• 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
  • E-Billing Enriches End-User Experience
    Saving trees and streamlining processes may be the hallmarks of telecom e-billing, but the real money is in enriching the customer experience. The e-bill has matured from just another payment option into something that strikes deep at the heart of customer retention and ...More
    September 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Round Table
    ... ON SENATE BILL 1504, THE “BROADBAND INVESTMENT AND CONSUMER CHOICE ACT,” INTRODUCED BY SENATOR JOHN ENSIGN (R-NV) IN LATE JULY. “At the same time it tackles the policy issues raised by the Ensign bill, Congress needs to finish its work on the DTV transition, so that ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • New Products
    AIRMAGNET RELEASES ENTERPRISE 6.0 AirMagnet Inc., which develops WLAN security technologies, has upgraded its AirMagnet Enterprise platform. The latest version, Enterprise 6.0 fully integrates with the Cisco Systems Inc. Wireless LAN Solution Engine (WLSE), enabling Cisco’s ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Time Out
    I was tempted to rerun my comments from last month, “Bells Win Another Round.” By simply adding the word, “Again,” to the title and changing all the verb tenses from future to past, the piece stands.Of course, I am referring to the FCC’s swift move to deregulate DSL access ...More
    September 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles