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Beyond Geeks: How Digium Plans to Grow Asterisk*

 Photo by Michael Mercier If you think Asterisk is for geeks, you have another think coming. So, say executives at Digium Inc. The open-source IP PBX software company is retooling its offer to “cross the chasm” from early adopters to mainstream small and midsize business users. That also means Digium is expanding its partner program […]

SIPping the WAN Fantastic

THE LIGHTS, THE SPARKLE, the high-heeled shoes getting into a new technology is a little like your first high school dance. You arrive, filled with promise and optimism, but by the end of the night, there will be winners and losers those who dance, and those that cant. When it comes to SIP trunking, channel […]

OEN Turns Channel On To IPTV

Just weeks before its commercial IPTV/triple-play launch in Houston in November, Optical Entertainment Network (OEN) launched a sales agent program to make its FISION digital IPTV service available to FTTH communities throughout the country shortcutting the contentdevelopment process and expense. The program primarily is geared toward FTTH providers independent network owners, public utilities, competitive communications […]

COMPTEL Classroom Debuts in Expo Hall, Studies Voice Peering and IMS

This fall, the organizers of the COMPTEL PLUS show want to send attendees back to school with its new COMPTEL Classroom programming short tutorials on hot topics delivered on the exhibit floor. Featured COMPTEL Classroom lecture topics include voice peering and IMS. Many of the COMPTEL members have expressed interest in learning more about these […]

OEN Announces FISION Sales Agent Program

Optical Entertainment Network (OEN) on Monday announced its sales agent program that will make its FISION service of 400 digital IPTV channels available to FTTH communities around the United States. Through the FISION Sales Agent Program, OEN will monitor and deliver FISION programming from its digital IPTV headend in Houston, throughout the United States to […]

Agents Get Their IPTV

IPTV IS HOT. ANYONE who has ventured onto a trade show floor in the last year can attest to that. Worldwide IPTV service revenue will skyrocket to more than $44 billion in 2009, according to one estimate from Infonetics Research Inc. But what most people think of as IPTV is basically a cable TV or […]

Opening Keynotes Talk More About Whats Now Than Whats Next

The opening keynote speeches Monday at TelecomNEXT yielded little new in terms of news or opinion. But they gave NTT America Inc. President and CEO Norio Wada and Verizon Communications Inc. Chairman and CEO Ivan Seidenberg a chance to reiterate the status of their broadband activities; Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Glenn Britt an […]

Video Is the V at This Years VON Conference

The V in VON doesnt just stand for voice, said Jeff Pulver, president and CEO of pulvermedia, and founder of the leading VoIP conference as he kicked off VON Spring, taking place this week in San Jose, Calif. The V also stands for video, he emphasized. Pulver highlighted new IP video services operating in ways […]

Virgin Mobile Extends Relationship with MTV

Virgin Mobile USA, an MVNO that uses Sprint Nextel Corp.’s network, said today it is extending its relationship with MTV Networks so users can access music and entertainment programming from both MTV and Comedy Central. The agreement calls for Virgin Mobile to become an advertising sponsor for two of MTV’s most popular daily programs, “Total Request Live” […]

Disney CEO to Keynote TelecomNEXT

USTelecom announced yesterday that Robert Iger, president and CEO of the Walt Disney Co., will share his thoughts on how content providers can use new technologies to distribute programming to consumers when the communications industry meets at TelecomNEXT in March 2006. New and innovative technologies have created tremendous opportunities for content providers to deliver programming […]

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