ATLANTIC-ACM Names 2010 Wholesale Award Winners

COMPTEL PLUS — ATLANTIC-ACM, a telecommunications research consultancy and benchmarking firm, delivered its 2010 ATLANTIC-ACM Awards for U.S. Long Haul Wholesale Carrier Excellence at the COMPTEL Plus Spring 2010 Convention + Expo at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville. The awards reflect the results of the 2010 edition of ATLANTIC-ACM’s U.S. Long Haul Wholesale Carrier Report Card […]

FCC Extends Qwest Forbearance Petition Deadline

The FCC has extended the decision date on a controversial forbearance petition by 90 days. The deadline for the agency to act on Qwest Communications International Inc.s four-metro area request now stands at July 26.  Qwest wants forbearance from certain loop and transport unbundling rules in Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Phoenix and Seattle. The FCC last […]

COMPTEL: Chesonis Outlines M&A Lessons Learned for Fellow CLECs

After 11 mergers in 9.5 years, PAETEC knows a little something about what makes M&A successful. First and foremost, its about the people. Thats the message PAETEC CEO Arunas Chesonis shared during Mondays keynote speech at the COMPTEL PLUS Convention & Expo in Nashville, Tenn. PAETEC just wrapped up its latest major acquisition, that of […]

COMPTEL: Are You Asking the Right Questions About VoIP?

Success delivering IP voice to SMBs begins with asking the right questions. If you are thinking about what sales strategies to use or what channels, you’d only be half right, said Gary Kim, editor in chief of IP Business magazine. “If you don’t answer the strategic question, the others don’t matter,” said Kim, who will […]

COMPTEL: Focus on the Last Foot

While the “last mile” gets the spotlight, it’s the “last foot” that causes network planners headaches these days. Getting traffic to the correct floor of the building can be more challenging and expensive than getting traffic hundreds of miles away from its point of origin. A panel of service providers will discuss obstacles to last-foot […]

COMPTEL: Info Directions Unveils Guided Assignment for Order Entry

Info Directions (Booth 804) announced at COMPTEL PLUS it has included a new Guided Assignment order-entry module in release 9.0 of its CostGuard.NET operations and billing solution, which was generally available in January. The billing and OSS vendor is demonstrating Guided Assignment’s capabilities in its booth at the show this week. Guided Assignment is a […]

Leadership Duo Seeks to ‘Double’ COMPTEL’s Impact in 2008

COMPTEL PLUS marks the first public appearance for the newly tapped president and CEO of the competitive industry’s association. Jerry James, a telecom veteran, and Matt Salmon, a former congressman, were tapped in December to share the role historically held by one. The two executives, who never met before this assignment, say the tag-team approach […]

COMPTEL: Panel Addresses Security Needs for Next-Generation Networks

With the flexibility and high-capacity of next-generation, IP-based networks come new risks, namely threats to security. If you think of the change as extending the enterprise network, it can give you some idea of the vulnerability that IP-centric, broadband networks face, according to John Lhota, senior IT executive for Verizon Business, and a speaker on […]

COMPTEL: Qwest Names Wholesale Markets Exec

Qwest Communications International Inc. (Booth 600), a COMPTEL PLUS sponsor, has appointed Warren Mickens vice president of operations for Qwest Wholesale Markets. He replaces Brian Stading, who recently was named the company’s vice president of sales support operations for Mass Markets. Mickens will begin his new position Jan. 23 and will report to Roland Thornton, […]


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