Category: "VoIP/SIP"

AT&T to Abandon Copper Assets as Part of Move to IP

Another telecom provider is taking a step toward removing copper from its network. A recent SEC filing indicates that AT&T plans to shut down some of its copper assets as it proceeds with its transition to an IP network. The carrier has said previously that it intends to make the switch to a fully IP [...]

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AT&T and Cisco Collaborate on Cloud-Based Conferencing Service

AT&T and Cisco have partnered together to develop a new cloud-based conferencing tool for business customers. The service uses Cisco’s Collaboration Meeting Rooms (CMR) Cloud, bringing together WebEx Personal Rooms with WebEx Video Bridge to provide a video conferencing service that users can access from any connected video device. Business customers will be able to [...]

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Solution Providers Honored at AT&T Partner Exchange Summit

Several top solution providers were honored at the inaugural AT&T Partner Exchange Summit last week, according to a report from Channel Partners. AT&T Partner Exchange is the carrier’s program working with solution providers in the channel. Among the companies honored was network and cloud hosted communications solutions provider AireSpring. The business VoIP provider received the [...]

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Verizon Promises Nationwide VoLTE Launch Coming Soon

Verizon announced on Tuesday that its voice over LTE (VoLTE) service, titled “Advanced Calling 1.0,” will launch nationwide “in the coming weeks.” While that’s still a vague timeframe, it does at least give consumers some idea of when they can expect to be making high-definition voice and video calls from their mobile devices. VoLTE works [...]

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AT&T Reportedly Launching VoLTE on May 23

AT&T looks to be the first of the big U.S. carriers to launch Voice over LTE, beating Verizon to the punch. A report from Engadget states that the service will begin rolling out on May 23, with Chicago and Minneapolis as the initial launch markets. Both AT&T and Verizon have been working to get the [...]

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AT&T and TelePacific Reach IP Transition Agreement

The next big step for communications is the migration from legacy TDM services to IP. AT&T has been a major proponent of the transition and yesterday it reached multiple agreements with TelePacific to accelerate the provider’s migration to IP-based services. The exact terms of the arrangement were not revealed. The Federal Communications Commission has called [...]

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AT&T Prepares TDM-to-IP Tests in Alabama and Florida

AT&T has been one of the biggest champions of a move from TDM to IP services and is preparing tests to gather data for the transition. To gather data on two different areas, AT&T is conducting tests in the rural area of Carbon Hill, Alabama and a suburban area in West Delray Beach, Florida. “We [...]

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FCC Begins Tests for Move from TDM to IP

It could be the beginning of the end for copper telephone networks. The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to conduct a series of voluntary experiments on how to best update existing legacy phone lines to a new IP-based system. The goal of the tests is to discover how the transition from TDM to [...]

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FCC Chair Wheeler Wants Progress on IP Transition

New Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler isn’t wasting any time as he is already pushing for progress on the transition from TDM to IP. Wheeler announced that the FCC will commence a series of experiments next year to assist with the process of replacing traditional telephone lines with IP networks. Though services such as [...]

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8×8 Announces Agreement to Buy Voicenet Solutions

The VoIP market is seeing more consolidation this week as 8×8 has announced an agreement to purchase the UK based Voicenet Solutions for $18.4 billion. Voicenet has over 1,000 business customers and brings with it an established position in the UK market that will help 8×8 expand its operations overseas. 8×8 expects to close the [...]

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