carrier VoIP


Nortel Deal Lands GENBAND a Negative Corporate Outlook

GENBAND Inc.’s pending takeover of Nortel Networks’ carrier VoIP assets has some credit analysts a little uneasy. Because the Nortel unit measures five times as large as GENBAND, and because both companies’ revenue has been falling, ratings service Standard & Poor’s made a move. The company assigned GENBAND a ‘B’ corporate rating with a negative […]

Courts Approve Nortel Carrier VoIP Sale to GENBAND

Removing the final obstacle to the sale of some of the most highly prized assets of bankrupt vendor Nortel Networks (NT), bankruptcy courts in the U.S. and Canada have approved the purchase Nortel’s carrier VoIP business by GENBAND. GENBAND will acquire “substantially all assets of Nortel’s Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions Business (CVAS),” according to a […]

Carrier VoIP Sub Growth Begins to Recover

After a dismal couple of years, carriers will see a gradual turnaround in VoIP subscriber growth beginning in 2010, according to a new report from Dell’Oro Group. “The total carrier IP telephony market is expected to stabilize in 2010 after two years of steep revenue declines,” the research firm reported. “During 2010, voice-over-IP (VoIP) subscriber […]

Nortel Claims Carrier VoIP Market Lead Again

Despite selling itself off in pieces, Nortel Networks continues to rack up successes in VoIP. The company continues to lead the global Carrier VoIP market according to Dell’Oro Group, Infonetics Research and Synergy Research. All three analyst firms’ recently published reports rank Nortel as the global leader with the largest revenues in the carrier IP […]

Channel Partners: Hosted VoIP Show Me the Money?

Hosted VoIP seems like a great premise, especially for the SMB company concerned with the money and manpower it might take to run a converged network in-house. But some agents and other partners have grumbled that the demand isnt living up to its promise. Conversely, a number of focused service providers are touting their successes […]

VoIP Sales: Carriers Falling Down on the SMB Job; VARs, Cablecos May Win Out

Although many an analyst prediction has VoIP adoption by SMBs going into hockey stick mode in a couple of years, a new survey by consulting firm Savatar finds that looking doubtful. At the heart of the problem is a carrier sales strategy that is entirely disconnected from the needs of the SMB market, which is […]

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