• Early Bird Drawing Winner, Chances to Win Cash and Prizes Announced
    PHONE+ is pleased to announce the winner of its Early Bird Drawing, one of more than $13,000 in prizes that will be awarded to qualified indirect sales organizations attending the Spring 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Trade Show Manager Sarah Waschler ...More
    March 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • DOS Attack Alert
    FOR THE PAST 18 MONTHS, I have been thinking a lot about peer-to-peer traffic and how it might impact the many networks that combine to form the Internet. Understanding this kind of traffic can only continue to grow, I thought it could begin to burden the network without ...More
    March 1, 2006 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Extending the WAN With Wireless
    DEALERS TAKE NOTE: WIRELESS is becoming an integral part of the WAN sale as mobility continues to become intrinsic to the business environment.A new study from In-Stat says business-related wireless data service will have an average growth rate of 18 percent per year ...More
    March 1, 2006 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
    PISCES (FEB. 19 - MARCH 20)You can lead a Piscean to work, but you can’t make him think.Pisces is known as the eternal yes-man — a weak-willed follower with unshaken loyalty — every corporate recruiter’s dream hire.If you don’t already have this reputation, start working to ...More
    March 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Level 3 Rollup Strategy Making ‘Progress’
    THE WHOLESALE MARKET IS in flux, illustrated by yet another strategic acquisition that narrows the field of carrier’s carriers. Level 3 Communications Inc. announced in late January it will buy up yet another wholesaler, Progress Telecom LLC, based in St. Petersburg, Fla. ...More
    March 1, 2006 By Kelly Teal and Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • IP Changes Rules of Interconnect Game
    SINCE INTERCONNECTION accounts for a large portion of expenses and revenue for traditional wholesale carriers, the game of keeping these systems up-to-date and reducing complexity is well-known and played often. But as voice margins decline, operators are looking to deploy ...More
    March 1, 2006 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Checks & Balances
    WHILE MOBILE OPERATORS ARE beginning to create more attractive rate packages for volume enterprise buyers, by and large wireless services are an expensive proposition for most companies. And even if the company starts out with a cost-effective plan, it isn’t long before ...More
    March 1, 2006 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
    LEADING MANUFACTURERS CONTINUE to target smaller businesses with new telephony platforms and applications while system introductions of larger platforms decline. Database publisher and analyst group TelecomTactics finds nearly 80 percent of new enterprise telephony systems ...More
    March 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Where’s the Money in Wireless?
    MAKING MONEY ON WIRELESS is a moving target. While there are some traditional models offered by the larger operators that are still in force, there are increasing efforts by carriers, resellers and master agents to make being a business-to-business wireless dealer more ...More
    March 1, 2006 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • It Pays to Always Be There
    ALWAYS BE THERE WAS FOUNDED in October 2000, about the same time things started looking gloomy for Internet businesses. In stark contrast to its VC-backed, indulgent peers, it is self-funded, profitable and growing by 200 percent every 18 months. But, the ...More
    March 1, 2006 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles