• D’oh! Telecom Lobbyists Won’t Have It Easy Under Obama
    Telecom lobbyists, life just got tougher for you.President Barack Obama today issued executive orders banning gifts from lobbyists to anyone in his administration, and restricting anyone who leaves his administration from lobbying the White House while he’s president. ...More
    January 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • Sierra Touts USB Modem for Sprint Mobile Broadband
    Sierra Wireless (SWIR) has launched the Sierra Wireless USB 598 with service on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. Available exclusively from Sprint as the Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Modem 598U by Sierra Wireless, this new USB modem offers a mobile solution that ...More
    January 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • Panasonic Achieves Broadvox SIP Trunking Certification
    Broadvox has announced interoperability certification between the Panasonic Network Communication Platform (NCP) IP PBX system and Broadvox GO! SIP Trunking. The Panasonic NCP offers features which include call center functionality, desktop productivity applications and the ...More
    January 21, 2009 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Alteva Adds Call Recording to Hosted VoIP
    Hosted VoIP provider Alteva LLC announced Tuesday it added call recording to its hosted platform.Called Alteva Archive, the service enables subscribers to the company’s hosted VoIP service to record and manage communications with no software installation or training ...More
    January 20, 2009 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • BlackBerry Now Accepting Application Submissions
    It’s time to get “appy” if you’re Research In Motion Ltd., now that its main competitors already have launched some form of an over-the-air mobile third-party application store. On Tuesday, RIM finally announced it is accepting developer submissions ...More
    January 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • IBM Enlists Channel in SaaS Bid
    IBM Corp. plans to involve its channel in its Lotus Live software-as-a-service bid announced Monday.Big Blue said eventually it would allow solutions providers to build apps and services around LotusLive. And, a multitiered admin capability from a recent acquisition could ...More
  • Nortel’s Enterprise Strategy No Sure Thing
    Equipment maker Nortel, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Jan. 14, seems to have pinned its hopes on the enterprise telephony market, while its carrier business struggles, noted Technology Business Research Inc.  However, the analyst firm predicted ...More
    January 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Martin’s Parting Shot: Rules Deter Network Investment
    Former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin couldn’t exit without taking a parting shot at the principles of the new presidential administration. “There could be a more regulatory environment," Martin told the Financial Times on the eve of his last day (today) at the FCC. ...More
    January 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Bush’s Tech Legacy Wiped Away as Obama Takes Over
    Much of the technology legacy of now-former President George W. Bush was wiped away at noon Eastern when the White House Web site was flipped to that of the Obama Administration’s. Bush had a hand in revamping the White House site after his 2000 election, and ...More
    January 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Broadcore SIP Trunking Certified for Toshiba IP PBX
    Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division and Broadcore Inc. announced Tuesday that Broadcore’s SIP trunking services have been certified with Toshiba’s family of Strata CIX IP business communication systems and are now ...More
    January 20, 2009 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony