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Verizon: VoIP is VoIP

Verizon Communications Inc. has asked the FCC to regulate all VoIP services and providers not just over-the-top companies such as Vonage Holdings Corp. on an interstate basis. Such a move would override state authority. It also could impact the rules governing how competitors interconnect with incumbents networks Verizons proposal comes as part of its continued […]

360networks Selects Infinera for Regional Network

360networks selected Infinera Corp. for its regional network in the western United States. Infinera will bring the speed and flexibility of its digital optical networks to support 360networks business and service offerings. Infineras digital optical networks architecture will enable 360networks to offer services cost effectively in many markets throughout the region, including Tier 1 through […]

Achtung! iPhone Expansion Continues Apace

As expected, T-Mobile International has announced it would begin offering Apple Inc.s iPhone in Germany beginning Nov. 9. Earlier in the week Telefonica’s O2 Europe plc said it would be the carrier offering the iPhone in Britain. France’s Orange SA should announce its own exclusive deal with Apple soon. The move to expand beyond the […]

Live From Kenya

By Michael Fair, MarketRace  Jambo!, or Hello!, from Nairobi, Kenya. Wow, this has been quite the experience both personally and from a business perspective. Nairobi is a vibrant, multicultural city and my business trip (which did include a weekend safari) to visit KenCall, the largest call center in eastern Africa, has been very eye opening […]

VoIP Inc. Expands National Network Infrastructure

VoIP Inc., a leading provider of turnkey VoIP communications solutions for service providers, resellers and consumers worldwide, announced that it has doubled the size of its existing national network infrastructure to accommodate additional customers and increased traffic. In addition, this expansion includes the further build out of the company’s own facilities, which replace and expand […]

ISPhone Offers U.S. Local, Toll-Free Numbers

ISPhone, a provider of wholesale services to VoIP service providers, on Tuesday announced the availability of U.S. local and toll-free telephone numbers, or DIDs. The service lets resellers offer their customers a U.S. presence, no matter where they are based, ISPhone said. DIDs may be pointed to gateways and other devices anywhere in the world. […]

Pac-West Exits Markets, Files Reorganization Plan

Pac-West Telecomm Inc. is plowing ahead with bankruptcy plans; the wholesaler has closed operations in more than two dozen states and filed an official reorganization plan. Pac-West two weeks ago told customers in 24 states and the District of Columbia that it no longer operates in those markets. The provider pulled out of East Coast, […]

AT&T Video Share Expands Nationwide

First launched in Atlanta, Dallas and San Antonio at NXTComm in June, AT&T Inc. has now expanded its Video Share service to 160 markets nationwide. Video Share, which enables users to show people on the other end of the line what theyre looking at, requires a Video Share-capable handset and one of two Video Share […]

Platinum Equity Gobbles Up Another Telecom Provider

Platinum Equity said Wednesday it has acquired Startec Global Communications for an undisclosed amount. Startec is a facilities-based provider headquartered in Maryland. It sells long-distance services to ethnic markets in the United States and Canada; in fact, the company just launched new Web sites in Russian and Spanish. Startec distributes through channel partners. Startec was […]

Proposed Interim Cap First Step in USF Overhaul

High in Missouris northeastern corner, in a pocket perhaps best known for guided deer and turkey hunts, managers of a local telephone cooperative are keeping an eye on federal Universal Service Fund (USF) reform efforts. The 55-year-old Mark Twain Rural Telephone Co. serves 4,500 subscribers across eight counties, and its costs are about four times […]

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