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Digium Hits Milestone

December 19, 2007

NCTA Prez Speaks Ahead of FCC Meet

December 19, 2007

NCTA President and CEO Kyle McSlarrow issued the following statement in advance of today’s FCC Meeting:   “We are pleased that a majority of Commissioners again rejected a plan to consider a multicast must carry mandate. Consumers will be better served if we could all focus on getting ready for the digital broadcast transition instead of repeatedly having to reject stale ideas that would harm consumers, undermine the digital transition and violate the Constitution.   “However, in 2001, the U.S. Court of Appeals soundly rejected on First Amendment grounds the precise cable ownership cap that the Commission adopted again today. The Court of Appeals found such a cap to be unjustified and out of touch with the competitive marketplace as it existed six years ago.

Siemens HiPath 8000 Gains Market Acceptance

December 17, 2007

Rumours of Google and Skype... Oh My!

November 21, 2007

Packet8 Adds Mobility

November 19, 2007

Packet8 today announced the Packet8 MobileTalk international calling service for mobile phone users.   Over 340 handset models are supported out of the gate, including mobile smartphones running the Windows, Palm or Symbian operating systems. Blackberries are also supported.   One of the hallmarks of the MobileTalk solution is its simplicity. Users simply go to he Packet8 Web site to sign up, and a custom software app is created on-the-fly that’s downloaded to the user’s mobile phone over the air. If the user does not have a data plan, an e-mail is sent with the software as an attachment, which the user can then download to their handset by syncing with their PC as they would normally do to add other software.   Once the number is dialed or selected from, say, a recently missed calls directory, the MobileTalk application identifies the international prefix being called and redirects the call to a local Packet8 network access number.   From there, Packet8 initiates the international call at a low per-minute rate.   Customers can sign up for a Packet8 MobileTalk account starting today at the company’s dedicated MobileTalk site.

Verizon Salutes Armed Services Personnel

November 15, 2007

For the fifth consecutive year, Verizon Business announced it will provide free phone calls this holiday season for U.S. Armed Forces personnel stationed in Iraq.   From Nov. 21 through Nov. 28 and from Dec. 21 through Jan. 3, Verizon Business will facilitate calls through a state-of-the-art mobile communications facility deployed in Iraq.   Verizon Business is also supporting the USO of Metropolitan Washington by hosting a Verizon Business Phone Home for the Holidays Program on Dec. 8 at Fort Belvoir, Va., which will allow troops and their families to make local, long distance and international calls as well as send e-mails from one of its mobile emergency communications vehicles.   Furthermore, Verizon Business is a Partner at several USO Gateway Lounges in the Washington, D.C. area, specifically at BWI/Thurgood Marshall Airport, at Reagan/National and at Washington Dulles International Airport.   In addition to providing funding for the lounges, Verizon Business also provides them with free phone calling anywhere in the world via wireless phones using Verizon Business voice-over-Internet-protocol service.

Milestone! 300th Taqua 7000 Switch Deployed

November 13, 2007

LifeSize, Tech Data in Distribution Pact

November 9, 2007

I received a heads up on some HD videoconferencing news that will be going out across the wires this coming Monday 11/12.   LifeSize, maker of high-definition videoconferencing equipment, will announce a distribution agreement with uber-distributor Tech Data. Tech Data will distribute LifeSize’s complete HD product portfolio of high-definition video communication systems to solution providers nationwide.   LifeSize and Tech Data will reportedly work together to jointly develop marketing channel programs to assist resellers. The HD video conferencing solutions will be supported by Tech Data’s Telephony Specialized Business Unit (SBU).   LifeSize will also formally introduce Dan Sibille as their new director of global channels. Dan and his team will manage existing and grow new OEM relationships, maximize existing and develop new distribution relationships and develop programs for qualified channel partners.

Noble Systems to Acquire Amcat

November 7, 2007

ITEXPO - What a Steal...err I Mean DEAL!

November 7, 2007

  I’m no criminal, you know.   I work hard and I’m as honest as the day is long.   But I too have my moments of weakness.   For example: I was walking past my VP of Marketing’s desk earlier today and I saw an opportunity.
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