• PRODUCT NEWS
    Avaya Inc. is working to extend the capabilities of its IP PBX to the Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) BlackBerry platform. Specifically, Avaya and RIM are in the final stages of VoIP interoperability testing between the Avaya SIP Enablement Services and the BlackBerry 7270 ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Product News
    ISA, MAILVISION DELIVER BILLING I.S. Associates Inc. (ISA) has partnered with MailVision Ltd. ISA’s billing system, TeleCount, now supports MailVision’s SIP Application Server, providing prepaid, post-paid, retail and wholesale billing for customers. The MailVision SIP ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Product Showcase: WLAN Access Points
    XIRRUS WLAN ARRAY PUTS APS IN ONE DEVICE The Xirrus XS-3900 Wireless LAN Array connects to the existing Ethernet network, and doesn’t require a centralized WLAN switch or appliance to operate, reducing the number of devices to install. Xirrus Inc. offers its WLAN Array, ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • CompTIA Pushes Solutions Providers Concept
    The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has formed a new advisory council to help IT resellers evolve into technology solutions providers. Much of the council’s aims remained unformulated at press time, but the overall intent is to help channel partners ...More
    August 1, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • Contents Under Pressure
    When it comes to wireless content, most mobile operators turn to aggregators or cut licensing deals with individual companies to provide carrier-specific offerings as a competitive differentiator. However, the approach means an inherently limited array of content offerings ...More
    August 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    WilTel Communications and SBC Communications Inc. have extended their relationship by signing a new master services deal good through 2009. WilTel, the Oklahoma-based wholesale carrier, earlier this year feared it could lose business with its biggest customer — SBC — if the ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Get the Inside ‘Track’ at Channel Partners
    The worlds of telecom, equipment and integration are colliding, and there’s so much to keep tabs on and learn. Never fear. The Channel Partners Conference & Expo has all the education sessions to keep you on “track” and in the know. The event reprises the triple-track ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Should You Recommend IP Telephony?
    Anyone listening too casually to industry hype for the past few years might have the mistaken belief that implementing an IP telephony system is some sort of holy grail, an answer to a myriad of problems — cost savings issues being chief among them.While it’s true that IP ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Bell Fiber Introduced To Resellers’ Diets
    The biggest phone companies in the United States are under no legal obligation to lease their advanced fiber networks to unaffiliated Internet service providers, yet SBC Communications Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. say they are open to such an arrangement. Verizon ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Western Wireless, ALLTEL Merger to be Official on Monday
    Nearly three weeks after the FCC approved the proposed merger between Western Wireless Corp. and ALLTEL, Western Wireless said today its shareholders also have given the thumbs-up to the deal. The companies expect the merger to be official as of Monday, Aug. 1, now that all ...More
    July 29, 2005 Posted in News