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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, […]

SunRocket Who? SMBs Love VoIP

By Dan Baldwin, director of sales, ATEL Communications Inc. The failure of consumer VoIP provider SunRocket will not cool the love affair between SMBs and VoIP. The attraction to VoIP is especially strong for new and expanding SMBs looking to buy a phone system. Since re-engaging as an agent two months ago (after a five-year […]

Google, Sprint Partner on WiMAX

Though we live in a world where wireless and walled garden seem to go hand in hand, Sprint announced today that it will partner with open-access booster Google Inc. to create a mobile WiMAX portal for search, interactive communications, user-generated content and social networking. The carrier also said it will provide open standard APIs for […]

Glitches Don’t Slow iPhone Much

To hear some tell it, the history of man goes something like this: There was fire. Then the wheel. Then metal tools, democracy and penicillin. And now, the next great evolution: the iPhone. iCrazy or iTrue? Well, it finally came and went, the magic moment when Apple stores and AT&T retailers opened their doors Friday […]

FTC Issues Net Neutrality Report

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday released several guiding principles for policy makers to follow when considering whether to institute net neutrality regulations. The usual suspects issued statements praising the Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy study, which recommended a hands-off approach to governing the Internet. The FTCs Internet Access Task Force said some broadband providers […]

iPhone Plan Details Revealed

Cranking up the anticipation for the iPhones June 29 launch, AT&T Inc. and Apple Inc. announced new service details today. There will be three new service plans available just for the iPhone, all of which include unlimited data, Visual Voicemail (which allows consumers to see a listing of their voice mails, decide which to listen […]

Nokia to Restructure

Driven by the convergence of mobile communications and the Internet, Nokia said on Wednesday it will restructure the company as of Jan. 1, 2008. Nokia said it expects the new organization to help it better manage its devices portfolio and get new products on the market, faster. Growing consumer demand for rich, mobile experiences creates […]

Qualcomm Chips Blocked

An adverse patent ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission has banned U.S. imports of new cell phones with Qualcomm Inc. chipsets, sparking an outcry from the wireless operator community. While existing models will be grandfathered in and remain on sale, tens of millions of units of future models such as the Motorola RAZR 2 […]

Round TABLE

… On the future of the pure-play VoIP business model I dont see how far it can go there is no future. Stéphane Téral, Infonetics Research principal analyst  Its not going to be these pure-play providers who bring VoIP into the mainstream marketplace. Mike Paxton, In-Stat principal analyst for consumer services Im not sure that […]

AT&T Accelerates Cingular Change

AT&T Inc. said Monday it has accelerated the rebranding of Cingular Wireless in advance of the launch of the Apple iPhone. Cingular will be known simply as AT&T. The decision to move to this phase of the branding campaign is based on research that consumer awareness of the switch is ahead of expectations, AT&T said. […]

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