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Assessing Skype’s network impact

Dec 12, 20052 mins

Latest edge news.

Test: Assessing Skype’s network impact, 12/12/05

If you’re worried about Skype creating a security problem for your network, don’t, because the free VoIP service poses little danger to an enterprise network. That’s a good thing, because it’s just about impossible to keep Skype out of your network if end users are determined to run it.

Users: Hybrid PBXs work, 12/12/05

While the industry pushes IP as the future of telephony services, network professionals who manage business phone networks say hybrid IP/legacy PBXs are helping introduce productivity gains and cost savings without forcing networks to undergo dreaded R&R – as in “rip and replace” – upgrades.

New service to help ISPs monitor ‘Net, 12/12/05

Internet monitoring company Renesys this week is expected to announce a service designed to provide ISPs with detailed visibility into Internet behavior.

Alltel spins off wireline business, 12/09/05

Alltel this week said it will spin off its wireline business and merge it with Valor Communications Group in a transaction valued at about $9.1 billion, based on Valor’s closing stock price as of Dec. 8.

Opinion: Debunking the set-top box safety net – “Entertainment Bypass” will rule, 12/06/05

The set-top box is becoming less important. That’s right, less important. Wow, how can you say that? Cisco just paid bazillions for Scientific Atlanta. Microsoft is plowing money into its IPTV set-top box-driven initiative. No doubt you are …

BellSouth rolls out 6Mbps business DSL, 12/06/05

BellSouth this week unveiled a 6Mbps DSL service for businesses, as expected.

Cingular rolls out Broadband Connect 3G service, 12/06/05

Cingular this week launched its 3G service in 52 markets across the country.