Alcatel-Lucent - Builds networks, delivering integrated end-to-end voice and data communications
solutions to established and new carriers, as well as enterprises and consumers worldwide.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) - AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the
personal and networked computer and communications markets. AMD produces processors, flash memories, programmable logic devices, and products
for communications and networking applications.
American Communication Association (ACA) - ACA was created to promote academic
and professional research, criticism, teaching, practical use, and exchange of principles and theories of human communication.
AOL - A web services company, including a network of premium and niche content sites, and an extensive offering
of world-class tools and platforms. AOL's business spans the Internet with online and local content, innovative products and valuable services
for consumers, publishers and advertisers.
Apex - Designs, manufactures and markets stand-alone electronic switching systems and integrated
server cabinet solutions for the client/server computing environment.
Apple Computer - Personal computing products in 140 countries around the world.
BBN Technologies Internetwork Research Group - The Internetwork
Research group at BBN Technologies, a Verizon Communications Company, conducts leading-edge research to develop networking
technologies of the future, with both commercial and government customers. BBN Technologies built the ARPANET in 1969.
Benthos - A leading provider of high technology products and integrated systems used for measurement,
inspection, data collection and communication in remote and challenging environments.
Brocade - A leading provider of high performance, cost effective strategic end-to-end switching and routing
solutions for enterprises and ISPs.
Burst.com and Burstware - Real video and audio delivery; an international patent portfolio covering
bursting, video delivery, scheduling and rapid casting.
Center for Advanced Computing Research - Research in computational
science and engineering. Also, participation in a variety of high-performance computing and communications research and development activities.
CenturyLink - The third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides
broadband, voice and wireless services to consumers and businesses across the country and advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink
Prism TV and DIRECTV brands.
Chiaro Networks - Working to provide the first optical router with 100X improvement in capacity
and reliability while reducing costs over existing solutions.
Cisco Systems, Inc. - Worldwide leader for networking on the Internet. Cisco's networking solutions
connect people, computing devices and computer networks, allowing people to access or transfer information without regard to differences in time,
place or type of computer system.
Community Connector, The - Supports community-serving organizations, funders,
academics, and students who are using technology to enhance geographic communities. News, research, reports, articles, handbooks, other community
Compaq - Compaq develops and markets hardware, software, solutions, and services including industry-leading
enterprise computer solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, networking and communication products, commercial desktop and portable
products and consumer PCs.
CompuServe - AOL subsidiary that provides Internet products and
access for online users at home, in the workplace and around the globe.
CommWeb - Online community for communications professionals and information resource that guides
business and service-provider organizations in evaluating, purchasing and implementing advanced communications systems and networks.
Comstellar Technologies - Identifies and develops core "disruptive" technologies that offer
a significant advantage over existing technologies, either by dramatically improving performance, or by providing a radically better alternative.
Creates companies to develop both network components and subsystems. Invests in and partners with systems and software and services companies.
Corel - Developer of award-winning graphics and business productivity applications such as the CorelDRAW and Corel
Covad - A leading national provider of DSL services.
CTC Technology & Energy - Communications and IT engineering consulting firm, working on networking projects for public sector and non-profit clients throughout the U.S. Projects include long-term fiber optic and wireless regional communications interoperability initiatives in the Washington, D.C. area funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; design and implementation of wireless networks; and engineering design and business modeling and project oversight for broadband networks.
Dictaphone - Voice recording systems essential in the creation and management of reporting
and documentation, and in capturing voice and data for liability protection, quality monitoring, and training.
eGain- A leading provider of integrated, multi-channel e-customer communications
emWare - The founder of the Extend The Internet (ETI) Alliance, a progressive group
of technology companies committed to providing cost-effective, end-to-end, e-smart solutions based on standard Internet technologies that enable
any electronic device to be managed and controlled remotely over the Internet.
Ericsson - A world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and related services to mobile and
fixed network operators globally. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries utilize Ericcson's network equipment and 40 percent of
all mobile calls are made through its systems.
Fiber Optics Online - Business and technical information about
the fiber optic communications industry. Topics include network builds, fiber swaps, capacity deals, wavelength division multiplexing (WDM),
synchronous optical networking (SONET), synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH), undersea systems, Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, fiber distributed
data interface (FDDI), optoelectronic devices, passive components, test and measurement, interoperability, and network management.
