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BSG Arm Works with China Mobile Division

Billing Services Group Clearing Solutions GmbH, the German division of Billing Services Group (BSG), and China Mobiles subsidiary, Advanced Roaming Clearing House (ARCH), this week said they are working together to deliver telecommunications data clearing services. ARCH, a subsidiary company of China Mobile (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd, is the first clearing house to offer international […]

First Avenue Appoints New Head

First Avenue Networks, a provider offering wholesale services for other carriers, has named Mike Gallagher as its new president and CEO. Gallagher replaces Dean Johnson, who remains on the board of directors as vice chairman. Gallagher previously served as president of Flarion Technologies, a company recently acquired by QUALCOMM. He also has worked for Bay […]

Cellular South Works to Restore Service after Hurricane Katrina

Cellular South said this week it has started restoring wireless service in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties, areas along the Mississippi Gulf Coast hard hit by Hurricane Katrina. The privately held wireless provider says its network maintained a signal in some of these regions following last Monday’s storm, and never lost service in parts of […]

Interoute to Acquire VIA NET.WORKS

Interoute Communications Ltd., the privately held owner and operator of the i-21 voice and data network in Europe, plans to buy VIA NET.WORKS Inc. for $18.1 million.VIA provides communication technologies to small and medium enterprises in Europe and the United States.Interoute is looking to VIA for its PSINet Europe operations in Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland […]

FCC Deregulates DSL

In early August FCC commissioners agreed to deregulate DSL access a move that was foreshadowed just weeks earlier when the Supreme Court ruled against Brand X Internet LLC, freeing cable companies from network-sharing requirements sought by the ISP. In a widely anticipated move, the FCC on Aug. 5 reclassified wireline broadband providers as information services. […]

Keeping an Eye on IP Video Surveillance

With all of the attention organizations are giving to the safety and security of their employees, visitors and assets, it is no wonder that IP video surveillance is emerging as a key benefit of moving toward a converged network especially among such sectors as financial services, education, law enforcement, retail and health care. Looking to […]

Roaming Alliance Seeks WiMAX World

While the first WiMAX-certified products arent expected until later this year, some supporters of the 802.16 standard are paving the way for industry maturation now. Spearheaded by hotspot aggregator RemotePipes Inc., the fledgling WiMAX Global Roaming Alliance (WGRA) aims to make seamless interoperator roaming for mobile, broadband wireless data as ubiquitous as cellular roaming is […]

News Briefs

Ron Harden, former vice president of sales and marketing for Volo Communications, as well as former chairman for CompTel/ ASCENT, has joined VoIP provider VoX Communications as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Prior to Volo, Harden served as executive vice president for Grande Communications and director and COO for PointOne Telecommunications Inc. He […]

Product Showcase

Today, businesses can choose from a wide variety of IP telephones. Leading telecommunications manufacturers continue to round out their IP phone portfolios, offering a range of choices from cost-effective entry-level, cordless and mid-range phones to more advanced models for executives and power users. By transmitting voice over a companys data network, IP telephones can reduce […]

Safe Networks Secure Profits For Resellers

The continuing challenge businesses face in network security risk management has been identified as an opportunity for carriers; its one they have addressed in the last four or five years with IP VPNs primarily. But, say analysts and vendors, there is a larger opportunity for telcos in offering managed firewalls, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, vulnerability […]

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