• Business Intelligence - Strix: Why to Sell in a Wireless World
    Strix: Why to Sell in a Wireless World By Kelly M. Teal The Wi-Fi market is maturing, and Strix Systems Inc.’s Doug Huemme shares his views on the hows, whys and ways channel partners should adjust their portfolios to keep up with Wi-Fi’s changes. Huemme is assistant vice ...More
    March 1, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • Point-and-Click Provisioning
    For telecom companies, the Web is an ever-evolving customer relationship tool. Simple pricing and information Web sites have given way to online price quoting and password-protected account access. The next step? Giving customers the ability to order, provision and ...More
    March 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Mining LIDBs
    A shift from traditional wireline services to mobility and VoIP has lessened the volume for line information database (LIDB) storage for carriers. But this old standby's unparalleled ability to provide accurate customer information may give rise to new usage models far ...More
    March 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Oh, Margin, Where Art Thou?
    Faced with pressure to boost margins and generate profits, Global Crossing Ltd. and Qwest Communications International Inc. have begun raising the rates they charge long-distance phone companies to ride their networks.The actions reverse a trend of spiraling price declines ...More
    March 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    Verizon Communications Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. have signed a multiyear deal to deliver co-branded broadband to subscribers of Verizon Online's DSL and new fiber-based Fios Internet services. Consumers will not pay extra for the service. Beginning this summer, customers will ...More
    March 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Forget the Die - Press a Button!
    Posted: 03/2005 Forget the Die - Press a Button! What is the most addictive game to enter the 21st century? A: The Trivial Pursuit mobile game Trivial Pursuit, the quint-essential game for pop culture junkies, has moved off the game board and onto mobile handsets. Starwave ...More
    March 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Round Table
    ...ON THE RESIGNATION OF FCC CHAIRMAN MICHAEL POWELL. "Chairman Powell's tenure at the FCC has not resulted in a better deal for America's telecommunications consumers. Regulatory uncertainty under Powell's watch has created ideal conditions for a 'perfect storm' of endless ...More
    March 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • U.S. Colocation Consolidation Likely Contagious
    With Switch and Data announcing yet another acquisition in January, it looks like the consolidation we have seen in the North American colocation market is continuing unabated. By contrast in Europe, where there is a strong case for similar consolidation to take place ...More
    March 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Beyond Hotspots
    As the Wi-Fi market matures, partners have sighted yet more shores of opportunity beyond the sea of public hotspots. Some equipment vendor channel initiatives offer partners - particularly VARs - opportunities for a business-oriented convergent sale that combines hardware ...More
    March 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Making Sense of Wireless Broadband -- Part I
    With all the MegaHertzes and 802.whatevers being bandied about, you might be confused as to what the difference is between WiMAX and pre-WiMAX, licensed and unlicensed, GSM and CDMA. But categorizing wireless broadband is essential to knowing what to pitch to your ...More
    March 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles