• Time Out
    I was tempted to rerun my comments from last month, “Bells Win Another Round.” By simply adding the word, “Again,” to the title and changing all the verb tenses from future to past, the piece stands.Of course, I am referring to the FCC’s swift move to deregulate DSL access ...More
    September 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    Ron Harden, former vice president of sales and marketing for Volo Communications, as well as former chairman for CompTel/ ASCENT, has joined VoIP provider VoX Communications as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Prior to Volo, Harden served as executive vice ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Become CSP Certified!
    Converged Solutions Provider Certification training is a primary component of the CSP Network value proposition for converged solutions providers. Here is a sneak peek at the course curriculum. For more information, visit CSP Network or www.cspcertified.com. Become a ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • SIP Phones’ Dirty Little Secret
    The dirty little secret of VoIP phones is not that they don’t work. Nearly all of them do, if you just want to make a basic phone call. But if you are a VoIP provider, particularly in the business space, trying to develop a richly featured service that will meet the needs ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • News Briefs
    Wholesale provider Teleglobe International Holdings Ltd. agreed in late July to be acquired by Indian provider Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL). VSNL will pay $239 million for Teleglobe. The transaction should close in first quarter 2006. VSNL says the deal makes it the ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • CSP Network: It’s On
    CSP Network: It’s On Convergence. Community. Connection. Channel. Certification. all debut this month on csp network, the new PHONE+ partner portal. on the web at www.csp-network.com, csp network is a comprehensive resource created especially for converged solutions ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Who Let the Dogs Out?
    Man’s best friends tend to embrace the great outdoors often to the frustration of their owners. Locatis is coming to the rescue. The company’s new PB100 pet-tracking device is a lightweight, water-resistant GPS/GSM device that attaches to a dog’s collar. If a pet owner ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Class 5 Switching Goes Condo
    Houston-based i3 Voice & Data Inc. now offers CLECs displaced by the phase-out of UNE-P a la carte access to TDM- and IPbased switching facilities based on a “time share” concept. The 1-year-old company’s UNE-3 Fractional Switch Ownership program service goes live this ...More
    September 1, 2005 By Paula Bernier Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Who Will Win the Race Back to the Future?
    Remember when there was one phone company? With all the merger activity in the telecommunications industry, doesn’t it seem that we are heading back to the future?With SBC Communications Inc. buying AT&T Corp., Verizon Communications Inc. swallowing MCI Inc., and Sprint ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • FCC Deregulates DSL
    In early August FCC commissioners agreed to deregulate DSL access — a move that was foreshadowed just weeks earlier when the Supreme Court ruled against Brand X Internet LLC, freeing cable companies from network-sharing requirements sought by the ISP.In a widely anticipated ...More
    September 1, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles