• New CPNI Rules Vex Agents
    March 1 marks the deadline for carriers to comply with the FCC’s heightened customer proprietary network information (CPNI) rules. Getting the right processes and paperwork in place in time has been quite a ride for carriers and agents alike — bumpy for some, pretty smooth ...More
    February 29, 2008 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • Hold the Line: Does Web 2.0/Voice 3.0 Live Up to the Hype?
    If industry speculation is realized, service providers not offering the latest in Web 2.0/Voice 3.0 content and connectivity could be overtaken by the Googles and Skypes of the world. But many service providers, even the CLECs — often viewed as being more forward-thinking ...More
    February 29, 2008 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • Channel Coach: Mind Your Own Business
    Got Questions?Ask the Channel Coach. Send your questions to Please include your name, city, state and phone number. First names and locations only will be published. How many times have you heard someone say "mind your own business?" For ...More
    February 29, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • Nextel Buy Bites Sprint With $29.5B Loss
    Sprint Nextel Corp. may have reported a massive net $29.5 billion loss for the fourth quarter thanks to the Nextel writedown, but that might not be as deep as the rabbit hole goes. The ailing carrier, which also scrapped its dividend Thursday, predicted that it will lose an ...More
    February 28, 2008 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Agent Alliance Retools, Taps ‘Insider’ as CEO
    The Agent Alliance, a consortium of 16 telecom agencies, has dropped its volunteer-based management structure in favor of a full-time paid staff, including a CEO. The group has tapped alliance member company ARG to provide management services, including the leadership of ...More
    February 28, 2008 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • Nortel Reports Loss, Will Cut 2,100 Jobs
    Nortel Networks Corp. reported a quarterly loss Wednesday and said it would cut 2,100 jobs. Nortel reported a loss of $844 million, or $1.70 per share, during the fourth quarter compared with a loss of $80 million, or 19 cents per share, during the fourth quarter 2006. ...More
    February 27, 2008 Posted in News
  • COMPTEL: Lipman Urges Execs, Financiers to Get Involved in Reg
    Executives from competitive telcos can play a key role in Washington, D.C., advocacy, says Andy Lipman, a partner with Bingham McCutchen LLP, who will speak today on this topic during the session "Strategic Initiatives on the Horizon for the CEO," being held at 3:30 p.m. in ...More
    February 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • COMPTEL: Accedian Lands $7.5M B Series Funding
    Accedian Networks Inc. (Booth 412), a provider of network performance assurance solutions for Ethernet service providers, announced it has received $7.5 million in a series B round of funding. The new capital is in addition to a $4 million series A round financing received ...More
    February 25, 2008 Posted in News, Ethernet/ MPLS
  • COMPTEL: Talking Online Consumer Services with Microsoft
    Today's discussion on PC and mobile services, hosted by Microsoft Corp., will focus on consumer demand for online services. The discussion particularly will cover how service providers can deliver innovative services that go beyond simple broadband and mobile access, such ...More
    February 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • COMPTEL: INDATELgroup Announces New Member
    INDATELgroup (Booth 915), an organization owned by independent telcos that provides alternate access and wholesale services in rural areas, announced a new member, Peninsula Fiber Networks (PFN) LLC, which is based in the upper peninsula of Michigan. PFN is a fiber-optic ...More
    February 25, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony