IMS and VoIP. With SIP-IX, network ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • PAETEC Helps VoIP Providers Comply with 911 Rules
    PAETEC Communications Inc. said yesterday it has created a transport service that helps VoIP providers comply with looming federal requirements regarding emergency 911 access. PAETEC says its Emergency Access Transport Service will allow VoIP providers to use its dedicated ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Robbins to Telcos: ‘Bring it On’
    Cox Communications President and CEO Jim Robbins came out swinging for his keynote speech yesterday morning. “I want you to know we’re ready for you,” he told the TELECOM ’05 audience. “As I’ve always said to competition ‘Bring it on.’” While the major telcos are just ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Barrett Expounds on Broadcasters’ View of IPTV
    In his keynote speech yesterday, David Barrett made the case for local TV and said telcos and broadcasters like his company, “are natural allies in the multicasting debate.” While broadcasters like Hearst-Argyle Television, of which Barrett is president and CEO, want their ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Nortel, Calix to Outfit Sprint Nextel with Access Solution
    Sprint Nextel’s local telecom division has selected Nortel to supply it with new broadband access solutions for use in 18 states as part of the carrier’s move to packetization. While Nortel will provide integration and other services, the access equipment used in the ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News