• What's Left In NorVergence's Wake?
    Mike Pimentel, a family doctor based in Maryland, received a call this winter from a NorVergence representative.NorVergence pledged to consolidate his phone bills and provide a T1 line that would allow the physician to transmit copies of aviation medical exams at higher ...More
    September 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Resale Gets Another Black Eye
    By now you've heard about the NorVergence bankruptcy. Certainly, it's not the largest in telecom's recent past, but it is significant nevertheless.The company had a novel business model wherein it aggregated network services through its Merged Access Transport Intelligent ...More
    September 1, 2004 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Clash Over VoIP Patent Claims
    Acceris Communications Inc. and ITXC Corp. are suing each other over intellectual property related to Internet telephony. First, Acceris claimed ITXC's services and systems infringe on its U.S. patent "Method and Apparatus for Implementing a Computer Network/Internet ...More
    September 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Industry News
    International VoIP Council, IPCC Merge In an effort to increase the promotion and development of VoIP and packets communications markets and solutions, the International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC) and International VoIP Council have combined forces. The ...More
    September 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • XO Resells Notification Service
    XO Resells Notification Service It makes sense to be able to communicate immediately about something as serious as an emergency alert, or something as mundane as a bill's due date. That's why XO Interactive Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of service provider XO ...More
    September 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    Sprint Corp. has released an IP key system for small businesses called the Sprint i4. It is available exclusively through Sprint authorized dealers and Sprint North Supply, the company's distribution and logistics division. The Sprint i4 does not require a pre-existing ...More
    September 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Agents Click for Collateral
    The entrepreneurs behind Clickonclyde.com, a variable data Web portal that started so real estate agents could order high-end marketing tools online, are expanding their services to include telecom agents. The idea is to "offer a Web-based marketing portal that would host ...More
    September 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Want More Business?
    A potential customer walks into your office. Her name is Jane and she has decided to move her kids out of the city to a more rural environment. She has a home-based business selling products over the Internet. She has telecommunications needs and she has come to you. When ...More
    September 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Ask The Expert - Gain Interest From Colos
    Dear Expert Eye, I recently established an LLC to represent a colocation facilites group. I have contacted many CIOs in the Midwest market and have found it difficult to gain their interest even though they have or need colocation. Should I be contacting a different ...More
    September 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Price Matters:
    With recent regulatory changes regarding UNEs impacting competitive carriers of all types, it is appropriate to say that in wholesale telecom price matters. With this in mind, research consultancy ATLANTIC-ACM compiled a snapshot of pricing trends to establish a baseline ...More
    September 1, 2004 Posted in Articles