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Qwest: Survey Shows MCI Shareholders Support Bid

Qwest Communications International Inc. on Friday said a survey reveals that MCI Inc. shareholders support Qwests $9.07 billion offer to acquire MCI, instead of a lower bid by Verizon Communications Inc. In a survey conducted this week by The Altman Group, a proxy solicitor representing Qwest, MCI shareholders asserting to own more than half of […]

NetLogic Rolls Out VoIP Plus

NetLogic, a service provider in the Midwest, today said it has deployed its VoIP service, VoIP Plus, for business and wholesale markets. The CLEC, however, does not use the Internet for VoIP. Instead, it relies on its own network to bypass the public Internet and send calls directly to the PSTN, avoiding Web traffic jams […]

Mpower Unveils Managed Firewall/VPN

Mpower Communications Corp. (Booth 503) has added two new services to its integrated voice and data product portfolio for agents to sell. Through an agreement with CSCI, a provider of managed security services, Mpower is offering OfficeScreen managed firewall and VPN services to business customers. The company also plans to introduce its VoIP-hosted PBX offering […]

AireSpring to Add 5 Regional Agent Channel Managers

AireSpring (Booths 207-209) announced is expanding of its agent channel management team to handle the companys 425 percent growth over the past 18 months. AireSpring will be adding five more regional agent managers nationwide, bringing the total to eight. The company says the added resources will allow it to continue expanding, while maintaining its high […]

TeleSource Kicks Off Recruitment Campaign

TeleSource Communications Inc. (Booth 329), which is a master agent for BellSouth, has kicked off its nationwide recruitment campaign of agent partners, by exhibiting its online direct-order software. Charlotte, N.C.-based TeleSource provides customer-ordered software, enabling one to place/track orders directly with BellSouth; commissions management including payment and reconciliation; training and support throughout the sales cycle; […]

Airespring Offers International Super Dial

Airespring Inc. (Booths 300-302) is showcasing its new International Super Dial service, which is aimed at cutting the high costs of international wireless calling for consumers and giving agents additional opportunities to earn commissions on Airespring’s competitive international termination rates. "If you call internationally from a cell phone, it’s very expensive," says Daniel Lonstein, senior […]

Phon e Plus Collaborate: Industry News

Posted: 2/2003 Industry News Epana Launches Conferencing Services Epana Networks will release Web and audio conferencing services this month. The service, called "Audio Conferencing Solutions," will allow customers to arrange and hold meetings using voice-activated and online tools, without additional software and hardware. Epana will leverage its private voice and data network to offer competitive […]

ASCENT: Concretio Rolls Out ‘Proactive Provisioning Tool’

Concretio (Booth 402), an IT solutions firm that provides local provisioning for UNE-P and resale nationwide with gateways, has rolled out its latest module called TRS Watchdog. The Watchdog ties into the customer’s e-mail system and alerts users of the status of pending orders that are in the provisioning process with the incumbent LEC. "Over […]

ASCENT: Genesys Wins Technology Award

Genesys Conferencing Inc.’s (Booth 410) Genesys Meeting Center was chosen one of 2002’s European Information Society (EIS) Technology Prize winners for product Innovation. The award recognizes groundbreaking products, representing the best of European innovation in information technologies. The Genesys Meeting Center is an integrated audio, Web and video conferencing service. It is accessible with one […]

RESELLER CHANNEL: WorldCom Ditches Wireless Resale

Posted: 09/2002 WorldCom Ditches Wireless Resale By Josh Long THE NO. 1 WIRELESS RESELLER is calling it quits. WorldCom Inc. disclosed in June it would exit the wireless resale business, referring its 2 million customers to underlying carriers the company had used. Even prior to filing for Chapter 11 protection in July, the carrier was […]

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