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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 […]

Brightpoint Completes Acquisition of Dangaard

Brightpoint Inc. said it completed its acquisition of Denmark-based Dangaard Telecom this week. Brightpoint issued 30 million shares with a value of with a value of $384.9 million of its stock and $100,000 for exchange of all shares of Dangaard. It also assumed $350 million of Dangaards debt. Brightpoint said the combined entity would have […]

Interactive Intelligence Releases Updated SIP Gateway

Interactive Intelligence Inc. has released its second-generation SIP Interaction Gateway. The updated gateway, which enables connections between traditional trunk lines (T1s and E1s) and VoIP networks, includes new support for protocols like EuroISDN, new fax support and a more scalable eight-span model, the company said. In addition to North American digital trunk support, the Interaction […]

8×8 Unveils International Virtual Numbers

8×8 Inc., a provider of Packet8 broadband VoIP and videophone services, has made available international virtual direct inbound dial (DID) numbers with area codes from nine European countries. Packet8 residential and business subscribers can use the numbers to create a “virtual presence” for themselves in England, France, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Ireland and Denmark. […]

GlobalTouch Unveils SIPTalk Euro

GlobalTouch Telecom Inc. (Booth 704) has announced the SIPTalk Euro residential VoIP service. SIPTalk Euro provides subscribers with unlimited anytime minutes to the United States, Canada and fourteen Western European countries, as well as unlimited inbound and in-network minutes, for just $24.95 per month. The service also includes features like inbound/outbound fax, softphone and video […]

iBasis Joins Stealths VPF

Wholesale VoIP carrier iBasis Inc. said today it has interconnected with Stealth Communications’ Voice Peering Fabric (VPF), a peering network that allows members to exchange VoIP traffic without relying on traditional telephone networks. Stealth created the VPF to enable the exchange of calls among different VoIP networks without the cost and potential quality degradation of […]

AT&T to Expand Globally

AT&T Inc. said today it plans to extend its services to more locations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States throughout 2006. The carrier expects to expand its dedicated MPLS-based IP access capabilities to offer service nodes in 127 countries; integrate 1,000 legacy SBC nodes into AT&T’s MPLS network; […]

Copps Says U.S. Needs Broadband Strategy

Making broadband available to the masses is as important as universal access for phone service, yet the United States is “in the ditch” in terms of its worldwide ranking for broadband access, FCC Commissioner Michael Copps said yesterday during a keynote speech at the NTCA show in San Diego. “It’s time to think of broadband […]

Cordia Adds Phone Numbers from 36 Countries

Cordia Corp., a competitive carrier based in Florida, said today it has added phone numbers from more than 30 countries to its VoIP network, which means customers now can choose phone numbers from up to 36 countries. The company said the expansion is good news for its foreign-born subscribers, because they now can opt for […]

Cordia Unveils Spanish-Language VoIP Service

Cordia Corp., a competitive carrier based in Florida, today unveiled VOZSIP, a Spanish-language VoIP service. Spanish-speaking people are a rapidly growing segment of the global population, said Gabriel Wainer, Cordias director of Latin markets. Users of telecommunications services in Spanish-speaking countries are highly mobile with an international focus making them valuable customers. VOZSIP was created […]

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