• Has It Been That Long?
    DOING ANYTHING WORTHWHILE FOR 20 years is remarkable, isn’t it? This year, PHONE+ will mark two decades covering the communications industry. (Yes, it’s been that long.) This achievement is all the more noteworthy given the instability of the newly competitive market. I use ...More
    December 29, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Associations Then & Now
    LONG-DISTANCE THEN: COMPTEL, the result of the 1984 merger of the Association of Long Distance Telephone Companies (ALTEL) and the American Council of Competitive Communications (ACCC), expanded its focus on long-distance competitors to include local, wireless and Internet ...More
    December 29, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • CN3 Convergence Device Debuts
    BRINGING NEW MEANING TO CONVERGED DEVICES, Intermec Inc. in September introduced the CN3, a small rugged mobile computer that combines four radios with a scanner and camera. The CN3 enables mobile workers to swap the single-function devices – cell phone, GPS unit, pager, ...More
    December 29, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Blackberry Jungle
    AS ANY PARENT OR RECENT COLLEGE grad knows, school is a far more rigorous environment than it used to be. The infusion of the Internet and cellular technology into campus fundamentally has altered the academic process and the capabilities of school administrators. For ...More
    December 29, 2006 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • People Then & Now
    THEN: U.S. District Court Judge Harold H. Greene was just a few years past presiding over the antitrust suit that broke up the AT&T monopoly. The case was one of Greene’s first after being named to the bench. NOW: Judge Greene, who stopped hearing cases in 1998 and died ...More
    December 29, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Democratic Control Promising for Telecom Issues
    WITH THE DEMOCRATS IN POWER, telecom insiders predict privacy, net neutrality and FCC proceedings will get more scrutiny from legislators than they did in 2006. Of course, that’s if the 110th Congress is even able to address communications matters. The Center for American ...More
    December 29, 2006 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • Round Table
    Kevin Martin ... On FCC Chairman Kevin Martin’s confirmation to head the agency for a second term … “I’m pleased that we were finally able to clear Chairman Martin. He is a fine chairman, and I am delighted that he will have another term to continue his work at the ...More
    December 29, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • How to Become a Great ‘Customer’ Company
    THE PERENNIAL CRY FROM CEOS around the globe is that they are focused on their customers. It is their No. 1 mission, the critical job of their companies, and everything emanates from understanding what customers need and want and delivering on it. You may have said this ...More
    December 29, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Can Partners Benefit From Managed Mobility Services?
    FOR MONTHS NOW, THERE’S BEEN lots of talk about managed mobility services. Service providers are investing time and dollars trying to figure out how to help business customers manage a growing number of mobile devices and tap into a new, potentially large source of revenue. ...More
    December 29, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Intelliverse Agents Help Small Businesses callEverywhere
    VoIP wholesaler Intelliverse this month is launching its agent program to sell a version of its hosted VoIP service, Intelliverse callEverywhere, which is tailored to small and very small businesses. Stacy Conrad, who has been tapped to head up the new program as vice ...More
    December 29, 2006 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles