• Shop Talk Briefs
    Optimum Lightpath, a division of Cablevision Systems Corp., launched the Optimum Lightpath Referral Partner Program to sell Metro Ethernet services in the metro New York area.Targeted to VARs,IT and telecom consultants, Web design firms and systems integrators, the program ...More
    August 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Verizon Wholesale Turns On DIRECTV
    VERIZON PARTNER SOLUTIONS , the wholesale arm of Verizon Communications Inc., is helping its former UNE-P resellers offer the triple play to residential customers in an effort to stave off competition from cablecos.In what is an industry first, the company announced in ...More
    August 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Avoid Being Played in the ‘Faxtortion’ Game
    THE TELEPHONE CONSUMER Protection Act (TCPA) prohibits “any person within the United States ... to use any telephone facsimile machine, computer or other device to send an unsolicited advertisement to a telephone facsimile machine ... “ The purpose of the act is to help ...More
    August 1, 2006 By Neil Ende Posted in Articles
  • The State of the Channel
    ASK THE AVERAGE TELECOM consumer — business or residential — to name a telecom agent/channel partner and its response is likely to be, “Channel Who?”You’re likely to get the same response if you pose this question to most of the federal or state regulators charged with ...More
    August 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • SOAP BOX
    LAST YEAR, WE ALL WONDERED what was going to be the impact of the big megamergers: Sprint Corp. with Nextel, followed by MCI with Verizon Communications Inc., followed by AT&T Corp. with SBC Communications Inc. and then BellSouth Corp. thrown in on top. Surely, this was ...More
    August 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • S&P Deems Time Warner Telecom-Xspedius Deal Negative
    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said on Monday that even though it sees some strategic benefits to Time Warner Telecom’s acquisition of Xspedius Communications LLC, it considered the outlook for the deal negative. Time Warner Telecom announced on July 27 it will buy ...More
    July 31, 2006 Posted in News
  • BandTel Joins Digium's Partner Program
    Digium Inc., an open-source telephony company and creator of Asterisk, and BandTel LLC, a provider of next-generation VoIP termination to the PSTN on Monday announced that BandTel has become a Digium service partner. BandTel’s SIP-based VoIP solutions fully support Digium’s ...More
    July 31, 2006 Posted in News
  • WAV Partners With Inscape, Baracoda, Summit
    WAV Inc., a value-added distributor of WLAN, security, broadband, RFID, VoIP and portable data collection gear, on Monday announced partnerships with Inscape Data Corp., Baracoda Inc. and Summit Data Communications Inc. The WAV-Inscape agreement enables the companies to ...More
    July 31, 2006 Posted in News
  • Digitrad, TelePlus Deploy TelTel VoIP Service
    TelTel, a provider of SIP-based global Internet telephony services, on Monday announced it is enabling Digitrad and TelePlus to offer VoIP service over its PsipTN (public SIP telephony network). TelePlus will offer VoIP via the PsipTN per its relationship with Digitrad, ...More
    July 31, 2006 Posted in News
  • Another One Bites the Dust!
    Have I used that headline before? Well, if I have, I must apologize for being unoriginal, but it seems appropriate to say at this point: "Another one bites the dust." Today, Xspedius is being bought by Time Warner Telecom (see story). It is the latest in an accelerating ...More
    July 28, 2006 Posted in Blog