• Looking Up
    Growth in mobile wireless traffic is 35 percent year over year, according to the latest data recorded in June 2004 by the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association. More than 500 billion minutes were used in the first half of last year compared with 800 billion ...More
    February 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles, Ethernet/ MPLS
  • They Say That Merging Up Is Hard To Do
    "I think there is a lot of buzz in the industry right now about further consolidation."- XO CEO Carl Grivner Driven by a frenzy of activity in the wireless industry, the megamergers reminiscent of the dotcom era have resurfaced - but the same cannot be said for competitive ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Slam Dunk
    With easy conferencing on the rise, remote collaboration is more than just a solution for the travel-weary executive set. Conferencing is finding a home with businesses of all shapes and sizes, and vendors are looking to agents to spread the word. "In the past couple of ...More
    February 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    ITC^DeltaCom Inc. is scrapping plans to merge with Florida Digital Network Communications Inc. (FDN). The mutual agreement means ITC^DeltaCom does not plan to merge with Network Telephone Corp. because the agreement was contingent on the FDN merger closing. ITC^DeltaCom did ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Ding, Dong ... BellSouth Calling
    BellSouth is taking a tried-and-true approach to reach residential customers - door-to-door sales. Cydcor Ltd., which provides outsourced sales operations, is outfitting BellSouth with authorized agents for the effort. These representatives promote BellSouth services, such ...More
    February 1, 2005 By Kelly Teal and Paula Bernier Posted in Articles
  • Convergent CPE, A New Opportunity
    The Channel Partners Conference & Expo is dedicating a general session to convergent customer premise equipment (CPE). When it comes to selling network services, the hardware on the desktop and in the LAN or WAN is all part of the solution. Telephony dealers need to ...More
    February 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Products News
    TMONE: DIFFERENT APPROACH WILL HELP CLECS, VOIP CARRIERS In the wake of regulatory changes affecting UNE-P, direct marketing firm Total Marketing One (TMOne) says it has modified its approach to better help its CLEC and VoIP clients. The company says it is willing to take ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
    Numerous phone companies have partnered with satellite TV providers to add video to their communications packages.SBC Communications Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc., the two biggest local phone companies, have partnered with satellite TV providers, EchoStar ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Arbitration: A Double-Edged Sword
    Most agreements, including most telecommunications agreements, contain language identifying the forum in which disputes will be resolved. To an everincreasing degree, telecommunications agreements require the parties to submit their disputes to arbitration. Although these ...More
    February 1, 2005 By Neil Ende Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    Integrated communications provider PowerNet Global Communications has launched PowerNet Mobile, its no-contract, nationwide wireless phone service. The company will market PowerNet Mobile through its independent agents and affinity groups. PowerNet Mobile offers various ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles