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A+ Conferencing Touts Success With Flat-Rate Platform

A+ Conferencing (Booth 203) President Mike Burns announced that the growth of the companys flat-rate, unlimited usage platform is outpacing the traditional per-minute platform dramatically. A+ Conferencing started the flat-rate model three years ago, but it took several months before it gained traction with the agent and reseller force. It also took several months for […]

ATLANTIC-ACM Delivers 2007 U.S. Wholesale Excellence Awards

ATLANTIC-ACM announced the winners of its annual U.S. Wholesale Excellence Awards on Wednesday at the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2007 Convention & EXPO in Las Vegas. Wholesale Excellence Awards are derived from the 2007 edition of ATLANTIC-ACMs U.S. Wholesale Long Distance Carrier Report Card, the telecommunications industrys principal wholesale benchmarking study. ATLANTIC-ACM CEO Judy Reed Smith […]

AT&T Phasing Out Cingular Name

AT&T Inc. will begin to absorb the Cingular Wireless name beginning Monday. AT&T will not use the name many in the industry cringed to think about: AT&T Wireless. That brand was known for poor service and garnered a sour reputation among consumers and telecom insiders. On Jan. 15, AT&T will start a multimedia campaign, which […]

Is the MVNO Model Doomed?

AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER, Walt Disney Co. announced it is shutting its mobile ESPN wireless telephone service and licensing it to existing mobile providers. This development spotlights the complexities of the market for branded cell phone services offered by MVNOs and has raised a series of questions. Some industry observers argue ESPN Mobile is […]

YFonGlobal Launches IP Services With UnifiedDirect-Canada

YFonGlobal LLC on Tuesday announced it has rolled out its first branded customer, UnifiedDirect-Canada. YFonGlobal is a private brand IP service that includes VoIP service, hosted by YFonGlobal, specifically for communications services providers and resellers. The companys service enables telecommunications resellers to deploy and offer their own brand of services. UnifiedDirect-Canada validates our ability to […]

New Excel Counts on Channel for Comeback

As it emerges from reorganization, VarTec Telecom Inc. is counting on new owners, new money, new managers, a new distribution strategy and a familiar, but controversial, brand to put it back on track. In early June, Comtel Telcom Assets LP completed its asset acquisition of VarTec Telecom Inc., including its VarTec Solutions subsidiary formerly known […]

From Small Operator to Smooth Operator

FOR LONG-DISTANCE RESELLERS, CLECs and smaller telecom operators, the wolves are prowling the perimeter in the form of squeezed margins, ubiquitous brand messaging fallout from the great cable-ILEC triple-play battle, and nontraditional competitors. Its not easy being small today, and carving out a successful niche means knowing your existing and potential customers. Thus, customer relationship […]

Westcon Convergence, Security Practices Maximize Reseller Opportunities

With its recent acquisition of distributors Ronco Communications and Electronics Inc., value-added distributor Westcon Group North America Inc. has created two new units to help resellers offer the appropriate brand of services and tools to their end users. Westcon Group which mainly sells the Nortel Networks brand said on Tuesday it has created convergence and […]

Disney Mobile Debuts

THIS MONTH, THE WALT DISNEY CO. WILL LAUNCH A MUCH-ANTICIPATED MOBILE PHONE SERVICE TARGETED AT THE TWEEN-TEEN SET AND DISNEY ENTHUSIASTS OF ALL AGES. THE MAN HEADING UP THE NEW DISNEY MOBILE BUSINESS UNIT IS GEORGE GROBAR, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER, AND HES A MAN WITH A MISSION. NAMELY, EXTENDING THE BRAND AND […]

Disney to Launch Tween-Teen Phone

The Walt Disney Co. in June will launch a mobile phone service targeted at 10- to 15-year-olds. Disney Mobile, an MVNO on the Sprint-Nextel Corp. network, will be the first to offer a full-featured phone specifically for the younger set. Disney will offer two camera phones for $59.95 each, from LG Electronics and Pantech, leveraging […]

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