• DeMint Introduces Digital Age Communications Act
    In another of a series of Capitol Hill attempts to rewrite the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, yesterday introduced the Digital Age Communications Act of 2005 (DACA). The bill ...More
    December 16, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • deltathree Becomes Level 3 Master Reseller
    VoIP provider deltathree Inc. said today it has joined Level 3 Communications Inc.’s Master Reseller program. The deal makes Level 3 the wholesale network carrier for the deltathree Outsourced Platform, while deltathree, as a member of the Level(3)Enabled Master Reseller ...More
    December 15, 2005 Posted in News
  • Amp’d Arrives
    Amp'd Mobile Inc. officially turned up its online portal today to usher in its soft launch. The MVNO, provisioned on the Verizon Wireless EV-DO network, targets the young professional and youth markets with customizable multimedia services. Beginning today, consumers can ...More
    December 15, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • 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