• Opening Day Reactions
    The show floor at Channel Partners opened Wednesday night to a large crowd of partners and more than 130 vendors. PHONE+ spoke to a few of the exhibitors about new products and programs as well as their support for the indirect channel and the exclusive industry event -- ...More
    March 3, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • 360networks to Deploy Wholesale VoIP
    360networks Corp. will roll out a SIP-based wholesale VoIP service in the latter part of the year. 360networks, a regional fiber-based CLEC, will launch the wholesale service throughout the western half of the United States. It will offer broadband service providers ...More
    March 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • Vycera Returns to Texas, Cali
    San Diego-based Vycera Communications Inc. is back in California and Texas, after a year-long hiatus following the demise of UNE-P. Its CLEC services for Spanish-speaking consumers will be supported through a new interconnection agreement with AT&T Inc. The pact ...More
    March 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • Barkley Meets the Press
    Yesterday, Mike Saxby and I had a brush with fame during a pre-show meeting with former NBA pro Charles Barkley, the keynote speaker for this week’s Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Talk about larger than life. Sir Charles is just that, literally. When I asked him ...More
    March 2, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • PAETEC Completes $125 Million Credit Facility
    PAETEC Corp. has signed a $125 million amendment to its existing senior secured credit facility, with an extended term to January 2010. PAETEC will re-invest in “numerous growth initiatives that will continue to complement our already strong product offerings,” said CFO ...More
    March 2, 2006 Posted in News
  • IOCs Choose Tekelec to Deploy SIP Services
    Seven independent operating companies (IOCs) in Iowa have selected an integrated solution for next-generation services that combines Tekelec’s 7000 Class 5 Packet Switch and the 6000 VoIP Application Server. The contracts are worth “several million dollars,” Tekelec said. ...More
    March 2, 2006 Posted in News
  • Qwest to Launch Wholesale Agent Program
    Qwest Communications International Inc. announced a new agent program today within its wholesale channel, designed to support partners interested in reselling Qwest's wholesale services to qualified carrier customers. The wholesale agent program was developed strictly to ...More
    March 2, 2006 Posted in News
  • Covad Announces Business VoIP, Broadband Deal With Intelisys
    Covad Communications Group Inc., a national provider of integrated voice and data communications, this week announced it has signed a deal with Intelisys, a master agency distributor of business telecommunications services. The deal, announced at the Spring 2006 Channel ...More
    March 2, 2006 Posted in News
  • Panel Unveils the Future of Wireless
    Channel Partners attendees satiated their inner geeks on Wednesday when they heard from several device makers about the gadgets that soon will make their way to market. John Horn, national director for T-Mobile USA Inc., called on Samsung Electronics Co., Danger Inc. and ...More
    March 2, 2006 Posted in News
  • Barkley Shoots and Scores With Humor, Motivation
    The trademark humor and candor of basketball great Charles Barkley was in full swing yesterday as the Hall of Fame candidate discussed motivation, his philanthropy, and took audience questions on topics ranging from basketball and golf to the most influential person in his ...More
    March 2, 2006 Posted in News