• A+ Offers Free Calling Cards
    A+ Conferencing (Booth 328) will be offering free calling cards to Channel Partners Conference & Expo attendees at its booth. The cards give users a conference calling toll-free account with A+ Conferencing, with unlimited conferencing for the next 30 days. A company ...More
    March 14, 2005 Posted in News
  • 3PV Lowers Prices
    3PV - Third Party Verification Inc. (Booth 412), provider of speech-enabled, live and online third-party verification (TPV) solutions for the telecom industry, has announced new pricing for its flagship FastTrak TPV service. Automated verifications now start at 75 cents per ...More
    March 14, 2005 Posted in News
  • Regional Bells Ink Wholesale Deals Opening Voice Network to Rivals
    BellSouth Corp., the third largest local phone company, on Friday announced signing 100 commercial agreements that govern the terms under which rivals can access its voice network. The commercial agreements replace government-mandated arrangements that expired today under ...More
    March 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • Bells Authorized to Increase Wholesale Rates on Business Lines
    It should be a matter of simple math. But everybody’s numbers don’t always add up the same. The biggest local phone companies have submitted figures to the FCC that correspond to benchmarks the agency released in a December ruling. The benchmarks determine under what ...More
    March 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • Local Phone Companies Continue Retreat in Wake of FCC Ruling
    Acceris Communications Inc. is among the U.S. local phone companies scaling back operations in the wake of changing regulations that take effect today. Earlier this week, the telecommunications provider announced it would stop accepting new orders for local residential ...More
    March 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • FCC Chairman Set to Leave as Vote on Access Fees Looms
    It has been about seven weeks since FCC Chairman Michael Powell informed President Bush in a letter he planned to leave the U.S. agency this month. Although rumors have been circulating in Washington, D.C. for months over potential candidates to replace Powell -- including ...More
    March 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • Powell: VoIP Already Changing Perceptions
    In his final public speech as chairman of the FCC, Michael Powell yesterday told an appreciative audience at the Voice on the Net (VON) conference in San Jose, Calif., the industry has done much already to change how the world, and regulators, view VoIP. He said this will ...More
    March 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • Covad Launches VOA VoIP
    Covad Communications Group Inc. said today it has launched its Voice-Optimized Access (VOA) VoIP technology in more than 900 U.S. cities. Covad operates its VoIP service on T1 and SDSL, making it available to 6 million small businesses. The provider says its VoIP on T1 ...More
    March 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • Globix and NEON Communications Merge
    Globix Corp., a public company providing managed applications and hosted services to businesses, on Tuesday announced completing the acquisition of NEON Communications Inc. Westborough, Mass.-based NEON provides optical networking to carriers and large enterprise customers ...More
    March 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • NetLogic Rolls Out VoIP Plus
    NetLogic, a service provider in the Midwest, today said it has deployed its VoIP service, VoIP Plus, for business and wholesale markets. The CLEC, however, does not use the Internet for VoIP. Instead, it relies on its own network to bypass the public Internet and send calls ...More
    March 8, 2005 Posted in News