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Top Execs to Discuss Forbearance, Copper Retirement and Personal Style

Forbearance and special access are among the key issues expected to be discussed during todays The View from the Top panel. But beyond delivering updates on such important topics, this panel should provide a fair amount of fun, considering the format COMPTEL President and CEO Jerry James has put together for this colorful cast of […]

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 […]

Occam ONT Offers High-Def Access for MDU/MTU

Occam Networks Inc. (Booth 915) will debut at COMPTEL its recently announced ON 2351 Optical Network Terminal (ONT) for multiple dwelling unit (MDU) and multiple tenant unit (MTU) environments. The ON 2351 is the latest in Occams 2300 series ONTs. Occam designed the ON 2351 to deliver triple-play services including POTS, high-speed Ethernet data, VoIP […]

GlobalTouch Lands Greenfield Communications

Hosted VoIP and video provider GlobalTouch Telecom Inc. (Booth 708) landed a new customer in Greenfield Communications. The company builds FTTH networks for master-planned communities. Residents in Greenfield communities have had access to GlobalTouch digital voice services since July. As wired communities continue to sprout across the country, such as those developed by Greenfield, its […]

Infonetics Research Report Indicates Zhone Takes Lead for MSAP Shipments in America

According to an Infonetics Research report, Zhone Technologies Inc. (Booth 408), a global provider of advanced communications equipment, has taken a lead in second-quarter port shipments in the MSAP category in both North America and Central and Latin America (CALA) regions. Results showed Zhone leading in DSL port shipments by more than 100 percent over […]

SIP Forum Creates SIPconnect Compliant Program to Address Standards

SIP Forum announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo the introduction of the SIPconnect Compliant program, a unique certification mark created to ensure interoperability among equipment manufacturers, software providers and service providers, as well as to promote further adoption of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) as the standard for VoIP communications. The SIPconnect Compliant logo […]

TNCI Launches TNCInet

TNCI (Booth 211), a Channel Partners Conference & Expo sponsor, today unveiled TNCInet, a VoIP service for businesses. The product provides enhanced features such as unified communications, find me/follow me, IP call center beyond the PBX, and a service delivery platform for most IP applications. Businesses are able to choose the TNCInet user package that […]

NBS Offers Hosted VoIP with Phone

NBS (Booth 408-410), a New York metro area-based telecom reseller and service provider, marked its show debut of the new Hosted Seat with Phone solution at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. With this offering, NBS customers now have access to the latest IP voice technology and converged network infrastructure, without having to purchase new […]

Skype CEO Steps Down, eBay Takes Impairment Charge

eBay Inc. said Monday Skype co-founder and CEO Niklas Zennstrom has stepped down. Zennstrom helped found the Internet phone company in 2003 and will become executive chairman of its board. Michael van Swaaij, the companys chief strategy officer, will serve as CEO of Skype until it finds a permanent successor. eBay Inc. also said Monday […]

Rise of the Machines

While the rest of the wireless industry is focused on personalization, social networking and connected business collaboration, a small group of MVNOs are definitely not people persons and theyre proud of it. KORE Telematics, Aeris Communications and others are interested in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and no, it has nothing to do with the social life […]

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