WealthTV Channel Added to IPTVComplete

WealthTV, a high-definition lifestyle and entertainment network, today announced at TELECOM 05 that it has signed an affiliation agreement with Eagle Broadband to add the channel to the IPTVComplete lineup. IPTBComplete is the turnkey video platform for service providers offered by Eagle Broadband and France Telecom subsidiary GlobeCast. Eagle Broadband will offer WealthTV in digital […]

T@G Master Agent Certification Program

PHONE+ and its T@G Partner Portal are rolling out the telecom industrys first master agent certification program in order to bring clarity to the definition of this unique player in the distribution channel. The definition of a master agent has been a moving target, says Marla Ellerman, group publisher of PHONE+. Everyone has opinions but […]

Protect Against Prepaid Service Problems

Can your agreement protect you from prepaid scams and prepaid service problems? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is a solid “maybe.” If you find yourself involved in a true scam, chances are the company scamming you will not have the financial wherewithal to remedy your damages (this is, of course, assuming you have negotiated […]

Commodity or Not a Commodity: Does It Matter?

Posted: 12/2000 Commodity or Not a Commodity: Does It Matter? Tell me if I’m wrong, but if it can squeeze itself into the strict definition of a commodity and can be sold as a commodity, then isn’t bandwidth a commodity? What’s all the fuss? Why do some people in this industry insist bandwidth is not […]

Redefining Carrier Class

Posted: 12/1999 Redefining Carrier Class By David Gunning The current definition of "carrier class," which focuses primarily on the physical characteristics and attributes of telecommunications equipment (power consumption, earthquake survivability, etc.), is based on an antiquated view of the telecommunications industry. For decades, network operators and vendors have worked to comply with the various Network […]

Nineteen Form IP Billing-Standard Group

Posted: 10/1999 Nineteen Form IP Billing-Standard Group By Liz Montalbano Nineteen billing companies, network service providers, telecommunications carriers and equipment providers–including AT&T Corp., Amdocs, Andersen Consulting LLP, Convergys Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., Portal Software Inc. and Sun Microsystems Inc.–have formed a working group to develop a new Internet usage billing standard. The standard–the Internet Protocol Detail […]

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