• Internet Media Company Seeks Telephony, IT Resellers
    Internet media company YFonGlobal launched a white-label resale program at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo (see related story). The service, called mYFonBrand, enables telecommunications resellers to deploy and offer their own brands of services, customized to ...More
    October 1, 2006 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
    LIBRA (SEPT. 23 - OCT. 22)What do I have to do to send you home in this beautiful late-model PHONE+ magazine today? Libra is the charmer, the sweet-talker and the salesman of the Zodiac. That’s right, partners, agents and resellers — if you’re a Libra, you’ve got the ...More
    October 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Whatever Happened to ...
    CONSOLIDATION IN THE COMPETITIVE market is nothing new as illustrated by this list of transactions compiled by New Paradigm Research Inc. with some additions from PHONE+ editors. According to this data, early 100 deals among competitive providers have taken place since ...More
    October 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Charting Profits With GPS Services
    THE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM , usually called GPS, is a satellite-based navigation system made possible by more than two dozen GPS satellites, which broadcast precise timing signals by radio to GPS receivers, allowing them to accurately determine their locations ...More
    October 1, 2006 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • Soap Box
    AS CHIEF COUNSEL AND LEGISLATIVE director for Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, in the mid-’90s, I and my colleagues on the Hill worked tirelessly negotiating and drafting key provisions of the 1996 Telecommunications Act that would spur competition and innovation. Congress laid ...More
    October 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
    With fresh memories of telecom bust era acquisitions out of bankruptcy and current concerns over the mega-telcos’ efforts to reconcile diverse partner programs, agents are understandably anxious about consolidation and, frankly, how it impacts their revenue streams. So, how ...More
    October 1, 2006 By Kelly Teal and Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • InfoHighway CEO: CLEC Industry Needs to ‘Wake Up And Grow Up’
    InfoHighway’s Raul Martynek Eureka Networks and InfoHighway Communications Corp. merged last year to create one of the largest CLECs in the Northeast with annual sales of more than $100 million. The combined company now serves approximately 14,000 SMBs in 14 Northeastern ...More
    October 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Breaking Away
    SMALL BUSINESSES ARE BECOMING more mobile as their workplaces extend beyond the traditional brick-and-mortar offices of the past, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Small Business Travelers Alliance (ASBTA), a national alliance that provides services ...More
    October 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Speaking of IPOs ...
    WALL STREET LAST SAW a flood of IPOs from competitive carriers just before the telecom industry went bust. Now, as more CLECs wean themselves off UNE-P, specialize in IP services and bring their balance sheets into the black, the question arises: who will go ...More
    October 1, 2006 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • High-Definition Conferencing
    IT’S A FAMILIAR CONCEPT to anyone who’s seen a sci-fi movie: talking to a holographic projection of someone on the other side of the galaxy, making it seem almost as if the person were in the room with you. That vision may be getting closer to reality as high-definition ...More
    October 1, 2006 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles