Aruba gets nod for Voice-over-WiFi test bed

Aruba Networks’ wireless LAN has received a thumbs up from the WiFi Alliance as part of that organization’s WiFi Certified Voice-Enterprise and WiFi certified WMM-Admission control programs to drive standards-based certification of wireless infrastructure with client devices for enterprise voice over wireless LAN deployments. The WiFi Alliance, having already worked…

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Polycom snags Indian enterprise collaboration network deal

Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM) will be providing its RealPresence solutions and an enterprise video collaboration network for 75,000 globally located employees of India-based Essar Group, The Economic Times reported. Essar Group is deploying Polycom in its head office in Mahalaxmi and three other offices in Mumbai which will then be connected…

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Blawg Review #322

CRACK… By striking my bone gavel, I call this special Blawg Review meeting of the Skull and Bones Society to order. Ever since the passing of Demosthenes in the year 322, and since the founding of our Society here at Yale in 1832, we honor eloquence. So, today, it is…

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Cisco tops AlcaLu, Juniper amid robust U.S. provider spending

Wall Street may be hammering Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO)–the company’s share price has stuttered since it released earnings results last week, closing Friday at $16.47, down from a high of $21.30 in recent months–but new data suggest Cisco may currently be the strongest performer in the service provider routers and carrier Ethernet…

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Cisco, Tata team for Russia’s first public telepresence room

Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) teamed with Tata Communications (NYSE: TCL) and BizKomm, a Cisco registered partner in Russia,  to launch the public telepresence room in Moscow’s Monarch business center. The room offers an immersive experience, using full-size high-definition images. Tata Communications was tapped to offer channel provisioning and management of the service…

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Polycom demos Avaya-ready RealPresence at IAUG confab

Unified communications solutions provider Polycom Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) will showcase its end-to-end video and voice collaboration solutions this week at the International Avaya Users Group (IAUG) Global Education Conference in Boston. Polycom announced it will demonstrate its Avaya-ready RealPresence Platform for universal video collaboration, among other telepresence and video solutions. The…

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Onvoy’s VoIP-PSTN petition seeks originating access charges

Onvoy Voice Services is urging the Federal Communications Commission to allow local exchange carriers (LECs) to assess originating access charges on traffic within a carrier’s MTA, or major trading area. Jones The Minneapolis-based, privately held wholesale-services provider has a pending petition for reconsideration or clarification of the landmark 2011 USF/ICC Transformation Order.  Specifically,…

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Unlikely coalition targets prison phone call rates

Decrying the “exorbitant rates” for telephone calls placed from most state prisons and correctional institutions, a broad coalition of civil-rights groups and conservative leaders called Friday on the Federal Communications Commission to examine the harm caused by interstate prison phone call rates. Pressing the FCC to protect prisoners and their families…

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Reports: Hewlett-Packard to cut 30,000 jobs

More reports are surfacing that Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ), which is in the midst of its latest restructuring, could cut as many as 30,000 jobs as it struggles to find equilibrium. Whitman The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News, among other media outlets, have reported that sources familiar with the plans…

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LifeSize unveils two all-in-one videoconferencing options

Logitech (Nasdaq: LOGI) division LifeSize this week launched a pair of all-in-one HD videoconferencing options aimed at the expanding market of companies looking for mid-priced, high-performance solutions. Both make set up easy by integrating video, audio and presentation capabilities, and both use LifeSize video technology as their engines, the company…

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Survey: Hurdles to UC adoption remain despite wide interest

A new survey shows that larger companies, and companies with a higher percentage of workers who telecommute, are most likely to see greater value in unified communications technologies. The survey, from CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the IT industry, showed that 80 percent of companies are interested in UC. click…

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IntelePeer SIP trunking Avaya compliant

Cloud-based communications company IntelePeer announced its IntelePeer CoreCloud SIP Trunking services are compliant with Avaya Session Border Controller for Enterprise R.4.0.5 and Avaya Aura Communication Manager 6.0.1. The announcement means IntelePeer has expanded the number of Avaya UC products it supports, adding onto its compatibility with Avaya’s IP Office that…

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