• Round Table
    ... ON THE APPROVALS OF THE VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. MERGER WITH MCI INC. AND THE SBC COMMUNICATIONS INC. TAKEOVER OF AT&T CORP. THE FCC AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ADDED RIDERS TO THE DEALS, INCLUDING REQUIRING THE COMPANIES TO OFFER NAKED DSL, AND EXTEND SPECIAL ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Next Stop — 2006
    I want to thank everybody for welcoming me to the telecom industry. The last couple of months have been extremely challenging, but also surprisingly fun. Many of you have expressed your support and have been exceptionally helpful to me in my new post. I must admit I’ve been ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Product News
    PROFITEC INTRODUCES OMNIBILL.NET Profitec Billing Services has taken the wraps off a Web-based replacement of its server-based master database, dubbed OmniBill.net. The new online hosted version of OmniBill component contains OmniCare CRM for order entry, change management, ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • New Products
    Toshiba Releases Video Communications Solution Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Digital Solutions Division has released the Video Communications Solution (VCS) for its Strata CIX family of IP business communication systems. The new system’s features include full ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • In Box
    I am writing to congratulate you on a wonderful Channel Partners Show in Chicago — you and your team did a super job. The venue and overall atmosphere seemed better than the fall show in Chicago last year, a definite improvement. So, keep up the great work and we look ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Verizon Wireless Changes the Channel
    Mobile behemoth Verizon Wireless has launched a two-tier channel program to tap the nation’s 3.2 million small and medium businesses with voice and advanced 3G applications.The new Business Solutions Program will act as a conduit to SMBs for the VZOffice suite of voice and ...More
    December 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • reseller channel: Cablecos ‘Sprint’ to Quad-Play
    Four of the nation’s top cable providers are teaming with Sprint Corp. to deliver a suite of converged services that include live television on wireless phones, combined wireline/wireless mailboxes and more.Advance/Newhouse Communications Inc., Comcast Corp., Time Warner ...More
    December 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • It’s Time for a Change in Subagent Compensation
    In an industry beset by continual change, it is surprising to see certain business processes remain static. For example, the business process of commission splits and 1099 taxation has not changed in decades. Isn’t it time our industry consider some alternative compensation ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    Wholesale service provider Pac-West Telecomm Inc. has joined VoIP Inc. subsidiary VoiceOne Communications’ Carrier Direct Program. By joining VoiceOne’s Carrier Direct Program, Pac-West has another way to provide IP-to-TDM mediation service to its service provider customers ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • What Makes SMBs Pull the Trigger on VoIP?
    When it comes to advancements in telecommunications, SMBs historically have gotten the short end of the technological stick. Large corporations and consumers have been among the early adopters of VoIP due in large part to large corporations having the money to invest in ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony