• COMPTEL Registration Tops Previous Numbers
    The 25th anniversary of the COMPTEL PLUS Conference + Expo opened to record attendance on Sunday evening, as the association's president and CEO, Earl Comstock, and board chairman, J. Sherman Henderson III, cut the ceremonial ribbon with the help of two San Diego Chargers ...More
    March 21, 2006 Posted in News
  • COMPTEL Celebrates 25th Anniversary
    The COMPTEL PLUS convention opened Monday with celebratory speeches and a cake sponsored by Progress Telecom marking COMPTEL's 25th Anniversary. COMPTEL Chairman Sherm Henderson applauded companies that have "stayed the course for 25 years." He reflected on the past quarter ...More
    March 21, 2006 Posted in News
  • COMPTEL Honors Sensenbrenner as Competition Champion
    F. James Sensenbrenner, a long-time Republican representative from Wisconsin, on Sunday night was named COMPTEL's Champion of Competition in the association's 25th year, for his record of defending competition in telecommunications and other markets. Sensenbrenner -- whom ...More
    March 21, 2006 Posted in News
  • Wholesaler Vanco Direct Makes Debut at COMPTEL PLUS
    Vanco Direct (Booth 413), the wholesale division of virtual network operator Vanco, is showcasing its tools and services, which it offers to carriers across the globe thanks to its acquisition last year of Universal Access. Vanco Direct used to be Universal Access and is ...More
    March 21, 2006 Posted in News
  • KDL’s Continued Revenue Growth Drives Expansion
    KDL (Booth 1009), which delivers regional and metropolitan wholesale transport services provisioned over its Cisco-powered fiber-optic SONET ring network, has announced that its revenue growth during the past five years has allowed the company to expand its network ...More
    March 21, 2006 Posted in News
  • Vero Adds AcuPrice Module to Margin Assurance Software
    AcuPrice, a new module within the Acuite family of products from Vero Systems Inc. (Booth 512), has been added to the company’s margin assurance solutions to enable service providers to generate high-quality rate sheets for their customers. According to Vero Systems, the ...More
    March 21, 2006 Posted in News
  • A Tough Act to Follow
    We gather here at COMPTEL PLUS just a little more than 10 years after the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was passed. While the legislation was created to offer industry players more certainty about the competitive environment, it turned out to be a decade of surprises. The ...More
    March 21, 2006 Posted in News
  • XO Expands National Reach of Ethernet Services
    XO Communications (Booth 1412) at COMPTEL said it has expanded the availability of its Ethernet services. The carrier is using Ethernet-over-copper technology to extend the reach of its Ethernet services footprint beyond on-net buildings served by its fiber network to ...More
    March 21, 2006 Posted in News
  • How to Attack the SMB VoIP Opportunity
    Service providers are using the wrong approach in trying to sell VoIP services to small and medium business customers, according to Tim Bradley, senior vice president of VoIP Services for New Global Telecom, which has partnered with Savatar Consulting to study this issue. ...More
    March 21, 2006 Posted in News
  • TCAST Unleashes Trio of New Services
    TCAST Communications Inc. (Booth 1514), a facilities-based CLEC and long-distance service provider to both wholesale and retail customers, has expanded its product set with the introduction of three new products. The company now offers a carrier access product that enables ...More
    March 21, 2006 Posted in News