CRN Networking News

  • Microsoft Sued For VPN Patent Infringement
    VirnetX on Thursday filed a patent infringement suit against Microsoft, claiming the software maker is infringing on the company's technology for building a virtual private network.
  • When It Comes To Broadband, U.S. Plays Follow The Leader
    The United States often views itself as a paragon of technology innovation and deployment. In some cases, that view is correct, but not when it comes to broadband deployment, where the country lags considerably behind other major nations. Here's why.
  • Tech Companies Eye Unused TV Spectrum For Wireless Devices
    An informal coalition of technology companies -- including Dell, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft and Philips Electronics -- has asked the FCC to make unused portions of the TV broadcast spectrum available for unlicensed use by wireless devices. Microsoft, for one, is preparing to submit its prototype "cognitive radio" soon.
  • HP Vs. Cisco's Network
    John Barker, president of Versatile Communications, a solution provider in Marlborough, Mass., expects Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve unit to continue to take a bite out of Cisco System's network hide over the next year.
  • Rupert Murdoch Opens Up About Borat 2 And MySpace
    Within the next few years, Web sites like MySpace could become the linchpin of media giant News Corp.'s portfolio, CEO Rupert Murdoch told a standing-room-only crowd at a media conference in New York on Thursday.
  • Could Canada Kill Net Neutrality?
    Advisers to the minister of industry seem to favor telecommunications companies' arguments in favor of a two-tier Internet system, according to reports.
  • AsteriskNow Rocks Open Source Telecom World
    Solution providers searching "Mark Spencer" on YouTube will find not only a bizarre clip about a homemade cake and humorous downloads regarding British department store Marks and Spencer, but a sure-fire way to increase sales in the lucrative IP PBX and VoIP market courtesy of Asterisk open-source PBX creator Mark Spencer.
  • Agents Face Carrier Quota Quandary
    Many telco agents are now feeling the need to diversify their services offerings and branch out further into VoIP and wireless technology.
  • Carrier commission, margin cuts push resellers to find new revenue streams

    Telecom Agents Swarm Into Midmarket VoIP
    Stung by carriers' commission and margin cuts, reseller agents are abuzz about VoIP solutions for the midmarket, where they see an opportunity to make up lost income.
  • Integrators find it's a home sweet home

    Welcome To Your Digital World
    Solution providers looking to tap into the growing home networking market are finding that it's about more than just wireless routers.
  • iPhone Lawsuit On Hold
    Apple and Cisco Systems are back at the bargaining table to try to settle differences over the use of the name iPhone.
  • Wi-Fi Phone Buyer's Guide
    VoIP service providers Skype and Vonage have partnered with hardware makers to release cell-like phones that can use their services via Wi-Fi networks. Here's how to get started.