• 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
  • Product News
    SNET DG ADDS INTRUSIVE OCN SERVICE TO PRODUCT LINE SNET Diversified Group (SNET DG), a provider of SS7 intelligent network and database services, has added the intrusive operating company number (OCN) service to its product line. The service helps carriers avoid unbillable ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • ATIS Releases Service Migration Guidelines
    ATIS, a technical planning and standards development organization, today released its Local Service Migration Guidelines, Issue 2, a reference to help state regulators and telecom carriers manage the transfer of customers from one service provider to another. Issue 2 ...More
    August 31, 2005 Posted in News
  • Eureka, InfoHighway Complete Merger
    Eureka Networks and InfoHighway Communications Corp. said today they have completed the merger they announced in June. The combined entity, named Eureka/InfoHighway, creates one of the largest CLECs in the Northeast with annual sales of more than $100 million. ...More
    August 31, 2005 Posted in News
  • T-Mobile Gives Hurricane Victims Free Wi-Fi Access
    T-Mobile HotSpot is offering free Wi-Fi Internet service throughout Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The provider is offering service in Borders Books and Music stores, FedEx Kinko's, Starbucks, Hyatt Hotels, Red Roof Inn Motels, ...More
    August 30, 2005 Posted in News
  • 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