• Qwest To Offer VoIP
    Qwest Communications will introduce VoIP service in Minnesota, taking advantage of a Minnesota federal judge's ruling to deregulate Internet telephone service. Qwest's announcement also comes in the same week that the regional telephone provider begins marketing long-distance service in the 12 Western states, including Minnesota, where it already dominates local phone service.
  • Avaya, Extreme Form Sales Pact
    Avaya and Extreme Networks Tuesday said they have entered a multimillion-dollar alliance to develop, market and sell communications solutions that marry Avaya's IP telephony products with data networking gear from Extreme.
  • Next Stop After VoIP Decision: The FCC
    The next stop in the voice over IP (VoIP) regulatory battle is the FCC, as Vonage Holdings and an association backing Internet telephoning view a federal court ruling declaring VoIP a data service as a strong argument to be presented to the FCC.
  • VoIP Solutions: A Boon To Small Businesses
    Many small businesses consider their monthly phone bills a necessary and often uncontrollable cost. Voice-over-IP technology can help tame those monthly costs, however, and a number of fledgling broadband VoIP phone service providers offer telephone service for a fraction of the cost of traditional telcos.
  • Slings & Arrows
    When you're up against a giant, it's nice to have a little help from your friends.
  • VoIP Takes Stage At VON
    A bevy of vendors are scheduled to unveil new products for the IP telephony market at the Fall 2003 VON Conference and Expo this week in Boston
  • 3Com Flips Switch On Channel Plans
    3Com expects to launch by the end of this month a channel program that will deliver its new carrier-class IP telephony softswitch into the hands of partners.
  • Vonage's VoIP System Goes The Distance
    The promise of low- or no-cost long-distance calling via voice-over-IP has come to fruition with the Vonage Digital Voice service, which allows businesses to replace their traditional long-distance service provider with VoIP without sacrificing an ounce of productivity.
  • Avaya, Nortel Vie For Cisco Share
    IP telephony challengers are aggressively courting both partners and customers in an effort to steal market share away from Cisco Systems, solution providers said.
  • 3Com, BrightArrow To Co-Market VoIP Solutions
    3Com Wednesday plans to unveil a marketing agreement with BrightArrow Technologies that will make BrightArrow's voice applications available to solution providers through the same distribution channels as 3Com's NBX IP-PBX products.
  • Avaya, HP Serve Up IP Telephony
    Targeting small and midsize customers, Avaya and Hewlett-Packard last week unveiled a joint marketing agreement that bundles Avaya's IP telephony software with HP hardware.
  • Summit Attendees: Conferencing VARs Must Beef Up Services
    Like many of their peers across the IT landscape, solution providers in the conferencing technology space are facing price wars, margin erosion and the increasing need to transition to a services-based business to survive, said VARs and integrators attending the Wainhouse Research Summit 2003 symposium last week in Boston.