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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.
The State of IP Communications in a Connected World
Our world seems like a relatively large place full of varying cultures, disparate living conditions and interesting challenges. Upon closer examination, however, there are many similarities. One, in particular, is our desire to be connected. Regardless of location, culture or infrastructure availability, consumers want to stay in touch, driving the demand for IP communications.
AT&T Joins AireSpring as A Carrier
AireSpring, a Los Angeles-based telecommunication carrier, has revealed that it has added AT&T as one of its underlying carriers.
Third Lane Technologies Announces Enhancements to Business PBX and UC Software
Third Lane Technologies, a provider of IP communications solutions, has announced the launch of next-generation PBX and unified communications software.
Pakistan May Halt Use of Skype in Karachi over Security Concerns
Pakistan's second-most populous province Karachi will soon block access to IP communication networks, including Skype, WhatsApp, Viber and Tango smartphone- and computer-based applications, reports the Washington Post. According to a government spokesman, the halt on the usage of these services is in a bid to curb terrorism.
California Services Network.com Hires New Telecom Consultants to Drive Growth
California Services Network.com, telecom service managed by SolveForce, has announced that it has hired many new telecom consultant experts as part of its expansion in California. The new team aims to assure customers of its technical ability to handle the growing demand for quality services.
Unified Communications Brings Back Sanity to the Connected Worker
Answering machine; Missed calls list; E-mail inbox; Skype voicemail and message inbox; Cell phone SMS app; Facebook; LinkedIn - There are many ways to connect these days, but there's also a growing problem: There are too many ways to connect these days.
Sangoma Announces Availability of Vega Video Multipoint Control Unit
Sangoma Technologies Corporation, a provider of hardware and software components that enable or enhance IP communications systems for both voice and data, recently announced that its Vega Video Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) solution is now available.
IP Communications Making Interconnection Regulation Difficult for the FCC
We have been slowly moving away from traditional telecommunications and technology toward more efficient, digital communications, all thanks to Internet protocol. The sticky situation with IP communications is that old regulations that governed legacy technology are still being enforced. The FCC has to make a move as to whether or not to grandfather these imposed obligations on newer networks.
Montana Network Services Expanding Its Service Coverage
With Montana's telecom sector starting to show the signs of potential growth in the near future, one of the state's prominent telecom players, Montana Network Services, has decide to expand its footprint.
Birch Completes Asset Purchase of Ernest Communications
Atlanta, Georgia based Birch Communications has closed the purchase of the Ernest Communications' client base, accounts receivable, and physical assets. This past June, the company had signed the asset purchase agreement.
Netflix in the Crosshairs as Net Neutrality Debate Starts Again
Just when many thought it was safe to go back on the Internet, suddenly the debate about the "net neutrality" doctrine is back up and running again. The arguments sound oddly familiar this time, and each side is eager to preserve its own advantages as the "Open Internet" rule approved by the FCC in 2010 comes back out for debate, as one side works for changes to the rule, and the other works to preserve it.
UC Market Experiences Growth as PBX Declines
The many channels available for communications in the enterprise can complicate daily processes when these channels lack integration. At the same time, maintaining too many interfaces, hardware, software and supplies can put too much pressure on the bottom line. For these reasons and more, the demand for Unified Communications continues to grow as IP communications increase in adoption.
AireSpring Announces Pending Release of AireContact, Expands Contact Center Solutions
AireSpring has a lot to offer when it comes to contact center solutions, offering up a variety of options in terms of voice provision, data service, MPLS, SIP trunking and even cloud hosted services. But now, the AireSpring lineup is about to get even more potent with the newly-announced pending release of its new AireContact system, which will put a lot more punch into an already packed lineup.
Lacoste Selects Level 3's IP and Data Center Services to Improve Brazil Operations
Level 3 Communications, a provider of global communications services, has signed a partnership with Devanlay Ventures do Brasil Ltda., an affiliate of Lacoste, to provide communications services, including virtual hosting, data storage and backup services.
