• Class 5 Switching Goes Condo
    Houston-based i3 Voice & Data Inc. now offers CLECs displaced by the phase-out of UNE-P a la carte access to TDM- and IPbased switching facilities based on a “time share” concept. The 1-year-old company’s UNE-3 Fractional Switch Ownership program service goes live this ...More
    September 1, 2005 By Paula Bernier Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Who Will Win the Race Back to the Future?
    Remember when there was one phone company? With all the merger activity in the telecommunications industry, doesn’t it seem that we are heading back to the future?With SBC Communications Inc. buying AT&T Corp., Verizon Communications Inc. swallowing MCI Inc., and Sprint ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • FCC Deregulates DSL
    In early August FCC commissioners agreed to deregulate DSL access — a move that was foreshadowed just weeks earlier when the Supreme Court ruled against Brand X Internet LLC, freeing cable companies from network-sharing requirements sought by the ISP.In a widely anticipated ...More
    September 1, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • reseller channel: News Briefs
    Broadvox LLC announced four companies — Clear Reach, Hotwire Communications, Virtual-Switch.Com Inc. and VoIP Canada Inc. will offer Broadvox’s VoIP broadband services with a suite of local and long-distance service packages. Clear Reach is an Internet company in northern ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Switched Voice Market Gets a Makeover
    The U.S. long-distance industry’s switched voice segment is undergoing a significant transformation. New or preferred technologies, regulatory developments and competitive pressures are conspiring factors collectively driving compounded shrinkage in excess of nine percent, ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Roaming Alliance Seeks WiMAX World
    While the first WiMAX-certified products aren’t expected until later this year, some supporters of the 802.16 standard are paving the way for industry maturation now. Spearheaded by hotspot aggregator RemotePipes Inc., the fledgling WiMAX Global Roaming Alliance (WGRA) aims ...More
    September 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Alcatel Consolidates North American Partner Program
    Alcatel announced in late July a new North America Business Partner Program that consolidates the product lines and resources of three previously separate channel initiatives.The move, which was driven by technology convergence, enables Alcatel to offer its partners a ...More
    September 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    ACC Business, which uses AT&T Corp.’s network services and sells exclusively through agents, has named Eduardo “Sal” Ben-Haim agent manager for Florida. Ben- Haim will support existing agents and contract new ones to sell voice and data services. He also will oversee ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Product Showcase
    Today, businesses can choose from a wide variety of IP telephones. Leading telecommunications manufacturers continue to round out their IP phone portfolios, offering a range of choices from cost-effective entry-level, cordless and mid-range phones to more advanced models ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Synchronizing VoIP Interconnection
    Cable One Inc., a rural market cable operator serving more than 700,000 subscribers in 19 states, is planning a January 2006 rollout of primary-line telephony services in up to 45 of its 52 markets throughout the Midwestern, Southern and Western United States. The ...More
    September 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony