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Hedy Lamarr: Mother of Wireless? Did Hedy Lamarr, star of such 1930s, 40s and 50s films as Samson and Delilah and My Favorite Spy, invent the technology that now underlies 3G, Bluetooth and WLAN? One writer, Rob Walters, who also serves as managing director of U.K.-based Satin Information Services Ltd., says he has the answer […]

Verizon Profits Fall, Sales Increase

Merger costs lowered Verizon Communications Inc.s profit during the first quarter of 2006, the company reported on Tuesday, but wireless sales boosted its sales numbers. Verizons acquisition of long-distance carrier MCI Inc. in January contributed to the RBOCs 7.1 percent earnings loss from the first quarter of 2005. First quarter 2006 earnings totaled $1.63 billion, […]

Teleglobe Launches Local Number Service

Teleglobe, which provides telecommunications services to carriers, ISPs, and fixed and mobile network operators, today launched Teleglobe Local Number Service. The new service gives Teleglobe customers the ability to offer their clients local access DID numbers from Western Europe and North America in addition to the toll-free numbers used for conference calling, calling card, customer […]

GlobalTouch Expands Reach With New Rate Centers

Wholesale VoIP provider GlobalTouch Telecom Inc. on Tuesday said it had added nearly 12,000 new international rate centers, including new phone numbers and LNP access, to its networks. The additions mean the companys SIPTalk customers now can offer DIDs and LNP in 46 of the lower 48 United States, as well as Hawaii, Canada, the […]

Disney to Launch Tween-Teen Phone

The Walt Disney Co. in June will launch a mobile phone service targeted at 10- to 15-year-olds. Disney Mobile, an MVNO on the Sprint-Nextel Corp. network, will be the first to offer a full-featured phone specifically for the younger set. Disney will offer two camera phones for $59.95 each, from LG Electronics and Pantech, leveraging […]

my people Looks to INFONIXX for Directory Assistance

my people, a nationwide residential VoIP service provider, has chosen INFONXX as its provider of enhanced directory assistance services, including information on dining, movies and weather, horoscopes, lottery results, sports scores, stocks and more. INFONXX also will connect my peoples users through VoIP call completion, which means users do not have to remember or write […]

Designated Drivers

TOLL-FREE NUMBERS COULD be described as lifelines vital links between companies and their customers, between organizations and their members, government agencies and their constituents. Order takers, help desks, crisis hotlines and more depend on these inbound lines for their very existence. Controlling them, then, can be paramount. Resellers have long sold end users and their […]

FiberNet Telecom Group Introduces ENUM Offering

FiberNet Telecom Group Inc.s and its subsidiary Availius have announced the new ENUM offering called Phonomenum. ENUM refers to the Internet Engineering Task Force protocol that maps telephone numbers to resources on the Internet in much the same way a Domain Name System architecture maps domain names and host names to IP addresses. It is […]

COMPTEL Registration Tops Previous Numbers

The 25th anniversary of the COMPTEL PLUS Conference + Expo opened to record attendance on Sunday evening, as the association’s president and CEO, Earl Comstock, and board chairman, J. Sherman Henderson III, cut the ceremonial ribbon with the help of two San Diego Chargers cheerleaders. On Monday afternoon, COMPTEL said it already had surpassed its […]

TCAST Unleashes Trio of New Services

TCAST Communications Inc. (Booth 1514), a facilities-based CLEC and long-distance service provider to both wholesale and retail customers, has expanded its product set with the introduction of three new products. The company now offers a carrier access product that enables TCASTs carrier customers to make use of TCASTs extensive Feature Group D network throughout Arizona, […]

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