Focal Communications Corporation - Facilities-based communications provider offering innovative
data and voice services to large corporations, value-added resellers and Internet service providers in major markets nationwide.
FRITZ!Box - A series of residential gateway devices from the German company AVM GmbH.
There are several FRITZ!Box models available, but the most popular are the ones that combine DSL and SIP VoIP. See Wikipedia
General Dynamics C4 Systems - A leading integrator of network-centric command,
control, communication and computing solutions from space to ground - core to edge. The company's focus is on engineering and integrating secure
communication, information and technology solutions that facilitate the delivery of relevant information to speed the decision cycle, so our customers
can see, hear, decide and act with absolute confidence - faster and more effectively.
Global Crossing - Building and offering services over the world's first global fiber
optic network with 97,200 announced route miles, serving five continents, 24 countries and more than 200 major cities.
Global IP Solutions - A leader in world class voice and video processing technology for IP networks. GIPS software
is deployed in over 800 million end-points and delivers cutting-edge functionality that can be easily integrated. GIPS enables service providers,
applications developers and hardware manufacturers to differentiate their products to reduce churn and increase customer satisfaction.
GoFiber - Specializes in offering high speed internet and voice services to businesses in the Southern California area.
Hear Us Now - Follows Consumers Union's long tradition
of promoting a fair and just marketplace by empowering consumers to fight for better and more affordable telephone, cable and Internet services or
equipment. By focusing on major media, technology and communications issues and emphasizing local stories, HearUsNow.org helps explain increasingly complex issues and the connections between these issues, underscores what's at stake, and
offers ways to make improvements.
Hewlitt-Packard - A leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services for business
InfoComm International - The leading nonprofit association serving the
professional AV communications industry worldwide.
Founded in 1939, the association offers industry expertise and market research serving press and others seeking information about the industry.
Intermedia - An integrated communications provider with networking solutions including local and long
distance services, frame relay networking, Internet, ATM, and bundled services providing both voice and data connectivity on a single access
circuit. Exchange hosting with full service: 24x7 support, advanced security, expert migration, mobile sync for smartphones and tablets.
Intel - Supplies the computer industry with the chips, boards, systems and software that are the
ingredients of coomputer architecture.
International Business Machines (IBM) - Developer and manufacturer of the industry's most advanced
information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics.
ITtoolbox Networking - A networking community for IT professionals. Focusing
on connectivity, network management, network operating systems, security, and other aspects of networking.
Juniper Networks, Inc. - Provides high-performance IP networking
systems that enable service providers to meet the demands of the rapidly growing Internet.
Lucent - Data networks, integrated business applications networks.
Luxcore - Defining and delivering optical internetworking systems based on advanced photonic
routing and switching technologies. Luxcore systems provide customers with a strategy for meeting increasingly demanding bandwidth needs, while achieving
a greater return on investment from next-generation optical networking systems.
MCI - business and residential communications services.
NCR - Provides technology-enabled business solutions that allow companies to capture and analyze
data for customer acquisition, retention, and profitability.
Network Computing - Provides lab-based information for designing, building and managing
networks. Reivews and features are generated by our networking experts for IT networking professionals making purchasing decisions.
No Jitter - Provides daily commentary and analysis of the enterprise IP-telephony, unified communications
and converged networking world.
Nortel - A world leader in optical networks and a leader in high-speed access with a broad portfolio
of solutions (cable, fiber, wireless, DSL).
Photonics Online - Technical information about the laser, optics,
optoelectronics, fiberoptics, and imaging industries.
Polycom Worldwide - Develops, manufactures and markets a full range of high-quality, easy-to-use
and affordable voice and video communication endpoints, video management software, web conferencing software, multi-network gateways, and multipoint
conferencing and network access solutions.
Premises Networks - Business and technical information about the premises and enterprise
networking industry. Information on a wide variety of topics such as Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, electrical and optoelectronic components,
cabling, test and management instrumentation, software, and standards information.
Project Fi - A mobile virtual network operator owned by Google, providing wireless phone and data services using Wi-Fi and cellular networks belonging to Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular. Also see Wikipedia.
