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ANPI Brings New World Class Platform for Customer Lifecycle Management
Hosted Unified Communications solutions provider ANPI, recently launched its new world class platform, called Atlas. Officials said that Atlas offers full visibility into customer care as questions arise as well as process management from first quote to installation to customer care.

ANPI's Partnering Program Adds CNSG
The power of collaboration should be no surprise in today's working world. A company more than embracing this notion is ANPI, as it adds a new partner in Converged Network Services Group (CNSG). The pairing brings a faultless Unified Communications offering to the marketplace by combining ANPI VIP with CNSG's already thorough offering.

ZTE Partners With Blue Jeans Network
Cloud-based video conferencing helps companies in many ways. It brings the salient features of video conferencing at an affordable cost. This is because companies do not have to invest in hardware, infrastructure, and network is needed in large scale deployments.

Scotland Incorporates IP Communication as Part of Digital Strategy for Justice
As IP communications become more widespread with trends like VoIP and video conferencing becoming the norm, it is no surprise to see it put to legal use. Scotland's judicial branch is focusing on internal improvements to become more modern and efficient using digital solutions. The government published a short piece of literature entitled The Digital Strategy for Justice in Scotland, stating their main purpose is to provide "a modern, user-focused justice system which uses digital technology to deliver simple, fast and effective justice and value for money, across the full extent of administrative, civil and criminal justice."

Wheelings & Dealings: u-blox Acquires Antcor
Swiss u-blox, a provider of wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets, announced that it has acquired Antcor. Founded in 2004, Antcor is a provider of software baseband IP for the communications and connectivity chip industry.

Slow Internet? IP Peering Could be the Answer
In order to fix the problems related to slow Internet speeds, the Depart of Science and Technology (DOST) states that IP peering among service providers might be the solution. IP peering allows Internet and data services providers to exchange data more efficiently by localizing foreign content and cutting down Internet traffic.

ARRIS Group's E6000 CER Selected by Multimedia Polska Group
ARRIS Group, Inc., an organization that provides IP, video and broadband technology solutions, recently announced that its E6000 Converged Edge Router (CER) has been selected by Multimedia Polska Group to upgrade its channel density and provide subscribers high-performance broadband service and an exceptional TV viewing experience.

Target Becomes an Authorized Distributor for Allworx Products
Target Distributing of Germantown, Md., a nationwide distributor of advanced technologies, including voice over IP solutions and datacom products is now authorized to offer the complete line of Allworx IP communications products, including IP phone and network systems.

Hosted IP PBX Provides Benefits for the Flexible Employee, Manager
Hosted IP PBX (private branch exchange) solutions are popular with businesses of all kinds today, and one study predicts that hosted IP PBX services will jump 300 percent by 2016.

GL's New IP Simulation and Conformance Test Tool
GL Communications, a provider of professional telecom engineering and IT consulting services, has introduced its enhanced Protocol Simulation and Conformance Test Tool-referred to as the Message Automation & Protocol Simulation (MAPS) platform. This platform has been designed to work on TDM interfaces as well as on the Ethernet interfaces.

Analogue Phone Services are a Lot Like Windows XP
One of the early reasons why businesses transitioned to voice over IP (VoIP) was the cost savings. Because VoIP is an IP-based form of communication, it requires a lot less resources to connect a call and most of this savings is passed on to customers. But there's a better reason to choose VoIP.

What is 920IP?
IP communications and overall Internet usage has exploded over the last decade and, as a result of this growth, there are no more Internet addresses available under the existing IPv4 protocol.

Vertical Summit UC an Excellent Fit for Small Businesses
Unified communications systems are often associated with Voice over IP (VoIP) phone systems, which transfer phone calls through the Internet instead of through traditional phone lines for lower overall costs. While this is true-unified communications heavily utilize VoIP telephony-the actual capabilities of unified communications exceed far beyond this single form of communication to include SMS, email and even video communications all in one convenient and economic package.

