• Hughes Introduces Broadband Backup Service
    Hughes Network Systems LLC has announced the availability of HughesNet Broadband Backup service plans, the newest offerings for SMBs that provide automatic satellite backup in the event of a landline failure. HughesNet Broadband Backup services are available directly from ...More
    October 14, 2008 Posted in News
  • Broadvox Repackages GO! SIP Trunking Products
    Broadvox, a provider of customized SIP Trunking solutions for SMBs and enterprises, announced new service options and reduced prices, which will benefit customers as well as Broadvox VARs due to simplified quoting and ordering. With product repackaging and restructured ...More
    October 14, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Optimum Lightpath Surpasses 3,000 Lit Buildings
    Optimum Lightpath, a provider of Ethernet-based communications services over its Intelligent Enterprise Network, announced that it has connected more than 3,000 buildings to its fiber-to-the-premises network.With this milestone, Optimum Lightpath said it has more fiber-lit ...More
    October 14, 2008 Posted in News, Ethernet/ MPLS
  • Symantec Exec Moves to NetApp
    Symantec has some big shoes to fill on its channel team.The company’s vice president of global channels, Julie Parrish, has announced she’s leaving at the end of the month. She will fill a similar position at NetApp, which recently saw its global channel VP, ...More
    October 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • G-Tek, QuickPhones Deliver Global Mobility Over Wi-Fi
    QuickPhones announced today its partnership with G-Tek Electronics to offer affordable, turn-key Wi-Fi and VoIP business solutions that will enable customers to make Internet calls without needing a computer. Through the partnership, QuickPhones customers will be able to ...More
    October 13, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • FCC Gets Go-Ahead for Free Spectrum Auction
    Remember those proposals for the FCC to provide spectrum that would accommodate free, national wireless Internet access? And recall that carriers including T-Mobile USA fought against the idea because they said their service would be disrupted? Well, seems the ...More
    October 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • Dow, S&P Suffer Worst-Ever Week
    Got that Friday night beer ready? You might want a few swigs before you keep reading. But heck, you probably already know: The Dow Industrials and S&P 500 suffered their worst week ever (no VH1 comedy show here) at the closing bell Oct. 10. On the positive side, a quick ...More
    October 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Verizon to Divest 15 More Markets
    Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) said this week it will divest 15 additional markets this week, for a total of 100, to entice the Justice Department to approve the pending Verizon-Alltel merger. Telecom analysts for investment bank Stifel Nicolaus said in a research note ...More
    October 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Deadline Looms for Qwest, Union
    Qwest (Q) and the Communications Workers of America are back at the bargaining table, trying to hammer out an agreement. They’ve set a deadline of midnight tonight (Friday).The union recently rejected an agreement that seemed to put the two sides on the same page a ...More
    October 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • TouchStar Acquires FacetCorp
    TouchStar has acquired FacetCorp of Dallas, Texas. FacetCorp's flagship product, FacetPhone, is a software-based business phone system it said minimizes operating costs and increases productivity.TouchStar said savings are also achieved by: minimizing long-distance costs ...More
    October 10, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony