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Supercomm breezes into the Windy City

Jun 23, 20045 mins
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After six years in Atlanta, Supercomm has moved to its new digs in the Windy City, and the word is that carriers are spending again. Supercomm organizers are expecting a turnout of 30,000 attendees to this week’s show in Chicago, up 20% from last year. Carriers are loosening their equipment budgets and that should mean some interesting telecom services are making their way to your wired and wireless devices. Tuesday saw a couple of announcements in the VoIP arena, including a firewall for VoIP that blocks attacks from outside networks, and gear that makes it possible for IP phone calls to easily cross firewalls between customer and service provider networks.

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VoIP has potential for cable companies, 06/23/04

The cable TV industry can beat out other consumer broadband access options, but doesn’t lay claim to business services, according to today’s Supercomm 2004 keynote speaker.

Powell: A light touch on regulations, 06/22/04

FCC Chairman Michael Powell played cheerleader to the telecommunications industry during his keynote interview Tuesday at Supercomm 2004, promising to keep a light hand on regulations to stimulate investment in IP service provider networks.

Start-up provider picks ISPs, 06/22/04

Start-up service provider Arbinet is announcing at Supercomm an Internet access service that connects customers to any of a dozen or so ISPs depending on how well the ISPs’ networks are performing. better secures VoIP nets, 06/22/04 announced at Supercomm Tuesday that its Shout voice-over-IP call gateways now come with a firewall that blocks anything that is not a voice call to better secure networks that support VoIP.

Kagoor streamlines VoIP calls, 06/22/04

Kagoor Networks is announcing at Supercomm 2004 two enhancements to its VoiceFlow session border controllers (SBC), gear that makes it possible for IP phone calls to easily cross firewalls between customer and service provider networks.

Verizon deploys local softswitches, 06/22/04

Verizon this week said it is replacing Class 5 switches in California and Washington with softswitches to provide voice-over-IP local exchange services in communities in those states.

Sprint to upgrade to EV-DO, 06/22/04

Sprint announced at Supercomm 2004 that it is deploying enhanced wireless data technology throughout its network this year.

Extreme adds MPLS, SONET-like failover to Ethernet boxes, 06/21/04

Extreme Networks this week will use the Supercomm trade show in Chicago to highlight new MPLS features on its BlackDiamond and Alpine switches.

Supercomm to reflect telecom industry revival, 06/21/04

Last year, things started looking better . . . this year, they are better.


HP preps upgrades throughout OpenView line, 06/13/04

HP plans to elaborate on its “adaptive enterprise” strategy at next week’s HP Software Forum in Chicago, introducing 30 product enhancements aimed at increasing corporate IT flexibility.

HP OpenView to gain business process, protocol analysis, 06/14/04

Business managers at Best Buy Canada are increasingly pushing the retailer’s IT department for more information on how the IT infrastructure supports business processes. As a result, the IT group has been on the lookout for tools to help automate the gathering and sharing of such data.

Configuration mgmt. vendors integrate with HP, 06/15/04

As HP executives discussed how they plan to incorporate configuration management technology into OpenView, two vendors at this week’s HP Software Forum in Montreal showed how they could today manage configurations using their technology alongside HP’s management software.


Sparks may fly at open source Java debate, 06/22/04

The stage is set for some fireworks on the last day of the JavaOne show next week, where Sun has assembled a panel to debate the thorny issue of whether it should release its Java technology under an open source license.


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