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COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2014






COMPTEL PLUS Educational Agenda Kicks Off on Monday, March 17

Curious about topics such as cloud strategies, 100G, software defined networking (SDN), cybersecurity, wireless, cable wholesale, M&A, e-rate and the IP transition?  Come to the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2014 Convention & EXPO, March 16-19 in Las Vegas and learn more from many of the industry’s leading experts.

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Survey Recognizes Allworx for Its Commitment to Excellence in the VoIP Category

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allworx Corp., a Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN) company and award-winning developer of Internet Protocol (IP) phone systems, has been recognized as one of the Best 2013 Channel Vendors in the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) category by Business Solutions magazine.

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Six companies added to the list; TeleDynamics becomes the second North American distributor to earn Platinum status

snom logoBERLIN (January 22, 2014)snom technology AG, a leading developer of IP desktop business phones, today announced its Worldwide Gold and Platinum Distributors for 2014.

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VMware has agreed to acquire AirWatch for over $1.5bn. Richard Abslaom, analyst at Ovum provides his key thoughts:

Successful exit for AirWatch

“Privately owned AirWatch has been one of the clear leaders in the enterprise mobility management market, exhibiting phenomenal growth over the last few years.

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Acquisition will Provide Customers with the Most Complete Solution to Manage Users, Devices and Applications across Desktop and Mobile Environments

VMware Reports Record Preliminary Q4 2013 Results

VMware to Host Financial Analyst Conference Call Today at 5:00 a.m. PT

PALO ALTO, Calif., January 22, 2014 –VMware, Inc.

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Innovation Agenda Calls for Action to Expand Broadband Infrastructure, Reform the Tax Code, Improve Global Market Access, Encourage Progress on Health IT and More

TIA logoArlington, VA (January 22, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks,  today released its 2014 Innovation Agenda, which identifies the organization’s tech and telecom policy priorities for the year ahead. 

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Acquisition Advances Fusion as a Leading Cloud Services Provider

Fusion logoNEW YORK, January 6, 2014 – – Fusion (OTCQB: FSNN), an emerging leader in cloud services, announced today that on December 31, 2013, it completed the previously announced acquisition of Broadvox LLC’s cloud services business, which delivers cloud-based voice, unified communications and cloud connectivity to small, medium and large businesses, for an aggregate purchase price of $32.1 million in cash.

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NBS, a leading provider of SIP and cloud-based unified communications services, announced today it has released new Polycom handsets and peripherals for use with its Hosted Communications product line. This release allows for complete customer deployments using the industry leading VVX line of handsets across all users within the company.

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▪   SIP Trunking service is compatible with key Avaya collaboration solutions

▪   Helps Avaya Connect channel partners like Cass Business Telephone Systems provide reliable, affordable SIP Trunking solutions

Broadvox logoSeattle, WA — NBS, a leading provider of SIP and cloud Unified Communications services, today announced that its Broadvox SIP Trunking solution has renewed compliance with key collaboration solutions from Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communication software and services.

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CIPTUG logoWho:  CIPTUG Members

When:  Thursday, February 20th, 2014    from 1 pm – 4:00pm


Cisco Campus, Building 7, Maggie Conference Room

Triangle Park, 7100 Kit Creek Road

RTP, NC 27709



Welcome and Introduction of Guests, New Members & Vendor members

Presentation 1:           

How customers are utilizing video/Telepresence today

How WebEx and Telepresence can be integrated

Latest Cisco collaboration technologies with focus on video

Speaker:  Jeff Nicoll, Sr.

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CIPTUG logoWho: CIPTUG Members and Cisco IPT Users

When: Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 from 11:00am – 2:00 pm

Where:  ADCAP Network Systems

10400 Old Alabama Road Con #100

Alpharetta, GA 30022

RSVP:   Click Here


Welcome and Introduction about CIPTUG and CIPTUG Membership, Welcome Guests & New Members & introduce Vendor members

Presentation 1: Video – The Next VoIP

Speaker:  Michael Cavanaugh is the VP Solution Architecture, which includes the design of Voice, Video, and Messaging systems.

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A Next-Generation Platform for Both Front and Back Office Workforce Optimization, Unification and Automation

Delivered as on premise software or cloud services, OnviCenter 7 offers a highly affordable enterprise-wide software platform for optimizing the workforce, performing analytics, taking actions, unifying applications and automating workflow and business processes.

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Study identifies 12 trends likely to impact industry performance in 2014

Downers Grove, Ill., January 21, 2014 – The information technology (IT) industry is likely to experience moderate growth in 2014, according to the IT Industry Outlook 2014 released today by CompTIA, the non-profit association for the IT channel.

