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AT&T Wireless CEO Retiring

The president and CEO of AT&Ts wireless division, Stan Sigman, said Thursday he is retiring after 42 years with the company. He will be replaced by Ralph de la Vega, a former COO of the wireless unit, effective immediately. Sigman will stay with the company through the end of the year to ensure a smooth […]

TalkSwitch, Endeavor Team To Offer Installation, Support To Channel

TalkSwitch and Endeavor Telecom announced a partnership Monday where Endeavor will offer its suite of installation and support services to TalkSwitch channel partners across North America. With a network of more than 9,000 contractors, Endeavors wholesale, white-label installation services extend the reach of a resellers internal operations team, allowing them to offer installation, training and […]

Cisco Upgrades WLAN Potrfolio with 802.11n AP

VARs now have another flavor of Wi-Fi and VoWiFi to offer businesses; Cisco Systems Inc. has launched the first Wi-Fi certified 802.11n draft 2.0 access point to hit the market, part of a new integrated 802.11n WLAN offering. The 802.11n version of Wi-Fi offers a fivefold increase in throughput and uses multiple-in, multiple-out (MIMO) technology […]

NACTEL, Pace Offer Wireless Networking Training

The National Coalition for Telecommunications Education and Learning and Pace University have launched a new wireless networking curriculum for the industry. This curriculum prepares students in the fundamentals of wireless networking, including set-up, maintenance and troubleshooting. Students take three courses: an introductory course, a course that covers current techniques, and one that deals specifically with […]

Appia Announces Disaster Recovery Service for SMBs

Appia Communications, a provider of managed IT and telecom services, has announced a disaster recovery service designed specifically for SMBs. The service combines Appia’s managed voice services with its data storage and network monitoring solutions to ensure business continuity during a crisis or emergency. Appias service offers a customized plan that outlines what will be […]

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… On the Universal Service Fund at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in March and changes the federal government should consider The USF must be configured like a pyramid: it must have a broad and stable base of contributions at the bottom, and a narrow but sufficient distribution of support at the top. Issues related […]

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… On the FCCs interim measure requiring VoIP providers to pay into the Universal Service Fund once DSL providers stop contributing in August … These interim measures … ensure that the fund remains solvent for the near term, and serve as an important first step toward broadening the funds contribution base to ensure equitable and […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

Harry Newton If telecom transformations have your head spinning, you might need a new reference point, and Harry Newton has come to the rescue with the 22nd edition of Newtons Telecom Dictionary. The 1,040-pagetome includes 22,950 definitions, enough to satiate any telecom geek or neophyte. This time around, Newton also has included four bonus sections: […]

Firetide Launches Certification Program

Firetide Inc., a developer of wireless mesh networks, this week launched a new program to educate and certify its VARs on the latest advancements in mesh networking. The program includes online courseware, product Webcasts and hands-on training, giving VARs best-practices information on wireless network deployment. The number of wireless mesh network installations has increased dramatically […]

MetTel Installs G6 Gateway

Metropolitan Telecommunications (MetTel) has installed GENBAND Inc.s G6 Universal Media Gateway in its VoIP network. The gateway will increase the number of MetTels T1 access ports and allow the company to segregate its internal network so it can ensure enhanced quality services and quicker maintenance response times, GENBAND said. The G6 Universal Media Gateway is […]

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