Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in May 2004
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VoIP Inc. Files Patent For 911 Technology
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
VoIP Inc. on Thursday said it has filed a patent application for technology that dramatically improves the reliability of Internet-based phones in handling emergency calls.
Comcast Challenges Telcos With Plans for Internet Phone Service
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Comcast said on Wednesday that it plans to offer Internet-based telephone service to about 40 million households by 2006, heating up the competition between cable and telephone companies that are
Dell And EMC Expand Partnership
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
PC market leader Dell and storage market leader EMC on Wednesday unveiled a storage system for the small- and midsize-business market. Dell also expanded its high-end storage-management capabilities by offering
Comcast Announces VoIP Service
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable-television operator, will begin to roll out its VoIP offerings next year, in anticipation of providing the service to 40 million households in 2006.
Federal Lawmakers Urge FCC To Take VoIP Under Its Wing
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
Three Republican federal lawmakers are urging the Federal Communications Commission to rule that VoIP services are "interstate in nature," arguing that such a determination would bring VoIP technology under FCC
VoIP Equipment Market Poised To Soar
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
The VoIP-equipment market encountered a brief hiccup in the first quarter of this year, with product revenue dipping 13 percent, to $294 million, as the market moved into a trial
Cisco Introduces 92-Terabit Router
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
Cisco Systems today will formally take the wraps off its long-awaited carrier-class router, a multi-chassis architecture approach that the company claims can process up to 92 Terabits of information per
Service Provider Offerings The Proof Of Cisco's Pudding
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
When the blizzard of technical details about Cisco's new carrier-class router come out tomorrow, they're sure to be impressive. The real question is, when we will actually start
Lucent Acquiring Internet Phone Provider Telica
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
Lucent Technologies has agreed to buy Telica, a privately held Internet phone service provider, for about $295 million in stock and options, the telecommunications giant announced Monday.
Looking for a Killer Application
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
Tomorrow's must-have application may not be as exotic or elusive as you think. It must work, and it must work well with others.
Gates Says Business Blogging Is Serious Business
News  |  5/21/2004  | 
When Bill Gates starts talking about blogs, you know it's time to take the technology seriously as a business tool, an analyst said Friday.
Regulation Time
News  |  5/21/2004  | 
While New York State regulators have decided that Voice over IP is worthy of their attention, the VoIP market isn't waiting to worry about regulation -- it's moving full speed
It's Not About Taxes, Vonage. Really.
News  |  5/21/2004  | 
Nobody understands us state regulators from New York. We're just looking out for the little guy, are we, making sure that that Internet-y phone-thingy doesn't try to take an
Rejected Domain Names
News  |  5/21/2004  | 
In this edition we look at top-level domain suggestions rejected by ICANN, stupid Web pages and the most geeky 404 errors.
Spam Chat with Ron Anderson
News  |  5/20/2004  | 
This is the complete transcript of a live chat recorded on May 20th between 12:30 and 1:30pm eastern. Ron Anderson was the host and Spam prevention the subject.
Cellular Infrastructure Market Fell 12 Percent In '03, Says Gartner
News  |  5/20/2004  | 
The global cellular infrastructure market declined by 12 percent last year, mainly due to delays in deploying third-generation networks. But there was an upturn in the fourth quarter, according to
Tellabs Pays $1.9 Billion For Access Equipment Developer AFC
News  |  5/20/2004  | 
Tellabs said Thursday it has acquired equipment maker AFC in a deal valued at $1.9 billion, adding multi-service access, DSL and fiber-to-the-premises equipment to its existing access, metro and transport
New York Defines Vonage as Telco Provider
News  |  5/20/2004  | 
A state regulatory agency in New York ruled Wednesday that Vonage Holdings is a telco provider, a significant classification that has important ramifications for the ongoing debate over government regulation
Skype Says It Will Link To Regular Phones
News  |  5/19/2004  | 
MARKHAM, Ontario (AP) -- The peer-to-peer phone program Skype, which allows computer users to talk to each other globally for free, will soon be expanded to include a paid service
Survey Finds Increasing Interest In Linux Clusters
News  |  5/19/2004  | 
Survey finds Linux is increasingly the OS of choice for clusters, but users are concerned about the lack of enabling technologies.
China Unicom Awards $120 Million In CDMA Contracts To Lucent
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Lucent Technologies has received more than $120 million in contracts from China Unicom to build out CDMA networks in four regions -- Shandong, Hubei, Inner Mongolia and Shaanxi.
AT&T Re-Enters Wireless Market
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
AT&T said Tuesday that it will re-enter the wireless business, reselling Sprint PCS wireless service to its customer base and bundling it with other services such as Voice over IP.
IBM, Cisco Team Up For VoIP
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
IBM and Cisco Systems are pooling interests to offer a broad spectrum of VoIP solutions, drawing on Cisco's communications expertise and IBM's know-how in services and integration.
