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Vonage Wants Review of Verizon Decision

Vonage Holdings Corp. said Wednesday it has filed a motion seeking a review of a U.S. appeals courts decision on a patent dispute with Verizon Communications Inc. The court upheld on Sept. 26 a verdict that Vonage infringed on two Verizon patents. It also remanded the verdict on a third patent and ordered a review […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vonage Legal Woes Continue, Stock Nosedives to All-Time Low

Vonage Holdings Corp. stock on Wednesday took a nearly 48 percent dive bottoming out at 94 cents per share and surpassing the previous all-time low of $1.20 after it got hit, twice, with more bad legal news. On Wednesday, a federal appeals court reaffirmed an earlier order that bars Vonage from using VoIP-PSTN connection and […]

Vonage Guilty Again of Patent Infringement

For the second time this year, a jury has said Vonage Holdings Corp. infringed on patents. The jury found Tuesday in federal court in Kansas City, Kan., that Vonage infringed on six Sprint Nextel patents and ordered the VoIP leader pay $69.5 million. Vonage also has to pay Sprint a 5 percent royalty on future […]

ISPhone Offers U.S. Local, Toll-Free Numbers

ISPhone, a provider of wholesale services to VoIP service providers, on Tuesday announced the availability of U.S. local and toll-free telephone numbers, or DIDs. The service lets resellers offer their customers a U.S. presence, no matter where they are based, ISPhone said. DIDs may be pointed to gateways and other devices anywhere in the world. […]

Verizon Business to Enhance SIP Gateway

Verizon Business said it will introduce several new features in September designed to increase functionality and add choice for its SIP Gateway VoIP customers. Among the enhancements are features that will allow wholesale customers to pick specific functions that let them customize offerings for their subscribers. For example, wholesale customers will have the ability to […]

SunRockets Asset Distributor Sues Vonage

The company thats in charge of SunRockets assets is suing Vonage. Sherwood Partners, a company that handles tech firm liquidations, says Vonage illegally obtained, and is using, SunRockets customer list. SunRocket was the second-largest consumer VoIP provider; it went belly-up in July. Vonage says it got the list fairly, though a third-party marketing company in […]

Verizon Business Enhances SIP Gateway Service

Verizon Business is adding a series of eBonding and Web-based enhancements to its SIP Gateway Service, which will let customers place, modify and check their orders. The additions will be available next month. One of the enhancements will give wholesale customers continual access to Verizon Business’ eBonding system. Wholesale customers also will have the ability […]

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