• Majority Use Multiservice Business Gateways, In-Stat Survey Shows
    The appeal of the multiservice business gateway (MSBG) in the U.S. market continues to increase among small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and branch offices, reports In-Stat. More than 50 percent of all U.S. businesses with more than 20 employees have installed MSBG ...More
    July 21, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • ShoreTel Certifies EtherSpeak Communications, Trapeze Networks
    ShoreTel Inc.’s (NASDAQ: SHOR) Technology Partner Program has certified EtherSpeak Communications’ new SIP trunking service, SureTrunk, and also the entire product line of Trapeze Networks. SureTrunk, immediately available through ShoreTel resellers, is ...More
    July 21, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Icahn Doing the Happy Dance in Yahoo! Boardroom?
    What happens when Carl Icahn doesn’t get his way? Dunno. The billionaire activist investor finally has secured the Yahoo! (YHOO) board seat he sought for two months, after Yahoo! rebuffed repeated takeover attempts by Microsoft Corp. (Analysts speculate the ...More
    July 21, 2008 Posted in News
  • Markey: ISPs Should Get User Consent for Tracking
    Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., is hot on ISPs’ trail again. Markey, who chairs the House subcommittee on telecom and the Internet, is pushing for ISPs to get subscribers’ consent before tracking their online activity. He has been a prominent critic of ISPs, and ...More
    July 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Verizon Adds Wholesale Wireless, Signs Lightyear
    As promised in February, Verizon is rolling out wholesale wireless services to its wireline resellers. Lightyear Network Solutions LLC has signed on as the first reseller for the Verizon Wholesale Mobility Solutions suite, which includes both voice and broadband ...More
    July 17, 2008 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • It Ain’t So: SK Telecom Won’t Take Over Sprint
    Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) this week was, once again, the target of takeover rumors. This time, the alleged buyer was South Korea’s SK Telecom Co. In May, the industry expected T-Mobile to snap up Sprint. That didn’t happen and it seems an SK deal won't either. The ...More
    July 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • Verizon Business Introduces Global Billing Report
    Verizon Business has introduced Global Billing Report to provide multinational customers with a more convenient way to view, monitor and analyze their expenses in both the original billed currency and another currency selected by the customer. This tool is available at no ...More
    July 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • 8x8 Introduces Packet8 Plug-and-Play IP Phones, Hosted Key Systems
    8x8 Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT ), provider of Packet 8 business, mobile and residential communication services, announced the launch of a new line of broadband-agnostic, plug-and-play IP phones developed in conjunction with Aastra Telecom. 8x8 also announced the introduction of ...More
    July 17, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Telarus Releases MPLS Research Tool
    Telarus Inc., master agent and creator of, and, Thursday announced it has launched a carrier research tool focused exclusively on MPLS networks. Additionally, Telarus has launched a public-facing Web site, ...More
    July 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • Optimum Buys 4Connections for Undisclosed Price
    New York-based Optimum Lightpath will expand its reach with the purchase of 4Connections LLC, a fiber network operator in New Jersey. The acquisition was announced late Tuesday. Terms weren’t disclosed, however, as Optimum Lightpath is a division of privately held ...More
    July 16, 2008 Posted in News, Ethernet/ MPLS