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Broadvox Adds to Management Team

Broadvox said Wednesday it has named David Byrd vice president of marketing and product management and Randy Imhoff vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Byrd has more than 25 years of telecommunications sales and marketing experience and previously served as vice president of channels and alliances for Telcordia Technologies and Eftia OSS Solutions […]

IPtimize to Acquire WTI

Denver-based IPtimize Inc. plans to buy CLEC WTI LLC in a move it expects will boost revenue and subscriber counts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, even though IPtimize is a publicly traded company. However, it trades on the Pink Sheets market, a system comprised of companies that dont have to meet any listings […]

ISPhone Offers U.S. Local, Toll-Free Numbers

ISPhone, a provider of wholesale services to VoIP service providers, on Tuesday announced the availability of U.S. local and toll-free telephone numbers, or DIDs. The service lets resellers offer their customers a U.S. presence, no matter where they are based, ISPhone said. DIDs may be pointed to gateways and other devices anywhere in the world. […]

Inc. 500 Lists Tout Telecom Companies

Inc. Magazine revealed its 26th annual list of Americas 500 fastest-growing private companies last week, and the list shows telecommunications as one of the top growth industries. The telecommunications category of companies grew by 1,056.5 percent on average, making it one of the top five most notable median growth categories, preceded by environmental services, food […]

Sprint, Alltel, U.S. Cellular Fined for Not Meeting E911 Deadline

Sprint Nextel, Alltel and U.S. Cellular Corp. are facing a combined $2.8 million worth of fines from the FCC for failing to meet an E911 deadline. Sprint faces a $1.3 million fine, Alltels is $1 million and U.S. Cellulars is $500,000. The FCC said it will fine the companies because they did not meet the […]

Round Table

On the sudden demise of VoIP provider SunRocket Much of the blame for this mess is being heaped on the CEO, Lisa Hook. She struggled at AOL, but this is telecom, where you get to fail time and time again.Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO president   The implosion of SunRocket is yet another sign that the VoIP […]

Motorola Subsidiaries File Suit Against Aruba Technologies

Motorola Inc. Said Tuesday its subsidiary companies Symbol Technologies Inc. and Wireless Valley Communications Inc. have filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Aruba Networks Inc. The lawsuit, filed Monday in a Delaware court, addresses claims that Aruba infringed one patents related to WLAN communication technologies. Two of the patents relate to WLAN switching architecture technology. […]

Microsoft, Cisco Play Nice

Heavyweight unified communications competitors Microsoft Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc. highlighted interoperability plans between the two companies at a joint press conference in New York City this week. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Cisco CEO John Chambers laid out areas of future collaboration, and noted that the two have a history of working together despite […]

Mitel, Inter-Tel Complete Merger

Two weeks after Inter-Tel Inc. stockholders approved a merger with Mitel Networks Corps., the companies have sealed the $723 million deal. Mitel said on Thursday it now is the top IP unified communications provider for enterprises and SMBs in North America and the second-largest in the Western European IP PBX market. As we come together […]

Inter-Tel Shareholders Approve Mitel Merger

Inter-Tel Inc. stockholders on Thursday approved the $723 million merger with Mitel Networks Corp. The company said early results indicate that 60 percent of its outstanding shares voted in favor of the transaction. We are pleased that Inter-Tel stockholders agreed with us that the Mitel merger represents the greatest value currently available to Inter-Tel stockholders […]

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