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Date: 05.16.2016
The numerous options for voice communications gives consumers many alternatives to the once-ubiquitous landline phone, which is now used as the sole phone service option by less than10 percent of the country. Yet despite this changed technology landscape, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been slow to lift regulations on companies...
Date: 07.23.2015
ATIS and the SIP Forum have reached consensus on a new standardized IP-based network-to-network interconnection (NNI) profile that will facilitate exchange of voice traffic over IP interconnection points. The two standards setting organizations developed the profile in consensus with service providers across the nation, including companies that...
Date: 03.26.2015
Technology trends in business phone systems have become increasingly sophisticated in recent years as VoIP capabilities have evolved. Yet, despite this growth, a survey commissioned by Windstream’s Allworx Corp. reveals that most small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are not utilizing the advanced phone features readily available today...
Date: 03.23.2015
USTelecom’s upcoming webinar, Telco Transformation – Voice Moves to the Cloud, scheduled this Thursday, March 26, will focus on cloud-based VoIP opportunities, which last year exceeded $70 billion in fixed voice services in North America alone. This area is a key component of the growing cloud marketplace, which, according to a recent...
Date: 12.18.2014
Technology is transforming traditional business models and bringing unprecedented innovation to digital consumers. To take advantage of the multiple changes underway as today’s communications systems transition to Internet Protocol (IP)- based networks, eWeek reports that telecom providers such as AT&T and Verizon are providing a variety...
Date: 11.25.2014
USTelecom analysis of state-by-state data show competition for voice service remains substantial and growing across all of the states. By 2012, there was not a single state in which landline telephone service from a traditional voice provider was used by more than half the households — the range was 22 percent to 45 percent and these shares...
Date: 11.25.2014
An updated USTelecom analysis of residential voice competition data reaffirms previous research showing that an overwhelming majority of consumers are dropping traditional switched telephone landlines from incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) in favor of modern mobile and Internet Protocol (IP) options. By the end of 2013, 43 percent of...
Date: 11.25.2014
An overwhelming majority of consumers across the United States are dropping traditional landline phone service, according to updated USTelecom analyses of national and state voice competition data. Based on national trends, by the end of 2015, the number of traditional landlines in service, including both residential and business lines, is...
Date: 11.12.2014
Fiber and gigabit services are increasingly being rolled out in regions across the nation with telecommunications providers, including AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and Frontier, playing a key and competitive role in the high-speed broadband marketplace. Consumers are avidly embracing the dynamic capabilities of a digitally connected home,...
Date: 08.12.2014
A significant shift in consumer choice and market preferences is creating new challenges for 21st century regulators according to a study recently released by the Internet Innovation Alliance. Authored by policy scholar and communications industry analyst Dr. Anna-Maria Kovacs, “The New Network Compact: Consumers Are in Charge,” details how this...

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