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Goodbye Ampd, Hello Prexar

A little-known Maine-based wireless provider will purchase the customer assets of ill-fated MVNO Ampd Mobile Inc. Prexar Mobile will offer services to Ampd customers in a deal approved by Judge Brendan L. Shannon of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del. Prexar, itself an MVNO, offers nationwide postpaid wireless plans ranging between $39.95 to $179.95 […]

MVN-OH-NO?

Ampd Mobile Inc. is perhaps best known as the hipster virtual operator that makes 3G content and enhanced applications, such as social networking and Webmobile integration, its primary focus, hoping to capture the tech-savvy teen and twentysomething market. So when it filed its petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June after 17 months of fast […]

Table of Contents

  Vol 21, No. 8 August 2007   SHOP TALK EMBARQING ON THE CHANNEL MVN-OH-NO? AMPD AFTERMATH RCN AND NEON: A MATCH MADE IN WHOLESALE HEAVEN? NEWS BRIEFS PORTFOLIO HARMONIC CONVERGENCE Despite the high-volume hype, unified communications requires some fine tuning. FIRST CONTACT Contact center system enhancements aim for one-call resolution. TOOLBOX COMPENSATING FOR CHANGE New […]

Ampd Out

Well, its the end of a story which could tentatively be called Behind the Minutes: Ampd Mobile. By all reports, Ampd Mobile will likely cease operations Tuesday. Like a made-for-VH1 rock and roll tragedy, the once-cool MVNO has fallen onto disreputable hard times, driven by excess and self-indulgence. While its Web site says the shutdown […]

News Briefs

Attorneys for former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joe Nacchio have asked a Denver court for an acquittal, a new trial and a change of venue in his insider trading case. Nacchios attorneys said the jury that convicted him on 19 of 42 counts in April was exposed to public attacks on the defendant. A […]

Access One Deploys Custom Quoting, Management Platform

Access One Inc., a Chicago-based integrated communications provider, has deployed Access Manage Price (AMP), a custom version of the MasterStream Web-based instant quoting and management platform automated by Salestream Software. Utilizing MasterStream-RX, Access One has developed a customized automation platform which offers instant quoting, custom proposals and a feature-rich sales management tool for the companys […]

Ampd Goes Bankrupd

Down but not yet out: After 17 months of fast growth, hipster MVNO Amp’d Mobile filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late Friday night, blaming a lack of OSS/billing scalability for its troubles. To finance a back-end infrastructure overhaul necessary to maintain operations, the company is expecting to restructure its more than $100 million […]

Third Screen, Ampd Launch Video Advertising

Third Screen Media said Wednesday that Ampd Mobile Inc. will become the first MADX|Carrier customer to deliver advertising in its video offerings. Third Screen Media will ad-enable Ampd Mobiles content, including Ampds linear TV services, VoD and WAP offerings and the promotion inventory in the Ampd Live user interface. Third Screen Media said the mobile […]

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