Telephony/UC

 

D2 Uses MIPS Processor to Enhance VoIP Software

D2 Technologies Inc. announced today at VON in San Jose today it has enhanced its vPort VoIP software with multithreading features. D2 used MIPS Technologies Inc.s new multithreaded MIPS32R 34Kc processor core with DSP extensions, and has increased VoIP channel density by two times, compared to processors without multithreading and DSP capabilities, the company said. […]

Final Curtain Falls on UNE-P

MARCH 11, 2006, IS THE day UNE-P lease rates become mere footnotes to the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The day has been anticipated for a few years and been part of the official record since the FCCs ruling in December 2004. Because of this long lead time, the deadline is a non-event in the industry, […]

DOS Attack Alert

FOR THE PAST 18 MONTHS, I have been thinking a lot about peer-to-peer traffic and how it might impact the many networks that combine to form the Internet. Understanding this kind of traffic can only continue to grow, I thought it could begin to burden the network without providing it with correspondingly more revenue. I […]

Moving Up or Moving Out

AFTER YEARS OF CONTINUOUS legal salvos, the UNE-P debate is over. Many UNE-P contracts will revert to higherpriced total resale rate plans as of March 11, the final date set by the FCC for the yearlong phaseout of the wholesale offer (see related story on Page 41). Anticipating this change, UNE-P resellers will be either […]

Converging on Collaboration

COLLABORATION SOLUTIONS COVER a range of technologies, including instant messaging, presence, video conferencing and teleconferencing. Most have been outsourced as separate services or not at all. As a result, some have flourished and others, such as video conferencing, have not. With the convergence of data, voice and video solutions onto one secure network, organizations now […]

ITS AN SMB WORLD

LEADING MANUFACTURERS CONTINUE to target smaller businesses with new telephony platforms and applications while system introductions of larger platforms decline. Database publisher and analyst group TelecomTactics finds nearly 80 percent of new enterprise telephony systems introduced in 2005 in North America were designed for SMBs or branch offices of larger businesses that require fewer than […]

Peering Into the Future

VOIP PEERING SERVICES ARE young, but already the sector is seeing significant growth and change. Launching as small communities comprising a few nascent voice-over-broadband providers, the services now are signing up major carriers, refining their business models and facing new competitors a sure sign of success. While VoIP is becoming pervasive, most VoIP service providers […]

IP Changes Rules of Interconnect Game

SINCE INTERCONNECTION accounts for a large portion of expenses and revenue for traditional wholesale carriers, the game of keeping these systems up-to-date and reducing complexity is well-known and played often. But as voice margins decline, operators are looking to deploy IP data services, like interactive gaming, music and videos, making for more dynamic and complex […]

New Directions for a New Decade

THE SBC COMMUNICATIONS INC./AT&T CORP. merger approval and the Triennial Review Remand Order (TRRO) proved the golden rule of business He who has the gold makes the rules is alive and well. My company, Trinsic Communications Inc. (formerly Z-Tel Communications Inc.), flourished in the early competitive marketplace and built a nationwide local service footprint. We […]

Network Assessments Key to Successful Convergence Deployments

RESEARCH FROM MULTIPLE INDUSTRY sources suggests that 2006 will be another big year for the deployment of VoIP and other convergence technologies. According to a November 2005 report by Synergy Research Group, the worldwide enterprise IP telephony market increased by 30.6 percent in third quarter 2005 compared with the same period one year earlier. A […]

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