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Vonage Guilty Again of Patent Infringement

For the second time this year, a jury has said Vonage Holdings Corp. infringed on patents. The jury found Tuesday in federal court in Kansas City, Kan., that Vonage infringed on six Sprint Nextel patents and ordered the VoIP leader pay $69.5 million. Vonage also has to pay Sprint a 5 percent royalty on future […]

Money Hard to Find in SMB Voice

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO VoIP has taken quite a few hits in the press lately. Vonage and patent fights. SunRocket closing. The E-911 issue. The viability of the pure play VoIP provider is in question. Not just from a net neutrality standpoint either. More from a financial model. Most people looking to move to VoIP […]

Round Table

On the FCCs recent order requiring VoIP services and devices to include access for subscribers with disabilities This accessibility is critical in order to promote the independence of persons with disabilities, participation in our society, and critical access in emergency situations.Jonathan Adelstein, Democratic FCC commissioner We continue to evaluate the remaining obligations including: numbering (access […]

FTC Issues Net Neutrality Report

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday released several guiding principles for policy makers to follow when considering whether to institute net neutrality regulations. The usual suspects issued statements praising the Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy study, which recommended a hands-off approach to governing the Internet. The FTCs Internet Access Task Force said some broadband providers […]

Windstream to Pay $585 Million for CT Communications

Windstream Corp., a spinoff of Alltel, said Tuesday it will buy ILEC CT Communications Inc. for approximately $585 million. Windstream plans to purchase all of CT Communications outstanding shares for $31.50 apiece, using debt and existing cash. The deal should close in the second half of 2007, the carrier said, once it secures shareholder and […]

Federal Lawmakers Introduce USF Reform Act

Congressional Reps. Rick Boucher, D-Va., and Lee Terry, R-Neb., have introduced a bill to reform the Universal Service Fund (USF). Boucher and Terry on Thursday released the text of their bill, the Universal Service Reform Act of 2007. They are members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees telecom. The bill proposes to […]

Vonage Fraught With Troubles Amid Patent Case Loss

Vonage Holdings Corp.s stock hit its lowest point ever this week and CEO Michael Snyder resigned as the company dealt with the fallout from losing a VoIP patent dispute to Verizon Communications Inc. At press time, Vonage was likely to pay millions more in bond money than originally expected and it faced the prospect of […]

Vonage CEO Resigns, Company Restructures

Michael Snyder, CEO of Vonage Holdings Corp., has resigned. The company made the announcement early Thursday morning at its investor conference call. Snyders resignation was effective on April 11. It came as part of a broader restructuring, said Jeffrey Citron, Vonage founder. Citron will serve as interim CEO while Vonage searches for Snyders replacement. It […]

Jury Says Vonage Infringed on Verizon Patents

A jury found Thursday that Vonage Holdings Corp. infringed on Verizon Communications Inc. patents and ordered the VoIP company to pay $58 million, plus 5.5 percent royalty fees on all of its future revenue.  Verizon had sought $197 million. Verizon sued Vonage last year for infringing on five patents that it said Vonage uses to make its network […]

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