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iBasis Announces Multi-Codec Support, Deal With SunRocket

iBasis announced at the VON show its DirectVoIP Transcoding, which offers real-time media translation capabilities that enable service providers to use a variety of specialized codecs to send voice calls over iBasis global VoIP network without loss of quality or the cost of converting the call formats. In separate news, iBasis announced Internet phone service […]

MetaSwitch Makes Executive Changes

MetaSwitch (Booth 809) has hired Michael Ward as senior vice president of sales. The company, a privately held division of Data Connection, says the move allows John Lazar to step up as chief executive. Lazar was vice president of sales and marketing. Ian Ferguson, founder of MetaSwitch and Data Connection, remains chairman. Ward is a […]

Opcenter: When the Phones Won’t Stop Ringing

Posted: 09/1999 When the Phones Won’t Stop Ringing By James R. Dukart Ironically, one of the worst things that can happen to a small or medium-sized competitive carrier is that its phones start ringing off the hook. Ringing off the hook, that is, because a flood of new clients needs a variety of services a […]

CompTel, ACTA Agree to Merge

Posted: 01/1999 CompTel, ACTA Agree to Merge By Charlene O’Hanlon and Khali Henderson After years of rumors, failed negotiations and mounting vendor pressure, two of the primary long distance industry groups–The Com-petitive Tele-communications Association (CompTel) and America’s Carriers Telecommunications Association (ACTA)–have signed a letter of intent to combine their memberships. Completion of the merger was […]

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