• How Do You Know What You Don’t Know?
    When we made the decision to begin a new company that develops Wi-Fi hotspots in hospitality venues, I asked my business partner what issues were likely to bite us in the rear end. Over the course of the next few days, we brainstormed some of the obvious possibilities, ...More
    July 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    PowerNet Global Communications is launching PowerConnect High Speed, an unlimited dial-up Internet access service that delivers a Web surfing up to five times faster than the standard and a pop-up blocker. It requires no additional hardware and works with a regular phone ...More
    July 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • MLM or Pyramid Scheme
    We've all heard of multilevel marketing, or MLM, having been introduced to it either at a home party, through an infomercial or via the Internet. This method of direct selling can be profitable, but there is a fine line between a legitimate MLM and an illegal "pyramid ...More
    July 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Products
    OMNIA USERS CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EZTAX Taxation software company BillSoft Inc. has partnered with Martin Group Inc.'s Software Organization to offer a billing and taxation solution to service providers using Martin Group's OMNIA software solution. Providers using EZTax no ...More
    July 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Service Provider Confidence Index - Sage Gauge
    The Sage Research Inc. May 2004 index edged down slightly from its March all-time high of 55, but remains in "high" territory (above 50), and is up a full 17 index points from a year ago. Modest declines in the indices for capital spending, revenue, and employment were ...More
    July 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Collaboration Station
    Integration has been on everyone's lips lately, and we're not talking about the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Desegregation of audio, Web and video conferencing into a single, IP-based user experience at the desktop (mostly) lies in the future, but the ...More
    July 1, 2004 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Approaching the VoIP Target…Without Getting Flanked
    Approaching the VoIP Target…Without Getting Flanked By Mike Odenwald As a veteran of the telecom industry, I can say the unfolding opportunity for agents is around converged wireless IP solutions and that the pace of innovation for VoIP services begs for a new distribution ...More
    July 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Upstream Downstream
    While DSL and T1 appear to be the most prevalent backhaul methods for Wi-Fi to date, companies and organizations offering Wi-Fi can choose from a range of backhaul options - satellite, broadband wireless, IP VPNs and VDSL - that vary in price, performance and compatibility ...More
    July 1, 2004 By Paula Bernier Posted in Articles
  • Sprint Under AT&T's Hood
    AT&T Corp. announced in mid-May that it will private label services from the Sprint PCS network allowing AT&T to offer wireless service to its more than 30 million business and consumer customers. The deal has renewed interest in the mobile virtual network operator ...More
    July 1, 2004 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Network Marketing Alliance Buzzes at Lightyear
    Anyone who knows Sherm Henderson knows networking comes naturally for this telecom entrepreneur. It's served him well as a businessman and led him to the top of his industry association. Presently, he is chairman of CompTel/ASCENT, the organization for competitive service ...More
    July 1, 2004 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles