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Phone Usage: Women Closing the Gap AT&T Inc. has announced that women are catching up with men in cell phone usage, according to an annual poll commissioned by the company. According to the survey of approximately 1,000 users, men average 458 minutes of monthly wireless phone usage, and women average 453 minutes. Historically, the gap […]

Cisco Emphasizes Partner Profitability

At the Cisco Partner Summit in Las Vegas Wednesday, Cisco Systems Inc. executives drove home the message of partner profitability and outlined new programs to support that goal. Keith Goodwin, senior vice president of worldwide channels for the gear maker, told partners that together Cisco and its channel have reached an inflection point wherein its […]

Far Above Average Signs Hosted Services Customers With CallTower

CallTower Inc. (Booth 506), a provider of hosted communications and collaboration solutions, announced the companys ongoing alliance with Far Above Average, a Bay Area IT management and support services consultancy, resulted in five growing businesses signing up to receive CallTowers hosted services in 2006. As a result of using the CallTower services, these Far Above […]

Technology Then & Now

PERSONAL COMPUTING THEN: IBM introduced its second generation of PCs in 1987. The Personal System 2 (PS/2) line of computers included this Model 50, a desktop workstation using Intels 80286 16-bit processor. It had a 286 and 1MB RAM. For more, you needed an adapter card. MSRP: $3,595 NOW: Weighing little more than three pounds, […]


Sprint Launches EV-DO Rev. A Sprint Nextel Corp. has rolled CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. A technology in San Diego, the first of 21 markets scheduled to be upgraded this year. Sprint, the first U.S. carrier to deploy Rev. A, expects to completely upgrade its network by the third quarter of 2007. Sprints existing EV-DO network, Power […]

Sprint Launches EV-DO Rev. A

Sprint Nextel Corp. announced Tuesday it has implemented CDMA2000 EV-DO Revision A technology in San Diego, the first of 21 markets scheduled to be upgraded this year. It is the first carrier to commercially deploy the super 3G upgrade in the United States. Sprint’s existing EV-DO network, Power Vision, covers more than 164 million people […]

Personix Unit of Fiserv Recognized in Best Practices Study

The Personix unit (Booth 201) of Fiserv Inc. has received the highest rating of participants in a 2005 study of best business practices conducted by Madison Advisors, a Texas-based consulting firm specializing in customer communication technologies. Personix also received the highest rating in the 2003 version of this biannual study. Madison Advisors Best Practices Study […]

California Raises Wholesale Phone Rates

California regulators have raised the wholesale rates SBC Communications Inc. is authorized to charge rivals, inciting at least one phone company to partially cease marketing and drawing criticism that the price increases will hit the wallets of consumers and businesses. The ruling affects about 1.4 million lines San Antonio, Texas-based SBC leases to competitors and […]

BCN Solutions Express Adds Wireless Service

BCN Solutions Express (Booth 313) announced it is now offering nationwide wireless services through its agency program. BCN Solutions Express is a master agency program underneath BCN Telecom Inc., which has signed distribution agreements with Sprint, Nextel and T-Mobile. The benefit to the agent is that they can provide phones for customers with nationwide offices, […]

3PV Achieves 98.3% Average Completion Rate

3PV — Third Party Verification (Booth 506) recently announced it has delivered completion rates averaging 98.3 percent for the last 12months to all customers deploying its Martina speech- enabled verification technology in combination with 3PV’s agent-assisted verification solutions. “3PV has delivered outstanding verification results for our company since 2002; our average completion rate consistently exceeds […]

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