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Voda One Training to Educate Resellers on VoIP for the SMBs

Westcon Group Inc. announced that its Voda One business practice is hosting a new road show series dedicated to helping its resellers find success in the small business market. The training is focused on Avaya Quick Edition, Avayas VoIP platform targeted at small businesses and enterprise branches. Westcon Group vendors supporting this solution and participating […]

Palm Introduces Centro

Palm Inc., hoping to regain footing in the smartphone field, introduced a new, inexpensive device on Thursday. The Centro is listed at $99.99, making it the least expensive smartphone. It will share the operating system and many of the same features as the companys Treo, including e-mail and Web access, video, music, a touchscreen and […]

Disney Mobile to Shut Down

The Walt Disney Co. is ending another MVNO attempt. The company said Thursday it will cease sales of its family-oriented Disney Mobile immediately and support the product until Dec. 31. The offering, which allowed parents to track their children, limit the amount of voice and data used and control expenditures, among other features, used the […]

Skype: Massive Restarts Cause Outage

Skype said Monday the cause of a two-day service outage was caused by an unusually high number of restarts by users who had downloaded a Microsoft Windows security patch. The Internet phone company said on its Web site that the restarts combined with the lack of peer-to-peer network resources, prompted a chain reaction that had […]

Motorola Earnings Plunge to 1 Cent Per Share

Motorola Inc. released its second-quarter earnings Thursday morning, and results were as dismal as the company and analysts had projected. Motorola posted a loss of $28 million, or 1 cent per share, compared with net income of $1.38 million, or 55 cents per share, a year earlier. The second-quarter results included charges related to job […]

FCC Investigates Net Neutrality

Groups across the spectrum, from consumer advocates to broadband providers, reacted favorably to the FCCs announcement on Thursday that it will study whether net neutrality problems exist and, if so, whether they should be regulated. Debates over net neutrality took center stage last year as Congress attempted a rewrite of the 1996 Telecom Act. Content […]

Qwest Control Available to Wholesale Customers

Qwest Communications International Inc. said Thursday its Web-based self-service management tool Qwest Control is now available to wholesale customers. The tool allows wholesale customers to generate service summary reports and access network information on a daily basis. Customers who previously had access to Remote Control, another Web-based self-service and management tool, will have access to […]

PAETEC-US LEC Merger Completed

PAETEC Corp. and US LEC Corp. have completed their $450 million merger and the combined company began trading Thursday on the NASDAQ Syock Market under the symbol PAET. The combined company will conduct business as PAETEC Holding Corp. The merger, which was announced Aug. 14, was approved by both companies’ stockholders on Wednesday. The new […]

ESPN Mobile Rises Again

Verizon Wireless said Thursday it would take over the exclusive distribution of ESPN content under a multiyear agreement. The deal quells rumors that Sprint Nextel Corp. would snag the distribution deal; Sprint was the underlying provider for ESPNs ill-fated MVNO play, ESPN Mobile, which was launched in February 2006 and lasted less than a year. […]

DATACORP Partners With Perimeter

Value-added reseller DATACORP said Thursday it has addedPerimeter eSecuritys disaster recovery and security services to its consulting and integration offerings. DATACORP is a Cisco Systems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. partner. Using Perimeter means the company now can provide on-demand computer network security and disaster recovery services to its business customers. Perimeters partner program helps organizations […]

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