Vonage Vows to Return to Court

After losing Sprint's patent infringement lawsuit today, Vonage announced that the VoIP pioneer intends to ask the U.S. District Court to set aside the $69.5 million in damages that jurors awarded Sprint. If the request isn't granted, Vonage intends to appeal the decision.  "We are disappointed that the jury did not recognize that our technology differs from that of Sprint's patents," said Sharon O'Leary, Vonage's chief legal officer, in a press release today. "Our top priority is to … [Read more...]

CommBytes 9/19/07

Free World Dialup wants FaceBook users to try its new voicemail via FaceBook. FWD President Dan Berninger tells more about it.  Ottowa-based Pika technologies launched its Asterisk-PBX-in-a-box appliance this week, joining Fonality and SwitchVox in this market. The device will be shown at AstriCon next week and start shipping in January 2008.  Communigate launched new version of its unified communications client interface, Pronto! Version 1.2 delivers new call control and … [Read more...]

Working on the Railroad

In what municipal wireless broadband provider 4G Metro is calling a national first, the company will deliver wireless Internet access and "entertainment" services to passengers riding Trinity Railway Express, a cooperative commuter service between downtown Dallas and Fort Worth, TX and the Dallas Fort Worth airport. There's no explicit statement about how this gets paid for, but the LCD screens providing "infotainment" that are part of the deal suggest one revenue stream. Also, the fact that … [Read more...]