FCC Deals Victory to Internet Phone Industry

The maturing Internet phone industry is the beneficiary of a federal ruling, but the FCC has not settled some of the most contentious issues involving the technology. The FCC has declared Vonage Holdings Corp., the poster child for Internet phone service, is not subject to traditional state telecommunications rules. The commission also said in the […]

Tell ’em What They’ve Won, Bob

Renowned television personality and emcee Bob Eubanks will deliver the Channel Partners Conference & Expo keynote presentation today in Islander Room H. For four decades, Eubanks reigned supreme as the dynamic host of "The Newlywed Game," in addition to hosting or producing several other shows on all three networks. Eubanks began his broadcasting career as […]


Posted: 3/2004 CONTRACTS & DEALS Boston Communications Group Inc. (bcgi), a provider of transaction processing solutions, has announced partnerships with ACI Worldwide Inc. and Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications Ltd. (MTel), part of Nigerian Telecommunications Limited. ACI, an international provider of enterprise e-payment solutions, has signed a multiyear agreement to integrate bcgis ATM Recharge with ACIs BASE24 […]

Qwest Launches Wholesale Agent Program

Posted: 3/2004 Qwest Launches Wholesale Agent Program By Khali Henderson Qwest Communications International Inc. is launching an agent program for its voice and data wholesale services sales to other carriers and resellers. Deborah L. Petrie told PHONE+ the program was initiated after the carrier began turning away business brought to it by agents selling retail […]

The Analyst Corner – The Business Value in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

The Business Value in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance By Rob Daly, President & CEO of Bluespring Software No doubt, most public communications service providers are scrambling towards the looming June 15 deadline for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, as required by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Teams have been formed, processes have been documented and internal controls […]


Posted: 12/2003 CONTRACTS & DEALS CarrierTel, GA Communications, Global Tel and Meridian Interactive Communications have chosen Versatel Networks Inc.s SCS 1500 service creation platform, migrating away from a service bureau model. Boston Communications Group Inc. says four carriers are renewing their contracts, and five other companies are signing for bcgis payment services. Coastel Communications of […]

Done Deals

Posted: 7/2003 Done Deals 271 Proceedings Nearly History By Josh Long The contentious 271 proceedings nearly are over, leading to a government proceeding investigating how the Federal Communications Commission should regulate the long-distance operations of the regional Bell operating companies. In May, the regulator opened a proceeding to determine whether to require the phone giants […]

Phone Plus Prepaid:  Deals & Contracts

Posted: 6/2003 Deals & Contracts * Sony Ericsson and Telemac Corp. have entered into a licensing agreement under which Sony Ericsson will extend its SIM Application Toolkit in selected models to interoperate with a Telemac-enabled SIM. Sony Ericsson wireless devices incorporating Telemac-enabled SIMs will support Telemac CostControl technology, Telemac’s patented network-edge real-time billing and accounting […]

Phone Plus Prepaid: DEALS & CONTRACTS

Posted: 3/2003 DEALS & CONTRACTS PT Excelcomindo Pratama (excelcom), an Indonesian mobile provider, is implementing Amdocs solutions for end-to-end customer care and billing including real-time prepaid, postpaid, partner relationship management (PRM) and CRM. Amdocs will provide excelcom with a single billing and CRM platform for all GSM, GPRS and next-generation mobile services. excelcom will generate […]

Phone Plus Prepaid: Contracts & Deals

Posted: 12/2002 Contracts & Deals * Carib-Tel Ltd. of Kingston, Jamaica, and Phonetime Inc. of Toronto, Canada, have installed a Voiceware Systems Inc. telephony services platform to offer prepaid calling cards, caller ID-based international phone and voicemail services to local and tourist markets. Phonetime, Carib-Tel’s technology and equity partner, has used Voiceware switches for five […]

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