TDS® expands fiber network in New Hampshire; brings TDS TV® and 1Gig Internet

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Faster Internet speeds and revolutionary TV service are expanding in parts of New Hampshire. TDS Telecom (TDS®) is launching TDS TV®, an Internet Protocol (IP)-based TV service, and new, faster Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit to customers in Alton, New Hampshire, and surrounding...Learn More

Quarterly Enterprise Phone System Sales Measured at $1.6 Billion

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Global sales of pure IP, hybrid and TDM PBX enterprise telephone systems rose on a quarterly basis in 3Q 2015 but were down year-over-year. Sales of unified communications (UC) also rose from 2Q, but were flat year-over-year, according to the latest market data from IHS-Infonetics...Learn More

TDS Adds Meet-Me Conferencing to Business VoIP

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MADISON, Wis. (December 10, 2015) — TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) is adding Meet-Me Conferencing (MMC) –– to its business VoIP phone solution, managedIP Hosted. With MMC, TDS managedIP customers can manage conference calls through their existing web-based user interface or through Microsoft Outlook on their...Learn More

Birch Intensifies Metro-Fiber Initiative, Adds 80,000 Buildings Across a 22-State Area

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ATLANTA – November 30, 2015 – Birch Communications, Inc., (“Birch”) a leading nationwide provider of communications, network and cloud services to small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses, announced today that its latest Metro Fiber expansion adds another 80,000 new buildings across a 22-state area, bringing the total to...Learn More

CenturyLink Uses SDN and NFV for Customer Self-Service

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CenturyLink is leveraging two of the latest big trends in digital network architecture in an effort to build an integrated customer self-service marketplace for applications and on-demand services. The telecom provider is making use of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to integrate...Learn More

Enterprise Interconnection Survey: 84% Eyeing the Core

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Building telecom and computing links between offices, suppliers and customers is a priority for large business enterprises, one that will transform IT strategies over the next two years, according to data center and interconnection specialist Equinix’s “Enterprise of the Future” survey. Viewed as essential to...Learn More

XO Communications Has The Largest Installed Base of SIP Connectivity Trunks In The United States

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October 08, 2015 — HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of its comprehensive portfolio of voice-related services, XO Communications (XO) leads the top tier of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking providers with the largest installed base of SIP connectivity trunks, according to the 2015 IHS Infonetics SIP...Learn More

AT&T Wi-Fi Voice Waiver Could Drive Industry RTT Adoption

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A waiver granted to AT&T by the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday involving Wi-Fi calling and text telephony (TTY) could be precedent setting and could hasten wireless carrier deployment of real-time text (RTT) capability. TTY, also known as teletypewriter capability, was originally designed for landline...Learn More

SIP Trunking Service Now Available Throughout Alaska

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October 07, 2015  — ANCHORAGE, Alaska–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Businesses in Fairbanks, Juneau and select areas of Kenai now have more options for IP connectivity with SIP Trunking Service from Alaska Communications (NASDAQ:ALSK), Alaska’s leading broadband and IT solutions provider. SIP (Session Initiated Protocol) Trunking Service from Alaska...Learn More

Broadband Forum Announces Broadband 20/20 Vision

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Faster digital network access, multi-user broadband infrastructure, the Internet of Things (IoT), NFV (network functions virtualization) and SDN (software-defined networking) for homes, businesses, government and public sector organizations are keystones of a new strategic plan announced by the Broadband Forum in Munich, Germany September 30....Learn More

Report: Hosted VoIP/ UC Users to Reach 42 Million by 2021

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Growing adoption and use of cloud computing and communications systems is on the rise, boosting use of IP telephony and unified communications and collaboration (UCC) services. A new market research report from Frost & Sullivan says end-users are taking a closer look at the quality...Learn More

TDS Cites VoIP Growth for New ManagedIP Promotion

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July 23, 2015 — New research from Transparency Market Research predicts that the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services market will expand nearly 10 percent each year until 2021––nearly doubling the market’s size. To help more organizations transition to VoIP, TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) is...Learn More