• Talk America Closes Second Rival Acquisition
    The upcoming change in UNE-P rules has CLECs scrambling to diversify their services so they stay afloat, a strategy demonstrated by the closure yesterday of Talk America’s second acquisition in months. Talk America, a Virginia-based CLEC, now owns Network Telephone Corp. ...More
    January 5, 2006 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • MobilePro Eyes Kite Networks
    MobilePro Corp., a wireless broadband provider that is especially active in municipal Wi-Fi deployments, said today it plans to acquire Mississippi-based Kite Networks Inc., a fixed-wireless broadband operator. MobilePro, which soon will offer wholesale VoIP services, said ...More
    January 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • Amp’d Mobile Creates Handset with Motorola
    Amp'd Mobile Inc., an MVNO targeting the young and hip market, today debuted a new handset it developed with the help of Motorola Inc. The Motorola E816 Hollywood handset is a mid-tier, high-speed EV-DO clamshell that works with Amp'd Mobile's broadband wireless service. It ...More
    January 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • Yankee Group: Wholesale Buyers Look for Differentiation
    When it comes to quality among wholesale service providers, Sprint Corp. and BellSouth Corp lead the pack, according to new research from Yankee Group. The firm polled more than 140 wholesale buyers, ranging from RBOCs and ILECs to IXCs, CLECs, resellers and integrators for ...More
    January 4, 2006 Posted in News
  • FCC’s Martin Swears in Tate, Copps
    Deborah T. Tate today officially became the newest member of the FCC when she was sworn in by Chairman Kevin J. Martin in a private ceremony. The Republican was joined by second-term commissioner Michael J. Copps, a Democrat. The Senate in late December confirmed Copps and ...More
    January 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • Win Big at Channel Partners Expo
    In addition to networking and educational opportunities, PHONE+ is raffling off great prizes to qualified channel partner attendees. ...More
    January 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • Siemens Communications Names New Executive
    Siemens Communications Inc. yesterday named Berndt Baumgartl its new president and CEO. Baumgartl succeeds Andy Mattes, who has left the company, and will serve on the Siemens Communications board. Baumgartl joined Siemens AG in Munich, Germany in July of 1986, where he ...More
    January 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • Switch and Data Upgrades Facilities
    Exchange and colocation provider Switch and Data said today it has again increased its footprint in New York City, due to demand for Internet connectivity. The company has added 25,000 square feet to its 8th Avenue carrier hotel. It also has upgraded the optical network ...More
    January 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • TMONE Takes over Former MCI Call Center
    Direct marketing firm TMONE, which serves providers, has taken over the 27,000-square-foot Iowa City, Iowa, call center formerly used by MCI Inc. The company said it is working to sign new VoIP subscribers and will hire close to 1,000 employees, including students attending ...More
    January 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • Who Are You?
    A FEW MONTHS AGO, I used this forum to call on our industry to come together to address an issue that affects us all — the economic health and viability of technology resellers. Companies participating in the CompTIA Reseller Transformation Advisory Council have come ...More
    January 1, 2006 Posted in Articles