Current Analysis

 

Apple Wireless vs. AT&T, Verizon? Not So Fast

We spoke with a handful of industry watchers who view with skepticism the idea that Apple would jump into the competitive business of selling mobile voice and data services directly to its vast base of loyal iPhone and iPad customers.

Ethernet Over Copper: The Perfect Pair

Once EoC establishes a name for itself with the same kinds of performance guarantees that its TDM brethren, agents can market and sell, essentially, T1s on steroids.

Hosted vs. Premises UC: Which Path Is Right for the Channel?

UC has been the cause of feverish debate between hosted and premises-based executives, who can work up a righteous rage when it comes to choosing the better delivery approach. Thankfully, it’s an argument that VARs, agents and systems integrators can sit out.

Speakeasy To Merge with MegaPath-Covad

In a three-way transaction hyped as a next-generation CLEC, Speakeasy, Covad and MegaPath plan to merge, but analysts see it as a deal primarily about scale and Best Buys chance to step back from the telecom business.

Cable-CLEC M&A, Net Neutrality on Tap for 2010

The broadband stimulus package might end up a litigation nightmare, while cablecos will likely buy up more CLECs. Those are two of four big trends the telecom industry will likely see in 2010.

Secure Computing in Handbook by Westcon

Westcon Group, Inc., a specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, released the “Westcon Group Network Security Solutions Handbook,” a secure computing desk reference aimed at resellers selling secure computing solutions. Secure Computing’s Distributor of the Year The handbook is over 300 pages and includes offerings from over 40 of Westcon’s secure computing vendor […]

Enterprise Telephony: Cisco No.1, Avaya Coming Up

Enterprise telephony equipment sales in the third quarter of 2007 were marked by healthy double-digit growth from Avaya Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., and Nortel Networks in the United States and Western Europe, according to Current Analysis and Synergy Research Corp. Cisco maintained its market leader position. Avaya posted the strongest U.S. sequential revenue growth at […]

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