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SimpleSignal Adds Service Provisioning

SimpleSignal Inc. has unveiled a 60-second service provisioning enhancement to its SimpleSIP trunk solution. SimpleSIP Split-Second service provision lets customers add communications connections via a Web browser as they need them, not as they were provisioned by the provider. The company said if a customer needs more call capacity, trunks are added virtually by the […]

Agents Selling Cellular Broadband Cards as Backup DIA

By Dan Baldwin, director of sales, ATEL Communications Inc. Our in-house telemarketer brought me what seemed to be a decent lead a construction company supervisor needed help getting dedicated Internet access (DIA) to a construction trailer where the local RBOC claimed DSL was unavailable. I looked up the construction company on the Internet and they […]

AFS Takes Over USCarriers Daily Operations, Gets Board Seats

American Fiber Systems (AFS), a provider of data networks to carriers and large enterprises, has acquired equity interest in USCarrier Telecom LLC (Booth 709), a wholesale provider in the southeastern United States. The transaction makes AFS the single largest shareholder in USCarrier, and gives the company the ability to gain majority ownership within a few […]

SimpleSignal Boosts Users Technology Knowledge

SimpleSignal Inc. recently announced a Web-based learning tool designed exclusively for customers and channel partners. Simple TECH-tools provides instant, online answers to users technical questions, and offers access to thousands of technology explanations. The platform is powered by TECHtionary.com. With more than a dozen major wholesalers, hundreds of channel partners and a rapidly growing customer […]

McAfee Appoints Senior VP of North American Channels

McAfee Inc., an intrusion-prevention and security-risk management company, on Monday announced that Dave Dickison will assume the role of senior vice president of North American channels. In his new role, Dickison will focus on developing deeper relationships with networking solutions providers, ensuring partner enablement with tools and program offerings, creating a services-enabled channel, and focused […]

CommPartners Closes TxLink Acquisition

Wholesale IP operator CommPartners has acquired TxLink, a privately held company that sells wholesale VoIP to enterprises, resellers, ISPs, PBX integrators and carriers. With the acquisition of TxLink, we will continue to expand our wholesale service offerings with a new proprietary line of services designed to offer our partners the best VoIP solutions available, says […]

AT&T Shareholders Give Nod to SBC Merger

AT&T Corp. shareholders on Thursday voted to approve SBC Communications Inc.s $16 billion acquisition of AT&T. Approximately 98 percent of voting shareholders approved the landmark agreement with less than 1 percent opposed, The Associated Press reported. AT&T Chairman and CEO Dave Dorman said the merger is expected to close in late 2005 or early 2006 […]

RICA, ANPI Bring VoIP to Independent Telcos

Two telecom groups are partnering in a deal that will give members access to a nationwide, independent VoIP network. The Rural Independent Competitive Alliance (RICA), one of the United States largest CLEC associations, has made a deal with Associated Network Partners Inc. (ANPI), a consortium owned by more than 300 independent telephone companies, for its […]

Round Table

Posted: 9/2003 … ON SBC COMMUNICATIONS INC.S REQUEST FOR FEDERAL AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE LONG-DISTANCE SERVICES IN ILLINOIS, INDIANA, OHIO AND WISCONSIN The networks are open. The local markets are open. Its time to be allowed in the long-distance business so we can compete on an equal footing. Dave Pacholczyk, spokesman, SBC SBC should have ensured […]

Round Table

Posted: 7/2003 … ON A NEW LAW IN ILLINOIS ALLOWING SBC COMMUNICATIONS INC. TO CHARGE COMPETITORS HIGHER RATES TO LEASE ITS LOCAL TELEPHONE NETWORK The Illinois legislature and the governor have created a policy that promotes jobs, investment and which benefits consumers. Given that environment, we are taking the extraordinary step of committing to no […]

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