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...]

AT&T Signs Up With Tiger Direct

Though AT&T confirms that the company is moving its CallVantage VoIP service towards an exclusively SIP-based platform, the package deal with online tech retailer TigerDirect includes the MGCP-based DLink unit AT&T has shipped since launching six months ago. According to AT&T, CallVantage service with SIP devices from Linksys, Netgear and others will be hitting retail shelves in a few weeks. … [Read more...]

New WiFi VoIP Chipset Unveiled

Broadcom's wireless product will help reduce cost and speed time to market for more robust VoIP phones by combining the CPU, voice codecs, and interfaces for mike, speaker, camera, color LCD and USB connectivity on a single chip. … [Read more...]