AT&T, Verizon, Others Join CTIA to Stop Smartphone Theft

CTIA-The Wireless Association, together with participating wireless companies, on Tuesday announced it worked with the federal government and law enforcement to develop four steps to help deter smartphone thefts and protect consumer data.

Wedge Networks Releases BeSecure NDP-2040NX

Wedge Networks, a provider of industrial-strength network security solutions, has announced the release of the BeSecure NDP-2040NX, a multigigabit network security appliance to provide an inline antivirus, antispam and antimalware platform for heterogeneous networks. The NDP-2040NX allows medium-to-large enterprise and service providers to deploy a cost-effective, high-performance network antimalware system. The NDP-2040NX can satisfy throughput […]

FCCs Inaction Leads to Legal Action

CLECS AND INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS have until mid-May to file lawsuits against the FCC for its inaction on Verizon Communications Inc.s petition requesting its broadband services for large businesses be reclassified as information services. Competitive carrier association COMPTEL in late March submitted its complaint, asking the D.C. Circuits Court of Appeals to set aside the granted […]

Yipes Teams with LiveVault to Deliver Disaster Recovery Services

Ethernet provider Yipes Enterprise Services Inc., which sells through agents, has teamed with LiveVault Corp. to roll out Yipes PROTECT, an automated backup and recovery platform for enterprises in industries including financial services, legal, health care, education, media and technology. LiveVault develops online backup and recovery solutions for businesses and is powering Yipes PROTECT, which […]

Caucus Calls on Lawmakers to Protect Rural Interests in Telecom Reform

In support of small phone companies and consumers in rural America, more than 60 members of the House of Representatives signed a letter outlining principles Congress should adopt when reforming telecommunications law. The principles endorsed by the Congressional Rural Caucus called on lawmakers to preserve federal subsidies that support nationwide telecom services at affordable rates […]

Powell: VoIP Already Changing Perceptions

In his final public speech as chairman of the FCC, Michael Powell yesterday told an appreciative audience at the Voice on the Net (VON) conference in San Jose, Calif., the industry has done much already to change how the world, and regulators, view VoIP. He said this will lead to less regulation and more protection […]

Session Addresses How to Protect Your Brand through QoS

Nothing can sully a brand as quickly as a bad customer experience. So CompTel/ASCENT today is presenting a session entitled QoS: Protecting Your Brand. Session panelist Barry Kantner, who is vice president of marketing at World Wide Packets, says service providers need the correct quality of service mechanisms in the network to enable services at […]

Protect Against Prepaid Service Problems

Can your agreement protect you from prepaid scams and prepaid service problems? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is a solid “maybe.” If you find yourself involved in a true scam, chances are the company scamming you will not have the financial wherewithal to remedy your damages (this is, of course, assuming you have negotiated […]

Round Table

…ON RULES THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION ADOPTED IN MAY TO PROTECT CONSUMERS “The PUC has overreached its regulatory responsibilities. This measure will impede growth in the highly competitive wireless industry and could result in companies shifting investments and jobs outside of California.” - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California “Although the commission could have done much […]

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