Monday, November 03, 2014

Why ShoreTel Refused Mitel’s Takeover Bid

FCC eyes new rules to protect consumers as voice networks transition to IP | BrandPost: So, I Use COS 1 for My Voice Services Over My MPLS VPN

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Why ShoreTel Refused Mitel's Takeover Bid
Last month, Mitel disclosed it had made an offer to acquire ShoreTel, an offer ShoreTel’s Board of Directors refused. After releasing its quarterly financial results last week, ShoreTel released a statement explaining why it had rejected the Mitel offer.As is typical of many spurned takeovers, ShoreTel’s Board explained in a statement that the Mitel "proposal significantly undervalues ShoreTel and its strong prospects for continued growth and value creation as it continues to implement its long-term strategic plan, and is not in the best interests of ShoreTel stockholders."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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FCC eyes new rules to protect consumers as voice networks transition to IP
The Federal Communications Commission will consider new rules to ensure real consumer choice as the U.S. shifts from copper-based networks to IP networks, agency officials said Friday.FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will offer a set of proposals aimed at protecting voice customers during the commission’s Nov. 21 meeting, senior agency officials said. In addition to network-sharing rules, the FCC will consider requiring power backup systems on VoIP networks, officials said.In its consumer-protection proposals, which the FCC would release for public comment, the agency will consider rules for large telephone carriers that are currently required to share their last-mile networks with competitors, often to serve small-business customers. Wheeler’s proposal would require the large carriers to also share their last-mile IP networks, under similar terms and prices to their copper infrastructure, FCC officials said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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The coming decade will see enterprises employ a wide range of commercial software, cloud, and mobile IP-based applications. This deployment will raise the importance of having robust WAN IP-connectivity solutions that include the use of more on-demand network resources.Enterprises are evaluating and adopting hosted or cloud WAN solutions for selected applications, such as Voice over IP (VoIP), Unified Communications, storage, and video.Communication service providers, or CSPs, with advanced Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks that enable a flexible MPLS VPN service, will be well-positioned to deliver a broad and compelling range of enterprise class IP-based services, including virtual private cloud-based services. Enterprises’ expectations for service quality for their MPLS VPNs are becoming increasingly important as applications, such as VoIP, are delay sensitive and require lower latency. To execute Class of Service (CoS), an enterprise must identify its most business-critical or delay-sensitive applications and then assign priorities through CoS settings.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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