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WASHINGTON, D.C. – COMPTEL, the leading trade association for the competitive communications industry, today commented on action taken at today’s FCC Open Meeting to initiate technology transition experiments.

The following statement can be attributed to Chip Pickering, CEO of COMPTEL:

“As the FCC prepares to embark on technology experiments and developing a managerial framework for identifying associated key legal and competition policy issues, we are grateful for the leadership of the Chairman and the Commission in protecting the enduring values, including competition that ensures functioning networks and functioning markets.

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Alteva’s UCaaS Solution Recognized for Innovation

Alteva logoPHILADELPHIA, PA – January 30, 2014 – Alteva (NYSE MKT:  ALTV), a premier provider of hosted Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS),  announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Alteva’s UCaaS Solution as a recipient of a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.

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Solar Communications Led 2013 OAISYS Call Recording Solution Sales in Europe

Oaisys logoTEMPE, Ariz. and Cambridge, England, Jan. 29, 2013 OAISYS®, a leader in business call recording and contact center management solutions, today announced Chippenham-based Solar Communications as the recipient of its 2013 Top European Partner Award.

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Florida master agent signs on to sell ANPI VIP Hosted Unified Communications nationwide.

ANPI logoSpringfield, IL, January 30, 2014:  ANPI announced, today, a new partnership with another master agent – Telecom Consulting Group (TCG) of Florida. TCG will now be putting its nationwide network of 500-plus agents to work selling ANPI VIP, a full-featured Hosted Unified Communications solution with seamless integrated mobility and audio/video collaboration tools.

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ANPI logoANPI VIP Hosted UC Solution continues to provide the latest features and services demanded by business users.

Springfield, IL, January 29, 2014:  ANPI announced, today, the addition of full fax functionality that works seamlessly with their Hosted Unified Communications (UC) solution, ANPI VIP.

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NewVoiceMedia, a leading provider of cloud contact centre solutions, is celebrating a double win at the 2013 Private Business Awards. Jonathan Gale achieved ‘CEO of the Year’ and the company was honoured with the ‘Rising Star’ award for the South East region.

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PrintCertification to Work Seamlessly with Major UC and Enterprise PBX Systems, Rapid Deployment, Performance, Quality and Feature Support Cited as Key Factors

San Mateo, Calif. – January 28, 2014 – IntelePeer, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications, today announced a partnership for offering SIP trunking services through Intelisys, a leading business communications services distributor offering voice, data, access, cable, collaboration, wireless and cloud technology services.

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SmartAction Honored for Exceptional Innovation

El Segundo, CA (January 24, 2014) – SmartAction announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named SmartAction’s IVA™ as a CUSTOMER 2014 Product of the Year Award winner.

The editors of CUSTOMER selected companies to receive the esteemed Product of the Year Awards based on their vision, leadership and diligence.

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Tested and qualified with Lync Server 2013, SmartNode—the industry’s “most interoperable” VoIP gateway—makes Microsoft Lync unified communications (UC) server accessible for enterprises with non-qualified legacy and SIP phone systems.

Patton logoGaithersburg, MD (USA): Patton Electronics Company announced today that SmartNode™ VoIP media gateways have been tested and qualified for interoperability with Lync® Server 2013 through Microsoft’s Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program (UCOIP) .

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ESI executive has extensive industry experience in sales management, national and international channel management, product management and marketing

 

PLANO, TX, January 28, 2014 – ESI, an innovative designer and manufacturer of high-performance business telephone systems and cloud services, today announced the promotion of George Platt to chief executive officer.

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snom logoEntry-level phone offers enterprise-class capabilities, including dual port Gigabit Ethernet switch, to support the most demanding VoIP and UC collaboration applications at an affordable price

MIAMI, Fla. and WOBURN, Mass. – (January 28, 2014) snom, a leading developer of IP business phones, today announced the snom 715, a new addition to its 7xx series family of phones.

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RingCentral Office Recognized for Innovation

RingCentral logoSAN MATEO, Calif.–()–RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG), a leading provider of cloud business communications solutions, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named RingCentral OfficeTM as a recipient of a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.

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First connected networks exchange IP traffic at Open-IX endorsed data center and Exchange

PrintAmsterdam and London, January 2014 – EvoSwitch, a leading provider of sustainable and innovative carrier-neutral data center services, today announced that LINX NoVA has turned up service at its data center in Manassas, VA and that the first LINX member networks present at that location have started the exchange of Internet traffic as part of the Acceptance Into Service (AIS) process.

