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Intelliverse Provides Nomadic E911 Support

Intelliverse said Tuesday it has added nomadic support to its E911 offering for all VoIP subscribers. Service providers can now offer customers an expanded geographical footprint when using the E911 service. Nomadic E911 will answer every 911 call and route it to the appropriate public safety answering point (PSAP) regardless of the location they are […]

Separate & Unequal

Interconnected VoIP providers, in limbo over E911 compliance, are counting on a proposed Senate bill to reduce the chances theyll be indiscriminately sued, a fear that is limiting growth. Right now, many companies restrict expansions and even turn customers away because they do not have protections from liability, while wireline and wireless providers do. Sen. […]

Multi-Tech Remote Office Helps Solve 911 Problems

Multi-Tech Systems Inc. has put together a new architecture to enable remote offices to tap into the VoIP systems at their corporate headquarters affordably and to get 911 service through those IP-based connections. The company is featuring the solution at the Internet Telephony Conference & Expo this week in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. By combining one […]

BatteryCorp Signs Deal with Lucent, Unveils Audit Program

BatteryCorp Inc., a provider of lifecycle management solutions for network battery backup systems, today unveiled the Sensible and Sound Power Emergency Backup Power Audit program for mobile network operators. Lucent Technologies Inc. will act as a channel partner for BatteryCorp and will integrate the Sensible and Sound program into the Lucent Worldwide Services network power […]

UTStarcom Demos Broadband, Wireless, FMC Solutions

UTStarcom Inc. will display broadband, wireless and fixed-mobile convergence solutions, as well as a complete handset portfolio, at TelecomNEXT this week. The company also is showing a mobile CDMA communications system in its Emergency Response Communications Vehicle. It will demo its MovingMedia 2000 all-IP CDMA2000 wireless infrastructure, its IP-based personal access system (iPAS) solution, its […]

Copps: FCC Needs to Better Address its Homeland Security Role

The FCC, which by federal law is responsible for public safety as it relates to communications, is falling short of meeting its responsibilities, said FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, during a rousing speech at the NTCA show yesterday. But the agency is working to correct that, he said. “We meaning us and the government dont have […]

Court Refuses to Stay FCC VoIP Order

The U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia today refused to stay the FCCs VoIP E911 order, leaving open the opportunity for the order to go into effect on Nov. 28, the deadline set by the FCC for VoIP providers to offer E911 service. The court did not make any ruling on the substantive […]

Yipes Teams with LiveVault to Deliver Disaster Recovery Services

Ethernet provider Yipes Enterprise Services Inc., which sells through agents, has teamed with LiveVault Corp. to roll out Yipes PROTECT, an automated backup and recovery platform for enterprises in industries including financial services, legal, health care, education, media and technology. LiveVault develops online backup and recovery solutions for businesses and is powering Yipes PROTECT, which […]

PAETEC Helps VoIP Providers Comply with 911 Rules

PAETEC Communications Inc. said yesterday it has created a transport service that helps VoIP providers comply with looming federal requirements regarding emergency 911 access. PAETEC says its Emergency Access Transport Service will allow VoIP providers to use its dedicated T1s to terminate emergency calls to the appropriate PSAP in the callers location. A PSAP is […]

FCC Addresses Hurricane Katrina Response, Aftermath

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin today announced three initiatives as communications remain spotty along the Gulf Coast, and as providers work around the clock to restore services. At the groups monthly meeting which was moved from Washington, D.C., to Atlanta, at BellSouth Corp.s Emergency Control Center commissioners heard testimony from communications service providers ranging from RBOCs […]

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