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Info Directions Updates OnlineBill

Info Directions (Booth 711) has released its latest OnlineBill electronic bill payment and presentment application. The release focuses on enhancing an end users ability to conduct account management activities via the Web, the company said. OnlineBill is integrated with operations and billing solutions, CostGuard.NET and CostGuard XG. It includes a GUI redesign and new features […]

911 Enable Beckons U.S. Partners

Canada-based 911 Enable on Wednesday launched its agent partner program in the United States. The company, which resells turnkey E911 services enabled by TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TCS), is targeting IP PBX vendors and agents, VARs and regular resellers, and systems integrators that sell to SMBs. The idea is for partners to refer 911 Enable service […]

Matthew Flanigan

THEN: Matthew Flanigan was president of Cognitronics, a maker of CO equipment to replace operators. He also was a board member of the Telecommunications Industry Association. “Back then was shortly after the breakup of the old Bell System,” he recalls. “It was about trying to get more competition for basic telephone service.” NOW: Flanigan retired […]

FCC Rejects Fones4All Petition

Advocates of the competitive telecom industry are decrying the FCCs denial of Fones4Alls year-old petition for relief from rules stemming from the Triennial Review and Remand Order (TRRO). Late last week, the FCC turned down the CLECs request that it be able to more easily access incumbents network elements, so it could provide subsidized basic […]

21st Century Technology Meets Old-Fashioned Customer Value

Channel partners are on the front lines, helping American businesses large and small transition to the communications platform of the 21st century. As part of this Campaign for Convergence, partners need to rally around basic customer values support, service and savings. That’s the focus of the educational program at the upcoming Fall 2006 Channel Partners […]

ATIS Releases Service Migration Guidelines

ATIS, a technical planning and standards development organization, today released its Local Service Migration Guidelines, Issue 2, a reference to help state regulators and telecom carriers manage the transfer of customers from one service provider to another. Issue 2 includes guidelines for service migration between wireline and wireless service providers, as well as migration scenarios […]

Verio Creates Reseller Incentives, Introduces Entry-Level Plan

Verio, a subsidiary of NTT Communications and a provider of IP and managed hosting services, this week announced new promotions for its viaVerio reseller program. The company also introduced a new entry-level plan for its Virtual Private Server version 2 (VPS v2) hosting product. Verio is offering free setup for resellers targeting SMBs, and who […]

Business Intelligence – NextiraOne Takes Convergence to the Next Level

NextiraOne is reinventing itself. Traditionally a phone and data equipment integrator, the company now is looking at providing professional and managed services. Larry Underwood recently was appointed to head up the initiative as national vice president of managed and professional services. He talked with T@G in June about NextiraOnes new focus on convergence. NextiraOne funnels […]

Covad Looks to Samsung for Line-Powered Voice Equipment

Covad Communications Group Inc. said this week it has chosen Samsung Telecommunications America as the provider of new central office equipment for Covad’s line-powered voice access. The technology enables Covad to offer basic local and long-distance voice services, along with high-speed Internet and, eventually, video over DSL. Line-powered voice access combines the usability of traditional […]

PNG Expands Market for Local, Long-Distance Bundles

For the second time in as many weeks, PowerNet Global Communications has launched local and long-distance service bundles to residential customers, this time in Massachusetts and North Carolina. The companys agents and affinity partners market its services. The Massachusetts basic packages start at $25.33 for unlimited local calls and 30 minutes of monthly domestic long-distance. […]

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