• Strike Fever: Verizon Off, Qwest Possibly On
    On the same day Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) avoided a strike, Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q) union workers got the go-ahead to walk off the job if talks don’t produce a new contract. Verizon workers were ready to walk today, but they settled on a ...More
    August 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • RingCentral Delivers Hosted Phone System to Concentric Customers
    RingCentral announced it has partnered with Concentric, a business unit of XO Communications(XOHO) that provides hosted applications, including Web site hosting, business e-mail, Microsoft Hosted Exchange, corporate domain management and perimeter e-mail protection. Now, ...More
    August 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • Wagon Hitching Continues in TEM Space
    Telecom expense management giants continue to bring smaller, more targeted TEM solutions under their wing as Tangoe announced this week a transaction with Information Strategies Group Inc. (ISG).Attracted by ISG’s call accounting product, billing chargeback and ...More
    August 7, 2008 Posted in News
  • Why You Might Be Conflicted About Delta Rolling Out In-Flight Wi-Fi
    You’ll either love it or hate it. Delta Air Lines’ planned rollout of in-flight Wi-Fi this fall means the potential for uninterrupted playing of Scrabulous — er, Wordscraper — on Facebook. But then, “I’m about to get on a plane” is ...More
    August 6, 2008 Posted in News
  • More Than 900,000 Subs Kiss Sprint Goodbye
    Those Sprint Nextel (S) wireless subscribers are dropping like proverbial flies.The Kansas City-based provider shooed away another 901,000 customers during the second quarter of 2008. Losses totaled $344 million, despite the nifty new ads spoofing a horror flick – ...More
    August 6, 2008 Posted in News
  • Qwest: High Taxes Pushed Our Profit Down
    Alert the IRS: Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q) didn’t hit its second-quarter earnings numbers because taxes are too high.At least that’s what the Denver-based carrier said Wednesday when it reported a 24-percent drop in second-quarter net ...More
    August 6, 2008 Posted in News
  • COLOTRAQ Adds Equipment Sourcing Capabilities
    COLOTRAQ has added equipment to its telecom and IT sourcing service. COLOTRAQ Equipment Sourcing (CES) specializes in servers, storage, routers and switching products and is currently an authorized reseller for Dell, HP, IBM and APC.COLOTRAQ currently helps clients procure ...More
    August 5, 2008 Posted in News
  • Toshiba Launches IP PBX for Medium-to-Large Businesses
    Toshiba America Information Systems Inc.'s Telecommunication Systems Division Tuesday launched its new Strata CIX1200 VoIP business communication system for medium-to-large companies. Supporting up to 1,152 ports, the Strata CIX1200 is designed for 200 to 1,000 users and ...More
    August 5, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Polycom Certifies FreedomVOICE as Reseller
    Hosted VoIP provider FreedomVOICE said today it’s now a certified Polycom reseller. The designation means partners and end users get full support – for Polycom’s hardware and software – from FreedomVOICE, rather than a third party.FreedomVOICE sells ...More
    August 5, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Westcon Group Launches Quote Tool for Digium Resellers
    Westcon Group Inc. rolled out a new configuration tool for the Digium Inc. Asterisk-based open-source solutions to resellers registered in its CollaborationPoint OpenSource program, which was launched in spring 2008.Westcon’s “configurator,” which was ...More
    August 5, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony