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Thoughts on the FCC

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Special access pricing flexibility. Forbearance petitions. The 700MHz wireless spectrum auction rules. These are just some of the major issues facing the FCC now. (The FCC has not ruled on long ignored issues such as inter-carrier compensation, virtual-NXX, and USF reform, but has had plenty of time for indecency). I did […]

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 […]

TEM: Agency Friend or Foe?

By Dan Baldwin, director of sales ATEL Communications Inc. When did managing telecom expenses for our clients become a new thing? From 1990 through 2002 I worked both as a telecom account executive and as an independent telecom agent. For 12 years I pretty much did the same thing promised small business owners that I’d […]

Death of Desktop IP Phones Looms

Long ago, many people viewed VoIP as simply a low-cost, low-quality alternative to POTS. People were prepared to accept uncertainty about connections, audible distortions and conversation-impeding delays in order to talk to people on the other side of the world via the Internet for a tiny fraction of the cost they would have paid their […]

XO Launches National Hub

XO Communications Inc. has launched the XO National Hub, a new wholesale network platform that lets carriers and service providers cost effectively expand their networks and obtain bandwidth on demand leveraging XOs nationwide optical network. Service providers can use XO National Hub to extend their networks into new markets where they do not have established […]

Telcordia Signs 13th MVNO

Telcordia continued its embrace of the MVNO market Tuesday with the announcement of kajeet as a customer. The service provider will go after the tween mobile market. kajeets kid-friendly pay-as-you-go approach uses the Telcordia Hosted Solution for MVNOs, part of the Telcordia Service Delivery Suite that includes provisioning, rating and control functions, along with APIs […]

Not Necessarily News

A Safe Place in Cyberspace Parents worried about predators tracking their school-age children via online social sites now have an alternative to forums such as MySpace and Facebook. Its called safeTspace and was created by a team of government and financial security consultants with the help of Jabber Inc. Heres how it works: With the […]

Intelliverse Improves VoIP Fax Transmissions

Intelliverse said Tuesday its hosted VoIP service, Talking Planet Business, now supports the ITU T.38 standard for sending faxes across IP networks. The T.38 technology sends faxes in real time with correction techniques that allow sensitive fax machines to hold a connection even during times of packet loss. “Despite what many people may believe, faxing […]

Risk 101

AS IP TELEPHONY BECOMES the standard of communications for both business and residential users, understanding and mitigating the security risks associated with it become even more paramount. It is important to understand the various threats and how to mitigate each one. Configuration Consternation. In their default configurations, many of the IP telephony devices may have […]

ComTec Upgrades Print Platform

ComTec Inc., provider of print and electronic customer communications, will upgrade its printing technology and install highlight color printers in its facilities in New Jersey and Minnesota. The Docutech 180 HLC printer from Xerox Corp. offers the highest resolution in its class with 2400 DPI black and white and 600 DPI highlight color resolutions. The […]

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