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OKI Launches Next Generation CenterStage NX3200 Session Border Controller
OKI recently announced the launch of its new CenterStage NX3200 session border controller (SBC), offering 10Gbps compatibility and advanced packet transfer processing functions. It is the latest in the CenterStage NX series of carrier-grade communication servers designed to meet the requirements of next-generation networs.
AireSpring's Accession Communicator Brings True Fixed Mobile Convergence to Business
For those who thrive on turning calls over 24/7, a new addition to AireSpring's lineup of unified communications (UC) solutions promises to make life infinitely better. The company's Accession Communicator uses fixed mobile convergence (FMC) to make users truly mobile, allowing active calls to be transferred from desk, to PC, to mobile, to tablet without interruption.
Multi-service Business Gateways Can Give a Leg Up to SMBs
Information technology is an arms race. Not only can it deliver competitive advantage for the business that adopts early and uses it effectively, but it is almost certainly a competitive disadvantage for the firm that doesn't stay up on the latest advancements.
What Global VoIP Usage Can Teach Us
Up to 15 years in prison for using voice-over-IP (VoIP) will certainly discourage its use, yet that is exactly the policy that Ethiopia struck in 2012 when it made headlines by making unauthorized use of VoIP a jailable offense.
Acision Launches Forge API to Enable Rich Communication Services
Acision, a provider of mobile engagement and IP communication services, recently announced the launch of Forge, an application programming interface (API) designed to help operators, enterprises and developers create advanced communication features in their applications, all from the cloud.
Level 3 to Provide Communication Services to Tata Consultancy Services
Level 3 Communications, Inc., a provider of enterprise, government, and carrier communications services, recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS), a multinational IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, to provide its Ethernet virtual private line (EVPL) and dedicated Internet access (DIA) services for Tata's recently opened office in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
KVH Delivers TracPhone V7-IP Systems to GTS
KVH recently announced that it will be delivering TracPhone V7-IP systems to Virginia-based engineering products and services provider Global Technical Systems (GTS).
USF and E-rate Programs Could Help FirstNet Reach Rural Communities
Two years ago, Congress authorized the creation of a nationwide, high-speed network for public safety, dubbed FirstNet, as part of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act signed into law in 2012.
GENBAND Secures New Patent for Call Grabber Technology
Genband recently announced that it has secured U.S. Patent number 8,600,006 for its one-step unified communications (UC) call transfer technology, which is currently active in GENBAND's Call Grabber enterprise technology.
AireSpring Becomes First Solutions Provider to Implement AT&T's Pricing API
Provider of fully managed voice, data and cloud communications solutions AireSpring has more than one piece of interesting and significant AT&T-related news today. First, the company has fully integrated AT&T's network into its multi-carrier meshed network solution portfolio. Second, it has become the first solutions provider to implement the AT&T pricing API.
Zultys Announces Release of MX 9.0 Featuring MXvirtual Cloud-based Appliance
Enterprises intending to migrate their company's communications infrastructure to the cloud now have a new option available on the market. Zultys, a provider of unified communications (UC) solutions, has announced the release of MX 9.0, a UC platform featuring a new cloud-based IP-phone system, MXvirtual.
FCC's Push for Voluntary Tests of an All-IP Network a Positive Development
For the past couple years, there has been a discussion in my household over whether it is time to ditch the landline or if we should keep it around a little bit longer, even though there are more robocalls to the phone than calls from actual people.
How MPLS Can Improve Cloud and BYOD Performance
As bandwidth continues to decrease in cost and services utilizing that bandwidth continue to grow in robustness, companies are increasingly finding it worthwhile to move evermore critical business processes to the cloud. The level of flexibility, scalability, security and business continuity offered by hosted solutions is simply too good to pass up, especially considering the associated costs.
ADTRAN Launches NetVanta 1235P with ActivReach to Reduce Disruptions
ADTRAN Inc. announced the launch of its NetVanta 1235P Ethernet Switch with ActivReach to reduce disruptions and network downtime while significantly cutting-down associated costs for Ethernet deployments. The new solution is designed to accelerate VoIP deployments and to deliver 10 to 100 Mbps bandwidth speeds for enabling data, voice and PoE over legacy voice-grade wiring services. The new Ethernet switch allows value-added resellers and hosted service providers to expedite the deployment of Wi-Fi and unified communications services.
