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Open Airwaves

The FCC veered from its recent pro-bigbusiness course in July when it approved rules that will, in part, foster innovation and bring new players to the broadband wireless market. At their monthly meeting, commissioners laid out the requirements for the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction. The bandwidth will open up in early 2009 as TV broadcasters […]

Google CFO to Retire

Google Inc. said Tuesday Chief Financial Officer George Reyes is retiring. The 53-year-old will remain at the Internet giant to assist in the search for his replacement and to help ease the transition. Google said it expects a new CFO to be in place by the end of the year. Reyes, who has been with […]

Google Mesh Makes Good

Google Inc. has announced that its municipal Wi-Fi network in Mountain View, Calif., is growing in traffic by around 10 percent each month. Its welcome news in an industry plagued with business model issues. The free service, launched earlier this year, is advertising-supported. The 12 square-mile network has an average of 15,000 unique users each […]

FCC Releases Rules for 700MHz Spectrum Auction

The FCC on Tuesday veered from its recent pro-big-business course when it approved rules that will, in part, foster innovation and bring new players to the broadband wireless market. In their monthly meeting, commissioners laid out the requirements for the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction. The bandwidth will open up in early 2009 as TV broadcasters […]

Switchvox Updates its IP PBX

Switchvox has released the latest version of its IP PBX, which now supports real-time sales and customer service applications. With Switchvox SMB v3.0 customers can analyze and manage sales leads through Switchboard panels designed to work directly with their CRM programs. The integration of Google Maps also identifies the location of inbound calls. The updated […]

700MHz Club Members Tussle Over Open Access

The FCC will unveil its rules for the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction within the next few weeks; in the meantime, companies continue to argue how they, and consumers, should be able to use the wavelength. What stands out is the push for open device access Skype and Google Inc. have led the fight for Carterfone-like […]

Google, Sprint Partner on WiMAX

Though we live in a world where wireless and walled garden seem to go hand in hand, Sprint announced today that it will partner with open-access booster Google Inc. to create a mobile WiMAX portal for search, interactive communications, user-generated content and social networking. The carrier also said it will provide open standard APIs for […]

Taking a Different View on M&A

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Lots of M&A and spin offs in the last 18 months – US LEC-PAETEC, Time Warner Telecom-Xspedius, NuVox-FDN, Sprint-Nextel-Embarq, Alltel-Valor-Windstream to name a few. But in all that activity, nothing new or exciting has come out. Understand that many of these events are for financial reasons, not business reasons. It has […]

Roundtable Presents Wholesale Survival Tips

Convergence and consolidation are among the factors changing the carrier landscape, and urging wholesalers to revisit and reinvent their business models. To discuss the changes in the market as well as trends and opportunities, COMPTEL has assembled a panel of wholesale executives for an hour-long roundtable this morning. These include Michael Friloux, COO for Citynet; […]

VoiceOne Integrates IM for AOL, Googles gTalk, MSN and Yahoo!

VoiceOne Communications LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of VoIP Inc., has unveiled its Click4Me.Net Universal Instant Messaging IM Platform, which integrates IM services from AOL, Google’s gTalk, MSN and Yahoo!. In order to send IMs between the four services, users must sign up for a free Click4Me account at www.Click4Me.Net. Click4Me.Net is a Web-click calling […]

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