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XO over 1 Million served (Business VoIP users)

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XO Communications (www.xo.com) says it serving over one million business VoIP end-user customers.  So much for voice and VoIP being dead.

The company’s XO IP Flex service was launched in April 2005.  Depending on how you want to slice the numbers, Frost & Sullivan says says XO is the VoIP access services market leader [...]

VoIP – It’s only just begun? 8×8, Metaswitch say “Yes!”

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While Wall Street and the mainstream media have become, well, bored of Voice over IP (yes, VoIP), two of the most financially successful companies in the space say that IP voice’s greatest potential has yet to come.

Data point one comes from 8×8’s (www.8×8.com) annual shareholder meeting presentation on August 31, 2010.  Slide [...]

XO's good news expanding capacity

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XO Communications bragged about its third major nationwide network capacity upgrade last week.  Using Infinera equipment, the company has “more than” doubled its inter-city transport network capacity.

According to XO, the upgrade will be completed later this year and is being done to continue to meet the increasing demand for high-capacity network services from [...]

Putting markers down for HD Communications – Enterprise, North America, 2010

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During the VoIP Users Conference (VUC) call last Friday, I put down my markers for the advance of HD Voice in North America, using the statements and actions of various service providers to provide context for my predictions.

The benchmarks I used were–

Cablevision’s rollout of hosted HD Voice service  this summer – The [...]

8×8 posts penny per share 1Q 2010 quarterly results

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8×8 announced that it’s back in black for its first quarter of fiscal year 2010.  The company reported net income for the quarter of $414,000; that’s $0.01 a share.  The previous quarter had logged a net loss of $3.9 million/$0.06 per share; 1Q 2009 the company had brought in net income of $1.2 million/$0.02 [...]

Avaya, Aastra jump into the Nortel bankruptcy circus

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Avaya and Aastra have made separate moves to get into the Nortel bankruptcy circus.  Avaya is offering cash for assets, while Aastra will offer migration incentives (i.e. a sale) to get customers to switch.

In a press release today, Avaya announced it has signed agreements to pick up Nortel’s enterprise solution business for $475 [...]

Common sense takes hold – Mitel won't sue Ottawa over VoIP contract

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Mitel won’t sue the city of Ottawa over aVoIP contract award that went over to Bell Canada and Cisco, reports the Ottawa Citizen.

Issuing a statement yesterday,  the company said “Although Mitel has been advised that there are legal grounds to seek judicial review of the City’s decision, we have concluded that it [...]

Ottawa moves forward with VoIP contract despite Mitel protests and threats

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The city council of Ottawa voted 16-5 to award a $6 million (CN) VoIP contract to Bell Canada and Cisco yesterday, reports The Ottawa Citizen.  Will Mitel now sue over how the contract was handled, as it has threatened?

Mitel has waged a concerted PR and lobbying effort to get the current procurement thrown [...]

Mitel presses Ottawa over lost VoIP contract

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Mitel doesn’t know when to quit, but will the PR damage be worth the cost? While we Yanks were getting an early start for the 4th on the 3rd, The Ottawa Citizen reports that Ottawa’s procurement experts said the city should reject Mitel’s protests on a VoIP contract award and immediately give the business [...]

Microsoft Response Point future not looking good

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ChannelWeb reports that Microsoft is wishy-washy about what will to happen with it’s Response Point SMB VoIP system.

Meeting with VoIP VARs, Response Point Program Manager John Frederickson said Microsoft doesn’t currently plan to release future versions of Response Point. It will, however, continue to maintain the product and evaluate specific feature requests.  The [...]