• AireSpring Expands National Local Footprint
    AireSpring Inc. is expanding its national local footprint with the addition of 29 markets, bringing the total coverage to 125. The expansion is the result of the reseller’s new wholesale agreements with CLECs One Communications Inc. and McLeodUSA Inc. “The McLeodUSA and One ...More
    January 30, 2007 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Gray Matters
    SMARTPHONES, THOSE SLEEK wireless devices with computer-like operating systems and QWERTY keyboards, could be the next great opportunity in the business market. That has sparked a flurry of competitive moves for market share on the part of industry participants, and a lot ...More
    January 30, 2007 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • And Then... There Were Three
    THE $85.8 BILLION DEED has been done and the number of regional Bell companies reduced from four to three. The merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. is not “the classic monopoly, but the marketplace is really getting to look much more pre-1984 than ever before,” says ...More
    January 30, 2007 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    Level 3 Communications Inc. has completed its $1.4 billion acquisition of Broadwing Corp. “Broadwing, based in Austin, Texas, delivers data, voice and media platforms to enterprises and service providers over its 19,000-mile fiber network. Approximately half of Broadwing’s ...More
    January 30, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • FCC Opened Forbearance Floodgate
    IT WAS NEARLY ONE YEAR ago when a two-two tie at the Federal Communications Commission on whether to grant or deny a forbearance petition by Verizon Communications Inc. resulted in the Bell company receiving sweeping relief from federal and state regulation of its ...More
    January 30, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Authentium Eases Security Subscription Sales
    The managed security market increasingly is turning to telecom channel partners to expand reach, and developer Authentium Inc. is no exception. The five-year-old company recently spotted opportunity in the voice agent sector as it rolled out its Extensible Service Platform ...More
    January 30, 2007 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles, Software as a Service/ Cloud Services (SaaS)
  • ROUND TABLE
    ... On the federal criminalization of pretexting, or the act of fraudulently obtaining consumers’ private phone records … “Sales of fraudulently obtained phone records flourished because the possibility of criminal prosecution was remote. The bill’s unanimous support in ...More
    January 30, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Joe Theismann Shares ‘Game Plan’ at Channel Partners Expo
    Joe Theismann, ESPN’s Monday Night Football analyst and former NFL MVP, will deliver the keynote address at the 10th anniversary Spring Channel Partners Conference & Expo on March 4. Theismann will share his “Game Plan for Success,” which outlines the plays that brought ...More
    January 30, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Buyer's Guide: Conferencing Service Bureaus
    A+ Conferencing Ltd.3600 S. Gessner Road, Suite 250Houston, TX 77063Phone: +1 713 954 6600 Fax: +1 713 780 5931 Toll-Free: +1 888 239 3969Contact: Mike Burns, PresidentE-mail: mikeb@aplusconferencing.comWeb: www.aplusconferencing.com ACT Teleconferencing1526 Cole Blvd., ...More
    January 30, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Telcombrokers Begins Buying Spree
    In what is described as the first of many acquisitions, master agency Telcombrokers in late December purchased the assets of Tru Choice Communications, a rival master agency based in Corona, Calif. Telcombrokers’ Dominic Antonini “We are very pleased to complete the ...More
    January 30, 2007 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles