Mobile Grabs $813.6M in February Funding

TruPhone: This London-based company develops low cost voice-over-IP software. The company got $118 million in February from the Russian business tycoon Roman Abramovich, who is currently worth over $10 billion, according to Forbes.

via Light Reading – Mobile Grabs $813.6M in February Funding.


Truphone is the mobile phone network specially designed for international businesses.

  •  Save between 30-90% on voice, text and data compared with major UK operators
  •  Enjoy price plans that cover usage in the UK, plus Europe, the US and Australia
  •  Experience business-class coverage in 220 countries
  • Multiple international numbers on a single handset

  • Welcome to the Ruby Ranch Internet Cooperative Association

    The Coop was founded in 2001 because at the time, no one offered DSL or cable modem Internet access in our neighborhood, and because the voice telephone service to the neighborhood is of such poor quality that it was (and is) not possible to get modem connections faster than about 26K bits per second. The Coop is a Colorado nonprofit corporation and is federally tax-exempt under 501(c)(12).

    The Coop’s launch of service in 2002 was made possible only by loans from “angels,” neighborhood residents who chose to lend money to the Coop with no assurance the loans would ever be repaid. The Coop reached a milestone in the first quarter of 2004 successfully repaying (ahead of schedule, and with interest) all of the “angel” loans. The Coop is now debt-free.

    via Welcome to the Ruby Ranch Internet Cooperative Association.

    Simplify the Home, Protect Fiber’s Value

    “We need to collaborate as a group to help create a simple and seamless experience in the home,” Mudge said. In a conversation after the presentation, he added that this could include routers or residential gateways that enable a consistent experience and stability for the home technology user over a period of years, not months.

    via Light Reading – Cable – Verizon: Simplify the Home, Protect Fiber’s Value – Telecom News Analysis.

    A failure to continue to deliver on integration of in-home devices and technologies into the broadband service will cause customers to “lose faith” in their service providers, Mudge said

    These service providers will hold a monopoly over FTTH so why would they care about a customer’s “faith?”


    Established in 2003, Inteliquent, F/K/A Neutral Tandem, Inc. and Tinet SpA, provides voice, IP Transit, Ethernet and hosted service solutions to carriers, service providers, and content management firms based in over 80 countries and six continents. Headquartered in Chicago, Inteliquent is a public company and traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol IQNT.[1]

    via Inteliquent – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

    Microsoft inks patent deal with service provider using Linux servers

    For the past couple of years, Microsoft has been on a tear of signing up Android and Chome OS device makers to license publicly unspecified Microsoft patents that Microsoft claims are infringed upon by Google’s operating systems.

    via Microsoft inks patent deal with service provider using Linux servers | ZDNet.

    In 2010, signed a patent-licensing deal with Microsoft involving Linux (upon which the Kindle e-reader is based). Novell, TomTom, Fuji Xerox and Samsung also have signed Linux-focused patent deals with Microsoft. But Amdocs isn’t selling Linux-based hardware; it is just running Linux on servers in its own datacenters (best I can tell).

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    Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (PTGi) provides advanced communication services to residential, business and carrier customers around the globe. From traditional voice services to VOIP, and broadband to data center services, we bring sophisticated solutions to residential, small and medium business, enterprise, and multinational business customers all with a focus on integrity, innovation, and the highest level of customer commitment.

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