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Siemens Launches Global Partner Program

Siemens Enterprise Communications today announced at its U.K. Sales and Partner Conference the launch of Go Forward!, its new Partner Accreditation Program. Initially being launched in the United Kingdom, Australia and the Netherlands, the new model will be rolled out across all regions in January. Go Forward represents a global investment of $8.15 million, which […]

How to Ride the Wireless Wave

In The Graduate, a neighbor tells hero Benjamin Braddock, Theres a great future in plastics. Had the movie been filmed today, Mr. McGuire instead may have uttered, Theres a great future in wireless. While theres little doubt that wireless is the wave of the future, its important to get a grip on the most important […]

FCC Seeks Comments on Net Neutrality

Comments to the FCC are due June 15 regarding the agencys inquiry into net neutrality. Reply comments will be due a month later, on July 16. Commissioners in March agreed to investigate whether net neutrality is a problem. It especially wants to know whether anyone has specific examples of beneficial or harmful behavior. FCC www.fcc.gov

IN BOX

Please discontinue sending PHONE+ to us. While I expect jabs of a political nature (and know the publisher makes a disclaimer about views), I find the Lance Sterling cartoon to be misleading and unfortunate. While personally I do not love any one political party, I would think it best not to be too slanted one […]

TelecomAssociation Changes Leadership

TelecomAssociation (TA) on Friday announced a new management team to support the associations vendor members and distributors. Long-time administrator Kathleen Brown has been promoted to executive director and Nancy Baldwin has been named president. President and Founder Dan Baldwin said he is stepping down to work at a national telecommunications provider. His last day at […]

SIPconnect Gets Real

The SIP Forum this week at VON is announcing the completion of its recommendation of SIPconnect, the groups SIP implementation for IP PBX to service provider trunking services. SIP Forum Chairman Jay Batson expects to see vendors test SIPconnect at future forum interoperability events, the next of which is planned for October at the University […]

IPcelerate Launches Bundled Government Solution

IPcelerate Inc., a communications-based software applications provider, has announced the introduction of a pre-integrated bundled solution for government agencies. The solution, which currently is sold through IPcelerates channel partners within the government sector, addresses such government initiatives as increased safety and security, rapid emergency response and citizen communication. It utilizes IPsession, IPstudio and IP Video […]

Marigold Technologies Develops Online CO Lookup Tool

Marigold Technologies LLC, a provider of direct marketing mailing lists, has developed the Central Office Lookup Tool for telecommunications providers. The free online service helps marketing personnel promote services to customers and prospects within geographic reach of any central office. It contains information about households and businesses served by specific central offices. Information in the […]

Access One Earns Top Business Bureau Rating

The Better Business Bureau has named competitive carrier Access One an AAA provider in its top business markets. This marks the fourth year Access One a voice, data and Internet provider has maintained the status in its home base Chicago market; the company also recently earned the same title in the Los Angeles/Riverside/San Bernadino and […]

Epic Software Unveils Next-Gen Web-based Enterprise CRM

Epic Software (Booth 818) has introduced a Web-based enterprise CRM software and professional services combination tool that gives telecom agents and their customers an unparalleled ability to track and manage their telecommunication inventory, services, contracts, invoices and users company-wide in a secure hosted environment. The CRM tool has three distinctive levels: administrator functionalities, agent functions […]

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