• House Moves Ahead with Telecom Legislation
    The House of Representatives held four hearings through the first four months of the year on telecommunications developments and planned to introduce legislation as early as late May to reform a law that is nearly a decade old.In the hearings, Rep. Joe Barton, the Texas ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • PAC-MAN Gobbles Up MobileGame Competition
    Even though the 1980s went away, PAC-MAN never did. In fact, it was the bestselling mobile game of 2004 for several mobile network operators, reports the game's owner Namco Web & Mobile Content. Vodafone Group in the United Kingdom, as well as operators in other parts ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Prohibit Internet Taxation
    Congress has introduced legislation affecting a federal excise tax on phone bills dating back to the Spanish- American War in 1898. One bill introduced by the Senate would prohibit the 3 percent tax on phone service from being extended to Internet access while a piece of ...More
  • Light A Fire
    I recently called a company to make a purchase. A woman answered the phone and her voice was warm and friendly. I could hear the enthusiasm she had for her job when she asked how she could help me. I told her I wanted to order a product I had seen in a magazine. She ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Progress Takes to the Air
    With content and data services growing in popularity, wireless operators are feeling the heat to carry higher volumes of traffic with competitive quality of service. To aid the effort, Progress Telecom LLC has hatched PT Wireless, a technologyagnostic network provider aimed ...More
    June 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Avaya Gets "Smart"
    Posted: 06/2005 Avaya Gets "Smart" By Kelly M. Teal Avaya Inc. is expanding its leading market presence by getting into the software and Web services arenas, and partnering with more than 140 companies, including systems integrators, alliance partners, consultants, and ...More
    June 1, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    Wholesale provider Teleglobe International Holdings Ltd. is offering its regional ISP clients managed network services from Virtela Communications Inc., a network solutions company. ISP customers of Teleglobe will be able to offer Layer 3 VPN services to their enterprise ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • reseller channel: Wi-Fi: For MVNOs, It's Personal
    Wireless market convergence continues apace with companies selling cellular, Wi-Fi, and, soon, WiMAX network products as bundled offers. While Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile USA already have bolstered their ARPUs by selling cellular and Wi-Fi service together, the mobile virtual ...More
    June 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • TowerStream: Ready for WiMAX, Ready for More Partners
    TowerStream Corp. is a fixed-wireless broadband provider that prides itself on completely bypassing the RBOCs to provide Internet access to end users, alleviating wait times and stress. The company recently launched its partner program, and is anticipating the arrival of ...More
    June 1, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • The Winner's Circle
    When judging your opportunity in converged communications, here are some signs that you are looking at a winner:Mobility. Today's networks are evolving heavily toward mobility. Whether they are high-speed or low-speed, they enable users the freedom to move within the ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles