• Contents Under Pressure
    When it comes to wireless content, most mobile operators turn to aggregators or cut licensing deals with individual companies to provide carrier-specific offerings as a competitive differentiator. However, the approach means an inherently limited array of content offerings ...More
    August 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    WilTel Communications and SBC Communications Inc. have extended their relationship by signing a new master services deal good through 2009. WilTel, the Oklahoma-based wholesale carrier, earlier this year feared it could lose business with its biggest customer — SBC — if the ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Get the Inside ‘Track’ at Channel Partners
    The worlds of telecom, equipment and integration are colliding, and there’s so much to keep tabs on and learn. Never fear. The Channel Partners Conference & Expo has all the education sessions to keep you on “track” and in the know. The event reprises the triple-track ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Should You Recommend IP Telephony?
    Anyone listening too casually to industry hype for the past few years might have the mistaken belief that implementing an IP telephony system is some sort of holy grail, an answer to a myriad of problems — cost savings issues being chief among them.While it’s true that IP ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Bell Fiber Introduced To Resellers’ Diets
    The biggest phone companies in the United States are under no legal obligation to lease their advanced fiber networks to unaffiliated Internet service providers, yet SBC Communications Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. say they are open to such an arrangement. Verizon ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Western Wireless, ALLTEL Merger to be Official on Monday
    Nearly three weeks after the FCC approved the proposed merger between Western Wireless Corp. and ALLTEL, Western Wireless said today its shareholders also have given the thumbs-up to the deal. The companies expect the merger to be official as of Monday, Aug. 1, now that all ...More
    July 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • FCC Creates VoIP E911 Task Force
    As VoIP providers inch closer to the November deadline mandating E911 service for Internet calls, the FCC this created a task force on E911 enforcement. Kevin Martin, FCC chairman, said the FCC-NARUC Task Force on VoIP Enhanced 911 enforcement will include staff from the ...More
    July 28, 2005 Posted in News
  • Premiere Global to Buy Netspoke
    Conferencing and communications provider Premiere Global Services Inc. plans to buy Netspoke Inc. for $23.2 million. Boston-based Netspoke is a conferencing provider whose platform will help Premiere Global enter the training, sales automation and distance learning markets, ...More
    July 28, 2005 Posted in News
  • TELECOM ’05 Announces Keynote Speaker
    The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) has announced the keynote speaker for its upcoming TELECOM ’05 show.Jim Robbins, the CEO of Cox Communications Inc., one of the nation’s largest broadband providers, will share his views on the future for the industry.“In ...More
    July 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Ensign Seeks to Reform Telecom Law, Incumbents Embrace Bill
    In a move to revamp the nation’s telecom laws, Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) today introduced The Broadband Consumer Choice Act of 2005, which incumbent associations and carriers immediately lauded. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is the bill’s co-sponsor. “It is time to restore ...More
    July 27, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in News