FCC Position Could Give Edge to Cable Providers

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell wants federal oversight of the growing VoIP industry, an arrangement that, analysts say, may make the cable companies big winners over the Regional Bell Operating Companies. … [Read more...]

VoIP Battles Behind Brick and Mortar

AT&T, Vonage, and now, Packet8 are concentrating their broadband telephony sales efforts offline, cutting deals with retailers for exclusive marketing relationships, efforts one analyst says helps "legitimize" VoIP. … [Read more...]

Asterisk Guru May Have Solved Interconnection Dilemna

VoIP service providers have feared connecting directly to one another for competitive reasons. Now, Mark Spencer, the developer of the Asterisk open source PBX, has a peer-to-peer module that may provide the solution. Already, a handful of providers have signed on with Spencer's DUNDI and others may soon join in. … [Read more...]

Grandstream Upgrades its Product Line

The VoIP device manufacturer has announced a new line of consumer-level VoIP adaptors, including a low-cost multi-line IP telephone certain to make a big impact on the business IP front and a new analog telephone adaptor offering much of the functionality of Sipura's popular SPA-3000 FXS-FXO gateway device at a significantly lower price. … [Read more...]