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Harmonic Convergence

Harmonic Convergence With the hype machine cranked to max volume, businesses large and small are tuning into the promise of unified communications (UC) and how they might use this sleek new technology to put a presence-enabled portal on their desktops for click-to-call, click-to-conference, click-to-read your voice mail, click-to-Web cam, click-to you name it.

AT&T Accelerates Cingular Change

AT&T Inc. said Monday it has accelerated the rebranding of Cingular Wireless in advance of the launch of the Apple iPhone. Cingular will be known simply as AT&T. The decision to move to this phase of the branding campaign is based on research that consumer awareness of the switch is ahead of expectations, AT&T said. […]

AT&T Phasing Out Cingular Name

AT&T Inc. will begin to absorb the Cingular Wireless name beginning Monday. AT&T will not use the name many in the industry cringed to think about: AT&T Wireless. That brand was known for poor service and garnered a sour reputation among consumers and telecom insiders. On Jan. 15, AT&T will start a multimedia campaign, which […]

VoiceLogs URU Validates Customer Info

VoiceLog LLC (Booth 1007) has added a new feature to its third-party verification platform. URU (pronounced You are You) validates, not just verifies, a customers information in real time. For example, during an online sales transaction, URU obtains the name, address, phone, date of birth and last four digits of the users social security number. […]

First Avenue Completes Merger, Changes Name

First Avenue Networks Inc. said on Wednesday it has wrapped up its merger with FiberTower Corp., which has become a wholly owned subsidiary of First Avenue. Still, First Avenue has changed its name to FiberTower Corp. The two companies agreed in May to the $1.5 billion merger. The deal was an all-stock transaction. The new […]

Integra Telecom Acquires Electric Lightwave

Integra Telecom announced on Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Electric Lightwave, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. The agreement included $243 million in cash plus the assumption of $4 million in capital leases. The combined company generates more than $300 million in annual revenue from thousands of business […]

Open Telecommunications OSS Changes Name

The company previously known as Open Telecommunications OSS on Tuesday announced its new name, S2Net, which stands for Services to Network. The firm specializes in automated service fulfillment for carriers and service providers. S2Net provides a rules-based system that automates all network service orders. S2Net CEO, Rene Frei said the change of company direction stemmed […]

General Bandwidth Changes Name, Expands Product Line

General Bandwidth Inc., a provider of innovative converged-services infrastructure for the communications industry, has changed its name to GENBAND. Its much more than simply a name change, the company said; GENBAND is bringing new additions to its products and solutions portfolio. Included in its expanded product line are the C2 Signaling Controller and S4 Applications […]

Commerce Committee Sends McDowells Name to Senate for Confirmation

The Senate Commerce Committee today voted to install Robert M. McDowell as the fifth commissioner at the FCC; the approval was expected, especially after McDowell sailed through his nomination hearing last week. The committee, chaired by Republican Ted Stevens of Alaska, has sent McDowells name to the full Senate for confirmation, although it is not […]

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