• Making Sense of Wireless Broadband -- Part II
    With all the MegaHertzes and 802.whatevers being bandied about, you might be confused as to what the difference is between WiMAX and pre-WiMAX, licensed and unlicensed, GSM and CDMA. But categorizing wireless broadband is essential to knowing what to pitch to your ...More
    April 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Conferencing Systems
    Posted: 04/2005 Conferencing Systems POLYCOM BOOSTS SOUNDSTATION CAPABILITIES Hosting a conference call will feel like talking with people just across the table now that Polycom Inc.'s latest conferencing phone, the SoundStation2, features twice the loudness and 50 percent ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Last-Mile Matchmaking Goes Online
    On Valentine's Day, Last Mile Connections (LMC) appropriately announced it has moved its matchmaking platform online and extended it to seven additional markets.The company's services have been provided to CLECs on a broker basis - using phone, fax and instant messaging - ...More
    April 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Members OK CompTel/ASCENT, ALTS Merger
    The members of CompTel/ASCENT and the Association for Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS) voted last week to approve the merger of the two organizations. The merger, which will be completed March 1, combines more than 350 companies in support of the development and ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Former WorldCom Chief Awaits Sentence
    Bernard Ebbers, the former chief executive of WorldCom, symbolized an era of corporate malfeasance that drove some of the world's largest and most venerated companies into ruin.Convicted by a jury last month of spearheading an $11 billion accounting fraud that led to the ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Channel News
    Posted: 04/2005 Channel News Asante, 1NService Partner to Help SMBs Asante Technologies Inc. and value-added reseller 1NService have teamed up to help SMBs upgrade their network infrastructures to support data, voice and video over IP networks. 1NService will use Asante's ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Calculating ROI for Converged IPNetworks
    The business case for adopting converged IP networks has been elusive. With vendors and resellers touting benefits such as more efficient network management and better integration between voice and data applications, the ability to measure and qualify ROI for enterprise ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • UNE-P Coalitions Spell Buying Power
    Coalitions of local phone companies are forming to secure lowcost access to networks in the wake of changing regulations.Sue Platner, president of consulting firm The Northridge Group, says one group of phone companies on the East Coast and a separate group of companies in ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • i2 Signs Distributors for VoiceStick
    i2Telecom International Inc. recently announced new distribution agreements, including a number of national retail chains, for its new VoiceStick device developments the company says, in part, are expected to result in a tenfold increase in revenue this year over 2004. ...More
    April 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Vegas A-Glitter with Channel Partners, New Deals
    The Spring Channel Partners Conference & Expo was no gamble for attendees and exhibitors, all of whom came away from the star-studded event with new sales tools, technical insights and business contacts.More than 2,500 people participated in the show. They took ...More
    April 1, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles