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Serverless System

Avaya Inc. has an interesting take on the small business phone system with its Quick Edition. Introduced in March 2006, Quick Edition does not have a server; all the intelligence is in the phones. Eric Robichaud, senior product manager for Avaya Quick Edition, says although Quick Edition doesn’t have an appliance, it is plug-and-play. Once […]

TalkSwitch, SureWest Create Service Bundle

TalkSwitch and SureWest Communications have created a service and equipment bundle, which the companies said is designed to provide a complete communications product for small businesses in the Sacramento, Calif., area. The bundle combines the TalkSwitch 480vs telephone system, including installation and configuration services, with a choice of SureWest services featuring unlimited nationwide calling, business […]

Icahn Motorola Board Bid Fails

Carl Icahn and Motorola Inc. CEO Ed Zander wont be sharing the board room after all. Icahn has failed to win a seat on the board after a shareholder vote this week at the annual meeting in Chicago. Existing board members, however, were re-elected, perhaps an indicator that shareholders were willing to stick with Zanders […]

Long View Reaches IPcelerate Platinum Level

Long View Systems Inc. has signed a Platinum Partner Agreement with IPcelerate. Long View Systems, an IT solutions company, has more than 300 technical consultants in Canada and the United States. The Platinum level is the highest in IPcelerate’s Partner Program and is reserved for the company’s most-valued and top-performing partners, IPcelerate said. The Platinum […]

Verizon Business Adds to IP Termination Portfolio

Verizon Business announced a new wholesale VoIP termination product for sale through the companys wholesale arm, Verizon Partners Solutions. Carrier IP Termination Transport , which allows long-distance voice calls to be terminated when the call originates as non-IP but is converted to IP. By connecting to the Verizon Business global network via SIP, carriers with […]

TelePacific Signs Wholesale Contracts With AT&T

TelePacific Communications has signed long-term wholesale contracts with the AT&T Inc. local telephone companies and AT&Ts long-distance affiliate that will help TelePacific expand its operations within California and Nevada. The five-year contracts are worth $180 million, and AT&T will provide TelePacific with wholesale long-distance voice services and special access services for DS1 and DS3 transport. […]

Velocity Debuts Agent Channel, 2007 Promotion

Velocity (Booth 504), local and long-distance voice provider, announced the introduction of its agent channel program nationwide. Chip Werner, Velocitys sales director, new business development, said the program offers the strongest, most reliable Tier 1 network in the world; dedicated customer support; and a state-of-the-art online order/commission/billing system. Werner added that Velocitys market-leading cost structure […]

TelePacific Communications Launches New VoIP Services for SMBs

TelePacific Communications (Booth 223), a facilities-based provider headquartered in Los Angeles, has unveiled a new suite of VoIP services for SMBs called SmartVoice, available for distribution through channel partners. SmartVoice will include IP trunking, hosted IP telephony services and service administration tools that customers can access and manage themselves. The SmartVoice IP trunks not only […]

SMBs Make for Ideal VoIP Market Opportunities

The SMB market could be the market to be in for VoIP going forward. According to Henry Kaestner, CEO at Bandwidth.com and moderator of VoIP Systems for SMBs: Challenges & Opportunities, a COMPTEL PLUS session today, This is probably the best market for VoIP. People should have been interested in this market four or five […]

Orca Wave Launches New U.S. Domestic Routing Software

With increased options for U.S. termination and code management to six or seven digits and the capability to manage 124,000 to 1.24 million code breakouts, Orca Wave LLCs Orca Intelligent LCR supports a level of code granularity that greatly improves margin. And the product now offers the capability to integrate the originated call number as […]

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