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    TMONE: DIFFERENT APPROACH WILL HELP CLECS, VOIP CARRIERS In the wake of regulatory changes affecting UNE-P, direct marketing firm Total Marketing One (TMOne) says it has modified its approach to better help its CLEC and VoIP clients. The company says it is willing to take ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
    Numerous phone companies have partnered with satellite TV providers to add video to their communications packages.SBC Communications Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc., the two biggest local phone companies, have partnered with satellite TV providers, EchoStar ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Arbitration: A Double-Edged Sword
    Most agreements, including most telecommunications agreements, contain language identifying the forum in which disputes will be resolved. To an everincreasing degree, telecommunications agreements require the parties to submit their disputes to arbitration. Although these ...More
    February 1, 2005 By Neil Ende Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    Integrated communications provider PowerNet Global Communications has launched PowerNet Mobile, its no-contract, nationwide wireless phone service. The company will market PowerNet Mobile through its independent agents and affinity groups. PowerNet Mobile offers various ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Carrier's Carriers Buoy MSO Voice Businesses
    Level 3 Communications Inc. and Sprint Corp. are among the telecommunications carriers seeking to exploit a growing trend: U.S. cable companies delivering phone service to tens of millions of video and Internet subscribers.The biggest cable companies are expanding into the ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Boost Your Sales by Overcoming Your Fear of Rejection
    Most people hate hearing the word “no.” From something as simple as asking for your favorite dish at a restaurant and being told they no longer serve it, to asking your boss for a raise and being turned down, we never like to hear the word “no.” So who would want to work in ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • WestCon TSG Pairs Partners, Solutions
    Industry experts and professionals have been stressing the value of partnerships with other specialists to bring total solutions to end users. Westcon Group Inc. and its subsidiaries - Comstor or Voda One - performs such matchmaking for VARs behind the scenes.Westcon Group ...More
    February 1, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • Telecom, IT Companies Aid Tsunami-Stricken Countries
    As governments confront the destruction from the Dec. 26 tsunami in Indonesia, the private sector is stepping in to talk about developing alert systems that could save thousands or millions of lives. Companies also are extending the use of their technologies and raising ...More
    January 6, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • ADSL, VDSL, ChocolateDSL...
    Like a good ice cream shop, the folks responsible for bringing you affordable broadband over copper are constantly inventing new taste sensations. But the acronym-filled world of DSL can be overwhelming. A reasoned look at the not-quite-31 flavors of DSL cuts through the ...More
    January 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Farewell to Frisby
    CompTel/ASCENT CEO H. Russell Frisby Jr. announced in late November he will step down from the post he has held with the group for nearly seven years."It's time to look in new directions," he says. "I am interested in getting back to the law, which is my initial ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles