• One Small Step Toward VoIP
    Enterprises of all sizes and their solutions providers are finding in many cases migrating to VoIP can be akin to a trip to the moon with equipment, coordination and expense required for launch much more than they expected or can bear. Vendors now are addressing this ...More
    July 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Texas BPL Bill May Be First of Many
    A bill introduced this year at the Texas Legislature could have served as a blueprint for other states aiming to spell out the obligations of utilities delivering high-speed Internet access over the power grid.Designed to encourage broadband service over the power lines, or ...More
    July 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Channel Partners News - What’s GE Got to Do with It?
    GE Security is better known in the high-tech security world. So why is it turning its focus to telecom? Jim Clark, vice president of global sales and marketing for GE Security, will answer that question during his special address at the Fall 2005 Channel Partners Conference ...More
    July 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • All Aboard
    VoIP is a booming business, and as the market grows, more resale opportunities for niche providers have cropped up. Many second-tier operators not only lack a network, but the back-office expertise that goes along with it. Some enterprising vendors have crafted enablement ...More
  • Round Table
    ON FCC RULES REQUIRING VOIP PROVIDERS TO OFFER ENHANCED 911 CAPABILITIES BY OCTOBER. "Today's action seeks to remedy a very serious problem - one quite literally of life or death for the millions of customers that subscribe to VoIP service as a substitute for traditional ...More
  • Techno Beat - Are You Lost In the Translation?
    Much like Star Wars’ beloved protocol droid C-3P0, the average person has seemingly endless methods to communicate with people and things. Enterprises are picking up on the benefit of peer-to-peer (P2P), collaborative applications, and knowing the right messaging language ...More
    July 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Microsoft On Tap at Local Telcos
    Microsoft Corp. dived head-first into the "software as a service" market in December 2004 with a $7 million deal with British Telecom plc to develop a suite of hosted online services for smaller businesses. It has followed up with the spring release of the Microsoft ...More
    July 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles, Software as a Service/ Cloud Services (SaaS)
  • On Guard!
    A wireless LAN uses ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio technology to either replace or extend a conventional wired LAN. In a WLAN, data is superimposed onto a "carrier" radio wave using a process called "modulation." The carrier wave acts as the transmission medium, replacing ...More
    July 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • VoIP: Where's the Hold-Up?
    If you read industry press, you have probably noticed there are announcements surrounding new VoIP service providers and service offerings popping up nearly every day. The success of service providers, such as Vonage Holdings Corp., has spawned a telephony gold rush. And, ...More
    Posted: 07/2005 Safety Quest for Qwest In an effort to prevent child victimization stemming from online threats, Qwest Communications International Inc. and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) have kicked off an Internet safety campaign for ...More
    July 1, 2005 Posted in Articles