• VoIP makes Hosted PBX the Next Killer APP
    Note: The article originally slated for May on deciphering a telecom budget has been held for later publication. Voice over IP has garnered much press, surrounding the impending explosion predicted by many of today’s telecom providers. Every major telecom company either has ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • It's All in the Delivery
    Billing just might be the least glamorous of carrier responsibilities; it is, though, one of the most important. The statement that's sent to thousands, if not millions, of people each month puts a face to a company. The last thing a carrier needs is for a customer to view ...More
    May 1, 2004 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • Landline Displacement to Increase
    The pundits were wrong about local number portability (LNP), the ability to keep your phone number no matter which carrier – wired or wireless – you use.Analysts expected droves of consumers to ditch their providers for better deals, migrating from LEC to mobile once LNP ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
    Logicware has expanded its corporate leadership. Jack Detate has been named CEO and Mark Sharp was appointed vice president of business development. Logicware is a software company providing Web-based solutions for telecom channel processes. Detate brings Logicware about 26 ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • LEC Clearinghouse Merger Springboard for Full-Service BillingOutsourcer
    Four months after the industry's top two LEC clearinghouses were combined under the Billing Services Group LLC banner, the company's Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Haynes III says the combination of Billing Concepts Inc. and ACI Billing Services Inc. "is going to be our ...More
    May 1, 2004 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Intelisys Debuts Master Affiliate Plan
    Master agency Intelisys Communications Inc. has teamed with Oasys Solutions Group Inc. in an affiliate master agency partnership, which will allow Oasys to focus on sales and marketing activities, while tapping into Intelisys' market strength.Oasys has the freedom to act as ...More
    May 1, 2004 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Service Provider Confidence Index - Sage Gauge
    The Sage Research Inc. March 2004 index of current service provider conditions jumped nine points from its January level, bucking the previous four-month trend of gradual declines. The March figure (55.2) also represents the highest level the Service Provider Current ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • The Forgotten Quo
    Charles H. Helein, Esq. The recent D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in USTA v. FCC to vacate the FCCs Triennial Review Order is a striking and disturbing example of just how much the courts, FCC and Congress have forgotten the very genesis, foundation and core ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Not Necessarily News
    The Central Texas Parole Violator Facility in San Antonio won the first of three systems to be awarded in Strix Systems Inc.'s Ethernet- Unfriendly Building Contest. Strix Systems designs, develops and markets wireless network systems, and sponsored the three month-long ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Riding the Third Wire
    Some energy companies planning to offer broadband service over their power grids want to market technology and lease their infrastructure to Internet service providers, phone companies and other utilities. In March, Cinergy Corp. announced a joint venture with equipment ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles