• Integra Telecom Acquires Electric Lightwave
    Integra Telecom announced on Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Electric Lightwave, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. The agreement included $243 million in cash plus the assumption of $4 million in capital leases. The combined company ...More
    August 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • Trend Micro, Westcon Group Partner to Offer Security
    Trend Micro Inc., a network antivirus and content security software and services company, and networking technology distributor Westcon Group Inc. on Tuesday announced a distribution agreement in which its Comstor and Westcon divisions will have access to the entire Trend ...More
    August 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • AT&T’s Whitacre to NARUC: Let’s Boost Broadband Deployment
    In a rare address to state regulators, AT&T Inc. Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre on Tuesday described his company’s plans to foment competition against cable operators, namely by continuing to roll out services in rural areas to help boost America’s low broadband rankings, ...More
    August 1, 2006 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Agents Get Their IPTV
    IPTV IS HOT. ANYONE who has ventured onto a trade show floor in the last year can attest to that. Worldwide IPTV service revenue will skyrocket to more than $44 billion in 2009, according to one estimate from Infonetics Research Inc. But what most people think of as IPTV is ...More
    August 1, 2006 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • In-Box
    Just received the June issue of PHONE+ and I wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know how much I like the new format and focus. The information is organized really logically, and the flow makes for an enjoyable read. I’m sure our TalkSwitch resellers will find the ...More
    August 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • What’s New?
    Samsung BCS Adds Wi-Fi to OfficeServ Samsung Business Communication Systems (BCS) has released the latest addition to its OfficeServ suite, the IP-centric WLAN Solution for wireless convergence. The package is made up of an access point supporting IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless ...More
    August 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • EDITOR'S LETTER
    EDITOR'S LETTER Posted: 08/2006 The Sky is Falling THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION lately has been on the impact of industry consolidation. PHONE+ devoted its cover story to it yet again last month. While this issue does not contain an article specifically on market consolidation, ...More
    August 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Mobile Payment Processing Gives New Meaning to COD
    AS BUSINESSES BECOME wireless-enabled, the resulting changes to their service-delivery models are creating even more opportunities for wireless dealers beyond selling phones and connectivity. One of these changes is that the point of sale oftentimes has moved to the field. ...More
    August 1, 2006 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • Clock Ticks on Telecom Reform
    MORE THAN A YEAR AFTER Congress set out to update the 1996 Telecommunications Act, the likelihood that a new law will emerge this Congressional session is in doubt.Efforts at reform have been spearheaded on both the House and Senate, with the House first to pass a bill — ...More
    August 1, 2006 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • EDITOR'S LETTER
    EDITOR'S LETTER Posted: 08/2006 The Sky is Falling THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION lately has been on the impact of industry consolidation. PHONE+ devoted its cover story to it yet again last month. While this issue does not contain an article specifically on market consolidation, ...More
    August 1, 2006 Posted in Articles