• Former FCC Head Hundt on Obama Transition Team
    Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt officially is part of Present-elect Barack Obama’s transition team.Ars Technica reports Hundt sits on the agency review team that’s reviewing international trade and economic agencies. Hundt, who served under President Clinton from ...More
    November 14, 2008 Posted in News
  • Wow! Nokia Handset for 70 Bucks
    AT&T Inc. is really fleshing out its portfolio of late: the Christmas shopping season must be close. The latest is that the carrier will offer the Nokia 6650 handset for the low, low price of $70. It certainly appears that AT&T is aware of the consumer spending ...More
    November 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • The Sony Xperia to Cost $799
    The handset subsidy model is about to get a test when the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 smartphone comes to America in November. It is set to go commercial Nov. 29, the day after Thanksgiving.The touchscreen device, first announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain ...More
    November 13, 2008 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • The BlackBerry Storm Prepares to Make Landfall
    After a teasing ad campaign that offered tantalizing almost-looks at the device, Verizon Wireless finally will launch the BlackBerry Storm smartphone on Nov. 21.The Storm, BlackBerry’s first touchscreen device, goes head to head with the Apple iPhone and the T-Mobile ...More
    November 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • IP5280 Announces Enhanced SIP Service
    IP5280 Communications has announced the launch of its expanded SIP5280 trunking service that the company said delivers a savings of as much as 70 percent in local and long-distance telephone costs over traditional phone company rates. “It’s like putting a ...More
    November 13, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • SMBs Plan to Boost Tech Spending, Study Shows
    Though wary about current economic conditions, small and medium business don’t plan to slash their tech budgets. More than half (51 percent) of SMBs intend to increase their spending on IT and communications in the next 12 months; and 49 percent expect their tech ...More
    November 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • Broadview Names US LEC’s Blackey SVP of Marketing
    Broadview Networks has named former US LEC exec Jeff Blackey as senior vice president of marketing. Blackey will head up marketing for the CLEC, including product development, product management, market management, marketing communications, public relations, sales training, ...More
    November 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • Cisco: Linksys Is Out of Business
    Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) announced it is retiring the Linksys brand from business products, reserving it only for consumer products.Future business offerings will carry the Cisco Small Business or Cisco Small Business Pro brand. Only time will tell, what’s in a ...More
    November 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • Sprint Entices Workers to Take Voluntary Buyouts
    Less than a week after reporting third-quarter losses of $326 million, Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) is trying to trim the payroll by offering voluntary buyouts. Sprint didn’t say how many of its 57,000 workers would get the offers; however, the carrier told the Kansas ...More
    November 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • Telarus Adds Qwest Data Products to GeoQuote
    Telarus Inc. announced it has added real-time Qwest Communications International Inc. pricing to its GeoQuote system. The instant quotes for Qwest are now available for data T1, bonded T1 and data DS3. GeoQuote powers publicly accessible Web sites such as as ...More
    November 13, 2008 Posted in News