• Product News
    INFO DIRECTIONS, ENSIM GIVE PROVIDERS CONVERGENT APPROACH OSS/BSS provider Info Directions has announced a joint marketing agreement with Ensim Corp., a software manufacturer for service providers who deliver converged hosted services. According to the terms of the ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Why Broadband Critical Mass Matters More Than Ever
    By John Logan A recent study shows 43 percent of online households connect to the Internet via broadband. Good news? Not good enough, actually. It is not broadband critical mass. The statistic largely ignores the fact that millions of citizens in the United States have no ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • GST Named Premier Master Agent
    Global Systems Telecom has qualified for designation as a CSP Network Premier Master Agency.The CSP Network Master Agency Certification Program was rolled out by PHONE+ last fall to bring clarity to the definition of this unique player in the distribution channel. PHONE+ ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • US LEC Provides Agents Key To VoD
    US LEC Corp. this month is rolling out a new triple-play service that allows indirect sales partners, for the first time, to sell video-on-demand services — along with voice and high-speed Internet — to the hospitality industry. The new service, called PowerSUITE, enables ...More
    November 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • PRM-utations
    Back-office permutations are afoot in mobile. Data content and applications are a new source of revenue and profit as device and network technology maturity have continued to broaden the scope of services available to mobile handsets. At the same time, carrier processes and ...More
    November 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • First Avenue, First Mover
    With the deregulation of copper access pipes, ISPs and CLECs looking for alternative customer access could consider deploying WiMAX or Wi-Fi in licensed bands. First Avenue Networks hopes to be a first mover in such a carrier-grade virtual broadband wireless access operator ...More
    November 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles, Ethernet/ MPLS
  • Le Vin, Le Beret, Le Laptop, Le Wi-Fi
    The small mountain village of Gordes, France, has left the Dark Ages behind. The community, a magnet for actors and entertainers, now is as connected as any modern city, thanks to Firetide Inc. and the Ruralnet project. “The Village of Gordes has been named one of the most ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • reseller channel: MVNO Monster Jam
    New MVNOs are pumping up their retro Air Jordans to prepare for a season opening of intense proportions. Ever since the big brand wireless resale model began attracting U.S. attention in late 2001, rumors have circulated about a new game in wireless, where the consumer is ...More
    November 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • News Brief
    Mpower Communications has released VoicePipe, its hosted IP PBX product for small and medium enterprises and the Fortune 1,000. VoicePipe is available for agents to sell in the Chicago market and soon will be available nationwide. VoicePipe comes with free maintenance; ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Open-Source Opportunities
    If someone offered you a complete IP PBX for free, would you take it? That's the value proposition offered by telephony open-source software, a new industry segment that is seeing significant growth in deployments by service providers and even enterprises that want ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony