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AVST Partners With Westcon Group

Unified communications provider Applied Voice & Speech Technologies Inc. (AVST) has signed a global distribution agreement with Westcon Group. AVST will be participating in Westcon Groups OneVoice and ConvergencePoint programs and Westcon resellers now have access to AVSTs unified communications offerings including its flagship product, CallXpress. The CallXpress platform delivers call processing, voice messaging, unified […]

Level 3 Stocks Drop on CFO News

Level 3 Communications Inc. shares fell nearly 9 percent by early afternoon on news that the company is looking for a new CFO. Level 3s stock was trading for $4.47, down 8.78 percent from the opening price of $4.75. CEO James Crowe said CFO Sunit Patel will remain with Level 3 during the transition period. […]

FCC Gives AT&T Partial Forbearance Relief

The FCC late Thursday night partially granted AT&T Inc.s petition for forbearance from rules governing its commercial broadband services. Perhaps of greatest concern to CLECs is that AT&T can price its commercial broadband services as it sees fit and not share those rates with providers using its networks. The FCC issued a statement just minutes […]

Siemens Launches Global Partner Program

Siemens Enterprise Communications today announced at its U.K. Sales and Partner Conference the launch of Go Forward!, its new Partner Accreditation Program. Initially being launched in the United Kingdom, Australia and the Netherlands, the new model will be rolled out across all regions in January. Go Forward represents a global investment of $8.15 million, which […]

Nacchio Appeals Insider Trading Conviciton

Former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joseph Nacchios legal team is seeking to overturn his conviction for insider trading. Nacchios attorney, Maureen Mahoney, filed a 58-page brief with a federal appeals court Tuesday saying there was insufficient evidence for a conviction. She also said the judge gave improper jury instructions and excluded important defense testimony […]

Is Ethernet the Holy Grail of Transport?

The network of the future is under construction as we speak. It is a project that has no clear beginning and likely no end. However, there are some clear goals for this network. First and foremost is to support highbandwidth, any-to-any services like video, gaming, telecommuting, e-commerce, mobility, etc. As grand as the vision might […]

Federal Lawmakers Take Time Out for Telecom Policy Issues

Congress appears to be taking a renewed interest in telecom issues. In the past week, two subcommittees have held hearings on special access, Bell forbearance petitions and copper loop retirement. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., held the first hearing last week. He is chairman of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. Kerry wanted to examine ways […]

Microsoft Introduces Response Point Phone System Software

Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday it has released its Microsoft Response Point phone system software aimed at SMBs to manufacturing. Microsoft worked with D-Link Corp. and Quanta Computer Inc. on the product. Microsoft Response Point, a premises-based phone system aimed at the very smallest of SMBs, certainly has competitive pricing and the integration with Outlook is […]

NBS Offers Hosted VoIP with Phone

NBS (Booth 408-410), a New York metro area-based telecom reseller and service provider, marked its show debut of the new Hosted Seat with Phone solution at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. With this offering, NBS customers now have access to the latest IP voice technology and converged network infrastructure, without having to purchase new […]

Level 3 Enhances Business Partner Program

Level 3 Communications Inc.s Business Markets Group today announced it has added several new components to its Business Partner Program. Level 3 has implemented joint go-to-market planning, in-depth training and competitive incentive programs, and additional Web-based planning tools. The comprehensive program enables select telecommunications agents and VARs to sell Level 3’s fiber-based IP, data and […]

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