WCS Demos New PartnerNet Tool

Wholesale Carrier Services (WCS, Booths 230-232) is demonstrating its new quoting, contracting and provisioning tool, PartnerNet, developed according to feedback from several of the industrys largest master agencies. Overall, they wanted a platform that would cut down on time spent doing pre-sale quoting and calculating contract costs, and reduce overhead, WCS said. WCS spent 18 […]

Round Table

…ON THE REGULATORY IMPLICATIONS OF THE REGIONAL PHONE COMPANIES DELIVERING TV SERVICES “As we look toward modernizing the Communications Act, we will need to consider what the appropriate statutory framework should be for IP-delivered video services.”-Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce “As a local telephone company,Verizon has a […]

Wholesale Carrier Services Taps Info Directions

Billing vendor Info Directions (Booth 512), a show sponsor, has announced that Wholesale Carrier Services Inc. (Booth 226) has implemented its CostGuard.Net software to manage OSS/BSS functions for its wholesale communications business. Wholesale Carrier Services, of Boca Raton, Fla., replaced its previous billing system to automate workflow capabilities, reduce manual activities and create a faster […]

Barton, Other Congressmen Support Telecom Megamergers

Some lawmakers on Capitol Hill expressed support Wednesday for the giant mergers developing in the U.S. telecommunications industry. The broad public interest is well served by the mergers, said U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., during a hearing before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, chairman of the committee, also signaled […]

Senate Looks to Reform Telecom Law

The U.S. Senate has kicked off a series of hearings as part of a comprehensive effort to reform federal telecommunications law. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, said in April he will introduce a bill later this year to reform telecom law. The Commerce, Science & […]

RESELLER CHANNEL: Turnkey Platforms Turn Out Virtual Telcos

Posted: 10/2002 Turnkey Platforms Turn Out Virtual Telcos By Tara Seals MAYBE IT’S THE ECONOMY, maybe it’s outsourcing momentum or maybe it’s just a really good business model. Whatever the reason, a new trend of virtual telecom opportunities has emerged, giving agents and other channel partners an opportunity to take their businesses to new levels […]

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