• Groups Call for FCC Denial of Verizon-Alltel Merger
    Nearly two dozen entities on Monday pleaded with the FCC to deny the pending Verizon Communications Inc.-Alltel merger.Opponents of the deal include Leap Wireless, the Organization for Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO), the Rural ...More
    August 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • Westcon Group Lends Partners Credit
    Westcon Group Inc. has launched its Emerging Partner Credit Program in North America. The program, offered by Westcon’s financial services team, enables qualified Westcon resellers access to credit lines of $10,000 or more. The Emerging Partner Credit Program was ...More
    August 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • SYNNEX Launches Managed Services Suite for VARs
    SYNNEX Corp. (SNX) has introduced a comprehensive suite of services, designed to complement and augment VARs’ everyday business.The offering, known as SYNNEX On Demand Services, combines the products of multiple vendors within four distinct service segments: On ...More
    August 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • NGT Puts Response Point in Agents’ Hands
    New Global Telecom (NGT) on Monday launched the long-awaited Digital Voice Agent Program, finally putting Microsoft Corp.’s Response Point system into its channel partners’ hands.Cbeyond, the other Microsoft-certified VoIP provider, started selling Response ...More
    August 11, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • CompTIA, OnForce Team Up for IT Certification Programs
    The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and OnForce announced they are collaborating on a number of programs aimed at raising the certified technical skills of IT professionals and helping them grow their businesses.As part of the ongoing effort, ...More
    August 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • Strike Fever: Verizon Off, Qwest Possibly On
    On the same day Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) avoided a strike, Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q) union workers got the go-ahead to walk off the job if talks don’t produce a new contract. Verizon workers were ready to walk today, but they settled on a ...More
    August 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • RingCentral Delivers Hosted Phone System to Concentric Customers
    RingCentral announced it has partnered with Concentric, a business unit of XO Communications(XOHO) that provides hosted applications, including Web site hosting, business e-mail, Microsoft Hosted Exchange, corporate domain management and perimeter e-mail protection. Now, ...More
    August 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • Wagon Hitching Continues in TEM Space
    Telecom expense management giants continue to bring smaller, more targeted TEM solutions under their wing as Tangoe announced this week a transaction with Information Strategies Group Inc. (ISG).Attracted by ISG’s call accounting product, billing chargeback and ...More
    August 7, 2008 Posted in News
  • Why You Might Be Conflicted About Delta Rolling Out In-Flight Wi-Fi
    You’ll either love it or hate it. Delta Air Lines’ planned rollout of in-flight Wi-Fi this fall means the potential for uninterrupted playing of Scrabulous — er, Wordscraper — on Facebook. But then, “I’m about to get on a plane” is ...More
    August 6, 2008 Posted in News
  • More Than 900,000 Subs Kiss Sprint Goodbye
    Those Sprint Nextel (S) wireless subscribers are dropping like proverbial flies.The Kansas City-based provider shooed away another 901,000 customers during the second quarter of 2008. Losses totaled $344 million, despite the nifty new ads spoofing a horror flick – ...More
    August 6, 2008 Posted in News