• Between a Rock & a Hard Place
    The telecom industry is stuck in a legal morass. Local phone companies have begun entering negotiations with the regional Bells to lease their networks, potentially replacing government-mandated rates that are the subject of years of litigation. At the same time, though, ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Local Service on the Side
    Like fast-food franchises popping up on every downtown corner, competitive telecom providers are expanding service into new regions and launching brand new local offers with the intent of using their dealer channels to bring alternative local services to market.The moves ...More
    May 1, 2004 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Round Table
    ...ON FCC CHAIRMAN MICHAEL POWELLS CALL FOR LOCAL PHONE COMPANIES TO NEGOTIATE WHOLESALE PHONE RATES WITH THE REGIONAL BELLS FOR A 30-DAY PERIOD. POWELL ANNOUNCED THE PROPOSAL AFTER A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT STRUCK DOWN AN FCC ORDER DESIGNATING THE STATES TO SET ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Channel Partners Expo: Hottest Ticket in Town
    The Intelisys crew. This spring's Channel Partners Conference & Expo, held March 22-24 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, was the hottest ticket in a town known for its shows. About 2,500 VARs, agents, vendors, carriers, consultants and others ...More
    May 1, 2004 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Products
    VERAZ RELEASES CONTROLSWITCH Veraz Networks is offering a new upgrade to ControlSwitch Release, version 5.5. The company says this release allows rapid delivery of revenue-generating services, flexibility for open platforms, improved IP interconnect and billing support ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Channel Partners News - Gearing Up for Chicago
    The fall Channel Partners Conference & Expo will be held Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 at the Chicago Hilton. On tap are new innovations in the conference program and new networking opportunities. The Windy City will blow the education session in new directions. Most ...More
    May 1, 2004 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Voice Dreams, VoIP Realities
    Resale options for voice over IP are changing the cable model and helping to turn the frothy triple play dream of better customer retention and higher average revenue per user (ARPU) into reality. This isn't merely a windfall for multiple system operators (MSOs): It's ...More
    May 1, 2004 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • There's Got to Be Another Way
    While the telecom industry justly is focused on responding to the blow dealt it in March when a federal appeals court overturned the FCC's Triennial Review Order, the cable industry is reeling from a similar hit.A federal appeals court in April declined to review a ruling ...More
    May 1, 2004 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • A Consultative Approach Leads to More Revenue
    Simon Ginsberg, president of User Centric Communications, has a message: Customers can save a lot of money by looking at more than rates. By analyzing vendor selection and tax reduction, agents can create a larger reduction in cost for customers—and win the business. TAG ...More
    May 1, 2004 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • 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