• Safe Networks Secure Profits For Resellers
    The continuing challenge businesses face in network security risk management has been identified as an opportunity for carriers; it’s one they have addressed in the last four or five years with IP VPNs primarily. But, say analysts and vendors, there is a larger opportunity ...More
    September 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Farewell to a Friend
    Delivering a eulogy is never sought, but always taken to heart. In this spirit we say farewell to one of competitive telecom’s pioneers. Michael L. Bird, 62, died at his home in Park City, Utah, Saturday, July 30, following nearly a year of respiratory difficulties.Mike was ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • E-Billing Enriches End-User Experience
    Saving trees and streamlining processes may be the hallmarks of telecom e-billing, but the real money is in enriching the customer experience. The e-bill has matured from just another payment option into something that strikes deep at the heart of customer retention and ...More
    September 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Round Table
    ... ON SENATE BILL 1504, THE “BROADBAND INVESTMENT AND CONSUMER CHOICE ACT,” INTRODUCED BY SENATOR JOHN ENSIGN (R-NV) IN LATE JULY. “At the same time it tackles the policy issues raised by the Ensign bill, Congress needs to finish its work on the DTV transition, so that ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • New Products
    AIRMAGNET RELEASES ENTERPRISE 6.0 AirMagnet Inc., which develops WLAN security technologies, has upgraded its AirMagnet Enterprise platform. The latest version, Enterprise 6.0 fully integrates with the Cisco Systems Inc. Wireless LAN Solution Engine (WLSE), enabling Cisco’s ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Time Out
    I was tempted to rerun my comments from last month, “Bells Win Another Round.” By simply adding the word, “Again,” to the title and changing all the verb tenses from future to past, the piece stands.Of course, I am referring to the FCC’s swift move to deregulate DSL access ...More
    September 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    Ron Harden, former vice president of sales and marketing for Volo Communications, as well as former chairman for CompTel/ ASCENT, has joined VoIP provider VoX Communications as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Prior to Volo, Harden served as executive vice ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Become CSP Certified!
    Converged Solutions Provider Certification training is a primary component of the CSP Network value proposition for converged solutions providers. Here is a sneak peek at the course curriculum. For more information, visit CSP Network or www.cspcertified.com. Become a ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • SIP Phones’ Dirty Little Secret
    The dirty little secret of VoIP phones is not that they don’t work. Nearly all of them do, if you just want to make a basic phone call. But if you are a VoIP provider, particularly in the business space, trying to develop a richly featured service that will meet the needs ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • News Briefs
    Wholesale provider Teleglobe International Holdings Ltd. agreed in late July to be acquired by Indian provider Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL). VSNL will pay $239 million for Teleglobe. The transaction should close in first quarter 2006. VSNL says the deal makes it the ...More
    September 1, 2005 Posted in Articles