• Got Network? Utelcos Enter Marketing Alliance
    The telecommunications interests of eight utility companies have banded together to form the UTelco Alliance, a marketing affiliation that will debut at this week’s CompTel/ASCENT Convention & Expo. Members of the group at press time included Con Edison Communications, ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • US Signal Expands in Illinois, Wisconsin
    US Signal has announced plans to light the Wisconsin portion of its fiber-optic network and expand its network in Illinois, with service availability expected by the end of the second quarter. Telecommunications carriers, resellers and channel partners in Wisconsin and ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • TMI Offers New Electronic Publications
    Technologies Management Inc. (Booth 729), a regulatory consulting firm for telecommunications providers, announced it now offers expanded electronic publications to help carriers comply with consumer obligations imposed by states and the FCC. Among the expanded publications ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • SysMaster to Feature Norfa Broadband Communications Services Platform
    SysMaster Corp. (Booth 526) is highlighting the latest version of its Norfa broadband communications services platform this week at the show. Norfa is an integrated broadband communications services platform that empowers wireline, wireless and next-generation carriers with ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • Evolving Web Portals to Personalize Self-Provisioning
    For telecom companies, the Web is an ever-evolving tool. Simple pricing and information Web sites have given way to online price quoting and password-protected account access. The idea of customer self-care via a Web portal continues to develop. This will be addressed in a ...More
    February 16, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Regulatory Session to Explore UNEs, VoIP, Intercarrier Compensation and BPL
    Policy buffs should not miss a half-day seminar Thursday, Feb. 17 exploring three critical developments in Washington related to unbundled network elements, IP voice, intercarrier compensation and BPL. The seminar presented by the law firm of Dickstein Shapiro Morin & ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • Qualmax Unveils New Logo
    Qualmax Inc. (Booth 116), which sells new and refurbished VoIP and telecom equipment, will be debuting its new image this week, unveiling a new logo for the company. The decision to shift from the familiar blue “swoosh” culminating in concentric circles pierced by white ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • Session Addresses How to Protect Your Brand through QoS
    Nothing can sully a brand as quickly as a bad customer experience. So CompTel/ASCENT today is presenting a session entitled “QoS: Protecting Your Brand.” Session panelist Barry Kantner, who is vice president of marketing at World Wide Packets, says service providers need ...More
    February 16, 2005 By Paula Bernier Posted in News
  • Progress Telecom Intros Wireless T1 Wholesale Local Loop Service
    Following the acquisition of Pure Connection, Progress Telecom (Booth 710) this week announced the launch of a new T1 wireless local loop service in Orlando, Fla. The service provides customers with a reliable end-to-end solution that gives them the capability to reach ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • OSG Billing Services Wins ABS-CBN Contract
    OSG Billing Services (Booth 524) has announced an agreement to manage invoice presentment and distribution services for ABS-CBN International, which brings Tagalog-language TV and radio programming to more than 100,000 Filipino residents in North America. OSG Billing ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News