Vonage Cuts Prices For Internet Calling
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
Internet phone company Vonage Holdings on Monday cut the price of its unlimited calling plan by 14 percent, in an attempt to attract as many customers as possible in an
Hammerhead Announces Telco Edge Switch
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
Startup Hammerhead Systems Inc. today announced its HSX 6000 edge switch, a box designed to make it easier for telecom service providers to move their customers from legacy systems like
Source Says SEC Fines Lucent $25 Million
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lucent Technologies Inc. is being fined $25 million by securities regulators in a settlement of civil fraud allegations because it failed to fully cooperate in an investigation
Anti-Spam Review Methodology
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
Ron Anderson discusses his review of 35 anti-spam hardware and software solutions.
Report: Wireless-DSL Feature Is Catching On
News  |  5/14/2004  | 
Embedding wireless-LAN capability in DSL customer-premises equipment (CPE) is catching on, with the feature expected to be included in 10 to 15 percent of DSL CPE shipments by the end
N+I Adds Up To Growth
News  |  5/14/2004  | 
Smaller than in past years, this year's NetWorld + Interop show nevertheless provided a spotlight for several areas of networking industry growth, especially for Ethernet and IP-based technologies.
BellSouth Launches Corporate VoIP Services
News  |  5/13/2004  | 
BellSouth on Thursday launched Internet-based voice services for corporations, joining competitors in trying to grab a share of a growing market.
VoIP Can Be Vulnerable To Hackers, Too
News  |  5/13/2004  | 
As VoIP sweeps across the high-technology landscape, many IT managers are lulled into a dangerous complacency because they look upon Internet phoning as a relatively secure telecommunications technology and not
Networking Is Back, Says Cisco's Chambers
News  |  5/13/2004  | 
LAS VEGAS -- In front of a standing-room-only crowd Wednesday evening here at the NetWorld + Interop show, Cisco CEO John Chambers delivered a fast-paced talk that touched on all
Novell Offers Enterprise Support To Linux
News  |  5/12/2004  | 
Novell on Wednesday launched enterprise-level support for its Linux products.
Cell-phone Service Taps Into Net For VoIP
News  |  5/12/2004  | 
Cell-phone users can make calls over the Internet using a technology developed by i2 Telecom International. The company said the service works with all popular cell-phone services.
NetWorld + Interop A Hotspot Heaven
News  |  5/12/2004  | 
LATE NIGHT REPORT, LAS VEGAS -- If you're a fan of wireless networking, then this year's NetWorld + Interop show is the place to be. Doing a search for available
Nortel, Polycom Give Voice to Videoconferencing
News  |  5/12/2004  | 
Nortel Networks and Polycom on Tuesday at Networld + Interop in Las Vegas said they are working together to build converged solutions that combine standards-based video telephony, presence and instant
MCI And Microsoft Partner On Conferencing
News  |  5/11/2004  | 
MCI on Tuesday revealed a partnership with Microsoft to jointly develop and market video conferencing and collaboration tools.
MCI's Capellas Sees All-IP Future
News  |  5/11/2004  | 
LAS VEGAS -- The future of computing and telecom is converging on an IP layer -- and Michael Capellas said Tuesday that MCI plans to be a major player in
MCI's Capellas Ignores The Gorilla
News  |  5/11/2004  | 
LAS VEGAS -- Give Michael Capellas some credit -- he's sure getting the hang of this CEO thing. At the very least, he knows how to deliver an upbeat industry-conference
MCI Reports 1Q Loss, Plans 7,500 Layoffs
News  |  5/11/2004  | 
MCI plans to eliminate 7,500 jobs this year--about 15 percent of its work force--to cut costs as it struggles with weak revenues that resulted in a quarterly loss of $388
10th Annual Well-Connected Awards: Storage and Servers
News  |  5/11/2004  | 
With small and midsize enterprises demanding better value from server vendors, the products we've chosen had to meet their needs as well as those of large businesses.
10th Annual Well-Connected Awards: Business Applications
News  |  5/11/2004  | 
The finalists and winners in this category had to be reasonably painless to implement and enable increased productivity.
Storage Pipeline: Hold Everything
News  |  5/10/2004  | 
This edition, disk storage, network storage, Imaging & Document Management.
IBM Launches Alternative To Microsoft Office
News  |  5/10/2004  | 
IBM on Monday unveiled a server-based bundle of desktop applications that offer companies an alternative to Microsoft's market-dominating Office suite.
NWC Project: Spam Filters Exposed
News  |  5/9/2004  | 
Get ahead of the Spam curve with our special collection of audio reports and knowledge tools
First Person: Will SMI-S Find Its Footing?
Commentary  |  5/9/2004  | 
Should you care about the release of Storage Management Initiative-Specification Version 1? Only if you care about streamlining the storage management process.
Verity's UltraSeek 5.2
News  |  5/9/2004  | 
This Web and network data search engine provides relevant results that rival those of market leaders.
Qwest Sues AT&T For Web Phone Access Charges
News  |  5/7/2004  | 
AT&T's problems with access fees -- the charges it pays to the regional telephone networks -- continued as the Qwest regional telephone network filed suit in federal court demanding that
Wireless Broadband Goes Live In U.K.
News  |  5/7/2004  | 
A wireless broadband service based on UMTS TDD technology went live in the suburbs of London Friday.
Quest Drops VoIP Charge
News  |  5/7/2004  | 
Could Qwest's decision to stop charging local access fees for calls from VoIP providers help spur the growth of VoIP?
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