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Defining and Questioning the Value of VoIP Peering

Peering between VoIP providers has gotten a lot of press in recent months, but the session VoIP 3.0 – Interoperability in 2007, held today at COMPTEL PLUS, will do more than just rehash the definitions and prospects for VoIP peering. It actually will question the value of VoIP peering for service providers. At least thats […]

Oracle Supports Linux, Releases TimesTen Database

Oracle said on Monday its communications billing and revenue management application now supports Linux. Companies need to run the Oracle application and Linux on IBM Bladecenter servers, however. Oracle said the new support method will lower total cost of ownership because companies using grid computing with a Linux operating system often save more money than […]

AireSpring Expands National Local Footprint

AireSpring Inc. is expanding its national local footprint with the addition of 29 markets, bringing the total coverage to 125. The expansion is the result of the resellers new wholesale agreements with CLECs One Communications Inc. and McLeodUSA Inc. The McLeodUSA and One Communications facilities will add second- and third-tier markets, which we didnt have […]

AireSpring Expands National Local Footprint

Authentiums ESP Enterprise Manager screen shows IT administrators, by company group, the level of threats networks face and when the last series of updates occurred. AireSpring Inc. is expanding its national local footprint with the addition of 29 markets, bringing the total coverage to 125. The expansion is the result of the resellers new wholesale […]

How to Become a Great Customer Company

THE PERENNIAL CRY FROM CEOS around the globe is that they are focused on their customers. It is their No. 1 mission, the critical job of their companies, and everything emanates from understanding what customers need and want and delivering on it. You may have said this yourself. Somehow, this message hasnt sunk in because […]

The Wait Is Over

IF YOU WERE PAYING ATTENTION, you may have noticed the PHONE+ Web site looks different this month. The changes are not only cosmetic, but functional. Heres what I mean: The articles on www.phoneplusmag.com are now categorized in ways that are meaningful to help you find what you need and maybe what you dont know you […]

Locus Releases First VoIP Service

Locus Telecommunications Inc. recently launched its first consumer VoIP service, FonByNet. The service is designed to be an easy-to-use, economical way to make long-distance calls anywhere in the world. Locus is extremely excited about adding FonByNet to our current suite of services, said Ken Myers, senior director of marketing. FonByNet is our first foray into […]

Citel Introduces SIP-Trunking Voice Platform

In conjunction with the Internet Telephony Conference and Expo, Citel plc announced Wednesday a SIP-trunking voice platform using the Citel EXTender product suite; enabling distributed enterprises to replace branch office local circuits and connect directly to a centralized PBX, via a SIP-trunking service provider. Distributed enterprises need a better solution for connecting branch offices and […]

PAETEC CEO: ‘We Need to Work Better Together’

“We need to work better together,” said Arunas Chesonis, CEO of PAETEC Communications Inc., in his keynote yesterday, addressing an audience of competitive providers. “We are just a small part of the telecom universe,” he said. “We should do more work together. …We are not each other’s real competition.” Chesonis, who has been in the […]

Cisco Focuses on Convergence

Imagine transferring a video-on-demand order from the television to a Sony PSP for an airplane ride, or the ability to download music only once, but being able to stream it through a home theater, mobile device or PC at a whim. Compelling services like this are what service providers are banking on for future revenue […]

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