Regional Wireless Carrier Selects Interop for Wi-Fi Calling

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FORT MYERS, FL—June 30, 2015—Interop Technologies, a provider of innovative,  virtualized IP networks and next-generation communication solutions, today announced that Union Wireless, headquartered in Mountain View, Wyoming, has selected the Interop Technologies CorePlusXSM VoWiFi solution to offer WiFi calling service to subscribers throughout Wyoming, Colorado,...Learn More

IHS Infonetics: Global PBX Spending Drops 6% in One Year

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Businesses’ increasing use of cloud services is dampening growth of unified communications systems (UCS), according to new market research from IHS Infonetics. Businesses are putting off purchases of new phone systems, IHS Infonetics highlights in “Enterprise Unified Communications and Voice Equipment.” The market research provider...Learn More

Cisco IP Traffic Forecast Calls For Tripling By 2019

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Greater mobile access and growing demand for online video are among the principal factors that will fuel a tripling in IP traffic from 2014-2019, according to the 10th annual Cisco Visual Networking Index Forecast. By 2019, IP network traffic will have reached a record-high 2...Learn More

Behind the $16.5 Billion Nokia/ Alcatel-Lucent Merger Plan

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Word that Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent were close to a merger agreement has proven true. The two companies today announced “their intention to combine to create an innovation leader in next generation technology and services for an IP connected world.” The combined company will be called...Learn More

Behind $3.4 Million Verizon 911 Outage Settlement

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The news this week that Verizon agreed to a $3.4 million settlement to resolve an FCC 911 outage investigation illustrates an important issue that has come into focus as the telecom industry transitions to IP-based network infrastructure. The settlement relates to 750,000 Verizon customers in...Learn More

XO Communications Expands Unified Communications Features

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March 2, 2015 — HERNDON, Va.–XO Communications (XO), a leading national provider of advanced IP communications, launched today a full suite of unified communications (UC) features for its award-winning Hosted PBX (HPBX) service. The new XO HPBX features include: instant messaging; presence (availability status); integration...Learn More

Big Carriers Will Want Small Ones to Support VoLTE Roaming

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As the nation’s largest wireless service providers roll out VoLTE, they’re looking for ubiquitous coverage – and that presents both opportunities and challenges for the nation’s smaller rural wireless operators that rely on roaming agreements with the larger carriers for coverage outside their home turf....Learn More

Huawei/ Far Lane Deal Targets Rural Broadband

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A telecom veteran who has considerable experience in rural deployments has started a company to pursue opportunities to serve smaller operators deploying broadband. The company, known as Far Lane, is headed up by Bill Macfarlane, whose experience includes operating the Western Independent Networks fiber network...Learn More

Bell Labs Finds Big Savings from Optical-IP Convergence

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Network operators that leverage and converge optical network transport and IP technologies stand to reduce network capacity demands by 40 percent, according to a study by Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of Alcatel-Lucent. Operators can achieve this by integrating and coordinating resiliency methods in...Learn More

Lumos Networks Reaches 28 Connected Data Centers

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November 07, 2014 — WAYNESBORO, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:LMOS), a fiber-based service provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, is now connected to 28 data centers within its footprint. This increase reflects the combination...Learn More

CenturyLink Builds Next Generation IP Core Network with Alcatel-Lucent

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MONROE, La. and PARIS, Oct. 29, 2014 — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that CenturyLink, the third largest telecommunications company in the U.S., has deployed the 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS) to meet the growing data and video demands from...Learn More

NISC: Time Has Never Been Better for Telecom and Power Utility Industries to Partner

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Broadband and IP networks have transformed the telecom industry and that same impact is now being felt with the electric power industry as well. Power utility companies are embracing the trend thanks to new technologies like the smart grid and “virtualizing power.” Many electric utilities...Learn More