• Open-Source Opportunities
    If someone offered you a complete IP PBX for free, would you take it? That's the value proposition offered by telephony open-source software, a new industry segment that is seeing significant growth in deployments by service providers and even enterprises that want ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Exceeding Expectations
    There is a 15-year-old boy living in my house who claims to be my son. For those of you who have teens, you will understand when I say sometimes they do things that make you think that an alien has sucked the brains from their heads and snatched their bodies. This ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • channel news
    Posted: 01/2005 channel news IPtimize Acquires DTT Managed VoIP services provider IPtimize Inc. has acquired the assets of Denver-based Digital Telecom & Technology (DTT). DTT, a provider of IP telecom systems and IP integration services to businesses, specializes in IP ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • 8 Tips for Transitioning to IP Telephony
    There is much to consider when planning for an IP telephony deployment  from business requirements, to product evaluation and vendor selection, etc. However, there are many process issues that will require some effort and attention regardless of the product or vendor ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Product News
    INFO DIRECTIONS, ENSIM GIVE PROVIDERS CONVERGENT APPROACH OSS/BSS provider Info Directions has announced a joint marketing agreement with Ensim Corp., a software manufacturer for service providers who deliver converged hosted services. According to the terms of the ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • First Avenue, First Mover
    With the deregulation of copper access pipes, ISPs and CLECs looking for alternative customer access could consider deploying WiMAX or Wi-Fi in licensed bands. First Avenue Networks hopes to be a first mover in such a carrier-grade virtual broadband wireless access operator ...More
    November 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles, Ethernet/ MPLS
  • Le Vin, Le Beret, Le Laptop, Le Wi-Fi
    The small mountain village of Gordes, France, has left the Dark Ages behind. The community, a magnet for actors and entertainers, now is as connected as any modern city, thanks to Firetide Inc. and the Ruralnet project. “The Village of Gordes has been named one of the most ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • PRM-utations
    Back-office permutations are afoot in mobile. Data content and applications are a new source of revenue and profit as device and network technology maturity have continued to broaden the scope of services available to mobile handsets. At the same time, carrier processes and ...More
    November 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • GST Named Premier Master Agent
    Global Systems Telecom has qualified for designation as a CSP Network Premier Master Agency.The CSP Network Master Agency Certification Program was rolled out by PHONE+ last fall to bring clarity to the definition of this unique player in the distribution channel. PHONE+ ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • US LEC Provides Agents Key To VoD
    US LEC Corp. this month is rolling out a new triple-play service that allows indirect sales partners, for the first time, to sell video-on-demand services — along with voice and high-speed Internet — to the hospitality industry. The new service, called PowerSUITE, enables ...More
    November 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles