Appeals Court to Hear Vonage-Verizon Case on April 24

A federal appeals court will hear arguments in the Vonage-Verizon patent case on April 24. That means Vonage Holdings Corp. will be able to sign new subscribers until at least that day. The VoIP provider late last Friday received a stay of injunction that would have stopped the company from adding new customers. Analysts for […]


SCORPIO (OCT. 23 – NOV. 21) Okay, Scorpio, its finally your turn. If youre a Scorpio, chances are youve been really jealous of the other signs being the spotlight all year long. And, now you can finally stop obsessing. Fact: If we collected all of the detectives, both fictional and real, throughout the history of […]

You Can Hear Me Now

DROPPED AND MISSED CALLS mean lost business, not to mention frustration, for the millions of wireless subscribers who conduct business over their phones. The problem intensifies inside certain buildings, such as hospitals or company campuses, where high-grade construction materials block or disrupt cellular signals. An ideal way to solidify customer loyalty and generate additional revenue, […]

Cisco Delivers Next-Gen, Optical Education Track

As part of its platinum sponsorship of the CompTel/ASCENT Convention & Expo, Cisco Systems Inc. is facilitating educational programming on next-generation and optical networks to carrier executives attending the Orlando event today. The track includes three sessions beginning this morning at 8:30 and continuing until noon. Topics cover understanding the SMB market, optical networking and […]

I “Hear” You Now

Sharelle Goff, academic advisor for deaf and hardof- hearing students at Utah Valley State College, uses Sorenson VRS. Thousands of deaf and hard-of-hearing users, including a reality TV star and a probasketball player, are using Sorenson Video Relay Service (VRS) to connect to the hearing world. Using the Sorenson VP-100 videophone appliance connected to a […]

Lose Some, Win Some

It’s nearly D-Day. At press time it’s only a month away from the date that could change the CLEC landscape forever. The extended stay of a court ruling overturning portions of the FCC’s Triennial Review Order was expected to end June 15. The court said the FCC was not authorized to delegate rulemaking authority to […]

Soap Box – Agents Searching for Carrier Promise Keepers

Posted: 12/2000 Agents Searching for Carrier Promise Keepers By Kieren J. McCobb Having attended the September AgENt Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans and the "Sounding Off" Carrier Panel session, I would like to share some observations. What I saw were agents who fall into the category of: "We are full time at this business […]

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