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Matisse Raises $45 Million to Expand Sales, Marketing of Its EtherBurst Optical Switch

Matisse Networks (Booth 626) closed a $45 million Series C financing round to expand the sales, marketing and development of the EtherBurst optical switch. Merrill Lynch PCG invested $35 million in the round, which included Menlo Ventures, Monitor Ventures, Walden International and Woodside Fund. Matisse Networks now has raised total financing of $80 million. We […]

Matisse Raises $45 Million to Expand Sales, Marketing of Its EtherBurst Optical Switch

Matisse Networks (Booth 626) closed a $45 million Series C financing round to expand the sales, marketing and development of the EtherBurst optical switch. Merrill Lynch PCG invested $35 million in the round, which included Menlo Ventures, Monitor Ventures, Walden International and Woodside Fund. Matisse Networks now has raised total financing of $80 million. “We […]

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On the America COMPETES Act, which, in part, reforms high-tech innovation policy The American economy is the envy of the world, and we need to keep it that way. Pres. George W. Bush [O]ur workforce must have the technical skills to make it advantageous for companies to keep their businesses here in the U.S. instead […]

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On the sudden demise of VoIP provider SunRocket Much of the blame for this mess is being heaped on the CEO, Lisa Hook. She struggled at AOL, but this is telecom, where you get to fail time and time again.Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO president   The implosion of SunRocket is yet another sign that the VoIP […]

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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 […]

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  Vol 21, No. 8 August 2007   SHOP TALK EMBARQING ON THE CHANNEL MVN-OH-NO? AMPD AFTERMATH RCN AND NEON: A MATCH MADE IN WHOLESALE HEAVEN? NEWS BRIEFS PORTFOLIO HARMONIC CONVERGENCE Despite the high-volume hype, unified communications requires some fine tuning. FIRST CONTACT Contact center system enhancements aim for one-call resolution. TOOLBOX COMPENSATING FOR CHANGE New […]

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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 […]

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… On the future of the pure-play VoIP business model I dont see how far it can go there is no future. Stéphane Téral, Infonetics Research principal analyst  Its not going to be these pure-play providers who bring VoIP into the mainstream marketplace. Mike Paxton, In-Stat principal analyst for consumer services Im not sure that […]

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On the conclusion of the Tunney Act-based case challenging the Justice Departments 2005 approval of the SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI mergers that opponents said harm the public interest The government need not prove that the settlements will perfectly remedy the alleged antitrust harms; it need only provide a factual basis for concluding that the settlements are […]

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… On the Universal Service Fund at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in March and changes the federal government should consider The USF must be configured like a pyramid: it must have a broad and stable base of contributions at the bottom, and a narrow but sufficient distribution of support at the top. Issues related […]

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