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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 […]

Skype: Massive Restarts Cause Outage

Skype said Monday the cause of a two-day service outage was caused by an unusually high number of restarts by users who had downloaded a Microsoft Windows security patch. The Internet phone company said on its Web site that the restarts combined with the lack of peer-to-peer network resources, prompted a chain reaction that had […]

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. […]

Vonage Manages to Staunch the Bleeding

Vonage Holdings Corp. isnt out of the woods yet, but its outlook seems to be improving. The embattled VoIP services provider on Wednesday said it slashed its second-quarter losses by 54 percent, mainly by cutting down on marketing expenses. Vonage lowered its net loss to $33.3 million, or 22 cents per share, in the three […]

RCN to Use deltathree VoIP Platform

RCN Corp. will use deltathrees consumer VoIP platform to help it expand its service area, the companies said Thursday. RCN will offer a VoIP phone service implemented via deltathree’s platform to supplement its current switched-based domestic and international phone services. deltathree’s hosted consumer VoIP solution will provide RCN with platform components such as Web development, […]

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 […]

Digium Expands Bandwidth.com Relationship, Intros Larger Appliance

Size does matter. Thats the message at NXTcomm from Digium Inc., creator of the Asterisk open IP PBX solution. At the show the company is highlighting its relationship with Bandwidth.com and previewing a new, larger Asterisk appliance. Bandwidth.com operates the largest network built around Asterisk to date, with 1.2 billion voice minutes on the platform […]

Nortel, IBM Team on Unified Communications Platform

Nortel Networks and IBM said they will deliver a platform for businesses that makes the move to IP telephony and unified communications as easy as a software upgrade. The new platform is part of IBMs unified communications and collaboration (UC2) strategy and will combine software and hardware from IBM with advanced IP telephony and multimedia […]

Vonage Losses Narrow

Troubled VoIP company Vonage Holdings Corp. reported Thursday its net loss narrowed during the first quarter despite an ongoing legal battle with Verizon Communications Inc. The first-quarters net loss was $72 million, or 47 cents per share, compared with a loss of $85 million during the first quarter last year. The company was not publicly […]

Mitel to Aquire Inter-Tel for $723 Million

Mitel Networks Corp. is buying Inter-Tel Inc. for $723 million in cash, the companies said Thursday. Privately held Mitel will pay $25.60 per share for the Tempe, Ariz.-based company and said the merger will double its annual revenue to $800 million. Inter-Tels closing price on Thursdays NASDAQ was $23.79. Mitel CEO Don Smith said the […]

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