• Beyond Cheap Long-Distance
    Efficiency, feature-rich service offerings, increased revenue - for a carrier, VoIP's triple-pronged value proposition is the same no matter where in the world it's being used. But for calling-card dealers reselling cheap international termination on a prepaid basis, VoIP ...More
    April 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Rules of the Game
    Do you remember when tic-tac-toe ceased being fun? It was when you were about five years old and your opponent - an older sibling most likely - blocked your threein- a-row at every turn. For every two Xs you placed, an O would follow.That's a little like what's going on in ...More
    April 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Round Table
    ...ON VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC.'S PLANS TO ACQUIRE MCI INC. "Given MCI's rapidly shrinking revenues, the transaction will slow Verizon's revenue growth over the foreseeable future." - Morgan Keegan in an equity research note "Moody's believes that [Verizon's] purchase of ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Pingtel’s Rich Opens Up about Open-Source
    Pingtel Corp. is an open-source VoIP software developer that just launched its VAR partner program. T@G asked President and CEO William Rich about the importance of vendor-agnostic software for VoIP, as well as the opportunities Pingtel has for VARs and other partners. T@G: ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    Arbinet-thexchange Inc. has announced "mobile on thexchange," its new market for trading, routing and settling mobile capacity. Mobile on thexchange provides a single interconnection for direct routing among network operators for mobile-tomobile, mobile-to-fixed and ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • WiMAXimizing Access Sales
    Point-to-multipoint, non-line-of-sight broadband wireless access (BWA) has been hailed as an alternative to landline broadband technologies and as a last-mile option. However, so far, opportunities for channel partners have been few. With the expected appearance later this ...More
    April 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • MCI, Cisco Team to Sell SMBs on VoIP
    MCI and Cisco Systems Inc. announced in late February they have joined forces to enable channel partners to sell IP-based services to small and medium businesses. The partnership leverages Cisco's VAR network and MCI's sales channels to deliver either MCI's hosted VoIP ...More
    April 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Peer Networks - Plague or Promise?
    The reemergence of the peer network has begun the discussion of whether there is a way for organizations to capitalize and make money. The fact that almost 70 percent of all traffic on the Internet today is peer-to-peer (P2P) gives us an indication of the rapid growth and ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Four Acceris Board Members Resign
    Four key members of Acceris Communications Inc.’s board of directors have resigned as the company moves toward an anticipated buyout by Matrix Telecom. Acceris said today that company president Kelly Murumets and three members – James Meenan, Frank Tanki and William Lomicka ...More
    March 31, 2005 Posted in News
  • AP: Qwest Raises Offer for MCI
    Qwest Communications International Inc. on Thursday raised its offer for MCI Inc. to $8.94 billion in a bidding war with Verizon Communications Inc., the Associated Press reported. Qwest CEO Richard Notebaert set a deadline of midnight April 5 for MCI’s board of directors ...More
    March 31, 2005 Posted in News