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Ericsson Launches Third Release of MX-ONE IP PBX for Enterprises

Ericsson has announced the third release of its MX-ONE, a server-based multimedia communications platform that combines mobile and fixed functionalities across private and public networks. The latest version of the MX-ONE IP-PBX boasts extended system capacity for up to 50,000 end users, standardized management and Web-based tools. Designed for medium and large enterprises, MX-ONE Version […]

FCC Again Delays Decision on AT&T-BellSouth Merger

The FCC late Thursday said it would not consider the pending $80 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. at its Nov. 3 meeting. Three weeks earlier, on Oct. 13, the agency also had delayed consideration of the matter. Thursdays notice came as little surprise to the industry; speculation had run rampant all week that […]

TELE-SCOPE

LIBRA (SEPT. 23 – OCT. 22) What do I have to do to send you home in this beautiful late-model PHONE+ magazine today? Libra is the charmer, the sweet-talker and the salesman of the Zodiac. Thats right, partners, agents and resellers if youre a Libra, youve got the gift! Like its ruling planet, Venus, Libra […]

Speaking of IPOs …

WALL STREET LAST SAW a flood of IPOs from competitive carriers just before the telecom industry went bust. Now, as more CLECs wean themselves off UNE-P, specialize in IP services and bring their balance sheets into the black, the question arises: who will go public? Continued merger activity will pave the way for more CLECs […]

Groups to FCC: No AT&T-BellSouth Approvals Yet

Consumer and public interest groups are fighting back as media reports say FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin has circulated a draft order approving the $67 billion AT&T Inc.-BellSouth Corp. merger. The document is said to contain few protections for competition or consumers, mirroring the limited approvals required for the Verizon Communications Inc.-MCI Inc. and AT&T-SBC […]

Hitachi Cable, Stealth Communications Accelerate Wireless

Hitachi Cable Ltd. and Stealth Communications Inc. recently announced a partnership to expand voice peering to the wireless Wi-Fi market. Voice peering allows enterprises and service providers to exchange telephone, video and other multimedia services without having to transverse the public telephone network. “This marks a major step forward for businesses that operate wireless networks,” […]

ROUND TABLE

… On a federal courts ongoing review of recent megamergers and whether the governments requirement that AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. divest some of their unused fiber networks was sufficient and in the public interest … The Department of Justice has never made the case that its flimsy settlement protects the public from the […]

Our Town

AS MOBILITY CONTINUES TO PROVE itself useful in bolstering productivity and efficiency, it has begun to find a footing in the municipal arena, a space often faced with federal funding cutbacks and limited options for improving services. Offering cellular applications to local governments is a new frontier for savvy dealers who can offer answers to […]

Telecom Links

Trade Associations Analyst/Consulting Firms Federal Regulatory Agencies State Regulatory Agencies Trade Associations Association for Local Telecommunications Services www.alts.org California Association of Competitive Telecommunications Companies (CALTEL) www.caltel.org Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association www.wow-com.com COMPTEL www.comptel.org DSL Center www.dslcenter.com  (This site has info on DSL and ISPs.) Also includes link to www.dsl-service-providers.net to search for ISPs that […]

FCC Issues NPRM on 700MHz Band

The FCC this week adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would change rules governing wireless licenses in the 698MHz to746MHz, 747MHz to 762MHz and 777MHz to792MHz spectrum bands, which could be used for WiMAX and other so-called 4G technologies down the road. These portions of the 700MHz band are set aside for commercial […]

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