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Successful Advocacy Begins Locally

Comptel was founded more than 26 years ago by entrepreneurs hoping to bring to consumers an alternative to the monopolistic long-distance service of the entrenched Ma Bell, AT&T. Over the years, its members have been a driving force behind the explosion of new technologies and services, including the Internet, on which consumers and businesses depend […]

Telcombrokers Begins Buying Spree

In what is described as the first of many acquisitions, master agency Telcombrokers in late December purchased the assets of Tru Choice Communications, a rival master agency based in Corona, Calif. Telcombrokers Dominic Antonini We are very pleased to complete the acquisition of the TruChoice agents and customers. This acquisition marks a step forward in […]

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  Vol 21, No. 2 February 2007   SHOP TALK CISCO ADDS MASTER SPECIALIZATION SIEMENS UNVEILS WLAN PARTNER PROGRAM AUTHENTIUM EASES SECURITY SUBSCRIPTION SALES AIRESPRING EXPANDS NATIONAL LOCAL FOOTPRINT TELCOMBROKERS BEGINS BUYING SPREE NEWS BRIEFS PORTFOLIO KEEPING TABS ON WIRELESS SPEND Businesses are eager to control wireless spend, creating an opportunity for channel partners to […]

FCC Begins Auction 66

The FCC began a much-anticipated wireless spectrum auction on Wednesday, covering 1,122 licenses and 90Mhz of airwaves at 1710MHz to 1755MHz and 2110MHz to 2155 MHz, the largest chunk ever to be auctioned off in the United States. Auction 66, which has been delayed several times, could take weeks to complete, concluding only when all […]

Airespring Begins Local Service Rollout

Airespring Inc. (Booths 300-302) announced that it has become a certified CLEC in California and soon will launch local service in the state for sale exclusively through its agent channel. Other states will be turned up later in the year. Daniel Lonstein, senior vice president of marketing for Airespring, says the company is testing accounts […]

FCC Begins Long Journey to Writing VoIP Rules

The FCC on Thursday officially began the long journey to writing rules governing the regulation of phone services that are routed over Internet Protocol networks. Based on the premise that Internet services should remain largely unregulated, the FCC opened a notice of proposed rulemaking seeking public comment on a variety of issues related to Internet-based […]

Do-Not-Call Rules Enforcement Begins

Posted: 2/2004 Do-Not-Call Rules Enforcement Begins By Gregory E. Kunkle, Esq., and Thomas K. Crowe, Esq. Amid ongoing legal challenges, the federal do-not-call list is up and running and being enforced. The FCC reports at least 2,000 consumer complaints were filed in the first week following the lists Oct. 7 debut. The high level of […]

FCC Begins Reviewing Triennial Comments

Like sports fans taking sides before the game begins, incumbents and competitors lined up on opposite sides Wednesday with their filed comments relative to issues the Federal Communications Commission (www.fcc.gov) will consider during its Triennial Review of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. By law, the FCC is required every three years to review the act […]

Second Phase of Carrier Consolidation Begins

Posted: 10/1999 Second Phase of Carrier Consolidation Begins By Ken Branson Mergers and acquisitions are always described by the people involved as a "win-win situation" or "the creation of a powerhouse" or some such superlative. However, things get lost, as well as gained, in a merger. The business of corporate consolidation used to be simple. […]

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