• First T@G Premier Master Agent Named
    PHONE+ and its T@G Partner Portal announced MicroCorp Inc. has become the first master agency to qualify for designation as a T@G Premier Master Agency.The T@G Master Agency Certification Program was rolled out last fall in order to formalize this increasingly important ...More
    May 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    Wireless provider TowerStream Corp. has kicked off its new channel partner program for VARs, available in the metro areas where the company offers its service: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Providence, R.I. The company is offering recurring commissions on sales ...More
    May 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Channel Partners Strike It Rich with Opportunity in Vegas
    Las Vegas was the perfect backdrop for the Channel Partners Conference & Expo - an event that attracted more than 2,500 channel partners and vendors looking to beat unknown odds offered up by a consolidating industry.Throngs of dealmakers, incentives and even cold, hard ...More
    May 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Alliance: Put Brakes on Mergers
    In a regulatory battle of David versus Goliath, a group of telecom companies has united to oppose planned megamergers that would help two regional phone giants grow stronger while ending the sovereignty of AT&T Corp. and MCI Inc. Former FCC Chief Economist Simon Wilkie ...More
    May 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Verizon Adds Programming for FiOS TV
    Verizon Communications Inc. today announced more TV programming lineups as a result of five additional network agreements, whose terms were not disclosed. Verizon will carry the channels on Verizon FiOS TV, set to launch later this year. The channels are Varsity TV, ...More
    April 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Netopia Rolls Out Hot Spot 2.0
    Netopia Inc. today rolled out the second version of its turnkey hotspot products and software, packaged specifically for resellers and managed service providers to market to small retail stores, franchises and chains, quick serve restaurants, cafes, doctor’s offices, ...More
    April 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Verizon Reports Higher Revenue, Earnings
    Verizon Communications Inc. on Wednesday said annual revenue rose in the first quarter on stronger earnings as wireless sales contributed to approximately 40 percent of the company’s overall revenue. Consolidated revenue of $18.2 billion increased 6.6 percent, or $1.1 ...More
    April 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • News Report: FCC to Propose 911 Obligations for Internet Providers
    FCC Chairman Kevin Martin on Tuesday said he would propose requiring Internet-based phone providers to deliver emergency 911 services, Reuters reported. After discussing the issue during a House subcommittee hearing, Martin told reporters he planned to offer a proposal to ...More
    April 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Verizon To Give VoIP Providers Access to E911
    Verizon Communications Inc. announced today it will give VoIP service providers and their vendors “the ability to use Verizon’s Enhanced 911 emergency calling system to connect VoIP customer 911 calls to public-safety answering points (PSAPs),” the company said in a ...More
    April 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • SBC Results Mark Progress in Consumer Market
    After years of losing millions of consumer lines to rivals, SBC Communications Inc. has ended the suffering. The San Antonio, Texas-based company added 16,000 “primary” residential lines in the first quarter over the fourth quarter of 2004, marking its first quarterly ...More
    April 26, 2005 Posted in News