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Microsoft, Cisco Play Nice

Heavyweight unified communications competitors Microsoft Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc. highlighted interoperability plans between the two companies at a joint press conference in New York City this week. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Cisco CEO John Chambers laid out areas of future collaboration, and noted that the two have a history of working together despite […]

Round Table

On the recent Congressional push to keep Internet access services such as Web hosting tax-free [T]he fledgling industry argument for Internet services in the United States is no longer relevant. Electronic commerce is a mature and important part of the U.S. and international economy. The continued moratorium on taxing charges for Internet access should be […]

Telelogic Updates Software

Software provider Telelogic at TeleManagement World on Tuesday revealed major updates to its SYSTEM ARCHITECT enterprise architecture and modeling tools. The upgrades increase the efficiency of business operations as well as SYNERGY/Change, an enterprise change management tool. They are part of the Telelogic Lifecycle Suite software for enterprises. “Our goal is to offer organizations the […]

LDMI Touts New Web Portal, UNE-L Network

Regional CLEC LDMI Telecommunications (Booth 109), which serves the Midwest through its agents, recently launched a bigger and better Web portal for its channel partners, and says it is well-positioned to remain profitable in the wake of UNE-P changes. Agents can use the Web sales portal to enter orders and view customer data in real […]

BT Acquires Infonet

BT Group plc has completed the acquisition of Infonet Services Corp., a California-based company providing global managed voice and data network services to corporate customers. United Kingdom-based BT has renamed the company BT Infonet and it becomes part of BT Global Services. BT said the agreement valued at $965 million would extend its global reach […]

FCC Deals Victory to Internet Phone Industry

The maturing Internet phone industry is the beneficiary of a federal ruling, but the FCC has not settled some of the most contentious issues involving the technology. The FCC has declared Vonage Holdings Corp., the poster child for Internet phone service, is not subject to traditional state telecommunications rules. The commission also said in the […]

Sandy Beaches Softwares InTELEbill Primed for Facilities-Based Migration

Anticipating the flood of small to midsize CLECs migrating from UNE-P to a facilities-based model, Sandy Beaches Softwares latest release of InTELEbill caters to their needs. The already flexible InTELEbill rating engine now encompasses a three-tier approach to include the origination, transport, and termination legs from the operating company. We enhanced other features to support […]

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