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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

So Long, Twombly, We Hardly Knew You

When the Supreme Court recently dismissed a consumers telecom antitrust suit, judges also disappointed industry insiders who hoped suspected Bell collusion would be brought to light. The Bell Atlantic v. Twombly case didnt promise to directly affect entities such as CLECs unless judges agreed the arguments had merit. All along, however, the likelihood of justices […]

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 […]

Whitacre Hands Over AT&T Reins

Ed Whitacre, one of the most influential and polarizing figures in telecom history, planned to retire from his post as AT&T Inc.s chairman and CEO in early June. The 65-year-old spent nearly two decades at the helm of SBC Communications Inc., a once poorly regarded regional Bell that Whitacre has transformed into a powerhouse. Ed […]

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.

OUT OF THE LOOP

  THE BELLS ARE ON COURSE to do away with more copper loops than ever, an apparent rush to beat the clock in case the FCC institutes a stringent review process. CLECs view the retirements as attempts to foil competition; they use the loops to deliver DSL, Ethernet and other services to customers. They also […]

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