• Covad Looks to Samsung for Line-Powered Voice Equipment
    Covad Communications Group Inc. said this week it has chosen Samsung Telecommunications America as the provider of new central office equipment for Covad's line-powered voice access. The technology enables Covad to offer basic local and long-distance voice services, along ...More
    June 30, 2005 Posted in News
  • eLEC’s Futuristic Network Center Supports New Wholesale Service
    eLEC Communications Corp.’s VoX Communications subsidiary has launched wholesale versions of its hosted VoIP services for residential and business customers. The packages include more than 20 class 5 call features, voice mail and enhanced call handling. eLEC also is ...More
    June 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • PNG Expands Market for Local, Long-Distance Bundles
    For the second time in as many weeks, PowerNet Global Communications has launched local and long-distance service bundles to residential customers, this time in Massachusetts and North Carolina. The company’s agents and affinity partners market its services. The ...More
    June 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • NGT Upgrades 6DegreesIP
    Wholesale hosted VoIP provider New Global Telecom (NGT) this week released version 3.4 of its 6DegreesIP VoIP product. New developments include: availability of LineSider Communications' SecureVoIP voice encryption technology; front-end order entry and provisioning ...More
    June 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Caucus Calls on Lawmakers to Protect Rural Interests in Telecom Reform
    In support of small phone companies and consumers in rural America, more than 60 members of the House of Representatives signed a letter outlining principles Congress should adopt when reforming telecommunications law. The principles endorsed by the Congressional Rural ...More
    June 28, 2005 Posted in News
  • New MVNO Offers Push-to-Talk
    Soon-to-be-launched mobile virtual operator (MVNO) Amp'd Mobile will use Kodiak Networks’ Real-Time Exchange (RTX) System to deliver push-to-talk (PTT) services with quality of service. Targeting the youth market ages 18 to 25 with an array of entertainment services, Amp'd ...More
    June 28, 2005 Posted in News
  • Supreme Court Ruling Victory for Cable Industry, Phone Giants
    In a victory Monday for the cable TV industry and four regional phone companies seeking deregulation of their DSL networks, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an FCC ruling that frees cable operators from requirements to open their broadband lines to other Internet service ...More
    June 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Broadvox Announces Partnerships with Four Providers
    Clear Reach Networks, a wired and wireless service provider for the northern and central Colorado area, including Denver, is launching business VoIP services using the Broadvox LLC hosted-PBX platform. Clear Reach was one of four new customer announced today by Broadvox, ...More
    June 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • TCS: VoIP Verify Meets FCC’s E911 Mandate
    TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), which provides wireless data technologies to carriers, enterprise and government customers, today introduced its TCS VoIP Verify service. It gives VoIP subscribers – through their operators – the ability to dial a predefined number, such as ...More
    June 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Microsoft Creates New Program for Service Providers
    Microsoft Corp. today announced the Communications Sector Alliance Program (CSAP) so service providers can develop new technologies for customers by working with Microsoft teams. The program is offered through the Microsoft Partner Solutions Center (MPSC). Bell Canada and ...More
    June 27, 2005 Posted in News