One-stop Shopping Programs on the Rise

Posted: 12/2003 One-stop Shopping Programs on the Rise By Tara Seals Facing an ever-expanding sea of communications options, more businesses are turning to channel partners to help them navigate the waters. Customers are demanding channel businesses become one-stop ports of call for voice, data and converged solutions. Vendors capitalizing on the trend include Verizon Communications […]

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Posted: 08/2002 Under Old Management: ECI Resurrected By Josh Long Graham Sampson CEO, ECI Conference Call Services Teligent Inc. executives ousted Graham Sampson from the company’s conferencing unit last year as the fixed wireless carrier planned to file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. Sampson, the chairman and CEO of ECI Conference Call Services, says he […]

Business News – Wireless Consortium Seeks Open Standard

Posted: 09/2000 Wireless Consortium Seeks Open Standard By Bruce Christian Six leading communications and semiconductor companies have formed the Wireless DSL Consortium ( to accelerate the establishment of open standards and deployment of broadband wireless access solutions.Currently, service providers can select from a number of technologies paralleling the origins of the cellular industry. The consortium […]

Business News – Switching Leader Joins Softswitch Consortium

Posted: 04/2000 Switching Leader Joins Softswitch Consortium BY CHARLOTTE WOLTER After months of negotiation and compromise, Lucent Technologies Inc. has joined the Softswitch Consortium, an organization of more than 70 vendors and service providers formed to develop internetworking technologies for Internet-based real-time interactive communications.Many in the consortium ( consider Lucent’s inclusion critical because of its […]

Business News – Optical Consortium Seeks Automatic Provisioning

Posted: 03/2000 Optical Consortium Seeks Automatic Provisioning BY CHARLOTTE WOLTER A new optical internetworking initiative, the Optical Domain Service Interconnect (ODSI), opens the possibility of automating the service provisioning and bandwidth grooming that is one of the most serious bottlenecks in the delivery of optical network services. The ODSI, supported initially by Sycamore Networks Inc. […]

Group Forms SoftSwitch Consortium

Posted: 07/1999 Group Forms SoftSwitch Consortium A group of telecommunications companies has formed the SoftSwitch Consortium, which will promote open standards and protocols and new application development for a distributed set of hardware and software platforms to connect seamlessly to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and the Internet. Founding members include Cisco Systems Inc., […]

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