Sigma Systems Upgrades Management Platform Click to Enlarge OSS provider Sigma Systems Inc. has updated its flagship Sigma Service Management Platform (SMP) to Release 3. SMP Release 3.0 enhances automation of service management and service delivery of subscription, ...More
    January 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • What’s Next for Long-Distance Resellers?
    IN THE LATE ‘80S, LONG-DISTANCE resellers were among the first to strike out into a newly competitive galaxy, ultimately settling the planet of the 20- cent Long-Distance Minute and doing very well. Now, atmospheric forces far beyond their control have made living ...More
    January 1, 2006 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
    Arel Integrates With Microsoft Live Meeting Arel Communications and Software has launched a new video and audio platform — the Arel Anyware plug-in — that integrates with Live Meeting, Microsoft’s Web conferencing service. The Arel Anyware plug-in gives users the ability to ...More
    January 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
    TELECOM POLICY REFORM IN Washington this fall took a sudden turn in the direction of deep quagmire as House backers of new pro-Bell legislation stirred howls of protest across a wide spectrum of affected parties, including some who had been supportive of earlier legislative ...More
    January 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • CSP NETWORK: New Products
    SipStorm Rounds out CENTER with Softphone Click to Enlarge Wholesale converged applications provider SipStorm is integrating DiamondWare Ltd.’s Wi-Fone software platform into its VoIP products, making the SIP softphone an integral part of CENTER, SipStorm’s communications ...More
    January 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Profile
    STEVE GERHARDT IS A NETWORK services agent in Holmdel, N.J. He came into the role the way many do — when the carrier he worked for, Econophone, closed up shop with literally no warning.“I was a sales manager running a couple of sales offices for them. They came to my office ...More
    January 1, 2006 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Reinventing the Back Office Post UNE-P
    TEN YEARS AFTER THE TELECOM Act of 1996 brought competition to the local loop, FCC deregulation of UNE-P rates is forcing CLECs to reinvent themselves with facilities, VoIP or a high-volume margin resale strategy. As the March deadline for ending legacy UNE-P contracts ...More
    January 1, 2006 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
    R&R Telecom gives carriers and resellers a break from the burden of owning and maintaining a softswitch by offering partitioning services. Partitioning differs from a rent-to-own scenario, but it offers some similar advantages in speeding time-to-market and lowering ...More
    January 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • News Briefs
    MVNGO, EUR Systems’ solution for MVNOs, has introduced a range of consulting services for its MVNOs, including business planning, marketing and product creation. The services offered to MVNOs will be delivered through a strategic partnership with MCR Partners, a Plano, ...More
    January 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
    Jetsetters Keep in Touch Travelers now can keep in constant touch when they fly in business jets, thanks to the new MiniMIJET antenna from Starling Advanced Communication Ltd. The device provides two-way Ku band-based connectivity for broadband in-flight applications, such ...More
    January 1, 2006 Posted in Articles