• Reselling Hosted VoIP May Not be as Easy as it Looks
    Wholesale VoIP has been in the news lately, and the news hasn't been all that good. Level 3 Communications Inc., supposedly one of the premiere wholesalers of hosted PBX services, is pulling out of the business, shuttering its (3)Tone service, which is being resold by as ...More
    March 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Qwest Taps Wholesale Veteran to Lead Unit
    Roland Thornton In December, Roland R. Thornton was promoted to executive vice president, wholesale markets, for Qwest Communications International Inc., replacing Teresa Taylor, who is now executive vice president and chief human resources officer.While Qwests CEO ...More
    March 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Channel Partners News - Coming to Vegas is No Gamble
    Coming to Vegas is No Gamble By Tara Seals The Channel Partners Conference & Expo is bringing together a diverse mix of suppliers to the expo hall this year, ranging from the tried and true to those offering exciting new services. To make things even better, conference ...More
    March 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Voice over Wi-Fi Soon to Take Off
    As Wi-Fi becomes more accepted and widely used, the next step in the evolution of wireless technology inevitably turns to voice over Wi-Fi. This aspect of the telecom industry represents a good growth area for channel partners to learn about and a useful service to ...More
    March 1, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • 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