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Aspect Software Names Partners of the Year

Aspect honored partners based on commitment to customer satisfaction; sales growth; service excellence; new product adoption; solid financial payment performance; and participation in beta testing and Aspect programs.

Palm Pre Ads Less Weird in Canada

It looks like television ads for the Palm Pre will be a little less strange than the ones seen on the airwaves in the United States. Bell Canada will launch the Pre in Canada next week. The ads that Canadians are seeing are focused on the phone itself, rather than a pasty-white, Max Headroom-like woman. Bell is […]

Federal Lawmakers Take Time Out for Telecom Policy Issues

Congress appears to be taking a renewed interest in telecom issues. In the past week, two subcommittees have held hearings on special access, Bell forbearance petitions and copper loop retirement. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., held the first hearing last week. He is chairman of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. Kerry wanted to examine ways […]

Agents See Strong Bell Rival in PAETEC-McLeod Pairing

PAETEC Holding Corp.s purchase of McLeodUSA Inc. appears to hold a number of benefits for agents, not the least of which is a footprint that creates a strong CLEC rival to the Bell system. But as with any merger, some challenges await. Agent and analyst reaction so far indicates PAETEC likely will encounter problems with […]

Notebaert Announces Retirement Plans

Folks used to say that the RBOCs moved in lockstep. So its interesting timing that just two months after Ed Whitacre announced his retirement, Qwest Communications International Inc.’s Chairman and CEO Dick Notebaert has done the same. The mild-mannered head of Qwest, a long-time fixture on the RBOC scene, on June 8 told the board […]

Changing Gears

Changing Gears The telecom industry has been in transition ever since Alexander Graham Bell first gave us the telephone, said Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks, in a presentation at this springs CTIA conference. But the last few years [have] been simply breathtaking.

Clearwire Raises $600M in IPO

After months of on-again, off-again IPO plans, WiMAX operator Clearwire Corp. finally opened Thursday on the Nasdaq Stock Market at the bullish price of $27.25 per share, 9 percent above the stocks issue price of $25. But CLWR slumped a bit in midday trading, paring the gains down to $25.02. It was one of the […]

CLEC Poster Child Trinsic Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Struggling CLEC Trinsic Inc., the former Z-Tel Technologies Inc., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company has steadily been losing money in what CEO Trey Davis called a post-UNE-P marketplace. In its most recent financial report with the Securities and Exchange Commission in December, Trinsic reported third-quarter losses of $1.5 million, or 8 […]

Citel Appoints Executives

Citel Technologies has appointed Clyde Heintzelman as chairman of the board and has named Michael Burke senior vice president of sales and marketing, a new position at the company. Heintzelman replaces Jonathan Watts, who is stepping down. Heintzelman has more than 35 years of board and management experience in the telecommunications industry. He previously held […]

GreatCall Appoints New President

GreatCall Inc., an MVNO targeted at baby boomers and their parents, has appointed David Inns as company president and COO. Inns will be responsible for launching and managing the growth of GreatCall’s service, which hinges on the Jitterbug phone, designed for those wanting a simplified interface. Inns’ 20 years of experience in the telecom industry […]

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