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Not Your Father’s Audioconference

Posted: 2/2002 Not Your Father’s Audioconference Phone Meetings Remodeled by Automation, Online Management Functions By Khali HendersonWith the spotlight on its collaborative cousin, audioconferencing is being passed over in the headlines like car reviewers striding past the Oldsmobiles to check out the PT Cruisers.However, for conferencing customers, the appeal of the more familiar vehicle remains […]

Trading Desk – Bang for the Buck: Arbinet Launches Quality Choice Routing

Posted: 12/2001 Trading Desk Bang for the Buck: Arbinet Launches Quality Choice Routing By Tara Seals Comparison shopping is a cornerstone of capitalism. Whether pricing Minute Rice or minutes of voice traffic, the buyer’s goal is the same: Getting the most bang for the buck. Arbinet-thexchange Inc. has made comparison shopping automatic with a twist […]

Regulatory News – State Regulators’ Group Chides IXCs on Billing Practice

Posted: 08/2001 Regulatory News State Regulators’ Group Chides IXCs on Billing Practice By Kim Sunderland A new long-distance billing charge and the manner in which it has been imposed on customers equates to rate increases, says a group that represents state telecom regulatory commissioners. At the same time, the biggest of the Big Three IXCs […]

Wholesale: eYak ‘eSees’ Potential in Wholesale IP Platform

Posted: 12/2000 eYak ‘eSees’ Potential in Wholesale IP Platform By Khali Henderson eYak Inc. (www.eyak.com) announced the availability of its eSee Conferencing, the first enhanced service the wholesaler plans to offer over its new IP platform. CEO and founder David Friend says it will be built on unprecedented scale–100,000 ports–and offered at unprecedented price points. […]

The Pitch: New Tricks of the 10-10-XXX Trade

Posted: 09/2000 New Tricks of the 10-10-XXX Trade By Khali Henderson With day parts, fees and free tie-ins, marketing consumer long-distance services could be considered somewhat of a black art–exemplified in no small measure by dial-around services. Almost magically, purveyors of casual calling services have overcome limited marketing budgets, large carrier backlash, a bill-padding scandal […]

Long Distance – JDS Invests in Oracle and Rockwell

Posted: 06/2000 JDS Invests in Oracle and Rockwell JD Services Inc. (www.jds-inc.com), a provider of telecommunications products and services, has teamed with Oracle Technology Network and Rockwell Electronic to implement a multimillion dollar upgrade for the database system and customer service software.The deal helps JDS meet its goal to print a million prepaid phone cards […]

Business News – IDT Latest Entrant in Nickel-Minute Race

Posted: 06/2000 IDT Latest Entrant in Nickel-Minute Race By Khali Henderson After two months of strong in-market results, IDT Corp. (www.idt.com) launched an aggressive multimedia consumer campaign for five-cents-a-minute long-distance phone service, making it the latest to join the nickel-minute race. Sprint Communications Inc. (www.sprint.com), MCI WorldCom Inc. (www.wcom.com) and a few smaller competitors have […]

Agency Channel: Agents Need to Seek, Sell the Best, Brightest

Posted: 05/2000 Agents Need to Seek, Sell the Best, Brightest By Kathy Katcher In my business, I need to ask every day whether the telecommunications products we showcase are the best and the brightest in our industry.Obviously, if they’re not, no one will want to sell them. Agent managers won’t be able to market them. […]

Telecommodities Indices

Posted: 01/2000 Have U.S. East-West Bandwidth Prices Bottomed? The Real-Time Bandwidth eXchange*Revealed Price Index (RTBX*RPI), which tracks the current weighted average price, is applied to DS-3 bandwidth for major U.S. east-west routes in the accompanying chart for RateXchange trades since June 1998. For this period, the average rate for a DS-3 declined by 40 percent […]

Telecommodities Indices

Posted: 12/1999 Continued Bandwidth Rate Leveling RateXchange’s index methodology for U.S. east-west bandwidth rates reinforces the market’s conclusion that prices are stabilizing. This is a repeat trend identified in the past two issues of PHONE+, as traded contracts on average have remained stable (and even slightly increased) over the past month. The Real-Time Bandwidth Exchange*Revealed […]

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