Calltrade Selects Sonus Session Border Controllers
Calltrade Carrier Services AG, provider of international telecommunication services, has selected the Sonus SBC 5000 Series of session border controllers from Sonus Networks. These session border controllers are to be used as part of the company's wholesale voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service.
100 Best Inc. Looks to Help Businesses Choose a VoIP Provider with VOIPoCoupon.us
VoIP, in spite of its hype, is still a mystery to some, and a challenge to many others that are tentative about making the transition. Moreover, so many VoIP service providers dot the landscape that businesses owners may be overwhelmed. To help them, 100 Best, Inc. has launched a new website -VOIPoCoupon.us - that offers reviews, comparisons and also VOIPo coupons to help businesses get the best pricing and features to meet their individual needs.
Alpheus' Texas Network Now Covers Over 129,000 Ethernet-qualified Locations
Alpheus Communications, a provider of Texas metro-regional fiber and networking solutions, recently announced that its network is now spread over 129,000 Ethernet-qualified locations, enabling its customers to access flexible, cost-effective and easily implemented bandwidth technology.
IP Communications Well on the Way to Dominance
It seems that the eventual transition away from PSTN-based telephony to an entirely IP-based communications infrastructure is more inevitable than ever. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan indicates that the future of communications clearly lies in end-to-end, IP communications.
BYOD Was a "Thing" in 2013. How Does It Look for This Year?
2013 saw a lot of headlines when it came to bring your own device (BYOD). There's a decent divide amongst companies on whether BYOD is useful, beneficial and, most importantly, safe and secure.
FCS Computer Systems Integrates Gateway Solution with Toshiba Singapore's Strata UC Systems
FCS Computer Systems, a provider of comprehensive hospitality guest services applications and solution design services, has integrated its gateway solution with Toshiba Singapore's Strata CIX unified communication systems.
Setting Up the Right VoIP Cabling Topology
Plug it in and it works. That's part of the charm of VoIP phones. That's the general perception, at least. In reality, getting VoIP to work right is a little bit more nuanced. That's partially because many VoIP installations are run over the same cabling system that is used for Web traffic.
CallTower Expands IP Communications Services to Australia and China
Unified communications has been evolving fast, making far-reaching developments in the enterprise space. A recent industry report from TechNavio predicted that the global unified communications market will grow at a CAGR of 15.85 percent over the period 2012-2016. This provides a golden opportunity for IP communications providers to expand their business.
Does the FCC Have its Sights Set too Short on IP Transition?
The IP transition has been a primary focus for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as well as telecommunications providers seeking the benefits of moving all subscribers to new platforms. A recent announcement by AT&T to advance this initiative should have been met with fanfare, but was instead met with an announcement of investigation by the FCC.
DARPA's Mobile Ad Hoc Interoperability Network Gateway Overcomes Tech Barrier
Technical incompatibilities have long been a problem for military communication for deployed forces, however DARPA's Mobile Ad hoc Interoperability Network Gateway (MAINGATE) program is helping overcome a large technology barrier.
NETXUSA Adds Tely Labs to Its VoIP and Video Conferencing Portfolio
NETXUSA, a distributor of voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) products and services has signed an agreement with Tely Labs, a provider of videoconferencing systems. As a result of the deal, NETXUSA will be able to add the telyHD platform to its VoIP and videoconferencing portfolio.
IPitomy Releases New IP290 Enterprise HD Phone for VoIP
IPitomy, a provider of IP PBX solutions and high-definition telephones for VoIP, has announced the addition of the new model IP290 SIP phone to its HD series.
AireSpring Hires Three New Senior Executives
AireSpring has bolstered its executive team with the hiring of not one, but three new senior executives. The three new hires - Rob McNab, Mory Camara and Darren Sandford - are expected to enhance the existing AireSpring team in its mission of providing cutting edge, next generation communication solutions. Indeed, all three boast the right kind of knowledge and experience in the telecom industry to do just that.
