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Next-Gen Interconnection and the Challenges that Lie Ahead

The issue of carrier interconnection rules related to managed IP networks for VoIP seems to be heating up. The bottom line is that competitive carriers with IP-based networks want to be able to interconnect with ILECs via IP rather than having to convert traffic back to TDM. Thats because doing an IP-to-TDM conversion creates the […]

Josephson: Start Thinking Now

Growth and exit strategies are top of mind for most agencies that have been pounding the pavement for the last decade. Learn more today as Phil Josephson, founder of the Law Office of Philip Josephson, helps agencies, smaller resellers, even CLECs, identify their next plays. You should always be thinking about where you want to […]

T-Mobile to Acquire SunCom Wireless

T-Mobile USA Inc. has announced it will acquire regional operator SunCom Wireless Holdings Inc. for about $2.4 billion in cash and assumed debt. The acquisition of the regional cellular carrier and its GSM/GPRS/EDGE network will give T-Mobile a deeper footprint in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Much like Verizon […]

BSG Solution Combats Roaming Fraud

BSG Clearing Solutions, a subsidiary of Billing Services Group Ltd, has launched its Near Real Time Roaming Data Exchange (NRTRDE) service. BSG’s NRTRDE solution exceeds industry standards by offering processing speeds that greatly minimize GSM mobile operators’ exposure to roaming-related fraud, the company said. Additionally, BSG announced that avea (Turkey), Cellcom (Israel) and Geocell (Georgia) […]

Endace Adds Netflow to NinjaProbe Appliances

Endace Ltd, a provider of network traffic monitoring solutions, today announced that its NinjaProbe appliances can now generate and export NetFlow statistics. By building upon technology licensed from Sprint Nextel Applied Research & Advanced Technology Labs (AR&ATL) Endace application-independent monitoring probes have the ability to produce granular NetFlow statistics independent of the network infrastructure, removing […]

Skype Reports Outage

Internet phone provider Skype reported Thursday that many of its customers cant log in to the service. The company, which is owned by eBay Inc., said on its Web site that the service should be back up in 12 to 24 hours. The company said its engineering team has determined it is a software problem. […]

Ampd Out

Well, its the end of a story which could tentatively be called Behind the Minutes: Ampd Mobile. By all reports, Ampd Mobile will likely cease operations Tuesday. Like a made-for-VH1 rock and roll tragedy, the once-cool MVNO has fallen onto disreputable hard times, driven by excess and self-indulgence. While its Web site says the shutdown […]

NGT to use CustomCalls Webtop BPM

New Global Telecom (NGT) will use CustomCall Data System Inc.s Webtop BPM platform to provide secure, end-to-end bill processing and order management for their private label VoIP resellers, the companies said this week. NGTs private label service targets VARs, ASPs, ISPs, systems integrators, retailers and other non-traditional telecom providers with a platform for adding hosted […]

Sprint Cutbacks Reach Channel

Sprint Cutbacks Reach Channel Under mounting pressure from Wall Street, Sprint Nextel Corp. is making changes at the corporate level cutting management layers and de-emphasizing legacy services that are trickling down to the indirect channel program, including trimming the rolls of its Business Solutions Partner Program back to only 50 master agents.

Vercuity, Quickcomm Partner

In a move that could herald a change in the TEM space, Vercuity Solutions and Quickcomm Software have partnered to help Global 2000 companies combine and manage their telecom services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is not a merger Vercuity will use Quickcomms software to integrate users wireless, wireline, domestic […]

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