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Stories by Larry Hettick

Blue Jeans introduces online forum for industry collaboration, customer advocacy

Blue Jeans Network, a video collaboration service provider, has introduced an online platform that gives people direct access to one another as well as to engineers, product developers, and company executives. The community is designed to give customers and the larger industry a forum to propose new product ideas, share feedback, and request support.

Written by Larry Hettick02 July 14 23:14

The PSTN transition to VoIP: Going green

We've discussed some of the advantages of transitioning the PSTN to IP, but there we haven't yet covered the environmental implications of the pending transition. At their annual partner conference Perspectives14, GENBAND hosted a discussion which addressed the power costs behind the PSTN, pointing out the benefits an IP transition.

Written by Larry Hettick25 June 14 07:18

FCC broadband report offers fodder for net neutrality discussions

A recent FCC study may have taken some wind out of the sails for those who suggest that ISPs are not living up to performance promises. In its fourth such annual report, "Measuring Broadband America-2014," the FCC has found that, on average, ISPs now provide 101% of advertised download speeds.

Written by Larry Hettick23 June 14 23:02

One acquisition closes, another agreement opens

Two acquisitions caught our attention this week: Avaya has closed on its acquisition of Radvision announced earlier this year, while Verizon Communications has announced an agreement to acquire Hughes Telematics Inc.

Written by Larry Hettick08 June 12 19:29