The FCC Comments on the Road to IP Communications
The all-IP environment is a buzzword that has held the attention of decision makers throughout the global market for some time. While a number of organizations have leveraged the proper tools to make one network efficiently support all communications, a number are still sitting on the fence, waiting for the right time to change. With the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) watching from the sidelines, the change to the IP communications infrastructure appears to be imminent.
Mitel and Aastra Sign Definitive Merger Agreement
Mitel, a provider of cloud and premises-based UC software solutions, and Aastra Technologies, a provider of solutions for enterprise communications, reached an unanimous agreement, approved by both companies' board of directors, to merge. Under the arrangement, Mitel is scheduled to acquire all of the outstanding Aastra common shares for $6.52 in cash plus 3.6 Mitel common shares per each Aastra common share.
ARRIS Enables IPv6 Support for Wireless Gateways
ARRIS Group, a provider of entertainment and communications solutions, announced that it has released a software upgrade that will enable IPv6 support for over 4 million ARRIS TG852/862 wireless gateways deployed across the Comcast broadband network, making Xfinity Internet one of the largest native IPv6 deployments of Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) across the globe.
Are You Ready for V.VoIP?
Communications once referred to speaking with an individual in person or over the phone and nothing more. It required a standard telephone tethered to the wall. We did need to stay in one place to complete a call, but the connection was clear and reliable. Now, with the growing trend toward IP communications, processes are far from simple, nor are they limited to a single channel.
Are You Ready to Embrace IP Communications?
The benefits associated with VoIP communications continues to be communicated to business owners and residents alike, driving the substantial growth of this next generation platform. Adoption of IP communications is rising at a rapid pace as companies increasingly look to take advantage of a diverse range of solutions and capabilities, and vendors are ready to deliver.
Thinking Phone Networks Inks Distribution Agreement with Televersal
Looking to further expand its European operations, Televersal, a value added unified communications solutions distributor in the Benelux region, has signed a distribution agreement with Thinking Phone Networks, a company facilitating enterprises, wholesalers, and channel partners to deploy cloud UC services.
Hosted PBX Compared with On-Premises Telephony Solutions
There is a lot of talk about hosted PBX and its advantages over on-premises PBX systems. But what does that actually mean?
RACO Announces Two New Communication Protocols
RACO Manufacturing and Engineering has announced that the company is now supporting two new protocols, EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP. This support ensures seamless interface with PLCs and other devices for Verbatim Gateway remote monitoring and reporting systems.
Google Hangouts 2.0 Supports SMS and MMS, Voice to Come Too
With growing popularity of Internet calling, VoIP phone systems are being adopted all across the board, ranging from small businesses to large corporations. Because VoIP uses digital technology, there are possibilities for VoIP to be bundled with other digital services like short message service (SMS) and multimedia messaging service (MMS). For Google, the much anticipated integration is growing closer.
Workspace-as-a-Service Industry Expert Joins WUN Systems as Chief Marketing Officer
WUN Systems LLC, a provider of data, telephone systems, VoIP, WiFi, Internet, security and cloud services for workspaces, recently appointed Andrea Pirrotti, a veteran in the workspace-as-a-service industry, as its new chief marketing officer.
AVST's CX-E Platform Earns Mitel Compatible Test (MCT) Certification
Applied Voice & Speech Technologies (AVST), a provider of interoperable unified communications (UC) solutions, announced that, after undergoing a detailed validation process, its CX-E platform was awarded the Mitel Compatible Test (MCT) certification.
BYOD, the Cloud and IP Phone Systems: The Connected Ways in Which We Work
Telecommunications is abundant with the "next best thing" when it comes to making how and when we engage each other more efficient and cost-effective. Small businesses are able to operate like big businesses, thanks to the many benefits that come with moving towards an IP-centric way of communicating. The future lies in the many spokes of the IP communications wheel: BYOD, the cloud and business phone systems.
InCoax Brings High-Speed Connections to Customers
InCoax Networks plans to bring high-speed connections to customers with the release of its next generation Coax Link Controller. The Coax Link Controller is the Fiber Extension over the existing coaxial cabling placed inside apartment buildings.
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