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Cisco, Verizon Make Moves on VoIP

Independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan said consumers will take note as more well-known companies enter the VoIP fray. While early mover startups such as Vonage and Skype have made respectable inroads -- with Vonage passing the 500,000 customer mark earlier this year and Skype recently saying it had passed the 100 million mark for downloads of its free-Web-calling software -- the arrival of large telecoms will unlock the value of VoIP as part of a larger bundle of services...

AOL: You’ve Got VoIP

Independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times that the move into VoIP is "a great idea" for AOL and one that could help them gain subscription revenue and overcome the public perception of them as mainly a dial-up provider "But I don't believe it will impact...

VoIP Growing at Internet Speed

"Consumers will go slowly at first, keeping their landlines to hedge against bad or unreliable service," independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times. "But there's no question the trend is toward more adoption as time goes on, particularly with the arrival of the big carriers."

Defense Department Adopts VoIP Technology

"VoIP providers learn from early adopters and are able to help grow their customer base as a result," independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times Hurdles remain, though, including issues surrounding emergency calls -- there is no enhanced-911 option for th...

MCI Chooses Verizon over Qwest for Merger

"The most logical thing for MCI to do all along was to let things play out a while and see if they couldn't get a higher bid, which it appears they've done," telecom industry analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times Verizon was not seen overpaying for MCI, since the compan...

FCC Ruling Might Hasten Cable-Telecom Clash

Independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times that the ruling was expected given the FCC's view of the competitive landscape and the argument from the Baby Bells that they were being asked to compete with cable companies who are not subjected to the same requirements that they open their lines up to competitors...

Booming Wireless Paving Way for Spread of Services

"Wireless phones are becoming more than just phones, they are becoming the third-screen outside of the computer and the television," independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times Kagan said Verizon's V CAST streaming video services "truly are impressive" and...

FCC Fines Telecom that Blocked Vonage VoIP Calls

"VoIP will take a while for mainstream adoption," independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times. "First, people will use it as backup and then they'll start to drop their traditional service. It won't be an overnight change." ...

MCI Agrees to Talks with Qwest

"I think everybody expected there to be at least some back and forth," independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times. "The surprising thing at the outset was how quickly MCI said it would take the Verizon offer." Strong Position...

MCI To Consider Qwest’s Revised Buyout Bid

MCI finds itself in a strong position, said independent telecom industry analyst Jeff Kagan, because it's the last remaining large national long-distance and business communications firm "While Verizon still might win, I am surprised Capellas accepted their offer so early," Ka...

Microsoft Links with Alcatel for Internet TV Push

"Telecommunications is going through major changes, and after the mergers of the next few years, all the companies will offer all services -- local, long distance, Internet, wireless and entertainment like television," independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times...

Qwest Launching Bidding War for MCI

"I was surprised that MCI took Verizon's offer so quickly," telecom industry analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times. "They had two suitors. The best thing they could have done is drive the price up." Other analysts think a price war is still possible, despite the public ...

Vonage Says Broadband Provider Blocking VoIP Calls

Also, the arrival of larger players, such as Comcast, which recently announced the rollout of its VoIP service, all but ensures it will continue to grow steadily, independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times "VoIP will take a while for mainstream adoption, ...

Verizon To Buy MCI in $6.7 Billion Deal

MCI has long been rumored to be on the auction block as Capellas looked to recover value for shareholders who stayed with the company through bankruptcy reorganization. However, the sale of AT&T greatly accelerated the time frame for the purchase, independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan said...

Verizon Reportedly Bidding for MCI

Independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times that if competition is brewing for MCI, that's not a surprise. With AT&T spoken for and Sprint already well-diversified into mobile and other markets, MCI is the only immediately obvious acquisition target. On the other hand, regional carriers Qwest, Verizon and BellSouth could all benefit from buying it...

SBC Reaches Deal To Acquire AT&T for $16 Billion

"What a story. This is historic," Telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times. "AT&T is not the same company it was ten years ago but it's still historic." The two companies said the combination leverages their respective strengths: SBC's role as a regional telecom pr...

SBC Reaches Deal To Acquire AT&T for $16 Billion

"What a story. This is historic," Telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times. "AT&T is not the same company it was ten years ago but it's still historic." The two companies said the combination leverages their respective strengths: SBC's role as a regional telecom pr...

SBC Reaches Deal To Acquire AT&T for $16 Billion

"What a story. This is historic," Telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times. "AT&T is not the same company it was ten years ago but it's still historic." The two companies said the combination leverages their respective strengths: SBC's role as a regional telecom pr...

SBC, AT&T Might Be Headed for Merger

That the merger would partly undo the breakup ordered by regulators more than 20 years ago is not a surprise given the direction the rapidly evolving telecommunications marketplace is taking, independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times "What's interesting ...

SBC, AT&T Might Be Headed for Merger

That the merger would partly undo the breakup ordered by regulators more than 20 years ago is not a surprise given the direction the rapidly evolving telecommunications marketplace is taking, independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times "What's interesting ...

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