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News Archive - May 2007

Verizon, gearing for iPhone fight, offers free Prince tune
May 31, 2007
Verizon Wireless is giving away digital copies of Prince's latest single as it sets the stage for an impending mobile-music battle with Apple.
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Avaya buyout speculation reflects churn in the VoIP market
May 31, 2007
Changes in the enterprise telephony landscape are certain, no matter where Avaya ends up.
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Attackers Get Chatty on VoIP
May 30, 2007
The recent spate of malware attacks propagating throughout the user base of the Skype Internet calling system illustrates a broader trend toward cyber-criminals moving to take advantage of VoIP platforms as they become increasingly popular.
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Nokia: Qualcomm row may hurt 3G adoption
May 29, 2007
Nokia said the ongoing patent battle with Qualcomm may work against the adoption of third-generation mobile technology.
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Avaya reportedly exploring a sale
May 28, 2007
The telecommunications company Avaya is in negotiations to sell a part or all of itself, in what may be the latest round of deal making in its industry.
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VoIP Comes to the PSP in the UK
May 24, 2007
BT will be making a version of its Softphone VoIP application available for the PSP, enabling owners of the handheld to make calls to other Softphone users as well as mobile phones and landlines from any wireless hotspot.
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Cell phone banking is coming of age
May 24, 2007
Citibank and Bank of America began a service in the United States allowing customers to do many online banking tasks on their cell phones
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Microsoft, Taiwan telephone company form joint venture
May 22, 2007
Microsoft said it is forming a joint venture with Taiwan's top telephone company to develop telecommunications services for Taiwan firms doing business in China.
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Avaya Announces New Intelligent Communications System for Branch Offices
May 21, 2007
Avaya announced the Avaya Distributed Office, a new IP telephony communications system that delivers rich branch communications capabilities and powerful management tools in an economical package.
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Cisco Reconsiders WiMax
May 21, 2007
Cisco is now reportedly looking at the prospects of several of its networking divisions introducing WiMax products reversing a sometimes combative stance on the emerging wireless technology from the company.
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TPG, Goldman to buy Alltel for $25 billion
May 20, 2007
Wireless company Alltel said it agreed to be bought by TPG Capital and the buyout arm of Goldman Sachs for about $25 billion.
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MediaRing gets its VoIP client on HP computers
May 18, 2007
Many Hewlett Packard computers with Microsoft Vista will come pre-installed with the VoIP service from Asia's largest provider MediaRing after a deal was forged between the two companies.
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Wi-Fi Alliance to begin certifying 802.11n gear
May 16, 2007
Starting in June, the Wi-Fi Alliance will begin certifying products using a prestandard version of the next generation of high-speed wireless networking technology, 802.11n.
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XO Communications Surpasses 10,000 Business VoIP Customers
May 16, 2007
XO Communications announced that now supports more than 10,000 business customers in more than fifty-five major metropolitan markets across the United States to deliver VoIP services.
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AlcaLu Lands Big $$ in Little China
May 16, 2007
Alcatel-Lucent has announced deals with China Unicom and China Mobile worth a total of $460 million.
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ISPs slam into wiretap deadline
May 14, 2007
U.S. broadband and VoIP providers hit a deadline to prove they could accommodate law-enforcement wiretaps. Under the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), service providers have to prove they're equipped for investigators to carry out the equivalent of a traditional wiretap.
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New Microsoft-compatible VoIP phones to compete with Avaya, Cisco
May 14, 2007
Microsoft trotted out what one analyst called a "very impressive" list of hardware makers that plan to build telephony gear compatible with its soon-to-be-released unified communications software. Hardware makers include Samsung, LG-Nortel, NEC, Plantronics, Asus, GN, Polycom, Tatung and Vitelix.
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VoIP Phone Output in China to Increase by 34 Percent in 2007
May 14, 2007
Mainland China is expected to increase output of VoIP phones by 34% in 2007 to more than 29 million units, spurred by growing domestic and global demand.
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AlcaLu Buys Gateway Vendor
May 14, 2007
Alcatel-Lucent is to buy multiservice enterprise gateway vendor NetDevices Inc. for an undisclosed sum to help speed up its product delivery and development capabilities.
