Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the introduction of two new IP routers designed to give service providers an economically viable alternative for offering smaller communities the same advanced mobile, residential and business services currently delivered in larger metropolitan areas. The new products, which will expand the addressable market of Alcatel-Lucent
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon’s Computing as a Service (CaaS) has been selected by Light Reading magazine as one of its 2009 Top Picks in the business services category (fixed or wireless).
Light Reading editors chose award winners from around the world after weeks of discussion with readers, analysts and industry sources regarding which communications technologies, services and products would shape the industry over the next 12 months.
Phil Harvey, Light Reading’s editor-in-chief, said, “Congratulations to all the companies and individuals who were selected as this year’s Top Picks. The Top Picks were chosen by Light Reading’s editors because they embody the trends that we believe are really pushing the communications industry forward.”
With regard to CaaS, Harvey noted that he is “definitely seeing a trend with all the big telcos wanting to provide the connection to the network, equipment to get you on the network, the apps to run on the network, and the storage to lock away the work created by using all those apps. Verizon seems to have packaged and marketed the capabilities better than anyone else to date.”
Joe Crawford, Verizon executive director, IT Solutions, said, “This award illustrates how Verizon Business, through our innovation and vision, is changing the way enterprises use IT resources. Backed by our world-class security and performance, enterprises can now use the cloud to deliver even their most critical business applications.”
Verizon’s CaaS Offers Exceptional Performance and Security
Verizon launched its Computing as a Service (CaaS) solution in June with a focus on delivering exceptional performance and security for enterprises. With CaaS, businesses and government agencies can take advantage of cloud (IP-based) computing to more efficiently and securely manage IT resources – server, network and storage.
Available in the U.S., Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, this service – which leverages Verizon Business’ world-class IP infrastructure and data centers – enables mid-market and large companies to use a Web-based portal to employ computing resources in the quantities and duration dictated by their business needs. As a result, businesses pay only for the resources used and avoid having to build out peak capacity requirements by buying new equipment and adding staff.
For more information, visit the Top Picks page on Light Reading at: http://www.lightreading.com/top-picks.
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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) recently deployed immersive telepresence solutions from Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) to improve operational efficiency, interagency collaboration and enhance its ability to support out of area operations.
“Information flow is vital to fulfilling our goals and mandates, as well as maximizing the productivity and efficiency of personnel and ensuring the success of operations,” said Malcolm Green, Chief of the NATO C3 Agency’s Capabilities Area Team 9 (CAT 9), Networked Information Infrastructure Communication Services. “Polycom telepresence addresses these challenges by enabling our teams to collaborate more effectively over distances.”
Deployed in six international locations, the Polycom immersive telepresence solutions join an existing large deployment of Polycom video conferencing systems in use today at NATO headquarters and in outposts around the world. The standards-based systems also interoperate securely and seamlessly with video conferencing systems in use by NATO allied partners.
The technology is used daily for central command communications, emergency management, critical needs assessment, crisis communications, intra/interagency collaboration, workgroup collaboration and project management. Continue reading NATO employs PolyCom TelePresence
TelecomSupportDesk.com today announced the launch of a new service that is intended to relieve the pain which many telemarketing firms are faced with: dialer friendly wholesale SIP termination. The problem that many telemarketers and call centers experience in today’s telecom environment, is that telecom carriers do not seem to want their business. SIP termination, the VoIP protocol used with predictive dialers, is crucial to these call centers to operate their daily business. However as soon as most SIP termination providers notice the traffic these call centers are sending them is dialer traffic, they get hit with outrageous penalties and surcharges.
“We have seen many call centers being slapped with penalties like one cent per call that does not complete”, TelecomSupportDesk.com’s VP of sales Mike Storm commented. “At the end of the month this results in a bill that is outrageously higher than what would be expected based upon the SIP termination rates”. With their new dialer friendly SIP termination product they hope to alleviate this pain.
The TelecomSupportDesk’s new wholesale SIP termination product welcomes dialer traffic. With the portfolio of different downstream carriers, they are able to take aboard any call center regardless of their SIP traffic’s ALOC and ASR. By offering a solid ratedeck without “billing tricks” or other surprises, TelecomSupportDesk hopes to become the go-to source for SIP termination that is dialer friendly.
For more information about dialer friendly SIP termination, customers are welcomed to visit http://telecomsupportdesk.com/dialer-traffic.html
Avaya today announced Avaya Aura midsize solution for enterprises, a single-server, unified communications solution for businesses as small as 100 employees and scalable up to 2400 users and 250 locations. The new solution reduces complexity, saves money and puts advanced unified communications and contact centers within easy reach.
The Avaya Aura midsize solution for enterprises is one of the first in the industry to use standards-based virtualization technology for real-time communications. Virtualization – the use of software to allow a single piece of hardware to run multiple applications at the same time – will be the de facto method for Avaya to deploy applications going forward.
Called Avaya Aura System Platform, this unique, real-time virtualization technology enables unmodified versions of Avaya Communication Manager, Voice Messaging, SIP Enablement Services, Application Enablement Services, Utility Services and Media Services to be deployed on a single server. The Avaya Aura midsize solution for enterprises uses System Platform with standard, commercial servers certified by Avaya to deliver the security, scalability and resiliency which businesses need for their mission-critical communications. Continue reading Avaya Aura midsize solution for enterprises
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that Dr. Willard Boyle and Dr. George Smith, both former researchers at Bell Labs, the company
AboveNet, Inc., (NYSE:ABVT)has announced its industry-leading low latency guarantee. The program, called the Agility Guarantee, will offer customers ultra-low latency performance across the entire array of metro wave and Ethernet services that AboveNet provides in the top 15 U.S. markets.
AboveNet Chief Technology Officer, Rajiv Datta, said,
Verizon has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant of the analyst firm