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Samsung BCS Releases IP-Centric WLAN Solution

Samsung Business Communication Systems (BCS) has released the latest addition to its OfficeServ suite, the IP-centric WLAN Solution for wireless convergence. The IP-centric WLAN Solution comprises an access point, which supports both IEEE 802.11a and IEEE 802.11b/g wireless technologies; Samsung’s WIP-5000M Wireless IP handsets and a media gateway interface card. This solution allows SMBs to […]

Groups to FCC: Deny AT&T-BellSouth Merger

In the face of the proposed merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp., companies and associations are uniting more tangibly than they did when AT&T bought SBC and Verizon Communications Inc. bought MCI Inc. in 2005. Those mergers went through too easily, the groups say, and now they have joined to oppose such rubber stamping. […]

Unchecked M&A Opens Opportunities for Innovative Companies

THE CURRENT WAVE OF MERGERS and acquisitions (M&A) in the communications industry has grown over the last few years and culminated with the announcement of AT&T Inc.s and BellSouth Corp.s new relationship. Though the financial gains of this deal are far from ideal, the real impact will be on the employee and services front. A […]

Power Struggle

RECLASSIFYING BPL AS AN information service as one association is proposing could be the break the access technology needs. BPL has been fighting an uphill battle; most analysts are not bullish on the concept, and providers positions run hot and cold. Along with CURRENT Communications Group LLC, Texas-based TXU Electric Delivery, a subsidiary of TXU […]

BSG Names New CEO

Billing Services Group Ltd. (BSG) today said Roland Josef Bopp will join the company on April 15, 2006, as CEO and member of the board of directors. Bopp will bring to BSG more than 20 years of executive leadership in telecom service organizations in both North America and Europe. His most recent position was chairman, president […]

Will Telecom Rewrite Inspire Provider Makeovers?

When their current business plan goes out of style, companies need a fresh new look to attract customers and increase profitability. In todays executive roundtable, COMPTEL attendees will hear from members who have revamped their business models to keep up with the changing times. Panelists include Hank Carabelli, president and CEO of Pac-West Telecomm Inc.; […]

Ampd Mobile Cuts Features From Rate Plans

Two months after launching, MNVO Ampd Mobile has retooled its rate plans, cutting included unlimited night and weekend minutes, as well as mobile-to-mobile calling, from its packages and replacing those features with more anytime minutes. The company did not return phone calls regarding the changes. Current Analysis Inc.s senior analyst for wireless services, Weston Henderek, […]

Lightyear Demos Wholesale VoIP Offering for SMBs

Lightyear Network Solutions LLC (Booths 904-905) has brought the VoIP revolution to VARs and wholesale customers with Lightyear XSTREAM EnterpriseIP. These hosted PBX and IP Centrex applications are suited for SMB users. Lightyears VoIP network deployment places us in a flexible position to quickly provide solutions to those seeking IP Centrex or Hosted PBX functionality […]

Qwest Rolls Out IP Solutions for Wholesale Customers

Qwest Communications International Inc. today introduced Qwest IP Solutions a WAN service that simplifies complex data communications for wholesale customers. Based on Qwests nationwide MPLS network, Qwest IP Solutions provides secure, reliable WAN connectivity among various customer locations; additional service customization, such as Internet access and QoS traffic prioritization options; and port speeds up to […]

Coalition: Americans Opposed to USF Changes

The nonprofit Keep USF Fair Coalition said today Americans have sent more than half a million e-mails and letters to Washington officials, expressing opposition to proposed Universal Service Fund (USF) changes that would impose $1-$2 more per month on consumers, regardless of how much they use their landlines. Radical changes in the telecom world, brought […]

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