• Local Phone Companies Continue Retreat in Wake of FCC Ruling
    Acceris Communications Inc. is among the U.S. local phone companies scaling back operations in the wake of changing regulations that take effect today. Earlier this week, the telecommunications provider announced it would stop accepting new orders for local residential ...More
    March 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • FCC Chairman Set to Leave as Vote on Access Fees Looms
    It has been about seven weeks since FCC Chairman Michael Powell informed President Bush in a letter he planned to leave the U.S. agency this month. Although rumors have been circulating in Washington, D.C. for months over potential candidates to replace Powell -- including ...More
    March 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • Powell: VoIP Already Changing Perceptions
    In his final public speech as chairman of the FCC, Michael Powell yesterday told an appreciative audience at the Voice on the Net (VON) conference in San Jose, Calif., the industry has done much already to change how the world, and regulators, view VoIP. He said this will ...More
    March 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • Covad Launches VOA VoIP
    Covad Communications Group Inc. said today it has launched its Voice-Optimized Access (VOA) VoIP technology in more than 900 U.S. cities. Covad operates its VoIP service on T1 and SDSL, making it available to 6 million small businesses. The provider says its VoIP on T1 ...More
    March 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • Globix and NEON Communications Merge
    Globix Corp., a public company providing managed applications and hosted services to businesses, on Tuesday announced completing the acquisition of NEON Communications Inc. Westborough, Mass.-based NEON provides optical networking to carriers and large enterprise customers ...More
    March 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • NetLogic Rolls Out VoIP Plus
    NetLogic, a service provider in the Midwest, today said it has deployed its VoIP service, VoIP Plus, for business and wholesale markets. The CLEC, however, does not use the Internet for VoIP. Instead, it relies on its own network to bypass the public Internet and send calls ...More
    March 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • Tekelec Announces Optivon as New Customer
    Optivon Inc., a hosted VoIP service provider, has chosen the Tekelec 6000 Application Server – which used to be the VocalData Application Server – for launching VoIP in the United States and Latin America. Tekelec made the announcement this week. Optivon says that with the ...More
    March 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • TeleGea Launches VoIP OS
    TeleGea Inc. has launched its open-source software platform, the TeleGea VoIP Operating System (OS). The company says New Global Telecom is the latest carrier to deploy the application, using it to meet demand for its hosted VoIP service, 6DegreesIP, for resellers and end ...More
    March 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • Volo Offers Providers Private-Label Directory Assistance
    Wholesale provider Volo Communications said today it is offering a private-label directory assistance service to CLECs, IXCs, cable and wireless operators, ISPs and resellers. Volo has created the VoiceOne Information Service (VOIS) as a carrier/wholesale service meant to ...More
    March 7, 2005 Posted in News
  • DCI, GlobalPhone to Develop IP Services
    DCI Voice Solutions, a wholesale VoIP and TDM services provider, and GlobalPhone Corp., a facilities-based carrier, today announced they are partnering to develop IP services. “The carrier and service provider market is where we play our best game,” says Neil Rosenblit, ...More
    March 7, 2005 Posted in News