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XO Unveils FMC Trial for Small Businesses in Seattle

SMBs as small as 10-person offices just got a big-enterprise tool. XO Communications and Sotto Wireless on Wednesday announced a fixed-mobile convergence trial in Seattle. The package consists of Internet access, PBX functionality, Wi-Fi, cellular voice and e-mail, and a Nokia E61i dual-mode handset, all wrapped up with hosted Microsoft Exchange and a portal to […]

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Private equity firm Warburg Pincus will invest at least $245 million to obtain a substantial equity interest in Integra Telecom Inc. The proceeds from the transaction will be paid to existing Integra investors in exchange for outstanding shares. Integra Telecom will continue to operate as a privately held company and will not raise any primary […]

Perimeter eSecurity Buys USA.NET

Perimeter eSecurity, a provider of on-demand security software, has acquired USA.NET, which develops secure electronic-messaging services. The deal was announced two weeks after Goldman Sachs pumped $50 million into Perimeter eSecurity, and terms were not disclosed. Private equity firms Bessemer Venture Partners and the Stripes Group LLC also helped fund the USA.NET purchase. USA.NET will […]

SOHO PBX Consulting to Distribute TalkSwitch Products

Dallas-based SOHO PBX Consulting Inc. has been recognized as an official TalkSwitch distributor, TalkSwitch said Tuesday. SOHO PBX Consulting will offer technical support, order fulfillment and logistical expertise to TalkSwitch resellers across the Southwest and other markets. The company will work to increase awareness and expand TalkSwitch market share in the small business community, the […]

Covad Launches ADSL2+ Platform

Covad Communications Group Inc. said it has launched a standalone ADSL2+ business platform, which provides small businesses and home offices with faster data speeds to power bandwidth-intensive applications such as file-sharing and video conferencing. Covad said it is the first provider to deploy the ADSL2+ in the United States and the platform has download speeds […]

Switchvox, Cbeyond Products Interoperable

Switchvox said Tuesday its products are interoperable with Cbeyond’s SIP Trunking service, BeyondVoice with SIPconnect. By integrating with Cbeyond’s managed services, Switchvox said it is able to expand its channel partner community and provide further support and services to its established resellers. The interoperability allows Switchvox’s and Cbeyond’s channel partners to provide customers with an […]

XO Teams with Jamcracker to Deliver On-Demand Software

XO Communications announced Wednesday a strategic partnership with Jamcracker to deliver on-demand collaboration, mobility and security software applications for small and medium-sized businesses. Services will be available commercially in third quarter. The agreement creates a nationwide delivery platform for Jamcrackers affiliated software partners and it offers XO and its indirect sales partners an opportunity to […]

Mitel to Aquire Inter-Tel for $723 Million

Mitel Networks Corp. is buying Inter-Tel Inc. for $723 million in cash, the companies said Thursday. Privately held Mitel will pay $25.60 per share for the Tempe, Ariz.-based company and said the merger will double its annual revenue to $800 million. Inter-Tels closing price on Thursdays NASDAQ was $23.79. Mitel CEO Don Smith said the […]

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