• CompTel/ASCENT: Show Attendance Up 40 Percent Over Last Year
    Organizers of the CompTel/ASCENT show say this week’s convention and expo exceeded attendance expectations, even after the association was forced to postpone the show by six weeks and move the venue from Miami to Orlando due to the threat of Hurricane Ivan. The association ...More
    November 5, 2004 Posted in News
  • Chief Executives Say Consolidation is Necessary
    Chief executives of three telecommunications companies on Monday said industry consolidation is vital to support the health of the sector and compete more effectively with such titans as national cable operators, wireless carriers and the four regional phone companies. ...More
    November 2, 2004 Posted in News
  • High Expo Attendance a Vote for Competition
    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
    November 2, 2004 Posted in News
  • Grande Expands Footprint of VoIP Offering
    Texas-based Grande Communications (Booth 305), which provides residences and businesses with high-speed Internet access, and local and long-distance phone and cable services, has expanded its VoIP terminations product to 39 markets in Florida, Georgia, Indiana and Texas. ...More
    November 2, 2004 Posted in News
  • Industry Leaders: Turn, Face the Change
    Adapt to change was the advice given to attendees at the CompTel/ASCENT convention in remarks by both the association’s CEO H. Russell Frisby Jr., Chairman Sherm Henderson, who is also president and CEO of Lightyear, and its keynote speaker Broadwing CEO David R. Huber. ...More
    November 2, 2004 Posted in News
  • ATLANTIC-ACM Honors Wholesale Carrier Performance
    Five global wholesalers were acknowledged for their performance in a ceremony yesterday marking ATLANTIC-ACM’s 2004 Global Wholesale Carrier Excellence Awards. The awards, which were presented by ATLANTIC-ACM CEO Dr. Judy Reed Smith in advance of a panel on global wholesale ...More
    November 2, 2004 Posted in News
  • Two Veterans Join Transcom
    Two telecom veterans have joined Transcom Communications Inc., which operates a VoIP-network stretching into China, Mexico and Latin America and meet points in more than 125 cities. Ambuj Nayar has been named vice president of special projects for the company. He was ...More
    November 2, 2004 Posted in News
  • Yak Communications Taps Profitec
    Toronto-based Yak Communications has selected Profitec Inc. (Booth 317) as its billing and OSS provider to support its emerging U.S. operation, Profitec has announced. The service provider is entering the U.S. market to sell dial-around and 1+ services to support its entry ...More
    November 2, 2004 Posted in News
  • How to Deliver VoIP Wholesale
    VoIP is the here and now, and competitive carriers are looking at the numerous ways to make money from this exploding technology. But there’s a lingering question as to whether it is profitable to deliver VoIP in a wholesale model. Today’s session, featuring PHONE+ Telecom ...More
    November 2, 2004 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • VoiceLog Offers Services Geared to Holiday Season
    It may be neither July nor Christmas, but VoiceLog LLC’s (Booth 416) “Christmas in July” promotion is available until Jan. 1. The offering provides short-term contracts for call center recording, monitoring and quality control services in the critical, but ...More
    November 2, 2004 Posted in News