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Ifbyphone Version 3.1 Brings Richer Tools for Advertisers and Resellers

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Ifbyphone Brings Richer Tools for Advertisers and Resellers

New Features Include Robust Reporting, Reseller Portal and API Advances


CHICAGO,SUPERCOMM—October 20, 2009—Ifbyphone Inc. today launched Ifbyphone Version 3.1, which provides enhanced campaign management tools with customized call tracking reports and establishes a Reseller Portal for managing numerous accounts concurrently. The software also includes Web-based API testing and troubleshooting to help developers create links from in-house applications to Ifbyphone services.


“We’ve simplified, streamlined and strengthened customer management for our channel partners to meet the evolving needs of their fast-expanding base of businesses,” commented Irv Shapiro, CEO of Ifbyphone. “We’re making it easier for developers to use our API, for resellers to manage accounts and for marketers to track campaigns.”


Ifbyphone Version 3.1 is part of a larger effort by the company to deliver more more

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Windstream Expands ‘Lifetime Price Guarantee’ Offer on High-Speed Internet and Unlimited Nationwide Phone Service to Businesses

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–Windstream Corp. (NYSE: WIN - News) has expanded its lifetime price guarantee on high-speed Internet and unlimited nationwide phone service to its business customers.


The Windstream Lifetime Price Guarantee offer gives business customers the guarantee and peace of mind that the price for their bundled service will never increase - an offer that is uncommon in today’s economy. The guaranteed pricing includes up to 12 Mbps of high-speed Internet and unlimited nationwide calling with 10 features. more

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StarView Solutions Selects XO Communications to Provide Expanded and Enhanced Transport Services

HERNDON, VA – Oct. 13, 2009 – XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced that it has been selected by StarView, a supplier of business-ready IP communications solutions, to provide Dedicated Internet Access and Ethernet over Copper transport services. By choosing XO – a Tier 1 Internet provider with national reach – the company will be well positioned to offer customers high-speed, high-capacity VoIP services at a competitive price.


The upgrade to Ethernet over Copper expands StarView’s product offering, giving customers the option of increasing their network speed to up to 20 Mbps. The faster and more efficient network connects directly to StarView’s Class 5 switches, offering a high-quality connection to users. The enhancements also allow StarView to support multi-location enterprise customers whose needs go beyond T-1 service, previously the only type offered through the company.


“This alignment with XO enables us to deliver services on a national scale more

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Related Topics: Ethernet, VOIP, Other |

Windstream Introduces “Cash for Clunkers” Program for Communications Equipment

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.– Windstream Corp. (NYSE: WIN - News) is making it easy for business customers to utilize state-of-the-art telecommunications equipment through its new “cash for clunkers” program for communications equipment. Starting today, business customers will receive an automatic 15 percent rebate up to $5,000 now through the end of the year on the purchase of any Nortel Business Communications Manager or Software Communications System product to replace existing equipment. more

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Sprint Establishes New Voice over IP (VoIP) Community Solution to Provide Significant Cost Savings to Wholesale VoIP Customers

The Partner Interexchange Network (PIN) Provides Cost-Effective Alternatives for Companies Looking to Lower Their Traditional Long-Distance Fees


PIN Offers Infinite Scalability and Greater Cost Savings as Partner Community

Grows


OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–In a move that will provide exceptional value to long-distance service, Sprint (NYSE:S) announced today the availability of the Partner Interexchange Network (PIN) to provide business-to-business wholesale exchange of voice traffic. The Sprint PIN service sets up a community of partners who can directly exchange VoIP service between themselves while operating on Sprint`s global Tier 1 IP network. Because there is a direct exchange between partners, access termination fees and LEC tandem fees can be lowered or eliminated. more

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Samsung Mobile and Agito Networks Announce Availability of First Server-based Mobile Unified Communications on Samsung Smart Phones

Companies to Jointly Unveil First Public Demonstration of Mobile UC-Supported Samsung Smart Phones Shipping Today at CTIA WIRELESS IT & Entertainment 2009 Conference


SAN DIEGO, Calif. – October 8, 2009 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.,[1] and Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced the first commercially available server-based enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) and mobile Unified Communications solution with functionality on Samsung smart phones.


The companies will jointly unveil their first public demonstration of the mobile UC solution at CTIA WIRELESS IT & Entertainment 2009 in San Diego, Calif., at Booth No. 635.


Samsung Mobile is a leader among Windows Mobile® device providers in bringing solutions to market to address customer needs for fixed mobile convergence and Unified Communications. Samsung Mobile’s portfolio of powerful smart phone devices are designed with impressive more

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Telesphere Closes Additional Funding, Totals $32 Million Over Two-Year Period

PHOENIX and DENVER (OCTOBER 7, 2009) Telesphere, a nationwide hosted PBX business phone and Internet services provider, today announced the closing of additional financing, totaling $32 million over the past 24 months.


“This capital will be used to reinvest heavily in the company to ensure that we are continually able to provide award-winning customer service and expand capabilities for our clients as well as growing our presence across the United States,” said Telesphere Chief Executive Officer Clark Peterson.


The funding news comes on the heels of Telesphere’s July announcement that it would acquire the VoIP services business of Denver-based Unity Business Networks. The acquisition has now closed after receiving FCC approval.


“Today’s news is yet another exciting chapter in the Telesphere story as we bring Unity Business Networks and its high-quality team and exceptional customer base into the Telesphere family,” Peterson said.


“We intend more

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BroadSoft Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Packet Island

BroadSoft Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Packet Island


Acquisition will Broaden BroadSoft’s Portfolio to Include VoIP and Video Quality of Service (QoS) Solutions


GAITHERSBURG, MD, October 5, 2009 - BroadSoft, Inc., the worldwide leader in VoIP application software for the telecommunications industry, today announced its intent to acquire privately held, Cupertino, California-based Packet Island, Inc., a pioneer of SaaS-based quality of service (QoS) assessment and monitoring tools for VoIP and video networks and services. more

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AT&T Extends VoIP to 3G Network for iPhone

DALLAS–AT&T today announced it has taken the steps necessary so that Apple can enable VoIP applications on iPhone to run on AT&T’s wireless network. Previously, VoIP applications on iPhone were enabled for Wi-Fi connectivity. For some time, AT&T has offered a variety of other wireless devices that enable VoIP applications on 3G, 2G and Wi-Fi networks. AT&T this afternoon informed Apple Inc. and the FCC of its decision. more

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Actelis Networks’ T1 Line Replacement Solution Helps Hargray Communications Significantly Boost Broadband Services to Business Customers

Actelis EFM Over Bonded Copper Market Leader

Actelis
solution enables 30 Mbps compared to 1.5 Mbps over the same two copper pairs.

FREMONT, Calif., October 1, 2009—Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, today announced that Hargray Communications, a provider of high-speed Internet and VOIP (Voice over IP) services to business and residential customers in South Carolina and Georgia, has deployed the company’s RUS-listed ML2300 Ethernet aggregation platforms, ML600 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) and its XR239 EFM Repeaters to replace its low-bandwidth T1 lines. By taking advantage of Actelis’ industry-leading rate, reach and reliability, the move enables Hargray to immediately and cost effectively provide best-in-class business broadband services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Savannah, more

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