• 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
  • Product News
    INTEC RELEASES FINANCIAL ASSURANCE MODULE Intec Telecom Systems PLC, the London-based billing and OSS vendor, has unveiled a financial assurance module for its Singl.eView billing system. Intec designed Singl.eView Financial Assurance to boost the cash flow and income of ...More
    July 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Extending VoIP's Lifeline
    EarthLink Inc. in early June announced it will offer a line-powered VoIP service on a trial basis in three markets beginning this fall. The service, powered by Covad, will enable the Atlanta-based ISP to offer voice services in apples-to-apples competition with the ILECs in ...More
    July 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • The Analyst Corner - I See an IP PBX
    The market for IP PBXs is climbing steadily, with SMBs making up the largest portion of demand. Infonetics Research, in its Enterprise Telephony quarterly report, notes that shipments of PBX/KTS lines dropped to 6.3 million in the first quarter of 2005, or 15 percent lower ...More
    July 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • E911: Responding to VoIP's Emergency
    In the wake of the FCC decision to require VoIP service providers to offer E911 services, VoIP service providers have been facing an emergency themselves - one that will require fast response from the industry. The FCC gave VoIP providers 120 days - until October - to come ...More
  • PHONE+ Presents "Solutions Providers Blueprint"
    PHONE+ magazine is pleased to announce the theme of The Fall 2005 Channel Partners Conference & Agenda: "Your Solutions Provider Blueprint." "Being a converged solutions provider is what it's all about," says PHONE+ Group Publisher Marla Ellerman. "It's no longer ...More
    July 1, 2005 Posted in Articles