PSINet - Global facilities-based Internet protocol data communications carrier focused on the
QLogic - Provides end-to-end connectivity for the SAN.
Qualcomm - Developer of some of the world's most advanced chipsets and system software, subscriber
products, and mobile information management systems.
RCN - The largest regional Internet service provider in the Northeast and
the nation's seventh largest ISP. The company currently provides local and long distance phone, cable television and Internet services.
RF Globalnet - Technical information for the RF/microwave design community. Detailed coverage
of design and development of RF/microwave systems and subsystems such as wireless handsets, base stations, antennas, military communication devices,
Global Positioning Systems (GPS), satellite communications (satcom) systems, radar systems, wireless local loop (WLL) products, Local Multipoint
Distribution Service (LMDS) systems, collision avoidance devices, and millimeter wave products.
RSL - Integrated solutions service provider offering a broad range of data, Internet, voice and value-added
product and services primarily to small and medium-sized businesses and residential customers in select markets around the globe.
Sony - Audio, visual, televisions, information and communicatins, electronic components and more.
Sun - High-speed microprocessors, scalable systems, software, network storage,
support, and professional services.
Sycamore Networks - Building the underlying intelligent optical infrastructure for the Networked
Economy with highly advanced solutions Offers the promise of transforming the existing fiber optic transmission core from an inflexible transport
medium into an intelligent network foundation for high-speed service delivery.
Tarifica - Global leader in Telecom competitive pricing intelligence.
Tata Communications - An Indian global telecommunications company located in Mumbai. It owns
a submarine cable network, a Tier-1 IP network, and also rents data center and colocation space. It operates India's largest data center in Pune.
Tata Communications acquired Teleglobe, a company based in Canada, and DishnetDSL, an Indian company, and is the largest shareholder in South African
operator Neotel. Tata Communications currently has a cable network of more than 235,000 kilometers. Also see Wikipedia.
Tellabs, Inc. - A global solutions provider that designs, manufactures, markets and services
data, voice and video transport, switching/routing and network access systems that are used worldwide by the providers of communications services.
Time Warner, Inc. - Global company delivering entertainment, news and Internet brands across rapidly
converging media platforms. The company's unique combination of businesses, consumer relationships and growth opportunities span interactive services,
cable systems, publishing, music, cable networks and filmed entertainment.
Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) - An FCC overview: Internet Voice, also known as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), is a technology
that allows you to make telephone calls using a broadband Internet connection instead of a regular (or analog) phone line. Some services using VoIP may
only allow you to call other people using the same service, but others may allow you to call anyone who has a telephone number - including local,
long distance, mobile, and international numbers. Also, while some services only work over your computer or a special VoIP phone, other services
allow you to use a traditional phone through an adaptor.
VOIP-info - Covers everything related to VOIP, software, hardware, service providers,
reviews, configurations, standards, tips & tricks and everything else related to voice over IP networks, IP telephony and Internet
VOIP-info.org: Asterisk - Asterisk is a complete PBX in software.
It runs on Linux, BSD and OS X and provides all of the features you would expect from a PBX and more. Asterisk does voice
over IP in four protocols, and can interoperate with almost all standards-based telephony equipment using relatively inexpensive hardware.
Williams Communications - Owns or leases and operates a
nationwide fiber optic network providing voice, data, Internet and video services to communications service providers. Sells, installs and maintains
communications equipment and network services.
Wireshark - A free and open-source packet analyzer. It is used for network troubleshooting, analysis,
software and communications protocol development, and education. See Wikpedia article.
Xerox - Portfolio of global, industry-based document solutions.
Xi Graphics, Inc. - Developer of stable, high-performance commercial X display servers for use
with Linux and other UNIX operating systems.
Yankee Group - Provides strategic planning assistance, technology
and market forecasting, and cross-industry analysis to support a wide range of clients on a worldwide basis with the development of their business,
market, technology, and enterprise initiatives.
Yota - The first Russian high-speed wireless network based on Mobile WiMAX. Yota extends
across Moscow, St. Petersburg and Ufa, regions with populations of over 20 million people.
Zhone - An industry leading provider of carrier-grade multi service broadband network
access solutions for the last mile over both copper and fiber.
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