• Best in Show!
    The campaign for convergence was alive and well at the Fall 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., Aug. 23 - 25 — but the exhibitors also were campaigning for votes in the competition for PHONE+ magazine’s Best in Show ...More
    November 1, 2006 By Cara Sievers Posted in Articles
  • SOAP BOX
    The Telecom Service SMBs Really Want By Dan Baldwin LET’S FACE IT — TELECOM sales in today’s war-weary economy isn’t that much fun. Sure there’s quite a bit of buzz within the channel about hosted and equipment-based VoIP sales finally picking up with SMBs. But it’s not ...More
    November 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Synchronica Server to Support Windows Mobile 5
    Synchronica said Wednesday it has added full support for device management and firmware updates of Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 5 to the Synchronica SyncML DM Server platform. VARs are able to sell the software. Synchronica’s SyncML DM Server can remotely diagnose and repair ...More
    November 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • Taking Copper to its Limits: A Technology Tutorial
    Copper transmission technologies have made remarkable advancements over the last 20 years, producing mature, nearly optimal architectures for signaling over a single copper pair. Transmission over copper, once seen as antiquated in a world moving toward fiber, has had a ...More
    November 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Siemens Expands Wireless LAN Portfolio
    Siemens Enterprise Communications said this week it is expanding its wireless LAN portfolio with the launch of HiPath Wireless Manager and a new HiPath Ready Partner Program for open mobility platforms. The HiPath Wireless Manager is a centralized LAN management platform ...More
    October 31, 2006 Posted in News
  • Powell: Get Ready for the Digital Generation
    If you are like me -- 40 something and equipped with a MotoQ (or BlackBerry or Treo), an iPod and personal DVD player -- and are suffering from the notion that you are part of the digital generation, suffer no longer. You are a fraud. That’s the message from Michael K. ...More
    October 31, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • Bundles and Video Drive Qwest’s Third Quarter Profits
    Powered by strong gains in selling bundles and video services, Qwest Communications International Inc. announced Tuesday a $194 million gain for the third quarter compared to a loss of $144 million for the same period a year ago. The company has benefited from bundles for ...More
    October 31, 2006 By Bob Wallace Posted in News
  • Weston Group Offers E-rate Seminars
    Westcon Group Inc. said each of its divisions will be offering E-rate TeleTrack seminars. The seminars will be Nov. 7 and Nov. 9 and will cover all aspects of E-rate, the federal grant program that supplies Internet and telephony equipment to schools and libraries ...More
    October 31, 2006 Posted in News
  • 'Excel'lent Event: Excel and Industry Master Agents Succeed in Getting Each Other’s Attention
    By Dan Baldwin, Telecom Association PresidentI just returned from Excel's "Achieving Excellence" event hosted at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix and can report that Excel made a very strong showing in front of the agents and master agents invited to the desert resort to ...More
    October 31, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • Time Warner Closes Xspedius Acquisition
    Time Warner Telecom Inc. on Tuesday closed on its $576 million purchase of Xspedius Communications LLC, the privately held CLEC based in Missouri. The deal was announced July 27. Time Warner has said buying Xspedius expands its metro footprint to 75 markets. Time Warner ...More
    October 31, 2006 Posted in News