It's Time for Operators to Optimize Their Networks
As the penetration rates of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices continues to increase around the world-along with the adoption of many Internet of Things (IoT) devices-wireless operators are facing a tremendous amount of pressure to improve the capacity and performance of their IP and wireless networks.

Unified Communications Starts with IP Technology
Unified communications is changing how businesses of all sizes operate, including small business. Through UC, small businesses can unify employees on the road or distributed throughout the world, and it can bring together partners on projects as if they were full-time employees.

Allstream to Use NetCracker 9 Suite to Transform Service Layer
Allstream, a Canadian IP communications provider, will be using NetCracker 9 suite to transform its end-to-end order management and service fulfillment capabilities.

A Guide to SIP Phones for the Confused
IP communications and SIP have revolutionized the way that businesses communicate with their customers and each other, but very few people understand what these technologies really do. We live in a time when technology is advancing at such a fast pace, even the most savvy IT experts can feel a bit dizzy.

The Woodlands Resort Goes for a Hole in One with New IP Solution
The Woodlands Resort is fairly well-known in golfing circles, offering 36 holes of championship-grade golf in Texas climate; it's only a half-hour away from Houston, after all. But to keep it all straight and running smoothly, meanwhile, the Woodlands Resort is looking to get a hole in one out of a new IP communications move, turning to NEC for a new line of hotel solutions to keep the hotel running as smooth as the greens.

New 'Send Word Now' App Takes Advantage of IP Networking
Send Word Now, a provider of emergency notification and critical communications services, recently introduced its newest innovation for urgent corporate communications and collaboration, known as SWN Direct.

AIS Offers New Open Platform Panel
Wireless technology has boomed in the IT sector over the past years. To improve the interaction between systems and operators, eliminate unscheduled downtime, and maximize production quality, American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), announces its "High Available (HA) HMI Systems" design for manufacturability services for continuous operator control and data integrity.

Thuraya Announces Launch of First Ruggedized IP Terminal
Thuraya Telecommunications Company recently introduced its first ruggedized satellite broadband terminal, called the Thuraya IP Commander.

Huawei's Enhanced GSM-R System Passes Independent Compliance Test
The promising sector of GSM-Railway (GSM-R) technology, which provides digital wireless and IP railway communications, has reached a major milestone. Huawei's enhanced GSM-R just passed an independent compliance test, making it the first supplier of GSM-R to pass such an independent compliance and reliability test.

Foehn Launches Comprehensive Resource Center for IP Communications
Technology is growing at a dizzying pace, with a new array of options coming up every week. This rapid growth makes it difficult for users to stay on top of every technological change. At times, these changes can even be overwhelming, especially for people who do not have a technical background.

SpeakerBus Launches iSeries IP Communications Platform Upgrade
An updated version of the iSeries platform from SpeakerBus is designed to support larger deployments of the company's unified communications (UC) system, according to the company. The updates will position the company to take advantage of an upswing in UC adoption rates.

How to Choose the Right VoIP Solution for Your Business
Thanks to ever-increasing Internet speeds and bandwidth limits, traditional land-line phone systems are falling out of favor as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony dominates the landscape. VoIP phone systems route phone calls through the Internet instead of using the inefficient and outdated copper wiring that makes up land-based phone lines, and put simply, results in a better phone system for less money. Of course, there are hundreds of providers of VoIP services, and choosing the right provider - as well as the right package - can be difficult.

du to Use IMS from Nokia Across Its Network
In an effort to upgrade its network, du announced on Tuesday it would install IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) technology provided by Nokia.

SouthernLINC Wireless Transitioned 9-1-1 Wireless Calls to an All IP Network
SouthernLINC Wireless has transitioned 9-1-1 wireless calls to the 95 Alabama public safety answering points (PSAPs) within its service area to the Alabama Next Generation Emergency Network (ANGEN), making it the first carrier in Alabama to do so.

