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GLOBALINX Becomes VoIP Network Owner

IP Centrex and hosted PBX service provider GLOBALINX (Booth 615), a wholly owned subsidiary of 5Linx Enterprises Inc., a Channel Partners Conference & Expo sponsor, will switch to its own network to offer its VoIP users a robust, scalable platform for both residential and commercial needs. The company, which had been a reseller, says moving […]

Sprint Launches First U.S. Femtocell Service

Making good on previously announced intentions, Sprint Nextel has launched a limited commercial femtocell trial in Denver and Indianapolis, dubbed AIRAVE. The service, the first of its kind in the United States, works with a Samsung-manufactured compact base station (also called AIRAVE) that plugs into a broadband Internet connection inside the home in order to […]

Wireless Walks in Wirelines Shoes

Those of you that were in the long-distance business for a while probably recall the pricing evolution from metered (distance-sensitive) to per-minute to free nights and weekends to friends & family to flat-rate minute buckets to flat-rate unlimited. I find it amusing that the wireless industry is now following a similar trajectory. Low-cost nights and […]

MVD Communications Adds Chief Marketing Officer

Cincinnati-based MVD Communications LLC, a full-service provider of converged voice and data network solutions for businesses, has tapped Maureen Harrison-Schaller to fill its newly created chief marketing officer position. Harrison-Schaller will help steer the organizations growth through internal realignment and continued acquisitions, business development, product and brand management, communications, and public relations. Harrison-Schaller has 20 […]

Serverless System

Avaya Inc. has an interesting take on the small business phone system with its Quick Edition. Introduced in March 2006, Quick Edition does not have a server; all the intelligence is in the phones. Eric Robichaud, senior product manager for Avaya Quick Edition, says although Quick Edition doesn’t have an appliance, it is plug-and-play. Once […]

TalkSwitch, SureWest Create Service Bundle

TalkSwitch and SureWest Communications have created a service and equipment bundle, which the companies said is designed to provide a complete communications product for small businesses in the Sacramento, Calif., area. The bundle combines the TalkSwitch 480vs telephone system, including installation and configuration services, with a choice of SureWest services featuring unlimited nationwide calling, business […]

Verizon Business Adds to IP Termination Portfolio

Verizon Business announced a new wholesale VoIP termination product for sale through the companys wholesale arm, Verizon Partners Solutions. Carrier IP Termination Transport , which allows long-distance voice calls to be terminated when the call originates as non-IP but is converted to IP. By connecting to the Verizon Business global network via SIP, carriers with […]

TelePacific Signs Wholesale Contracts With AT&T

TelePacific Communications has signed long-term wholesale contracts with the AT&T Inc. local telephone companies and AT&Ts long-distance affiliate that will help TelePacific expand its operations within California and Nevada. The five-year contracts are worth $180 million, and AT&T will provide TelePacific with wholesale long-distance voice services and special access services for DS1 and DS3 transport. […]

Velocity Debuts Agent Channel, 2007 Promotion

Velocity (Booth 504), local and long-distance voice provider, announced the introduction of its agent channel program nationwide. Chip Werner, Velocitys sales director, new business development, said the program offers the strongest, most reliable Tier 1 network in the world; dedicated customer support; and a state-of-the-art online order/commission/billing system. Werner added that Velocitys market-leading cost structure […]

TelePacific Communications Launches New VoIP Services for SMBs

TelePacific Communications (Booth 223), a facilities-based provider headquartered in Los Angeles, has unveiled a new suite of VoIP services for SMBs called SmartVoice, available for distribution through channel partners. SmartVoice will include IP trunking, hosted IP telephony services and service administration tools that customers can access and manage themselves. The SmartVoice IP trunks not only […]

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