• Free Press Advocates $44B Broadband Spend
    In anticipation of an economic stimulus package for 2009, Free Press already is planning for ways to spend the money.The consumer advocacy group proposes the United States government spend $44 billion on broadband buildouts. Free Press would like to see the $44 billion ...More
    December 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Cisco to Settle With VAR
    Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) has agreed to pay one of its VARs $5.45 million to settle a dispute. Once consummated, both sides will file for a dismissal of the lawsuit.In October, the VAR, Infra-Comm, was awarded $6.4 million in damages stemming from its January 2007 ...More
    December 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • Tigerpaw Releases Upgraded Version at No Charge
    Tigerpaw Software Inc. has released Tigerpaw version 10.7, which provides features such as new manufacturer quote imports, advanced technician dispatch board, additional security functionality, new opportunity funnel report and picturesque proposals. The new version will be ...More
    December 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • Siemens Upgrades Contact Center Suite
    Siemens has announced the latest release of its OpenScape Contact Center, a scalable, virtualized contact center software platform. It is now available via a multi-tenancy license, which is acquired just once for the enterprise or managed services provider so business units ...More
    December 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • ADTRAN Simplifies Remote VoIP Network Management
    ADTRAN Inc. (ADTN) has announced n-Command MSP, a network management platform for remote monitoring and management of ADTRAN NetVanta or Total Access converged networking solutions. This Web-based platform simplifies new device deployment and enables Managed Service ...More
    December 17, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • PHONE+ POLL: Is It Time to Get Out of the Telecom Agency Business?
    Is it time to get out of the telecom agency business?( polls) ...More
    December 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • Groups Press Obama for Tighter Online Privacy Rules
    A number of privacy rights groups met with President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team Tuesday to press for stricter online privacy laws at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). "The last eight years has been a disaster for consumer protection and privacy, and the ...More
    December 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • Motorola Freezes Pensions, Salaries, 401(k) Matches
    Motorola Inc. (MOT) workers got the shaft today in the form of frozen pension plans; a temporary end to company 401(k) matching; and salary freezes. The ailing handset maker said it took the measures to save more than the $800 million it announced in October. First, ...More
    December 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • 5LINX Acquires Kancharla Wholesale Services Group
    5LINX Enterprises announced it’s acquired Kancharla Corp.’s Wholesale Services Group. That includes business, residential, E911, DID Services, and the A-Z Origination/Termination portion of the group.5LINX says it will immediately begin offering these services ...More
    December 17, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • AireSpring Offers Free Interoffice, Multilocation Calls
    AireSpring has announced that beginning Jan. 1, 2009, customers who are signed up for one of the AireSpring Network Local Phone Service products (available for TDM, VoIP and SIP-enabled equipment) will receive free calling among all of their offices and locations without ...More
    December 16, 2008 Posted in News