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Blocking the Future

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 rural ILEC who is making some good coin per minute […]

Telecom Rumors Abound

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 AT&T selling a Walled Garden. It’s amazing that people […]

It’s All About the Applications

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 model, such as E-911, […]

What Does Football Have to Do With It?

The keynote address at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo was the inimitable Joe Theismann — NFL football great. You probably heard that he was well-received by the mostly-male crowd at the show. Personally, I was impressed at how many times he jumped up on the riser/stage given his bum leg and advancing years (I’m […]

Musings on the Channel

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Just back from Channel Partners in Vegas. Here are some ramblings from a sleep deprived mind. Full energetic crowd in the Expo hall. Good to see. Pioneer Telephone had a long line all day to get Joe Frazier’s autograph. I would be interested in knowing if that will convert into any […]

AireSpring to Co-Sponsor Joe Theismann Keynote Address

Dont miss football great Joe Theismann as he presents his game plan for success at theChannel Partners Conference & Expo. Co-sponsored by AireSpring and PHONE+ magazine, Joe Theismann, ESPNs Monday Night Football analyst and former NFL MVP, will present the keynote at the Spring Channel Partners Conference & Expo on March 4, at The Venetian Resort […]

Dont Miss These Free Workshops!

Discover new opportunities and technologies in tutorials presented by top companies exhibiting at Channel Partners! Attendees can find out more about hot opportunities in the following free vendor-sponsored workshops:   Sunday, March 4, 3:30-4:20 p.m. Accelerating Adoption to Hosted IP Telephony A New Model for Hosted IP Service Providers In this session, Citel and research firm […]

More Than Just Acronyms

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 for telecom agents and are regularly used buzzwords […]

The Essential Guide to Channel Partners Swag

Trade show-compatible shoes: check! Logoed golf shirts: check! Aspirin for show floor aches and pains: check! Gambling money: check! Several thousand business cards: check! Yep it looks like youre ready for the Channel Partners Conference & Expo! But as you pack, please remember to bring an extra suitcase youre going to need it for all […]

Regulators Not Paying Attention

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 of rate increases that were granted […]

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