• Telcos, Cablecos Aid Disaster Relief Efforts
    Dozens of telecom and cable companies are mobilizing to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, ranging from suspending bill-pay requirements to donating financial aid and communications equipment. For example, cable provider Cox Communications said today it is suspending ...More
    September 2, 2005 Posted in News
  • PHONE+ Launches CSP Network
    PHONE+ magazine today went live with its new Web site, Converged Solutions Providers (CSP) Network. PHONE+ editors created the new partner portal, CSP Network, as a resource for converged solutions providers – agents, VARs and VADs, systems integrators, interconnects, ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in News
  • PHONE+ Unveils Certification Site, Program
    PHONE+ magazine today introduced its training and certification site, CSP Certified, a sister portal to the new Converged Solutions Providers (CSP) Network. CSP Certified offers the industry a new brand of training to help partners become successful converged solutions ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in News
  • SBC Installs Communications Services at Astrodome for Hurricane Victims
    As emergency workers try to transport people taking refuge in New Orleans’ Superdome to Houston’s Astrodome, amid gunshots, reports of fires and overall chaos, SBC Communications Inc. is installing a communications network in the Texas football stadium for victims of ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in News
  • Cellular South Works to Restore Service after Hurricane Katrina
    Cellular South said this week it has started restoring wireless service in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties, areas along the Mississippi Gulf Coast hard hit by Hurricane Katrina. The privately held wireless provider says its network maintained a signal in some of ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in News
  • Interoute to Acquire VIA NET.WORKS
    Interoute Communications Ltd., the privately held owner and operator of the i-21 voice and data network in Europe, plans to buy VIA NET.WORKS Inc. for $18.1 million.VIA provides communication technologies to small and medium enterprises in Europe and the United ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in News
  • Should You Be Concerned With CALEA? Probably
    While new economic realities force telecommunications carriers and service providers to cut personnel and drastically reduce operating expenses, these companies are bearing ever increasing costs to meet new mandates from law enforcement agencies. These legal demands often ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Keeping an Eye on IP Video Surveillance
    With all of the attention organizations are giving to the safety and security of their employees, visitors and assets, it is no wonder that IP video surveillance is emerging as a key benefit of moving toward a converged network — especially among such sectors as financial ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Safe Networks Secure Profits For Resellers
    The continuing challenge businesses face in network security risk management has been identified as an opportunity for carriers; it’s one they have addressed in the last four or five years with IP VPNs primarily. But, say analysts and vendors, there is a larger opportunity ...More
    September 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Farewell to a Friend
    Delivering a eulogy is never sought, but always taken to heart. In this spirit we say farewell to one of competitive telecom’s pioneers. Michael L. Bird, 62, died at his home in Park City, Utah, Saturday, July 30, following nearly a year of respiratory difficulties.Mike was ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles