convergence

 

EMBARQing on the Channel

Theres always something new on the horizon, and for EMBARQ Corp., that thing is its channel program. Its channel strategy is a work in progress, launched when EMBARQ was spun off a year ago this June from Sprint Nextel. And rather than take a template from competitors, the company is taking its cues from an […]

Harmonic Convergence

With the hype machine cranked to max volume, businesses large and small are tuning into the promise of unified communications (UC) and how they might use this sleek new technology to put a presence-enabled portal on their desktops for click-to-call, click-to-conference, click-to-read your voice mail, click-to-Web cam, click-to you name it. Sounds good. Maybe a […]

CTI Group Integrates Traffic Analysis, Call Recording With Natural Convergence

CTI Group Holdings Inc. said it has successfully integrated its traffic analysis and call recording products with the hosted key system solution provided by Natural Convergence. Natural Convergence provides hosted VoIP application software designed to allow service providers address the needs small businesses. Natural Convergences application, branded silhouette, lets small businesses manage their phone services […]

AT&T Video Share Expands Nationwide

First launched in Atlanta, Dallas and San Antonio at NXTComm in June, AT&T Inc. has now expanded its Video Share service to 160 markets nationwide. Video Share, which enables users to show people on the other end of the line what theyre looking at, requires a Video Share-capable handset and one of two Video Share […]

XO Expands Broadband Wireless Coverage

XO Communications Inc. has added 24 new markets to its broadband wireless coverage area marking what it says is the nations most expansive utilization of fixed broadband wireless technology. The broadband wireless network covers 36 markets as part of XOs nationwide expansion and partnership with Nextlink, an affiliated XO company that has local multipoint distribution […]

Clearwire Signs Up for Satellite

Score one for synergy: Clearwire Corp. has signed a reciprocal sales agreement with satellite TV providers DIRECTV and EchoStar Communications (operator of the Dish Network). The DBS companies will sell Clearwire’s WiMAX-based broadband and VoIP services to their customers, creating a triple-play bundle. And Clearwire will be able to sell satellite TV to their subs […]

Selling Short

WHEN YOU CONSIDER that Wi-Fi mesh, WiMAX and 3G are about growing range and footprint, wireless technologies motto seems to be bigger is better. But, there is similar movement at the opposite end of the spectrum as short-range standards continue to percolate in the lab. Rather than taking on great distances, these technologies are trying […]

Fitting In

AMIDST MOVEMENTS by Cisco Systems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to integrate conferencing as simply one more application within a unified communications framework, Web and audio conferencing service providers are taking stock of the opportunities and threats within a newly converged landscape of collaboration and are repositioning to compete. You have two 800-pound gorillas in this […]

Westcon Group to Distribute D-Link Products

Westcon Group will offer D-Link’s xStackT line of business networking and connectivity solutions through its network of providers, VARs, integrators and dealers across North America. D-Link products will appeal to major networking customers who rely on Westcon Group’s expertise in convergence and security products, the company said. Westcon Group clients include Cisco Systems Inc., Nortel […]

BlackBerry is Back Up, Questions Linger

The BlackBerry wireless e-mail system is back up and running, but the service outage that affected millions Tuesday night and Wednesday morning has caused a backlog of messages that will continue to affect the use of the addictive mobile handhelds for an unspecified time. BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. said in a statement that […]

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