Stevens: New Telecommunications Law Around the Corner

The Senate Commerce Committee should present proposed legislation for a rewrite of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 after Congress’s Easter recess, Sen. Ted Stevens told COMPTEL members on Monday during the association’s 25th anniversary keynote speech. Stevens, an Alaska Republican, is chairman of the committee, which has been working to overhaul communications regulation. He plans […]

The Analyst Corner – I See an IP PBX

The market for IP PBXs is climbing steadily, with SMBs making up the largest portion of demand. Infonetics Research, in its Enterprise Telephony quarterly report, notes that shipments of PBX/KTS lines dropped to 6.3 million in the first quarter of 2005, or 15 percent lower than the fourth quarter of 2004. IP PBX sales, on […]

The Analyst Corner – Private Line: A Casualty of IP?

Private Line: A Casualty of IP? Once the cash cow of data transport, the future of private-line services is in jeopardy as the world slowly migrates to IP, according to a new report from In-Stat/MDR. The high-tech market research firm expects that growth will stagnate in the near term, with the market facing an eventual […]

The Analyst Corner – The Business Value in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

The Business Value in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance By Rob Daly, President & CEO of Bluespring Software No doubt, most public communications service providers are scrambling towards the looming June 15 deadline for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, as required by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Teams have been formed, processes have been documented and internal controls […]

Is an IP Spot Market Around the Corner?

Posted: 05/2002 Is an IP Spot Market Around the Corner? By Josh Long Russ McGuire, chief strategy officer, TeleChoice Inc. Communications companies soon may be able to reserve IP capacity and instantly buy bandwidth inside a colocation hotel on 60 Broadway. At least, that is the ultimate vision of InvisibleHand Networks Inc., a Burlington, Mass.-based […]

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