• A UNE-P Tale of Tier 2 Cities
    CHOICE ONE COMMUNICATIONS INC. is offering UNE-P resellers serving Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets an alternative access solution that, unlike many other UNE-P replacement offers, mirrors the Bell product as closely as possible.“We wanted it to be just as easy as it would be if ...More
    February 1, 2006 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Communications Act of 2006?
    WHILE THERE IS CONSIDERABLE momentum behind a telecom policy rewrite, it is debatable whether it will be decided this year. 2006, say doubters, will find elections on the tops of politicians’ priority lists. Others remain optimistic elections will pose no deterrent to new ...More
    February 1, 2006 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • Next-Generation Wireless Dealers Find a Home
    AS MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS OFFERS become more complex, the nature of the channel is changing to serve more sophisticated clientele, including small and medium enterprises. Both new and existing wireless dealers can find out more about this evolution and revenue opportunity at ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • EarthLink Finds a ‘New Edge’
    THE IMPORTANCE OF THE small and medium business market has reached critical stage as ISP EarthLink Inc. demonstrated when it decided to buy privately held VPN supplier New Edge Networks. “New Edge Networks is a tremendous growth platform for EarthLink to compete in the ...More
    February 1, 2006 By Tara Seals and Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    VoIP provider deltathree Inc. has joined Level 3 Communications Inc.’s Master Reseller program. The deal makes Level 3 the wholesale network carrier for the deltathree Outsourced Platform, while deltathree, as a member of the Level(3)Enabled Master Reseller program, will ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
    AQUARIUS (JAN. 20 - FEB. 18)Aquarians, Aquarians. Wherefore art thou, Aquarians?The Aquarian craving to be original and inventive no doubt stems from Aquarius’ ruling planet, Uranus. Whereas celestial bodies usually are named after figures in classical mythology, the moons ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Still Standing
    J. SHERMAN HENDERSON III, or Sherm, as he is known to most everyone in the telecom industry, is aptly described by those who know and work with him as “persuasive,” “the consummate salesman,” “a cheerleader.” He has used those attributes over the past 20-plus years to build ...More
    February 1, 2006 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Ready or Not
    LIKE MUCH OF COMMUNICATIONS THESE DAYS, conferencing, specifically, Web conferencing, is starting to see the impact of VoIP. Today,Web conferencing largely is two separate simultaneous conferences — one over the Internet and one over a standard dialin audio bridge, with all ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • One Step at a Time
    LAST YEAR, I TRAINED FOR A half-marathon, but I didn’t run in it.Why? My excuse was work got in the way, and to a certain degree, it did. Letting it interfere was rather silly since two weeks before the marathon I ran 15 miles, so I was totally capable of running the race. ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Delivering VoIP’s Promise
    VOIP MAY BE SNOWBALLING IN acceptance among enterprises and consumers, but the provisioning of all those new VoIP customer order requests has emerged as a new front in the war against inefficiency. Service providers are discovering they have to first fulfill back-office ...More
    February 1, 2006 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony