• ILEC Internet Gatekeeping Will Crush Competition
    IMAGINE A SCENARIO IN WHICH a customer making a phone call to an individual not on his or her service provider’s “approved list” would have to pay extra to complete the call. Far-fetched? Well, it’s the exact model some network owners have proposed applying to the Internet. ...More
    March 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    Leigh Fatzinger Citel Technologies, which specializes in VoIP deployments for companies and sells its equipment through indirect channels, has hired Leigh Fatzinger as its new vice president of marketing. Fatzinger oversees the company’s marketing strategies. He most ...More
    March 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • My Two Cents on Offsetting Postal Rate Hikes
    SINCE JAN. 8 OF THIS YEAR, we have all had to come up with two extra cents to send a piece of mail. On a personal level, spending a couple pennies is not too much money for reliable mail delivery. However, this year’s 5.4 percent rate increase for U.S. Postal Service ...More
    March 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Peering Into the Future
    VOIP PEERING SERVICES ARE young, but already the sector is seeing significant growth and change. Launching as small communities comprising a few nascent voice-over-broadband providers, the services now are signing up major carriers, refining their business models and facing ...More
    March 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • NEW PRODUCTS
    TalkSwitch Inc. Unveils TS-600 Desktop Telephone Set TalkSwitch, which makes telephone systems for small and multilocation businesses, has released its TS-600 desktop telephone set for the North American market.The TS-600 is a single-line analog telephone set that ...More
    March 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    Eureka/InfoHighway announced as of Feb. 1 it will be called InfoHighway Communications. The new entity was created from the merger of two Northeast carriers in August 2005. The new logo brings together components of both company’s corporate identities. “While the new ...More
    March 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Dear Data VAR,
    WELCOME TO PHONE+ MAGAZINE! We have extended a subscription invitation to more than 41,000 data VARs like you over the past 60 days. We are glad that you have decided to join us to learn about the opportunity of providing bundled voice and data products and services to your ...More
    March 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Product News
    MetaSolv Renames OMS, Introduces Service Studio MetaSolv Software Inc., which makes OSS systems for service providers, has introduced Provisioning 5, formerly called MetaSolv OMS. Provisioning 5 is the company’s ordermanagement technology that automates provisioning tasks ...More
    March 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Alvarion Releases Public Safety Platform
    Alvarion Ltd. today announced the commercial availability of its BreezeACCESS 4900, a 4.9GHz wireless broadband platform designed for the U.S. public safety market. It’s available through Alvarion partners nationwide. The 4900 has been trialed throughout the country and ...More
    February 28, 2006 Posted in News
  • TalkSwitch, CBeyond Team Up for VoIP
    TalkSwitch Inc. today announced full interoperability between its TalkSwitch 48-CVA telephone systems and Cbeyond Communication’s BeyondVoice managed service package with SIPconnect service, so small businesses can put in a turnkey package of managed IP communications, ...More
    February 28, 2006 Posted in News