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Skype, Wal-Mart strike retail deal
May 14, 2007
Discount retail giant Wal-Mart Stores announced that it will add a special section that sells Skype products, including handsets, Webcams, headsets and other equipment, in more than 1,800 of its stores.
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Nokia inks $2.5 billion deal with China Postel
May 11, 2007
Nokia unveiled the largest order in its history to supply handsets in China in a deal worth $2.5 billion.
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AlcaLu Details Q1 Woes
May 11, 2007
Alcatel-Lucent confirmed its weak first-quarter performance, reporting revenues of US$5.23 billion, down nearly 13 percent from the US$6 billion the recently formed vendor would have reported as a unified company a year earlier.
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Vonage Loses Less
May 10, 2007
Vonage was able to improve its financial health slightly in the first quarter, but the company's legal fight with Verizon added some $11 million to its tally of losses.
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VoIP telephony market to top 25 million US households by 2012
May 9, 2007
The VoIP telephony market will top 25 million US households by 2012, driven by greater broadband subscribership and the expansion by cable operators into new markets.
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AT&T raises spending plan for U-verse
May 8, 2007
AT&T said on Monday it had raised its spending plan for its new Internet and video service, called U-verse, by up to $1.4 billion, although it scaled back its end-2008 target for the rollout.
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DFAT to Deploy AU$6.5M VoIP System
May 7, 2007
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is making a AU$6.5 million investment in VoIP technology, announcing that Integ Communications and UXC have been contracted to deploy the system in its offices around the world.
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AT&T Dumps VoIP Customers
May 6, 2007
In the past two weeks AT&T has sent out disconnect letters to VoIP customers in big rude red letters, stating that VoIP service will be suspended in 30 days and permanently disconnected in 60 days.
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Nokia Siemens Networks to chop 9,000 jobs
May 4, 2007
Nokia Siemens Networks said it will start lay-off talks in Germany and Finland and aims to cut around 9,000 jobs globally by the end of 2010.
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Pentagon to use VoIP
May 4, 2007
The Defense Department has awarded General Dynamics Network Systems a contract worth $18.4 million to design and install VoIP for the DOD's Renovation and Construction program office.
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Court rejects Vonage bid for patent case retrial
May 3, 2007
A U.S. appeals court has denied Vonage's request for a retrial of a patent case it lost against Verizon Communications earlier this year.
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Next target of cell phone industry: Navigation
May 2, 2007
After hitting alarm clock makers and camera manufacturers, the cell phone industry has a new target—personal-navigation device makers.
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Verizon urges denial of new Vonage patent trial
May 2, 2007
Verizon asked a federal appeals court to throw out Vonage's request for a retrial in an ongoing feud over Internet-phone-related patents.
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VoIP—Nothing New
May 2, 2007
The traditional PSTN over which the world has historically placed phone calls is being replaced with VoIP, but it would appear that "voice" is pretty much all you get. H.325 may prove to enable a host of multimedia applications.
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Sony Plans High-Def Videoconferencing
May 1, 2007
Sony and Codian, both manufacturers of videoconferencing products for IP and ISDN connectivity, announced a partnership to deliver an end-to-end high definition (HD) solution, which supports existing installations.
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Comcast Banks on Triple Play
May 1, 2007
Comcast said the ability to offer a triple-play bundle of voice, video, and Internet services will pave the way for sustainable growth for years to come.
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Vodafone threatened over VoIP blocking
May 1, 2007
VoIP network Truphone accuses Vodafone of deliberately crippling interaction with its customers, some of whom use numbers which are legitimately in the mobile range, and is threatening legal action.
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Verizon Business to ensure VoIP quality
May 1, 2007
Verizon Business now guarantees the quality of VoIP calls on its global VPN service.
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AT&T Gives VoIP Service a New Push
May 1, 2007
AT&T will bundle its little-publicized Internet phone service, CallVantage, with its cellphone service during a three-month trial at 14 AT&T Wireless stores in Portland and central New Jersey.
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