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Are You Working For Free?

When you get a commission check from your master agent or from the carrier, do you ever calculate your true hourly wage? Many forces are at work to drive your wage downward.

Sprint Chairman Concedes iPhone ‘Mistake’

Sprint acknowledged it erred by failing to reveal the future costs of selling Apples iPhone during an investor meeting last week and vowed to disclose the information in its third-quarter earnings later this month.

Citynet Makes the Connection With OSG Billing Services

OSG Billing Services (Booth 314) announced an agreement to manage invoice presentment and distribution services for Citynet, an integrated communications provider. Citynet provides telecommunication services to wholesale and retail customers in Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, as well as wholesale carrier-grade connectivity to 17 other states in […]

Vero Systems and Global Capacity Enter Agreement to Provide Comprehensive Network Optimization Solutions

Vero Systems Inc. and Global Capacity Inc. have entered a teaming agreement to market complementary network optimization solutions to carriers and systems integrators worldwide. The cross-selling initiative is in response to customer requests for a network cost reduction solution that addresses both the fixed cost of the physical network and the variable costs associated with […]

Aspect Software Practices What it Preaches with Asterisk Business Edition Implementation

Interest in open-source implementations has been steadily growing in the wider technology community and has now entered the communications arena. Companies are beginning to recognize open source as a viable telephony option for an IP PBX. The reasons for this increase interest: lower costs, extreme flexibility, highly customizable applications and even heightened security protection. Adoption […]

Sprint Profits Drop to 1 Cent Per Share

Sprint Nextel Corp. reported a drop in second-quarter profits on Wednesday due to its WiMAX initiative and takeover expenses. The wireless provider said it earned $19 million during the three months that ended June 30, or 1 cent per share, compared with $370 million, or 10 cents per share, during the same period a year […]

Money Hard to Find in SMB Voice

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO VoIP has taken quite a few hits in the press lately. Vonage and patent fights. SunRocket closing. The E-911 issue. The viability of the pure play VoIP provider is in question. Not just from a net neutrality standpoint either. More from a financial model. Most people looking to move to VoIP […]

Furniture Importer Reduces Telephony Costs, Increases Sales With Whaleback CrystalBlue Voice Service

Deployment Fast Facts: The Customer: Sunset Trading, Londonderry, N.H. The Channel Partner: Tel-Net Systems, Salem, N.H. The Technology: Whaleback Systems’ CrystalBlue Voice Service The Payoff: Furniture importer reduces telephony costs 50 percent and increases sales and productivity by transitioning office phone system from legacy TDM PBX to managed premise-based IP PBX. Overview: Sunset Trading is […]

Independent Channel Utopia

What if agents could design the perfect alternate channel organization? Id like to give it a shot. While Im not presumptive enough to think I will cover all the bases in this article, I hope my comments inspire carriers to make some of these suggestions a reality. Why me? I have been in the telecommunications […]

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