• Consumer VoIP Price War Heating Up
    A price war in consumer VoIP is forcing leading market competitors to cut prices and increase services as the major players jockey for customers and market strength.In early October, both AT&T Corp. and consumer VoIP upstart Vonage Holdings Corp. cut the prices on their ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Channel Partners News - Swing with the Channel Partners Conference!
    The Spring Channel Partners Conference & Expo, to be held March 14-16 in Las Vegas, will jump and jive with favorite session headliners along with new additions to the education lineup. For the first time ever, a ticket to Channel Partners is good for three tracks of ...More
    December 1, 2004 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • From Master Agent to Reseller
    Ailing financial health among carriers. Customer service shortcomings. Billing problems. Accounting scandals. Cutbacks in agent programs. These trends have prompted a response among several master agents to redefine themselves as resellers, take on more risk and ...More
    December 1, 2004 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • Sage Guage
    Posted: 12/2004 Sage Guage The Sage Research Inc. Current Conditions Index in September 2004 recovered from a dip in July returning to 'high' territory (above 50), matching levels recorded in May 2004. The September jump primarily is credited to a 12- point increase in two ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • High Expo
    One hundred vendors exhibited at the Fall 2004 CompTel/ASCENT trade show in Orlando, which was rescheduled from its original dates in mid-September following a hurricane threat to host city Miami. In an apparent vote of confidence for the association and the competitive ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Business Intelligence - The New Mantra for Channel Partners: Work Together to Implement VoIP
    Level 3 Communications Inc. is one of the service providers at the forefront of the VoIP revolution. The company is stressing the importance of partner training and certification when it comes to working with IP products and services. T@G chatted with Craig Schlagbaum, vice ...More
    December 1, 2004 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • FCC Issues BPL Rules
    Companies providing high-speed Internet service over the power lines supported technical rules the FCC released to prevent interference of unlicensed bands with other technologies, saying the regulations remove a layer of uncertainty and don't present any major hurdles.In ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Linking to the Law
    The Federal Communications Commission recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Declaratory Ruling laying out the agency's proposed approach to implementing a legal framework for the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), particularly as it ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Master Minds - Masters Share Contract Negotiation Insights
    It’s the end of the year, subagents. Time to clean house, or at least to review contracts. Here’s what some master agents have to share. First, says Emmet Tydings, president of master agency AB&T Telecom, understand the motivation for a renegotiation, such as a higher ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • I "Hear" You Now
    Sharelle Goff, academic advisor for deaf and hardof- hearing students at Utah Valley State College, uses Sorenson VRS. Thousands of deaf and hard-of-hearing users, including a reality TV star and a probasketball player, are using Sorenson Video Relay Service (VRS) to ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles