NeuStar Unveils SIP-IX, Announces Partnerships

NeuStar Inc., a provider of third-party interoperability services, at TELECOM 05 introduced SIP-IX, services that enable network-to-network peering among partners trading voice, video and content using SIP-based technologies such as IMS and VoIP. With SIP-IX, network operators offering SIP-based applications are able to use existing IP network peering facilities to originate, terminate and share calls […]

CopperCom, Pannaway Deliver SIP-Based Solution

CopperCom (Booth 1419) and Pannaway Technologies Inc. (Booth 1425) have completed interoperability testing of the companies products and will be delivering carrier-class SIP-based access and switching solutions to wireline service providers deploying next-generation communications services. CopperCom is the first nextgeneration switch vendor certified with Pannaways Primary Line VoIPSM solution. The certification brings together CopperCom, a […]

Interop Challenges VoIP Service Providers

The challenges that VoIP service providers face getting the disparate elements on their networks to work together faultlessly is the focus of this session. VoIP networks provide the opportunity to mix vendors and elements in highly customized configurations, but that flexibility is the source of much of the frustration for network integrators trying to get […]

Expert Presents: Post-Merger Strategies for Solutions Providers

John Macario SBC Communications Inc. and AT&T. Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. Sprint and Nextel Communications Inc. These megamergers and others in the communications industry have put the spotlight on consolidation. Solutions providers can find out what it means to their businesses at the Fall 2005 Channel Partners Conference & Expo, Sept. 20-22, at […]

VoIP: Where’s the Hold-Up?

If you read industry press, you have probably noticed there are announcements surrounding new VoIP service providers and service offerings popping up nearly every day. The success of service providers, such as Vonage Holdings Corp., has spawned a telephony gold rush. And, why not? The barriers to entry are low, the regulatory landscape is favorable […] Says Milestone Reached in Cable Telephony

Marking what the organization called a milestone in the delivery of cable telephone service, the Internet Protocol Detail Record Organization ( has announced successful IPDR Compliant status by three member companies: Amdocs, ARRIS and BigBand Networks. The companies demonstrated IPDR v3.5 and the DOCSIS 2.0 OSSI interoperability to support usage monitoring and value-based billing for […]

IPCC Signs MOU Agreement with ETSI

The International Packet Communications Consortium (Booth 717) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), the European equivalent of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The MOU creates a two-way street for service providers and vendors on both continents to begin defining interoperability standards for VoIP technology. The first […]

Soap Box: The Interoperability Imperative & the New Era of Trust

Posted: 8/2003 The Interoperability Imperative & the New Era of Trust By Jeffrey E. Ganek Two powerful trends are about to reshape the telecom, Internet and IT sectors in a big way. These trends also promise to affect e-commerce in ways that will touch the lives of consumers in just about every area, from simple […]

Collaborative: Beam Me Up: IM Visits the Enterprise

Posted: 5/2003 Beam Me Up: IM Visits the Enterprise By Tara Seals The real-time, private, advertising-free chat capability known as instant messaging (IM) long has been trapped on Planet Youth — for teenagers and college kids it’s as natural as speaking aloud. Service providers now are looking to beam the tool up to the enterprise. […]

Walled In

Posted: 03/2000 Walled In: Why IP Voice is Held captive (And, what Carriers, Vendors Are Doing to Set it Free) By Charlotte Wolter Level 3 Communications Inc. ( has made its reputation in transport networking and on Wall Street as the advocate of pure IP networking. Yet when Level 3 hands off IP voice traffic […]

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