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By Michael Fair, MarketRace TEM and VoIP – what do they have in common? On the surface, other than being telecom acronyms, not much. From a current market perspective, however, I see very similar situations. Both telecom expense management (TEM) and voice over IP (VoIP) show tremendous potential
By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO We see that the Pennsylvania courts rule that the merger of Verizon and MCI should not have been approved. Once again regulators have failed to protect the ratepayers. In the case of Verizon and Pennsylvania, Verizon is being sued by TeleTruth for collecting $2 billion
By Joshua Seidemann I returned from an ISP show a couple of years ago sporting a new baseball cap and drinking from a new mug. A surprised friend of mine asked, “They’re still giving away swag?” He, along with others, I suppose, had been deflated by the tech bust of the new millennium and had
Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Switch & Data Facilities Co. Inc.'s (NASDAQ = SDXC) initial public offering of 11.7 million shares got off to a healthy start at $17 a share on Feb. 9. The day range was $18 to $22, according to Yahoo! Finance. Switch and Data needs the money. Since CIO Jim Eddy left
By Michael Fair, MarketRace Hello, my name is Michael Fair and I am a founding partner of MarketRace, a channel consulting company based in Denver. I will be a regular participant going forward on the Peer to Peer blog and will be writing about the many things I see in the channel space with regard
By Kathleen Brown, Executive Director, TelecomAssociation TelecomAssociation received an inquiry this week from an agent member trying to win a $1,000-per-month business customer from a competing local service provider. The agent's prospective business customer signed a one-year agreement 27 months
By Dan Baldwin, TelecomAssociation President Early leaders in TA's 2007 Members Choice Awards include Telarus/ShopForT1, ACC Business, AireSpring Inc., Telnes Broadband, CogniConference and XO Communications. Official voting continues through Feb. 9 and members can change their minds until then.