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BlackBerry is Back Up, Questions Linger

The BlackBerry wireless e-mail system is back up and running, but the service outage that affected millions Tuesday night and Wednesday morning has caused a backlog of messages that will continue to affect the use of the addictive mobile handhelds for an unspecified time. BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. said in a statement that […]

Vendors Line Up for Second IMS Plugfest

Hoping to advance IMS beyond an all-promising architecture for service providers to drive products they can deploy, the IMS Forum announced plans Wednesday for a second plugfest. The interoperability event will take place June 4-8 at the IMS Forum UNH InterOp Lab in Durham, N.H. The inaugural vendor confab took place in January at the […]

AT&T Plans 3G Video Sharing Service

Starting this summer, AT&T Inc.s wireless customers in more than 50 markets will be able to add video to their cell calls and share the content as part of a planned service the carrier began demonstrating at the CTIA Wireless show Tuesday. Video Share, a 3G-enabled offering, allows users to send a live video stream […]

Sipera Adds Features to IPCS 520

Sipera Systems Inc., a security provider for VoIP, mobile and multimedia communications, has unveiled new features for its IPCS 520 including a security policy framework, intrusion detection and prevention, and troubleshooting features. This provides security for service providers offering SIP, IMS or unlicensed mobile access technologies, the company said. The Sipera IPCS 520 allows secure […]

BroadSoft Stuffs the Trunk

BroadSoft Inc., which has seen business trunking become the fastest-growing part of its business, has added new disaster recovery-related features, an FMC component, a bursty traffic option and improved activation functionality to its business trunking application. Trunking in this case refers to the connectivity from the service provider to the end user. The disaster recovery/business […]

7 Strategies for 3 Goals in 2007

What were your New Years resolutions? Hopefully, they included three important goals for the coming year: Embrace the new field of content and enhanced applications, ramp up marketing efforts, and find a better way to beat the ILECs at their own game. Todays 7 in 07 track at COMPTEL PLUS will tackle each of these […]

Siemens Introduces HiPath MobileConnect

Siemens Communications Inc. has introduced its answer to fixed mobile convergence. The new HiPath MobileConnect platform automatically decides which calls should roam on voice over WLAN or cellular networks, making the most of a companys IP PBX investment and reducing cellular costs. Telecom managers believe approximately 28 percent of their employees are using mobile phones […]

Avaya Deepens UC Portfolio

Avaya Inc. has extended its unified communications initiative with a new product family aimed at unifying diverse networks, applications and users. The company also announced the acquisition of enterprise mobility company Traverse Networks. The new portfolio, available through the vendors VAR channel, consists of four software editions: * Unified Communications, Essential Edition: for office-based users […]

Cablecos Pull Trigger on Cell Service

After months of speculation, it looks like the Sprint Nextel Corp.-cableco joint venture is about to bear fruit. The wireless operator told USA Today that Time Warner Cable and Comcast Communications will go live with cell service in a handful of markets by the end of the year, with full deployments scheduled for the months […]

BEYOND THE CALLING CARD

PREPAID SERVICES WERE once the province of the calling cards, the creditchallenged and the unbanked. Now, prepaid is becoming an important part of the picture for service providers competing with blended service bundles that mix pre- and postpaid models within one account. Accordingly, billing systems are evolving to support these portfolios. The drivers for converging […]

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