• U4EA Technologies Expands Multiservice Business Gateway Product Line
    U4EA Technologies Inc., a provider of integrated access technology for converged communications, said it has extended its multiservice business gateway (MSBG) product line to meet the needs of SMBs and enterprises. The U4EA Fusion 200 and Fusion 400 Series are all-in-one ...More
    October 30, 2007 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • House Approves Internet Tax Ban
    The House approved a seven-year extension on the Internet tax ban Tuesday. It voted 402-0 to approve the bill. The original version in the House had called for the ban to be extended by four years. The Senate approved the ban last week and President Bush must sign the bill ...More
    October 30, 2007 Posted in News
  • Qwest Earnings Miss Expectations
    A tax benefit helped Qwest Communications International Inc. record a big jump in third-quarter net income, but it wasn’t all good news for the Denver-based phone company. A one-time benefit of $2.15 billion boosted Qwest’s net-income to 2.07 billion in the third quarter, ...More
    October 30, 2007 Posted in News
  • VON: Ingate, Broadvox Partner to Deliver Turnkey SIP Trunk Solution
    Ingate Systems, which develops firewall technology and products that enable SIP-based live communication for the enterprise while maintaining control and security at the network edge, and Broadvox, a provider of integrated managed VoIP services to SMB, enterprise and ...More
    October 29, 2007 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Platinum Equity Buys Covad
    An ongoing lack of profitability and problems provisioning its hosted VoIP services are two likely reasons Covad Communications Group has agreed to be bought by Platinum Equity, a private equity firm. The companies said on Monday Platinum Equity will pay $1.02 per share, or ...More
    October 29, 2007 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • XO Offers 10 Gigs in 10 Days, Another Challenge to Level 3’s Woes
    As Level 3 Communications Inc. continues to struggle with provisioning issues, XO Communications has increased its network capacity to 800gbps and once again expanded its guarantees for wholesale customers. New today from XO is a promise that the company will provision ...More
    October 29, 2007 By Paula Bernier Posted in News, Ethernet/ MPLS
  • Verizon Earnings Down 34 Percent
    Verizon Communications Inc. said Monday third-quarter net-income fell 34 percent compared to a year ago in large part because of a tax charge, but the teleco did post higher sales. Verizon earned $1.27 billion, or 44 cents a share, compared with $1.92 billion or 66 cents a ...More
    October 29, 2007 Posted in News
  • Broadvox to Use Switch and Data Facilities
    Broadvox LLC will use Switch and Data facilities in nine markets to help extend its reach in wholesale, enterprise and SMB VoIP markets, the companies said Monday. Broadvox is using Switch and Data’s PAIX VoIP platform to exchange its traffic with other providers in a ...More
    October 29, 2007 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Senate Approves Seven-Year Internet Tax Ban
    The U.S. Senate Thursday night voted to keep the Internet tax-free for another seven years. The House must follow suit and the president must sign the bill by Nov. 1 for the moratorium to take effect. The original ban on Web taxes was set in 1998. Congress already has ...More
    October 26, 2007 Posted in News
  • Tadiran Announces Incentive Program for Reseller Channel
    Tadiran Telecom, a global IP business telephone and communications solutions provider, on Friday announced a new loyalty incentive program, Accelerate for Success, designed to reward top-performing reseller partners. The program is geared toward driving Tadiran's growing ...More
    October 26, 2007 Posted in News