Did the NSA Crack UN Video Conferencing Security?
The issue of security is a hot-button issue in technology these days, especially in light of the recent PRISM affair and continued revelations of government surveillance activities the world over. But one particularly thorny issue has emerged-one that's thorny for several reasons-as some are asking if the United States' National Security Agency (NSA) managed to break into the United Nations' (UN) video conferencing security system.
Expert to Discuss IP Transition at CCA Quarterly Meeting
The fragmented approach to an all IP communications platform over the past decade now needs to give way to a complete transformation in composition and structure, and the government is taking steps to make this happen. But, there are many how's, when's and why's that still need to be answered. The cloud communications alliance (CCA) hopes that IP expert Glenn Richards will have some answers.
UC Specialist ANDTEK Offers Competent Service and Mature Solutions
Unified communications (UC) is the next big wave to make an impact on business operations around the world. It offers many benefits to organizations such as improved productivity, a more efficient utilization of resources, reduced cost, improved communication, wider access, revenue acceleration and enhanced customer service.
OSN Deploys Sonus Networks' Session Border Controllers to Enable IP Communications
One Source Networks has announced that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Sonus Networks. OSN has been extending its network across the globe, with the addition of five Points of Presence, or PoPs, in North and South America, Asia and Europe. OSN will now implement Sonus' SBC 5210 Session Border Controllers as part of this expansion.
Cable and Telecom Companies Lobbying Washington to Make Privacy Laws Less Restrictive
Lobbying activity has increased recently by American communications and cable companies seeking fewer restrictions relating to consumer privacy. The industry wants to be able to sell information about customers to third parties. One significant change the industry wants is to shift regulation authority from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Home Satellite Internet.net Delivers High Speed Satellite IP Communications Service to Kansas Customers
Home Satellite Internet.net has been serving customers across the United States with its unique satellite phone services and high speed Internet. The company has now established a firm foothold in the state of Kansas by introducing its new voice service, which will enable customers in the area to enjoy affordable high speed Internet and unlimited phone service.
Many Turn to Meshnets in the U.S. in Search of Internet Privacy
Privacy on the Internet has basically been an illusion since companies like Google and Facebook began building empires on the back of their users' habits and information. Still, for many, it wasn't clear just how drastic the situation was until the NSA's PRISM program came to light recently. Google's comment this week about how users shouldn't expect privacy in Gmail only further serves to underscore the current situation.
Northern Canada to Have a Full Telecommunications Connection?
The northern part of Canada has urgent need for higher telecommunications connectivity and these requirements have garnered a lot of attention throughout the country. Based on a new Conference Board of Canada report, there is now a great opportunity to fully connect the North.
AT&T's Transition to All IP-based Connection Not Without Its Challenges
The move to an all IP communications network is well underway, however there is much dispute on how best to manage the transition from the legacy PSTN to an IP-dominated network.
CoreSite Realty Announces Expanded Relationship with NTT Communications Corporation
CoreSite Realty Corporation, a provider of network-dense, cloud-enabled data center solutions, has expanded its relationship with NTT Communications Corporation.
First Responders Benefit from IP-Based Communications Network
The move to IP communications is a benefit for more than just businesses looking for an edge. Organizations of all types can benefit from the switch to IP, including public sector organizations such as police and fire.
Persistent Systems to Highlight Mobile Ad Hoc Networking Communications Solutions
Persistent Systems has announced that the company will be displaying its latest developments in machine to machine communication at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference in Washington D.C. on August 12-15th. Specifically, the company will be displaying its Mobile Ad-Hoc Networking (MANET) solution, the Wave Relay suite of products.
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AireSpring's products are reliable and affordable. Their customer service, while rarely needed, has been second to none.
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I am a small company with a small budget. But with AireSpring's low prices, they allow me to seem big and professional to my customers.