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Jury Says Vonage Infringed on Verizon Patents

A jury found Thursday that Vonage Holdings Corp. infringed on Verizon Communications Inc. patents and ordered the VoIP company to pay $58 million, plus 5.5 percent royalty fees on all of its future revenue.  Verizon had sought $197 million. Verizon sued Vonage last year for infringing on five patents that it said Vonage uses to make its network […]

Danny Adams

THEN: In 1987, Danny Adams was an attorney with Wiley, Rein and Fielding where he was just starting to represent OSPs and competitive long-distance carriers in an industry dominated by AT&T and the Bell companies. He would soon become a regulatory columnist for PHONE+ magazine. NOW:   He is still practicing telecom law in Washington, […]

Case Study: Securing a Path to VoIP for Saflink

Seattle area-based Saflink Corp., a biometrics security solutions company, recently tackled a multifaceted telecom problem. Faced with a pending office relocation and the potential loss of its existing phone number bank, Saflink had the daunting task of finding a service provider that could help it implement an immediate low-cost solution. Through telecom expense and inventory […]

Info Directions Nominated for Operational Excellence

Info Directions has been nominated for an Operational Excellence award in the Sixth Annual TeleStrategies Billing World 2006 Excellence Awards. The Excellence Awards recognize achievement in the systems and software that drive the world of communications. The Operational Excellence award recognizes projects that have resulted in significant improvements in customer operational performance. Info Directions has […]

Arbinet to Provide AxcessCode to ECTA Members

Minutes trader Arbinet-thexchange Inc. this week signed an agreement with The European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) to provide its AxcessCode international calling code management service to the association’s 150-plus members. This service facilitates the establishment of trading partnerships between telecom buyers and suppliers, and can help our members avoid the significant financial exposure created by […]

Round Table

…ON AT&T CORP.’S PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE CONSUMERS LOCAL PHONE SERVICE OVER ITS OWN SWITCHED NETWORK IN EXCHANGE FOR LOWER WHOLESALE RATES ON THE REGIONAL BELLS WIRES CONNECTING HOMES TO TELEPHONE CENTRAL OFFICES. “If the Bell companies accept this offer, the industry’s leaders can turn confrontation into conciliation by solving one of the most significant controversies […]

Infonetics Research: VoIP and IP PBX Significant Sources of Revenue

VoIP and IP PBXs will continue gaining popularity and provide significant sources of revenue during 2004 and 2005, according to the quarterly report from Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com), Next Gen Voice Products. In fact, VoIP is expected to bring in a major portion of carriers income through at least 2007, which represents a big opportunity for […]

LEC Clearinghouse Merger Springboard for Full-Service BillingOutsourcer

Four months after the industry’s top two LEC clearinghouses were combined under the Billing Services Group LLC banner, the company’s Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Haynes III says the combination of Billing Concepts Inc. and ACI Billing Services Inc. “is going to be our platform and our engine to proceed in making this a full-service […]

It’s All in the Delivery

Billing just might be the least glamorous of carrier responsibilities; it is, though, one of the most important. The statement that’s sent to thousands, if not millions, of people each month puts a face to a company. The last thing a carrier needs is for a customer to view someone else’s sensitive account information or […]

CDG Releases Features For Billing System

Communications Data Group Inc. (CDG, Booth 833) has released two significant enhancements to Service Activation Manager (SAM), a telecom billing and provisioning system. The first, Mass Audit, enhances SAMs existing ability to compare device configurations with billing. The second feature, Test Drive, helps companies roll out services such as call waiting on a trial basis. […]

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