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Beyond Geeks: How Digium Plans to Grow Asterisk*

Beyond Geeks: How Digium Plans to Grow Asterisk* If you think Asterisk is for geeks, you have another think coming. So, say executives at Digium Inc. The open-source IP PBX software company is retooling its offer to cross the chasm from early adopters to mainstream small and midsize business users.

News Briefs

Level 3 Communications Inc. has completed its $1.4 billion acquisition of Broadwing Corp. Broadwing, based in Austin, Texas, delivers data, voice and media platforms to enterprises and service providers over its 19,000-mile fiber network. Approximately half of Broadwings revenue comes from the wholesale market, with business customers comprising the remaining revenue. Level 3 also closed […]

Cross Telecom Achieves Cisco Specialization

Cross Telecom said Friday it has achieved Advanced Unified Communications Specialization from Cisco Systems Inc. Bloomington, Minn.s Cross Telecom provides voice, data, IP Telephony, wireless, security and professional services platforms. It is a Cisco Silver Certified Partner and has other Cisco specializations in Routing and Switching, Advanced Security, Wireless LAN and Foundation Express. The Cisco […]

Cross Telecom Acquires ACT

Minnesota-based Cross Telecom, a provider of platforms for voice, data, IP telephony, wireless and other services, has acquired American Communication Technologies Inc. (ACT), headquartered in Florida. ACT is a software developer and systems integrator that specializes in contact centers. Both Cross Telecom and ACT are Avaya BusinessPartners. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

Visions of a Digital Future Visions of the digital age will be on display next month at International Telecommunication Unions TELECOM WORLD 2006 event in Hong Kong. The organization earlier this fall put out the call for the industrys best future-gazers to submit two-minute DVD demos outlining their visions for the future in a digital […]

Alcatel Shows 9500 MXC for First Time

Alcatel is showing its newest product, for the first time, at CTIA in Las Vegas. The Alcatel 9500 Microwave Cross Connect (MXC) requires no external peripherals and offers a flexible architecture for transporting IP and TDM services. It is best for mobile applications, since it features one indoor/outdoor platform that links cell sites to the […]

A Helping Hand

Pennsylvania-based Weintraub Telecomm is donating 10 percent of all its fourth-quarter, new-business profits to the American Red Cross. The telecom engineering firm says it wants to lend a hand after the world witnessed the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the earthquake in south Asia. Weintraub Telecomm is grateful to be in a […]

FiberNet Helps FLAG Conform to International Standards

Interconnection services provider FiberNet Telecom Group Inc. at TelcoTV said it has implemented a customized translational cross connect for FLAG Telecom, a provider of international network transport, connectivity and data services. “An increasing number of our clients like FLAG are demanding customized services and solutions that go beyond the portfolios of traditional service providers,” says […]

Telecom, IT Companies Aid Tsunami-Stricken Countries

As governments confront the destruction from the Dec. 26 tsunami in Indonesia, the private sector is stepping in to talk about developing alert systems that could save thousands or millions of lives. Companies also are extending the use of their technologies and raising money for relief and humanitarian aid. On the alert front, San Diego-based […]

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