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PAETEC Buys Allworx on Heels of McLeodUSA Deal

About a month after announcing the acquisition of McLeodUSA Inc., PAETEC Holding Corp. said it also will buy equipment maker Allworx Corp. PAETEC will pay $25 million in cash. Allworx will become a PAETEC subsidiary. SMBs make up a large part of McLeodUSAs customer base. PAETEC is more accustomed to selling to enterprises. By adding […]

Emulex Launches Reseller Program

Emulex Corp., which creates enterprise-class products that connect storage, servers and networks, has announced its new reseller program designed to deliver customized programs to its channel partners. The new Emulex Reseller Program also enables Emulex to expand its network of server and storage integrators, VARs and channel consultants that recommend and deploy storage area network […]

Vonage Settles With Sprint

Vonage Holdings Corp. on Monday said it will settle its patent dispute with Sprint Nextel Corp. by paying $80 million and licensing the technology it was found guilty of illegally using. Vonage lost another patent infringement suit two weeks ago. The IP telephony company now says it’ll pay $35 million for past use of Sprint’s […]

Microsoft Introduces Response Point Phone System Software

Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday it has released its Microsoft Response Point phone system software aimed at SMBs to manufacturing. Microsoft worked with D-Link Corp. and Quanta Computer Inc. on the product. Microsoft Response Point, a premises-based phone system aimed at the very smallest of SMBs, certainly has competitive pricing and the integration with Outlook is […]

Nokia to Acquire Navteq for $8.1 Billion

Nokia said Monday it is buying navigation software maker Navteq Corp. for $8.1 billion. Nokia will pay $78 for each Navteq share including outstanding options. The deal has been approved by both companies boards and is subject to customary closing and regulatory conditions. It is expected to close during the first quarter of 2008. Nokia […]

Lawsuit Has Little Impact on ShoreTel IPO

ShoreTel Inc.s ongoing legal tiff with rival Mitel Networks Corp. doesnt seem to have impacted its initial public offering (IPO). ShoreTel got $86.3 million from its debut July 9 and has since traded at prices between $9.80 and $15.01. The legal wrangling began just before ShoreTel embarked on its IPO. On June 27, Mitel slapped […]

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Private equity firm Warburg Pincus will invest at least $245 million to obtain a substantial equity interest in Integra Telecom Inc. The proceeds from the transaction will be paid to existing Integra investors in exchange for outstanding shares. Integra Telecom will continue to operate as a privately held company and will not raise any primary […]

Rise of the Machines

While the rest of the wireless industry is focused on personalization, social networking and connected business collaboration, a small group of MVNOs are definitely not people persons and theyre proud of it. KORE Telematics, Aeris Communications and others are interested in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and no, it has nothing to do with the social life […]

csf Corp. Launches 800ForAll.com

csf Corp. (Booth 618) has announced the general availability of 800ForAll.com, powered by 8MS. 800ForAll.com is a Web site to help toll-free service providers grow their base of customers. 800ForAll.com allows consumers to easily search for an available (spare) toll-free vanity number. Consumers can visit 800ForAll.com and follow the four-step process to search for a […]

eOn Launches VoIP Partner Program

eOn Communications Corp. (Booth 710), has launched its Business Connect Partner Program, which is designed for system integrators, phone system interconnects, data VARs and IT consultants. The company said its program helps partners increase revenue and profitability by giving them the tools to compete in the hosted VoIP and IP telephony market. Business Connect partners […]

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