• Qwest Penalized in SEC Probe
    In an agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Qwest Communications International Inc. will pay a $250 million penalty over government accusations that it fraudulently recognized more than $3.8 billion in revenue and excluded $231 million in expenses between ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Making Sense of WiMAX
    The future of WiMAX is still up in the air. Certifed product is not expected until the first half of 2005, and mass-produced chipsets are not going to be available to vendors until next summer. So, the question is whether end users and service providers will wait for a ...More
    December 1, 2004 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • Enabling End-to-End VoIP
    The driving force behind VoIP peering will be enterprises. telxs Hunter Newby Despite some technical hurdles still to overcome, the ability of VoIP to drive cost savings and additional functionality for enterprise voice calls is pushing the development of VoIP ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Slicing and Dicing the Buzzword: Convergence
    Coming together. A combination. Cohesion. We all can come up with synonyms for "convergence," but what does it really mean and how can you use it to sell advanced services for higher commissions?When people talk about communications convergence, they often mean service ...More
    December 1, 2004 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Competitors Still Pursuing Consolidation
    Competitive telecommunications providers still are aiming to improve the bottom line through mergers and acquisitions. With plenty of assets on the market, dealmakers once saddled by huge debt obligations have conceded the necessity of getting bigger, some executives ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • 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