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Securing Opportunities

Securing Opportunities The Internet has given us lots to love and lots to be concerned about. As more and more small and medium businesses begin to embrace VoIP, unified communications and other IP technologies that provide a competitive edge, theres an accompanying recognition that these companies also need resources for securing those communications beyond a […]

Beyond Geeks: How Digium Plans to Grow Asterisk*

Beyond Geeks: How Digium Plans to Grow Asterisk* If you think Asterisk is for geeks, you have another think coming. So, say executives at Digium Inc. The open-source IP PBX software company is retooling its offer to cross the chasm from early adopters to mainstream small and midsize business users.

Beyond Geeks: How Digium Plans to Grow Asterisk*

 Photo by Michael Mercier If you think Asterisk is for geeks, you have another think coming. So, say executives at Digium Inc. The open-source IP PBX software company is retooling its offer to “cross the chasm” from early adopters to mainstream small and midsize business users. That also means Digium is expanding its partner program […]

BEYOND THE CALLING CARD

PREPAID SERVICES WERE once the province of the calling cards, the creditchallenged and the unbanked. Now, prepaid is becoming an important part of the picture for service providers competing with blended service bundles that mix pre- and postpaid models within one account. Accordingly, billing systems are evolving to support these portfolios. The drivers for converging […]

Making i-Contact

THE DEMAND FOR MULTICHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS with contact centers is growing as consumers increasingly want to use e-mail, self-service portals and other options for customer care. The trend is driving complexity and cost for businesses a boon for hosted contact center solutions that offer turnkey approaches for enabling, tracking and managing the various flavors of customer […]

MVNO Sees Beyond Wireless With Shared Wireline Plan

WHILE MOST U.S. MVNOs to date have focused on the consumer with enhanced entertainment apps, Cbeyond Communications has taken the niche-player vision in a different direction with its MVNO offering, BeyondMobile. The provider targets small businesses with an unheard-of proposition: shared wiredwireline minutes. Cbeyond, which made a name for itself in the VoIP market, bundles […]

Motorola Promotes Symmetrical Benefits of GPON, Looks Beyond Just IPTV

Motorola at TelecomNEXT this week truly is looking at what’s next. For this vendor, that means a discussion about how GPON technology can deliver the ultra-broadband, symmetrical connections customers are ready for; how broadband wireless fits into the IP video age; and new applications that can accompany IPTV on these broadband networks. Floyd Wagoner, who […]

General Bandwidth Changes Name, Expands Product Line

General Bandwidth Inc., a provider of innovative converged-services infrastructure for the communications industry, has changed its name to GENBAND. Its much more than simply a name change, the company said; GENBAND is bringing new additions to its products and solutions portfolio. Included in its expanded product line are the C2 Signaling Controller and S4 Applications […]

Roadblocks on the Information Superhighway

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 that this kind of traffic can only continue to grow, I thought it could begin to burden the network without providing it with revenue. I asked […]

McLeodUSA Officers Resign

Service provider McLeodUSA Inc. said yesterday its CEO has resigned, but will remain on the board of directors. The CLEC Chris Davis resigned as of Aug. 12 amidst the companys restructuring efforts, but she will stay on as chairwoman of the board. Ken Burckhardt also stepped down last Friday from his positions as executive vice […]

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