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

ATIS-SIP Forum Reach IP Voice Interconnection Milestone

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Digital telecom convergence has advanced a big step today with the announcement of the first “standardized IP-based network-to-network interconnection (NNI) with consensus spanning North American carriers.” Listed as one of the major objectives of the U.S. National Broadband Plan, the accomplishment was announced July 21,...Learn More

Administrator Details Kansas Upgrade to AT&T NG911

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With AT&T as a key supplier, the state of Kansas has undertaken a major upgrade to its 911 system that could serve as a prototype for the sort of upgrade that 911 administrators nationwide should be considering soon if they aren’t already. “There is an...Learn More

Alianza Exec: Cloud VoIP Gains Speed as Softswitches Reach End of Life

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Alianza’s announcement this week that three smaller cable companies will use its cloud-based VoIP offering illustrates a broader trend, said Alianza Vice President of Marketing Kevin Mitchell in an interview. After deploying softswitches and other VoIP equipment five to 10 years ago, or buying service...Learn More

HTC Selects Entone for IOT Service Assurance

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Cupertino, California — July 14, 2015 — Entone, Inc., a global leader of Cloud TV and Connected Home solutions, today announced that Horry Telephone Cooperative (HTC) has selected its Engage™ hosted service assurance platform to support their hybrid IPTV services. Engage is Entone’s multi-device (IoT)...Learn More

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