• EarthLink Finds a ‘New Edge’
    THE IMPORTANCE OF THE small and medium business market has reached critical stage as ISP EarthLink Inc. demonstrated when it decided to buy privately held VPN supplier New Edge Networks. “New Edge Networks is a tremendous growth platform for EarthLink to compete in the ...More
    February 1, 2006 By Tara Seals and Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    VoIP provider deltathree Inc. 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 program, will ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
    AQUARIUS (JAN. 20 - FEB. 18)Aquarians, Aquarians. Wherefore art thou, Aquarians?The Aquarian craving to be original and inventive no doubt stems from Aquarius’ ruling planet, Uranus. Whereas celestial bodies usually are named after figures in classical mythology, the moons ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Still Standing
    J. SHERMAN HENDERSON III, or Sherm, as he is known to most everyone in the telecom industry, is aptly described by those who know and work with him as “persuasive,” “the consummate salesman,” “a cheerleader.” He has used those attributes over the past 20-plus years to build ...More
    February 1, 2006 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Ready or Not
    LIKE MUCH OF COMMUNICATIONS THESE DAYS, conferencing, specifically, Web conferencing, is starting to see the impact of VoIP. Today,Web conferencing largely is two separate simultaneous conferences — one over the Internet and one over a standard dialin audio bridge, with all ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • One Step at a Time
    LAST YEAR, I TRAINED FOR A half-marathon, but I didn’t run in it.Why? My excuse was work got in the way, and to a certain degree, it did. Letting it interfere was rather silly since two weeks before the marathon I ran 15 miles, so I was totally capable of running the race. ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Delivering VoIP’s Promise
    VOIP MAY BE SNOWBALLING IN acceptance among enterprises and consumers, but the provisioning of all those new VoIP customer order requests has emerged as a new front in the war against inefficiency. Service providers are discovering they have to first fulfill back-office ...More
    February 1, 2006 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • CSP NETWORK: New Products
    Zultys BTC Adds Conferencing to SIP, Mobile Phones Zultys Technologies’ new Bluetooth Conference Phone (BTC) is a desktop device to enable any phone, such as the company’s SIP phones or softphones, to accommodate a call with multiple participants. The BTC, which has no SIP ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Oh, Wireless, Where Art Thou?
    NOW THAT CABLECOS HAVE PAIRED with Sprint Nextel Corp. for mobile wireless service, what are other CLECs to do about achieving the desired quadplay? Many regional CLECs simply don’t have the volume, expertise or resources to take on a full-fledged MVNO business. ...More
    February 1, 2006 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    AT&T Inc. launched the Business Affiliate Network, a program that lets businesses and organizations earn commissions by promoting AT&T services on their Web sites. Participants earn commissions when visitors to their Web sites click the AT&T banner ad and buy a ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in Articles