• Intelesys Named Digium Select Reseller
    Digium Inc., makers of the open-source Asterisk telephony software, and VAR/telephony agent Intelesys Inc. Monday announced a partnership wherein Intelesys will offer sales and integration of Asterisk-based phone solutions.Digium provides the Switchvox family of turnkey IP ...More
    December 15, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Interactive Intelligence Completes Cisco UC Interop
    Interactive Intelligence Inc. announced it has completed SIP interoperability verification testing with the Cisco Systems Inc. Unified Communications Manager, making it possible for shared customers to use both vendors’ systems without the need for middleware ...More
    December 15, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • IDC: SMBs to Delay, Reduce IT Spend Due to Downturn
    Thirty-eight percent of small businesses (those with fewer than 100 employees) are likely to delay spending while 43 percent of medium businesses (those with 100-999 employees) are likely to reduce spending as a result of the downturn, according to a new survey from IDC.The ...More
    December 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • Telecom NZ, Pactolus Offer White-Label Int'l Prepaid
    Telecom New Zealand International (TNZI) will offer MSOs a white-label way to add new international services like prepaid long-distance, using Pactolus Communications’ SIPware Prepaid Service.TNZI is expanding to offer a new suite of white-label services that allow ...More
    December 15, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • AT&T and the $1,500 Netbook
    Netbooks. They’re not laptops, and they’re not smartphones. They exist in that nebulous middle area — small but not too small, with decent processing power but they’re not the same as laptops. And they usually cost around $350. They’re ...More
    December 15, 2008 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Downgrade Monday: AT&T, Alcatel, Nortel Slammed
    AT&T Inc. (T), Nortel Networks Corp. (NT) and Alcatel-Lucent  (ALU) all closed down Monday after separate agencies downgraded the companies’ credit ratings. Goldman Sachs cut AT&T’s to Neutral from Buy, citing, among other reasons, ...More
    December 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • FCC’s Martin Cancels December Meeting
    FCC Chairman Kevin Martin’s hope for porn-free wireless Internet for Americans has hit the skids. He has acquiesced to pressure from the White House and key members of Congress not to hold a vote on the AWS-3 spectrum auction later this week. Instead, it appears ...More
    December 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • Rockefeller to FCC’s Martin: Stick to DTV Transition
    The man expected to become chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee on Friday asked the FCC to forgo a vote on the AWS-3 auction next week and instead focus on the upcoming DTV transition, which has not gone as expected in test launches so far. “We strongly urge you ...More
    December 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • Westcon Announces Key Promotions as Part of Partner Engagement Strategy
    Distributor Westcon Group Inc. announced Friday key promotions within its North American product sales team, including Rob Sbarra as vice president of Cisco product sales, Joe Nicoletti as director of security product sales and Richard Roux as director of Avaya product ...More
    December 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • XO, Level 3 Join Agent Association
    The newly formed Technology Channel Association, which represents the communications industry’s indirect sales channel, added two new vendor members: XO Communications Inc. and Level 3 Communications Inc.. Both carriers joined at the beginning of December.In addition, ...More
    December 12, 2008 By Khali Henderson Posted in News