• ESPN Mobile Looks to Brightpoint for Service Enablement
    ESPN Mobile, the MVNO from ESPN scheduled to launch in early 2006, has chosen Brightpoint Inc.’s subsidiary, Brightpoint North America L.P., as its enabler. This means Brightpoint will facilitate services including inventory management, custom packaging, reverse logistics ...More
    August 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • FCC Frees Bells from DSL-Sharing Rules
    The FCC today freed the Bell companies from obligations to make their DSL networks available to independent Internet service providers. In a widely anticipated move, the commission reclassified wireline broadband providers as information services. Under previous rules, DSL ...More
    August 5, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • CompTIA Elects New Chairman, Board Members
    CompTIA has chosen a new chairman of its board of directors for the 2005-2006 period. Gary Gillam, vice president of North American Resellers Channel Operations for Xerox North America, was elected the association’s leader during the Breakaway 2005 Conference in Las Vegas. ...More
    August 5, 2005 Posted in News
  • CBL Launches Site for DRA Partners
    CBL Data Recovery Technologies Inc., a provider of computer data recovery services, has launched its online partner portal for companies participating in its Data Recovery Advantage (DRA) program. The company made the announcement at CompTIA's Annual Breakaway Conference in ...More
    August 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • US Signal Lights New Portions of Fiber-Optic Network
    US Signal said today it has lit the Wisconsin and Illinois portions of its long-haul fiber-optic network, as well as the Rockford, Ill., metro network. The company has been expanding its PoPs since February, giving telecommunications carriers, resellers and channel partners ...More
    August 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • Eschelon Lowers IPO Share Prices
    Eschelon Telecom Inc., a CLEC headquartered in Minneapolis, today set the price of its initial public offering at $14 per share. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, that price was lower than the originally expected $15-$17 range. Eschelon ...More
    August 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • FCC: Sprint and Nextel Okay to Merge
    The FCC today approved the proposed merger between Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. Sprint says the companies now have completed all required regulatory transactions and soon will wrap up the merger. The deal creates the No. 3 wireless company in the United ...More
    August 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • CPT International Distributes Envox 6 Platform
    CPT International has joined the Envox Worldwide partner program. Envox Worldwide is a maker of IP software; CPT will distribute the Envox 6 platform as a hosted alternative to customer premises equipment installations.CPT International specializes in voice application ...More
    August 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • MCI Releases VoIP Suite to Wholesalers
    MCI Inc. said today its VoIP products and services are available on a wholesale basis. The company hadn’t planned to release the suite so soon, but says demand was high enough to warrant accelerated development of its VoIP enablement services. MCI’s VoIP wholesale services ...More
    August 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • Perimeter Internetworking Launches Instant MSSP Channel Program
    Perimeter Internetworking announced at the CompTIA Breakaway conference its Instant MSSP Channel Partner program, which is designed to help VARs, resellers, agents and other channel partners become managed security services providers instantly. The program formalizes ...More
    August 3, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in News