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TalkSwitch Certifies Primus Interoperability

Hybrid phone maker TalkSwitch this week said it has verified interoperability between its 48-CVA PBX and Primus Telecommunications Group Inc.s VoIP calling services. The interoperability means TalkSwitch users have access to another brand of VoIP service, the companies said. The proliferation of VoIP services nationwide can best be achieved through strategic alliances with innovative equipment […]

Siemens Unveils Residential Wireless Gateways with Smart Antenna Technology

Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens Communications Inc., announced availability of the new Gigaset SE567 and SE568 residential ADSL2+ wireless gateways featuring IntelliSteer smart antenna technology. The patented beam steering technology typically doubles signal strength over conventional antenna solutions while minimizing interference from and with other wireless neighbors. […]

Pioneer Telephone Cooperative Starts Ruckus with Wi-Fi

Pioneer Telephony is planning a phased rollout of the Ruckus Wireless Inc. Wi-Fi system as part of its popular broadband services, including commercial IPTV, throughout 2006 in a move to lower in-home installation costs and give its services a broadband footprint in the home. Until now, Pioneer had to send technicians to install Category 5 […]

LDMI Introduces ConnecT xTreme

LDMI Telecommunications, a division of Talk America Holdings Inc., today introduced ConnecT xTreme, a dedicated Internet access service of 3mbps. ConnecT xTreme is available to businesses in LDMIs Michigan and Ohio service areas. The services speeds range from 3mbps up to 6mbps. ConnecT xTreme also offers customer premise equipment, five IP addresses, 20 e-mail accounts, […]

Avaya Gets “Smart”

Posted: 06/2005 Avaya Gets “Smart” By Kelly M. Teal Avaya Inc. is expanding its leading market presence by getting into the software and Web services arenas, and partnering with more than 140 companies, including systems integrators, alliance partners, consultants, and independent hardware and software firms that are supporting the company’s interoperable, multivendor approach to socalled […]

Long Storey Short: Be Smart, Drive Change

Jeff Storey, president and CEO of WilTel Communications, delivered his keynote address at the CompTel/ASCENT convention with the dry humor characteristic of WilTels signature marketing campaign featuring editorial cartoons by Fred Hilliard. Indeed, the kickoff slide was just such a cartoon depicting screaming telecom executives on a roller coaster ride. The caption: Telecom. The thrill […]

BillSoft Partners with Tax Compliance Firm

Taxation solutions company BillSoft Inc. (Booth 100) announced at the CompTel/ASCENT Spring 2005 Convention & Expo that it is partnering with a tax compliance firm. BillSoft says Smart & Associates LLP, a business advisory and accounting group, will be the preferred tax consulting implementation partner for BillSofts Total Tax Solution. BillSoft says its alliance with […]

Voice Smart Networks Introduces Smart Agent Program

Voice Smart Networks (Booth 223), a provider of application engineering and implementation, support and managed services, announces its Smart Agent Program, designed to give individuals not previously trained as telecom agents the education and confidence to sell local, long-distance and Internet services on a part-time basis. The company says the program also is a resource […]

Larsen, Patlan Address Strategic Relationships

With 25 years of telecom industry experience collectively, James Larsen and Robert Patlan will talk to agents about the importance of consulting and professional services during today’s Marketing Showcase workshop. Larsen is COO of NetGain Communications Inc., while Patlan is a network analyst and agent support manager for Voice Smart Networks. The session targets channel […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

Posted: 3/2003 Rage Against the Machine A 2002 survey of British workers commissioned by Connect Support Services Ltd., and carried out by online research firm YouGov, shows that the anger and frustration caused by IT failures is the leading cause of "work rage." Eighty percent of respondents said that problems with IT increased their stress […]

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