SunRocket Crashes

When SunRocket Inc. abruptly shut down this summer, the news seemed to come out of nowhere. But there were signs pointing to the young companys demise that were easily overlooked by an industry mad for VoIP. Numbers from research firm TeleGeography show that SunRockets decline was steady. Nobody really knew for sure what was going […]

News Briefs

The Agent Alliance has added PartnerTEL Inc. and ABS Telecom, bringing the buying consortiums ranks to 14 companies. PartnerTEL is a master agency with offices in Atlanta, Reston, Va., and Puerto Rico. It has more than 400 subagents and 7,000 enterprise customers. It has agreements with most major telecom carriers including RBOCs, IXCs and leading […]

Harold H. Greene

THEN: U.S. District Court Judge Harold H. Greene was just a few years past presiding over the antitrust suit that broke up the AT&T telecommunications monopoly. The case was one of Greenes first after being named to the bench. NOW: Judge Greene, who stopped hearing cases in 1998 and died in 2000, will always be […]

Judy Reed Smith

THEN: In 1987, Judy Reed Smith had a new doctoral degree and “a job with three gray-haired experts doing strategy consulting.” Her first telecom project, for a major international incumbent telco, was to information from sales person to installation. “We found the information was re-keyed through seven different software systems before provisioning was complete,” she […]

Best in Show — The Lost Category

Tallies from post-show polls revealed best-in-show winners at the Spring 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo held in Las Vegas in March. The May issue of PHONE+ showcased these winners in categories such as Best Channel Promotion, Best Booth, Best After-Hours Party, Best Theme, Best First-Time Exhibitor and Best Giveaway. However, one of our loyal […]

A+ Conferencing Offers Discounted Toll-Free Rate

A+ Conferencing (Booth 301) is offering a limited time promotional rate for toll-free reservationless audio conference calling services to all new and existing agents and resellers. The special pricing of 5 cents per minute is available for any new business brought into A+ Conferencing between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31. A+ Conferencing provides conferencing services […]

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