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By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Let me start by saying this post will be all my opinion on the telecom industry. The Vonage patent loss means that many more patent lawsuits will be coming. Vonage turned to a competitor this week for help. VoIP Inc. was hired for its technology (which it wholly owns)
By Michael Fair, MarketRace I have been getting much feedback from service providers lately regarding my recent article in PHONE+ magazine ("Are You Your Worst Enemy? 10 Common Mistakes to Avoid"). The feedback was especially focused at the first item – Setting Unrealistic Time-To-Success
By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO In response to Khali Henderson's story about PlanetOne's exclusive Platinum offer, I am wondering what agents are looking for. Is 1 percent to 3 percent more of commission what you want? Better back-office support? Easier quoting ability? (I would like that, especially
By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Recently, I tried to move a couple of customers from the DSL provided by an independent ISP to Embarq DSL. The order was declined after seven days, because there was already DSL on the line. Now I find this funny for a couple of reasons, the biggest being that ILEC's
By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO TechDirt, Democracy in Action, Wayne Porter and many others are reporting that AT&T, Cingular, Sprint and Qwest are blocking calls to FreeConference.com and similar sites. These sites are probably based on an arbitrage play where they are slightly funded by the
By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO The Telecom world is rife with rumor: The Google phone. Cable buying Sprint. Sprint merging with Clearwire. Alltel actively looking for buyer. T-Mobile stopped looking for a buyer. XO realized there was no buyer. AT&T buying a satellite TV company. Verizon and
By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO After flying back from Channel Partners, I hit Miami Beach for the Voice Peering Fabric Forum. About 200 high-level execs from companies on the VPF attended. (For those that don't know, the VPF is a network for VoIP minute exchange, ENUM and CLEC services in an ASP