Despite Delays, Skype for BlackBerry Coming

BlackBerry users got giddy last spring when they heard a Skype application was coming to their smartphones. So what happened? Skype says it’s had some delays that are beyond its control, but isn’t being specific. The company hasn’t been able to move out of private beta testing. So obviously, it’s premature for Skype to say […]

Steps to Installing Hosted VoIP

Agents who think this model is just too complex ought to reconsider. It simply requires a change in mindset, not an advanced degree in data network engineering. The paradigm shift from wired TDM voice to packet-based telephony services provides unique opportunities for the sales agent channel. More revenue, a larger base of customers, better customer […]

Regulatory News – Lower Earnings Delay SBC’s Long-Distance Provisioning

Posted: 02/2001 Lower Earnings Delay SBC’s Long-Distance Provisioning By Kim Sunderland The slowdown in the economy is delaying its offering of long-distance service, says SBC Communications Inc. ( The company now has the dubious distinction of being the first U.S. local telephone company to lower its 2001 financial expectations. The stock of SBC, the parent of […]

IntraLATA Toll Dialing Parity:

Posted: 11/1998 IntraLATA Toll Dialing Parity: Last Bastion of the RBOCs By Ernest B. Kelly III Return with me now to late fall 1995, in the last days of the epic struggle to fashion the legislative compromises that eventually would result in the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. In drafting that bill, one […]

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