• XO Targets Residential-Focused CLECs Wanting to Move Off RBOC Facilities
    XO Communications Inc.’s Wholesale Local Voice services platform now can help CLECs serving residential customers transition off of the RBOCs’ UNE-P, and instead use central office and transport services from XO to deliver telephone services. CLECs using the XO services ...More
    August 29, 2005 By Paula Bernier Posted in News
  • Fonality Signs Hundreds of Resellers
    Fonality said today it has signed more than 500 reseller partners in 45 countries to distribute and deploy PBXtra, its flagship IP PBX product built for SMBs. The company started shipping PBXtra last fall. “You don’t have to go phone school anymore to install phone systems. ...More
    August 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • FCC Changes Deadline that Threatened VoIP Subscriber Cut-Off
    The FCC on Friday morning extended the deadline for VoIP providers to gather subscribers' acknowledgements that they might not have access to E911 calling.Commissioners moved the date from Aug. 29 to Sept. 28, giving providers some relief from the fear that thousands of ...More
    August 26, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • CRG West Opens Neutral Meet-Me-Room in Nation’s Capital
    CRG West has opened its first neutral meet-me-room in Washington, D.C., at its 1275 K Street NW facility, offering interconnections and data center colocation to tenants including facilities-based telecommunication carriers, ISPs, and VoIP, wireless and content providers. ...More
    August 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • Interlink Acquires, Renames Assai
    VoIP provider Interlink Global Corp. Inc. has acquired 100 percent of the stock of Assai Inc., a New Jersey-based wholesale Internet VoIP provider.Interlink is renaming Assai to Interlink Global Communications Inc., and making it the wholesale division of its entire ...More
    August 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • Progress Telecom, Host.net Expand Partnership
    Broadband and wireless services provider Progress Telecom LLC is working with Host.net, a provider of Internet access, nationwide transport, colocation, managed security and VoIP services, to bring metro and last-mile connectivity to customers in southern Florida. Host.net ...More
    August 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • Verio Creates Reseller Incentives, Introduces Entry-Level Plan
    Verio, a subsidiary of NTT Communications and a provider of IP and managed hosting services, this week announced new promotions for its viaVerio reseller program. The company also introduced a new entry-level plan for its Virtual Private Server version 2 (VPS v2) hosting ...More
    August 24, 2005 Posted in News
  • Amp’d Mobile Readies for Launch
    Amp'd Mobile, an MVNO targeting 18-to-35-year-olds, is working with the William Morris Agency, a marketing consulting company, to secure content deals with studios, networks, music labels, artists, sports leagues, Internet portals and advertisers. Amp’d Mobile is set to ...More
    August 24, 2005 Posted in News
  • 8x8 Calls on TMONE for Telemarketing
    Total Marketing One (TMONE) is providing telemarketing services for 8x8 Inc., developer of the Packet8 broadband VoIP and videophone services.TMONE is a customer acquisition firm that will conduct inbound and outbound over-the-phone sales for Packet8’s residential and ...More
    August 23, 2005 Posted in News
  • USA Today: Martin Considering Cable TV Competition Enforcement
    FCC Chairman Kevin Martin this week told USA Today he might put into effect a little-known rule in the 1992 Cable Act that would enforce cable TV competition. The provision could give the FCC the power to require cities to let RBOCs compete with cable TV operators. "Several ...More
    August 23, 2005 Posted in News