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RCN and Neon: A Match Made in Wholesale Heaven?

RCN Corp.s recent acquisition of NEON Communications Group could be an ideal pairing or a flop waiting to happen it all depends on who you talk to. To RCN, a cableco competing against Verizon Communications Inc. for triple-play subscribers, a merger with retailer/wholesaler NEON provides complementary customers and network assets. Together, RCN and NEON will […]

FCC Releases Rules for 700MHz Spectrum Auction

The FCC on Tuesday veered from its recent pro-big-business course when it approved rules that will, in part, foster innovation and bring new players to the broadband wireless market. In their monthly meeting, commissioners laid out the requirements for the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction. The bandwidth will open up in early 2009 as TV broadcasters […]

700MHz Club Members Tussle Over Open Access

The FCC will unveil its rules for the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction within the next few weeks; in the meantime, companies continue to argue how they, and consumers, should be able to use the wavelength. What stands out is the push for open device access Skype and Google Inc. have led the fight for Carterfone-like […]

Bluesocket Acquires Pingtel

Bluesocket Inc. said Tuesday it has acquired SIP-based enterprise communications provider Pingtel Corp. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Combining Bluesockets WLAN and security capabilities with Pingtels SIP PBX technology will help the company reach more partners, Bluesocket said. The deal also helps it target SMBs. The opportunity lies in the fact that the […]

Capital 2.0 Event Gains COMPTEL Partnership

Bringing together telcos seeking funding and the capital markets firms that have it can be a daunting task. The undertaking becomes far lighter lifting when you have a major carrier trade association aboard. xchange magazine, the creator and producer of Capital 2.0: Funding the Telco Future, has partnered with COMPTEL, whose membership includes a long […]

IKANO to Sell Covads T1, ADSL 2+ Services

IKANO Communications will begin marketing Covad Communications Group Inc.s T1 and ADSL 2+ service, in addition to ADSL service, to its more than 250 branded partners and thousands of retail subscribers, the companies said Monday. Covads ADSL service offers downstream data speeds of up to 6mbps and as IKANO rolls out Covad ADSL 2+ and […]

Bruce Berry

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So Long, Twombly, We Hardly Knew You

When the Supreme Court recently dismissed a consumers telecom antitrust suit, judges also disappointed industry insiders who hoped suspected Bell collusion would be brought to light. The Bell Atlantic v. Twombly case didnt promise to directly affect entities such as CLECs unless judges agreed the arguments had merit. All along, however, the likelihood of justices […]

ShoreTel Introduces IP Communications Technology Partner Program

ShoreTel Inc. on Monday introduced a new partner program to include companies whose products complement its own — IP phone systems, contact center services and more. The program provides customers with additional hardware and software options that enhance their communications infrastructure. ShoreTel customers can use the program to find and utilize the open interfaces of […]

Polycom, Apparent Networks Team for VoIP Deployments

Polycom Inc. and Apparent Networks Inc. said they have joined forces to offer new services for Polycom service providers and channel partners that will enable more efficient and cost-effective VoIP deployments. The companies will roll out AppCritical Remote Network Assessment (RNA), a tool that Polycom service providers can offer their customers as a hosted service […]

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