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Supports Booming Small Business Market in Saskatchewan

REGINA, Saskatchewan and OTTAWA, Jan. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SaskTel has partnered with Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) to provide MiVoice Office to its business customers across Saskatchewan. Designed for small and medium-sized businesses, MiVoice Office is an out-of-the-box communications platform that enables businesses to improve customer service and boost productivity while reducing business costs.

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Norwegian Operator Supercharges Network with Scalable, Future-Protected Communications Platform

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – January 21, 2014Dialogic Inc., the Network Fuel company, today announced that Network Norway upgraded its existing hosted unified communications (UC) offering with integrated solutions from Dialogic and Gintel that are delivering media-rich communications and uninterrupted service to customers.

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Co-founder Roberto Moctezuma to discuss the re-imagination of the communications ecosystem

HONOLULU, HAWAII, January 20, 2014 – Voxofon (, a rapidly growing provider of mobile apps utilizing over-the-top (OTT) voice and messaging services, today announced that co-founder and board member Roberto Moctezuma will present at PTC’14: New World, New Strategies conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Joint Venture Enables Seamless Service Delivery for Enterprise Customers on a Global Basis

AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwired – Jan 20, 2014) – One Source Networks (OSN), the cloud and managed services partner of choice for large enterprises, and CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited (“CITIC Telecom CPC”), a wholly owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited, announced today their partnership to deliver connectivity and managed services to customers in Greater China and the United States.

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SMB Nation Tour

SMB Nation is excited to bring our Emerging Technology Tour to YOU! In Q1 2014, we will be making tour stops in Silicon Valley, CA, Dallas, TX and Toronto, ON.

Registration and Info:
Dates: Silicon Valley: January 31, 2014, Dallas, TX: February 4, 2014, Toronto, ON: March 7, 2014

Cost: $199.00/$149.00 for Alumni
Silicon Valley and Dallas: FREE for first 100 Attendees
Discount Code: DandHTicket2014

What do you get?

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Aastra logoTORONTO, ONTARIO (20 January 2014) — Aastra Technologies Limited – (TSX: “AAH”) (“Aastra”) is pleased to announce that its European subsidiary has acquired Telepo Ltd., the Nordic leader for cloud- based, multi-tenant Enterprise Communication solutions.

Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Telepo offers carrier-grade, cloud-based, multi-tenant Unified Communication (UC) solutions.

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Cloud-based platform enables small to mid-size carriers to grow and manage business metrics in real time

AUSTIN, Texas – Jan. 20, 2014 – Telepoint Global Hosting Services today launched the Neptune Voice Services Platform, an efficient and scalable cloud-based platform for VoIP service providers and resellers enabling them to buy and sell minutes globally without any hardware infrastructure investment.

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Eastern Management Group logoThe cloud PBX market could get to $10 billion in global sales according to Eastern Management Group research.  Reaching this target quickly largely depends on the incumbent service providers and how they perform in the all important large enterprise market segment.

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SMB Nation Featured Event


Thursday, January 23, 2014 10:00 – 11:00 AM PST/1:00 – 2:00 PM EST

The first 100 registrants get a FREE Pizza!*

Presented by: Jeff Dryall, Director, Business Development, VAR Dynamics, Kim Peyser Director, AMTEL and Harry Brelsford, Founder and Chairman, SMB Nation

Gaining insight on the state of the cloud market, specifically in the SMB Channel could be a game changer for your IT business!

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Alteva to Showcase Business Transformation Solutions Including Mobility and BYOD, January 28-31, 2014, at World’s Leading Business Technology Show

Alteva logoPHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwired – Jan 16, 2014) –  Alteva (NYSE MKT: ALTV), a premier provider of hosted Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), announced today that it will be showcasing its Mobility and BYOD, Bring Your Own Device, Solutions at ITEXPO, to be held January 28-31, 2014, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla.

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snom will showcase its new snom 715 IP phone, the industry’s lowest-priced dual gigabyte switch ports phone, as well as its entire lineup of SIP-based VoIP phones and Lync Qualified phones, at ITEXPO East in Miami January 28-31.

With the 715, snom has developed a phone that meets the needs of the most demanding enterprises, at an unbeatable price.

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Mida at cisco liveWe are pleased to announce Mida Solutions will showcase its innovative solutions such as the web-RTC ready attendant console, its application for DX650 devices and the recording and archiving solution for Cisco MediaSense available also for remote expert deployments.

This year Cisco Live EMEAR, the Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, will take place in Milan on January 27-31, 2014!

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Comptel_logoCOMPTEL today filed a petition for reconsideration in the rural call completion proceeding, asking the FCC to reinstate the small carrier exemption proposed in the NPRM, which would have exempted providers with 100,000 or fewer subscribers from compliance with the new recordkeeping, reporting and data retention rules.

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