ADTRAN Unveils NetVanta 6360 Solution
ADTRAN has unveiled yet another new tool that will help the company continue to climb to the top of the enterprise service delivery market. The NetVanta 6360 has been billed as a game changer when it comes to Carrier Ethernet Customer Edge IP Business Gateways. The NetVanta 6360 works by combining the abilities of business-class voice gateway, an access router and a Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)-compliant Carrier Ethernet services gateway into one device.

Wheelings & Dealings: Vodacom-Neotel Deal Expands IP Service in South Africa
In South Africa, the latest agreement has been announced between Vodafone's African arm, Vodacom, and communication venture Neotel, South Africa's second-biggest fixed-line phone operator.

IP Network Provider Expands on the US East Coast
Telecommunications service providers have, by now, learned that IP communication is a very important part of the overall picture, as the industry forges ahead and new demands are placed on IP networks.

Enterprises Take Note: AireSpring Announces New Cloud-based Contact Center Solution
Cloud-based solutions are becoming more and more popular for contact centers, offering flexibility and a host of features all provided virtually. With nothing to install onsite, contact centers can set up anywhere, and their agents can connect in and out of the office. For enterprise-level contact centers that deal with high volumes of customer interaction, through multiple channels, the cloud is even more useful.

Is China on Track for Better IP Communications or Simply a Monopoly?
Freedom in communications is an important focus in the U.S., as consumers want choices when it comes to their devices, their solution and their provider. In China, this concept hasn't been a well-known as freedom of choice hasn't been a priority for the leadership. As the demands of an increasingly mobile market continue to intensify, however, the climate changed over the last five years. The winds, however, are shifting again and the outcome could be less than desirable.

Bolster IP Communications with Video Recording
As IP communication technology becomes more popular, the technology is accordingly growing and becoming more advanced. IP surveillance, for its part in the IP communications world, is increasingly easy to access, install, and use effectively as part of a larger IP-based system for businesses.

Get Ready for IP Videomail
We all know and use voicemail. But with the rise of ubiquitous video recording and the bandwidth to share it thanks to smartphone adoption, will videomail join voicemail as a daily communications medium?

Partnerships a Trend Among Global IP Communications Firms
IP communications has gone from a radical, forward-thinking technology that improved communications performance and cut costs, to a mainstream technology that is being adopted at a rapid clip and is one of the megatrends of the past 15 years.

Flexible Connectivity a Must for IP Communications
The Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives are being integrated into organizations to improve operational efficiency and increase productivity across many different industries. Connecting all these devices requires a network that is able to communicate effectively with all of the assets the organization has in place. It is therefore essential to have a flexible communication platform able to scale on demand while at the same time managing many different applications.

BYOD Management Made Easier with IP Communications
When BlackBerry phones hit the market, businesses rushed to dole them out to their workforce as a means to stay working while on the go. As devices got smarter, the idea of putting devices in the hands of employees became a rather expensive thing to do. While these gadgets were likely reserved for upper management and those higher up the corporate ladder, purchasing, maintaining and keeping these things secure became an IT headache that put a dent in the communications budget.

UK SMEs Increasingly Moving to Outsourced IT Infrastructure
On-premises IT infrastructure is one of the largest expenditures an organization takes on, and the smaller the enterprise the bigger the burden becomes in trying to fund this critical component in today's business environment. While in the past the only option was an on-premises infrastructure, today companies can outsource different components of their IT needs and still deliver the same quality IP communications service to their customers.

Is an All-IP Transition Imminent?
The move to migrate communications to an all-IP network from a legacy system is one of the most talked about debates in telecom these days. There are many parties that fall on either side of the argument, but the main benefit touted by industry professionals is the hypercompetitive environment an all-IP future holds.

IP Communications is More Than Just Telephones
When IP communications is discussed in the tech sector, more often than not the subject involves telephones and how we talk to each other over the Internet. The Internet is clearly bigger than that, as we're seeing it enter our homes through smart appliances, and yes, even televisions.

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