• NENA Approves i2 VoIP Architecture for E911
    The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) board of directors has approved the NENA Interim VoIP Architecture for Enhanced 911 Services, known as i2. This is NENA's first major standard on the VoIP and enhanced 911 (E911) system interface. The i2 standard is regarded ...More
    December 14, 2005 Posted in News
  • AT&T Touts Alternatives to Cablecos
    As a result of its merger with SBC Communications Inc., AT&T Inc. said yesterday it will be able to bundle services and cut phone bills for residential customers. The company said an estimated 4 million residential subscribers with SBC local service and AT&T ...More
    December 14, 2005 Posted in News
  • Senate Committee Grills FCC Nominees
    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee today heard testimony in favor of two FCC nominees, and wrapped up questioning in hopes the Senate will confirm Democrat Michael J. Copps and Republican Deborah T. Tate before Congress breaks for the holidays. Copps ...More
    December 13, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Yahoo! and Microsoft Launch Calling to the PSTN
    Two announcements within hours of each other by Yahoo! Inc. and Microsoft Corp. of new PC-to-phone and phone-to-PC calling services confirm the extent to which these online giants are gearing up to take on the traditional phone companies head to head in consumer voice ...More
    December 13, 2005 Posted in News
  • EarthLink to Buy New Edge Networks for $144 Million
    Top ISP EarthLink Inc. said today it will buy privately held broadband provider New Edge Networks for approximately $144 million in a move geared toward improving Earthlink’s position with small and medium businesses. While EarthLink will acquire 100 percent of the company, ...More
    December 13, 2005 By Tara Seals and Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Comverse Completes GSS Acquisition
    Comverse Inc., a division of Comverse Technology Inc., said today it has finalized the acquisition of GSS, the billing software unit of CSG Systems International Inc. The transaction is valued at approximately $249 million. GSS will be integrated with Comverse’s Real-Time ...More
    December 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • AT&T Starts Business Affiliate Network
    AT&T Inc. today launched its Business Affiliate Network, a program that lets businesses and organizations earn commissions by promoting AT&T services on their Web sites. Participants will earn commissions when visitors to their Web sites click the AT&T banner ...More
    December 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • iPass to Acquire GoRemote
    iPass Inc. said today it will buy GoRemote Internet Communications Inc., a rival broadband service provider, for $76.5 million. Once all approvals are met, iPass expects to close the deal in the first quarter of 2006. iPass primarily targets users such as salespeople and ...More
    December 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • Q Comm Retailers to Offer Ready Mobile Products
    Ready Mobile LLC, an MVNO, will offer Q Comm International Inc.’s retailers the Ready Mobile and Mojo Mobile Phone-in-box kits and airtime. Q Comm provides prepaid transaction processing and electronic point-of-sale distribution services. The new wireless products will be ...More
    December 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • AT&T Reports Progress Since SBC Merger
    AT&T Inc. reported today on the company’s progress since merging with SBC Inc., noting it already has won more than 3,900 deals from business customers and expanded its networking services. AT&T also has appointed its senior sales leadership teams and expects to ...More
    December 8, 2005 Posted in News