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  • Avaya IP Office Contact Center extends Avaya innovation in customer experience management to midsize businesses with the simplicity and value they require
  • Supporting 5 – 100 contact center agents, IP Office Contact Center enables blended multichannel capabilities that improve customer experiences and agent efficiency
  • Built on the proven Avaya IP Office software platform as part of a comprehensive solution from a single source
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Sound Telecom, a leader in the answering service, call center, and cloud-based phone system industries, has released an article that outlines significant costs businesses can face when they opt for a cheap answering service.

Sound Telecom logoIn their continued efforts to establish themselves as an industry leader, Sound Telecom has crafted an article titled, “5 Ways Choosing a Cheap Answering Service Costs Businesses More.” This piece was written to educate companies on typical scenarios that often play out when a business simply picks the cheapest answering service provider.

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Naperville (IL) / Ratingen (Germany), 28 January 2014 – At this year’s European contact center trade show CCW in Berlin, InVision will present several new innovations for the injixo and The Call Center School brands. As well as a number of new German e-learning courses for call center agents, the workforce management specialist will premiere three new products of the injixo cloud platform: injixo Forecast, injixo Act and injixo Me.

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Enables cost-effective IP migration from proprietary, hardware-dependent systems; delivers first WebRTC platform for device-agnostic multimedia enterprise collaboration

Genband logoFrisco, Texas, Jan. 28, 2014 – GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, today introduced Generation Enterprise, a transformative unified communications (UC) solutions framework specifically designed for an increasingly mobile and cloud-based world.

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Comprehensive portfolio gives mobile UC users more power to initiate collaboration – delivers superior experience across locations and devices

Genband logoFrisco, Texas, Jan. 28, 2014 GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, today introduced SMART OFFICE 2.0, a premium unified communications (UC) experience delivered on an array of business devices and for the first time via WebRTC compliant web browsers.

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Strategic Directions Series Tackles Key Technology Opportunities and Challenges Facing Utilities

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Black & Veatch today announced the availability of the new Strategic Directions: Utility Automation & Integration report. The inaugural report highlights many of the common issues that utilities of all types face with regard to adding greater levels of intelligence to their network operations.

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Breeze Mobile VoIP Application Recognized for Innovation

Reston, VA, January 24, 2014 —IPsmarx Technology, Inc. announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the IPsmarx Class 5 Softswitch with Breeze Mobile Application as a recipient of a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.

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  • Aura Alliance Client application is compatible with key Avaya collaboration and Unified Communications (UC) solutions
  • Helps businesses reduce both capital and operating expenses and increase revenues and customer satisfaction by communicating more effectively

London, UK — Aura Alliance (AA), a leading service provider and alliance of Avaya channel partners, today announced that its Aura Alliance Client for IBM® Notes® and IBM® Sametime® is compliant with key Collaboration and Unified Communications solutions from Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communication software and services.

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EngageIP Billing and Usage Rating Recognized for Innovation

Cambridge, ON, Canada (Jan 23, 2014) – LogiSense Corporation, a global provider of Billing software, services, and solutions to the Telecom, Hosted Communications, Convergent, and Broadband industries is proud to announce that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named EngageIP Billing and Usage Rating as a recipient of a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.

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COMPTEL’s New CEO Chip Pickering to Discuss Why What Happens in D.C. Matters to Providers Nationwide

Comptel_logoWASHINGTON, D.C. – COMPTEL, the leading trade association for the competitive communications industry, today announced that its new CEO Chip Pickering will be the featured speaker at the CEO Breakfast, which takes place during the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2014 Convention & EXPO.

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December New Business Volume Down 7 Percent Year-over-year, Up 62 Percent Month-to-month, Up 3 Percent Year-end

Washington, DC, January 27, 2014— The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for December was $10.7 billion, down 7 percent from new business volume in December 2012.

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Data center, IT professionals encouraged to participate in global initiative

COLUMBUS, Ohio [January 27, 2014] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today announced the launch of “Data Center 2025.” The industry-wide initiative is designed to engage thought leaders from all corners of the data center industry in order to explore potential visions for the data center of the future.

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today the US Department of Justice announced a resolution to the free speech challenge brought before the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court by tech companies including Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and LinkedIn.  The companies have been pressing for their right to publish statistics about the various FISA court orders they receive demanding disclosure to the government of their users data. 

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