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PAETEC to Grow Yet Larger Through McLeodUSA Deal

Folks thought something was awry when McLeodUSA Inc.s silent period leading to what wouldve been its second IPO dragged on for months. Then news came today that the privately-owned CLEC is to be bought by PAETEC Holding Corp. in an all-stock merger worth $557 million. The deal, which consists of $492 million in PAETEC common […]

Digium Expands Bandwidth.com Relationship, Intros Larger Appliance

Size does matter. Thats the message at NXTcomm from Digium Inc., creator of the Asterisk open IP PBX solution. At the show the company is highlighting its relationship with Bandwidth.com and previewing a new, larger Asterisk appliance. Bandwidth.com operates the largest network built around Asterisk to date, with 1.2 billion voice minutes on the platform […]

ThinkEngine Networks Showcases Voice Router

Call-processing technology provider ThinkEngine Networks (Booth 107), which was acquired by Cognitronics Corp. in November 2005, announced it will showcase its VSR1000 Enhanced Voice Services Router, a carrier-class platform. The VSR1000 series is designed specifically to allow carrier networks to deliver enhanced network services quickly and easily in both TDM and IP networks, as well […]

Toshiba Launches Strata CIX40 IP Voice System

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc.s telecommunication systems division on Monday announced it has expanded its Strata CIX family of IP business communications systems with the addition of its Strata CIX40 IP business communication system. The new system is designed for small businesses and supports up to 16 station ports and eight IP channels. Toshiba said […]

XO Enhances XOptions Flex

XO Communications has enhanced XOptions Flex, its VoIP services bundle for medium businesses, to work with TDM PBXs. Sold through the carriers indirect and direct channels, XOptions Flex now offers a hybrid solution so companies can use the bundle with existing PBXs connected to a primary rate interface or digital trunk. XOptions Flex combines local […]

IRIS Adds 150 Miles of Fiber

IRIS Networks (Booth 517), a wholesale carriers carrier delivering high-speed transport for voice, video and data in and around Tennessee, is in the buildout stage of an additional 150 miles of fiber. The new route miles will provide wholesale telecommunications opportunities to nine rural West Tennessee counties with populations of 20,000 to 50,000 people. This […]

InPhonex Offers VARs Free Phone Adapter With U.S., Canada Plan

InPhonex.com LLC (Booth 627), a privately held provider of Internet telephony, announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo it is offering resellers a free Linksys PAP2 telephone adapter with new orders for the U.S. and Canada Unlimited plan with quarterly payment. InPhonex said the incentive allows the company to help its VARs compete against […]

Peering Into the Future

VOIP PEERING SERVICES ARE young, but already the sector is seeing significant growth and change. Launching as small communities comprising a few nascent voice-over-broadband providers, the services now are signing up major carriers, refining their business models and facing new competitors a sure sign of success. While VoIP is becoming pervasive, most VoIP service providers […]

MetTel Signs Wholesale Agreement with SBC

New York-based Metropolitan Telecommunications (MetTel) today signed an agreement with SBC Communications Inc. to replace its previous UNE-P deal. The long-term commercial contract calls for SBCs incumbent local exchange carriers to provide wholesale local phone services to MetTel, although MetTel did not say for how long the agreement is in place. The CLEC plans to […]

3Com Unveils Suite of Applications for Businesses

3Com Corp. has unveiled a suite of applications for small, medium and large businesses to support IP telephone service, conferencing, messaging and other communications functions. The 3Com Convergence Applications Suite, which runs on a common SIP standard-based IP communications platform, includes an IP phone system for small businesses with up to 40 employees. It is […]

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