Telecom Lawyers Show Agents How to Avoid the Courtroom

Even though its unpleasant to consider, its a reality: sometimes partners and suppliers wind up in disputes. Make sure to attend todays session to learn ways to avoid the courtroom and, if thats not possible, at least improve your chances of winning. Speakers will be Neil Ende and Greg Taylor, partners at Technology Law Group […]

bcgi Signs Agreement to End Freedom Wireless Litigation

Boston Communications Group Inc. (bcgi), a mobile operator and MVNO products and solutions provider, and Freedom Wireless Inc. on Friday announced they have signed a definitive settlement and license agreement settling and dismissing Freedom Wireless patent litigation against bcgi and its carrier customers, including its co-defendants. The license agreement allows bcgi to continue business, including […]

Generation Direct Unveils SalesCycle.NET

Generation Direct Inc. (Booth 110), a provider of live operator third-party verification services, has announced the availability of TPV services tied to a hosted CRM front end with the introduction of SalesCycle.NET. The solution is a Web-based CRM system providing real-time access to data and call recordings for intelligent TPV retrieval. Over the last four […]

Phone Companies Ask Court to Review Network Regulations

The biggest U.S. local phone companies on Thursday asked a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. to review network rules the FCC released in December. BellSouth Corp., SBC Communications Inc., Qwest Communications International Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. allege portions of the rules exceed the FCCs jurisdiction or authority, violate federal law, and fail to […]

Carrier Channel: Carriers Agree to Settlement in Rights-of-Way Land Disputes

Posted: 9/2003 Carriers Agree to Settlement in Rights-of-Way Land Disputes By Josh Long A judge has granted preliminary approval of a settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit charging four telecommunications carriers with laying fiber cables on rights of way controlled by railroads without getting the permission of the adjacent landowners. Up to 360,000 plaintiffs are […]

Bottom Line: Access Cost Management on Front Burner

Posted: 10/2000 Access Cost Management on Front Burner By Chris Garifo As long-distance minutes grow and calling rates fall, long-haul carriers, ILECs and CLECs are paying more and more attention to access charges, often the single biggest item on their ledgers.However, keeping track of those charges can be a nightmare when you consider the tens […]

Regulatory News – FCC Takes More Action Against Slamming

Posted:  06/2000 FCC Takes More Action Against Slamming States to PlayLarger Role in Disputes By Kim Sunderland The FCC has adopted stricter rules in its battle against slamming, which continues to grow as the commission’s largest source of consumer complaints.Slamming, the unauthorized switching of a consumer’s long-distance company, now will be handled by state regulators, […]

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