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Hypercom, Inter-Tel Form IP Carrier Solutions Company

Posted: 12/1999 Hypercom, Inter-Tel Form IP Carrier Solutions Company Hypercom Network Systems and Inter-Tel Inc., both Phoenix-based, have formed a joint-venture company targeting the voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) gateway equipment market. The new company, Cirillium Corp., Phoenix, will integrate carrier-class hardware platforms, call processing software and a service creation suite to help competitive carriers […]

Vendors Extend iNOW! to PCs, Cell Phones

Posted: 12/1999 Vendors Extend iNOW! to PCs, Cell Phones Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif., is partnering with Intel Corp., Santa Clara, Calif.; ITXC Corp., Princeton, N.J.; and Lucent Technologies Inc., Murray Hill, N.J., to extend the iNOW! H.323 specifications to terminal devices such as PCs, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and cellular phones. This interoperability […]

IXC Expands Business Unit with Coastal Acquisition

Posted: 07/1999 IXC Expands Business Unit with Coastal Acquisition IXC Communications Inc., Austin, Texas, has expanded its retail division, Eclipse Telecommunications Inc., with the completed acquisition of Coastal Telephone Co., Houston. Announced in January, the transaction is valued at approximately $100 million. The acquisition allows IXC to sell its broader product line into Coastal’s base […]

ATM: A Contender for Corporate Networks

Posted: 03/1999 ATM: A Contender for Corporate Networks By Robert Rosenberg Today’s networks are in considerable turmoil, mostly due to market and political considerations rather than technological ones. However, the result of the turmoil is likely to lead to major changes in technology as a whole. Present networks are divided functionally between voice services, video […]

Delivering on Promises

Posted: 04/1998 By Robert J. Marino As the Telecommunications Act of 1996 celebrates its second anniversary, competition and convergence are gaining momentum. Due to dramatic change expected over the next 24 to 36 months, providers of local and long distance telephone service, cable, wireless and Internet access will compete for market share within an increasingly […]

Can’t Go IPO?

Posted: 11/1997   Can’t Go IPO? You’re Not Helpless Take Control By Restructuring By Michael H. Wirpel Here’s the scene: Your margins, profits and self-esteem are shrinking. Your cash flow is negative; you are not positioned for either an IPO or new debt. There appears to be no way to salvage the business. Pictures of […]

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