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Round Table

On the sudden demise of VoIP provider SunRocket Much of the blame for this mess is being heaped on the CEO, Lisa Hook. She struggled at AOL, but this is telecom, where you get to fail time and time again.Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO president   The implosion of SunRocket is yet another sign that the VoIP […]

FCC 700MHz Auction to Begin Jan. 16

The FCC will start auctioning 700MHz spectrum on Jan. 16, 2008. Auction 73, as it has been officially named, must close by Jan. 28, the agency said late Friday. The spectrum is becoming available because television stations must move to all-digital signals by Feb. 2009. Service providers covet the 700MHz band for its ability to […]

Ask Steve

What do SMBs Want? Ask Yankee Group analyst Steve Hilton. Send your questions to asksteve@yankeegroup.com. Please include your name, city, state and a phone number. Only first names and locations will be published. Welcome to the new PHONE+ column, Ask Steve. Ive received some great questions so far and plan to tackle as many as […]

Ask Steve

Welcome to the new PHONE+ column, Ask Steve. Ive received some great questions so far and plan to tackle as many as I can in the coming months. This months inquiries focus on smaller businesses those with 20-99 employees, one-to-two IT people and one part-time IT contractor, VAR, agent or dealer. Q: Are SMBs buying […]

Becoming More Than Hype?

By Michael Fair, MarketRace Managed Services. I think that until recently these services were more hype than reality. I am really starting to see an interesting trend that is really starting to take off. There is a blending of hardware providers and service providers emerging around managed services. Customers want one-stop shopping and hardware providers […]

Beyond Geeks: How Digium Plans to Grow Asterisk*

Beyond Geeks: How Digium Plans to Grow Asterisk* If you think Asterisk is for geeks, you have another think coming. So, say executives at Digium Inc. The open-source IP PBX software company is retooling its offer to cross the chasm from early adopters to mainstream small and midsize business users.

Must-Have Wireless Data a Big Opportunity for Partners

With the availability of more data-capable mobile devices and convenient applications for the business market, wireless technology is becoming a hot topic. In fact, as higher-bandwidth networks are deployed, mobile applications and devices are becoming extensions and enablers of the enterprise as a whole, making this mission-critical segment a big opportunity for partners. This beyond […]

Nokia, Siemens Discuss Joint Venture

Nokia and Siemens on Monday outlined their upcoming product portfolio and provided some details of the future Nokia Siemens Network. The companies last year announced a 50-50 joint venture to combine Nokias Networks Business Group and Siemens carrier-related operations into Nokia Siemens Networks. The deal is expected to close sometime this quarter. At the 3GSM […]

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