Ernie Kelly

THEN: In 1987, Ernie Kelly was working for the Communications Satellite Corp. (COMSAT) as director of government relations. AT&T was the big boy on the telecom block, doing everything it could to bully and intimidate competitors, he recalls of that year. NOW: Today, he is a self-employed consultant in the telecom industry, a role that […]

You asked for it, and we got it!

As you may already know, the Omni Shoreham, the official host hotel is sold out of rooms. Show management has set up an overflow block at the Marriott Wardman Park. This property is just a block and a half away from the Omni, and we have secured an incredible rate of $159 a night. If […]

Notebaert: Qwest Wont Block Content, but It Will Charge

Richard Notebaert, chairman and CEO of Qwest Communications International Inc., told a large audience at his keynote speech at the VON Spring 2006 conference in San Jose, Calif., that Qwest will step up to net neutrality. He added that Qwest will not block anything on the Internet. As for the four Internet freedoms articulated by […]

bcgi, Exomi Team for MVNO Messaging Filter

bcgi and Exomi are developing a mobile messaging management and content filtering solution for mobile operators and MVNOs. The two companies will combine bcgi’s Mobile Guardian and Exomi’s Messaging Gateway products to allow the control of messaging traffic, with easy integration to existing messaging infrastructure. Operators can cut off spam and other unwanted messages before […]

Rules of the Game

Do you remember when tic-tac-toe ceased being fun? It was when you were about five years old and your opponent - an older sibling most likely - blocked your threein- a-row at every turn. For every two Xs you placed, an O would follow. That’s a little like what’s going on in the telecom services industry - only […]

Powell: VoIP Already Changing Perceptions

In his final public speech as chairman of the FCC, Michael Powell yesterday told an appreciative audience at the Voice on the Net (VON) conference in San Jose, Calif., the industry has done much already to change how the world, and regulators, view VoIP. He said this will lead to less regulation and more protection […]

Block or Tackle

Posted: 9/2003 Block or Tackle Congress Weighs Anti-Spam Bills By Josh Long Congress has introduced several bills to combat the deluge of spam streaming across U.S. networks. The action could help Internet service providers prevent unwanted messages from reaching their customers. Some spam experts are reticent to predict which bills (see list below) have a […]

Wholesale Channel: NextWave, FCC Settle Dispute Over PCS Licenses

Posted: 1/2002 Wholesale Channel NextWave, FCC Settle Dispute Over PCS Licenses By Khali HendersonNextWave Telecom Inc. announced Nov. 16 it had reached an agreement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and numerous wireless service providers to resolve a long-standing dispute over PCS licenses the would-be carrier’s carrier held. The […]

Regulatory, Competitive Challenges Facing Local Prepaid

Posted: 06/2000 Regulatory, Competitive Challenges Facing Local Prepaid By Glenn S. Richards, Esq., and David S. Konczal, Esq. Prepaid local carriers are growing in scope and number. In many ways, the prepaid local industry represents everything Congress envisioned in passing the Telecommunications Act of 1996–risk-taking entrepreneurs offering new telecommunications services to the underserved segments of […]

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