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Champion: Always Keep Your Gloves Up

Boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard took the stage at Wednesdays COMPTEL PLUS convention to talk about developing winning strategies for the long-term a philosophy that resonated with participants of the tumultuous telecom industry. Boxing, he said, is a metaphor for life. Theres always a fight, he said, passing on some well-earned advice: Always keep your […]

Competition Champion Succumbs to Lou Gehrig’s Disease

George Vinall, a former executive vice president of business development for Talk America, died over the weekend from the neuromuscular disease ALS — or Lou Gehrig’s disease, with which he was diagnosed seven years ago. Despite complications from the illness, Vinall refused to retire or slow down. He continued to advocate for competitive telecom causes […]

COMPTEL Honors Sensenbrenner as Competition Champion

F. James Sensenbrenner, a long-time Republican representative from Wisconsin, on Sunday night was named COMPTEL’s Champion of Competition in the association’s 25th year, for his record of defending competition in telecommunications and other markets. Sensenbrenner — whom COMPTEL Chairman J. Sherman Henderson III termed “a humdinger” of a candidate for the evening’s award — heads […]

Still Standing

J. SHERMAN HENDERSON III, or Sherm, as he is known to most everyone in the telecom industry, is aptly described by those who know and work with him as persuasive, the consummate salesman, a cheerleader. He has used those attributes over the past 20-plus years to build two telecom companies and to lead the competitive […]

Why the Channel Should Champion Convergence

From the biggest boardrooms in corporate America to the smallest privately held companies; across health care and financial services, manufacturing, retail and all industries in between; whether it’s the CEO or the director of IT, the message for value-added resellers is loud and clear: Help me take costs out of my business or show me […]

SBC Says Its On Track to Deliver Video Services

SBC Communications Inc. at TELECOM 05 yesterday let the industry know its on track with plans to deliver video services as part of its Project Lightspeed strategy, which aims to reach 18 million households by mid-2008. The company just completed a field trial of video, will make its early market entries with the service late […]

SBC Says Its on Track to Deliver Video Services

SBC Communications Inc. at TELECOM 05 yesterday let the industry know its on track with plans to deliver video services as part of its Project Lightspeed strategy, which aims to reach 18 million households by mid-2008. The company just completed a field trial of video, will make its early market entries with the service late […]

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