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BT Launches Out-of-a-Box VoIP Service

BT announced the launch of a global service that will enable Internet service providers, cable providers and other resellers to deliver flexible VoIP-based services to their subscribers. The new offering is targeted at global communication providers outside of the United Kingdom and allows entrants to the market to become a communication provider overnight, without the […]

Is LEC Billing the Next E-Wallet?

DESPITE THE INCREASED SOPHISTICATION of the online marketplace, and the staggering growth in the number of e-commerce transactions conducted in 2006, payment acceptance limitations remain a significant issue to the digital merchant community. The large majority of transactions conducted online are performed via credit card. Yet, according to countless consumer surveys, the security of personal […]

IN BOX

Please discontinue sending PHONE+ to us. While I expect jabs of a political nature (and know the publisher makes a disclaimer about views), I find the Lance Sterling cartoon to be misleading and unfortunate. While personally I do not love any one political party, I would think it best not to be too slanted one […]

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  Vol 21, No. 3 March 2007   SHOP TALK CABLEVISION SEES CHANNEL AS KEY TO COMMERCIAL SALES LEVEL 3 TO HONOR BROADWING AGENT CONTRACTS XO LOCALIZES CHANNEL SUPPORT QWEST CONTRACT CHANGES TALK OF Q.MARKETPLACE NEW EDGE NETWORKS REVAMPS PARTNER PROGRAM EXCEL NAMES STEWART AGENT SALES DIRECTOR AITECH LAUNCHES EQUITY PLAN NEWS BRIEFS PORTFOLIO BIG […]

Brian Metherell

What do you get when you cross a surfer, a hockey player, an actor and a philanthropist, and then mix a little telecom biz in? Toshibas Brian Metherell. Brian is vice president and general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems, Telecommunication Systems Division; he provides overall management and strategic direction for the division in the […]

SOAP BOX

The Telecom Service SMBs Really Want By Dan Baldwin LETS FACE IT TELECOM sales in todays war-weary economy isnt that much fun. Sure theres quite a bit of buzz within the channel about hosted and equipment-based VoIP sales finally picking up with SMBs. But its not like business owners are getting our numbers out of […]

Exclusive: KeaneTel Launches Rainmaker Agent in a Box ASP Program

Today, executives at master agency KeaneTel are holding a conference call with sales partners to announce the companys new Rainmaker agent in a box program, which combines a hosted back-office system plus access to carrier agreements for a monthly subscription fee. Pete Keane, president of KeaneTel, said Rainmaker eliminates the requirement for the back-office investment […]

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AS CHIEF COUNSEL AND LEGISLATIVE director for Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, in the mid-90s, I and my colleagues on the Hill worked tirelessly negotiating and drafting key provisions of the 1996 Telecommunications Act that would spur competition and innovation. Congress laid the groundwork for the FCC to implement pro-competitive and pro-consumer policies. Pioneering upstarts were […]

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SOMETHING IS CHANGING the world over. After all the hype, consumers are at last enjoying true freedom in the world of technology. Whether they are e-mailing, sharing photos, downloading music or surfing the Web, they are beginning to enjoy multiple applications on a single device as they switch seamlessly from one network to another. And […]

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LAST YEAR, WE ALL WONDERED what was going to be the impact of the big megamergers: Sprint Corp. with Nextel, followed by MCI with Verizon Communications Inc., followed by AT&T Corp. with SBC Communications Inc. and then BellSouth Corp. thrown in on top. Surely, this was going to be bad for those of us building […]

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