• Siemens Communications Names New Executive
    Siemens Communications Inc. yesterday named Berndt Baumgartl its new president and CEO. Baumgartl succeeds Andy Mattes, who has left the company, and will serve on the Siemens Communications board. Baumgartl joined Siemens AG in Munich, Germany in July of 1986, where he ...More
    January 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • Switch and Data Upgrades Facilities
    Exchange and colocation provider Switch and Data said today it has again increased its footprint in New York City, due to demand for Internet connectivity. The company has added 25,000 square feet to its 8th Avenue carrier hotel. It also has upgraded the optical network ...More
    January 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • TMONE Takes over Former MCI Call Center
    Direct marketing firm TMONE, which serves providers, has taken over the 27,000-square-foot Iowa City, Iowa, call center formerly used by MCI Inc. The company said it is working to sign new VoIP subscribers and will hire close to 1,000 employees, including students attending ...More
    January 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • Who Are You?
    A FEW MONTHS AGO, I used this forum to call on our industry to come together to address an issue that affects us all — the economic health and viability of technology resellers. Companies participating in the CompTIA Reseller Transformation Advisory Council have come ...More
    January 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Mobility = Possibility
    AS IS CUSTOMARY TO DO AT THE beginning of the year, I have been thinking a lot about where the growth opportunities are for PHONE+ and its readers. There are many opportunities like VoIP that are top of mind, but I keep coming back to mobility. I don’t mean cell phones. ...More
    January 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Rent-to-Own Model Eases VoIP Entry
    CARRIERS AND SERVICE providers that want to offer hosted VoIP services often begin by buying one of the highend fully featured software suites designed to support those services, such as BroadSoft Inc., Netcentrex S.A., Sylantro Systems Corp. and Tekelec Inc.These suites, ...More
    January 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • UNE CLECs Should Cut the Cord
    THE TELEGRAPH, THE TELEPHONE AND EVEN the television have had us wired so long it’s difficult to imagine the world without the wires. Ironically, “wireless” communication has been around just as long as “wireline.” Since 1899, when Marconi radio-telegraphed the results of ...More
    January 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • ROUND TABLE
    ...ON THE FCC’S INTENT TO REFORM THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND, AND THE LIKELIHOOD THE COMMISSION WILL ADOPT A NUMBERSBASED SYSTEM — AS OPPOSED TO THE CURRENT REVENUE METHOD — THAT WOULD CHARGE EVERYBODY A USF FEE REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH THEY USE THEIR LANDLINES. “This ...More
    January 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • TELE-SCOPE
    CAPRICORN (DEC. 22 - JAN. 19) Capricorns, consider yourselves warned. If you’re anything like your ruling planet, Saturn, you are surrounded by excess gas and debris — it’s time to clean out your drawers, clear off your desk and take canceled meetings out of your Outlook ...More
    January 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Mobilizing the PBX
    ONE OF THE QUICKEST WAYS TO show your customers the advantages of seamless mobility is by mobilizing their existing PBXs. Software vendors are teaming with solutions providers — often interconnects or wireless dealers — to extend the capabilities of the PBX to mobile ...More
    January 1, 2006 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony