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RBOC Embarks on Qwest for New CEO

Folks used to say that the RBOCs moved in lockstep. So its interesting that just two months after Ed Whitacre announced his retirement, Qwest Communications International Inc.s Chairman and CEO Dick Notebaert has done the same. Dick Notebaert, Qwest chairman and CEO, announced his retirement on June 11. The head of Qwest, a long-time fixture […]

Appia Announces Disaster Recovery Service for SMBs

Appia Communications, a provider of managed IT and telecom services, has announced a disaster recovery service designed specifically for SMBs. The service combines Appia’s managed voice services with its data storage and network monitoring solutions to ensure business continuity during a crisis or emergency. Appias service offers a customized plan that outlines what will be […]

Notebaert Announces Retirement Plans

Folks used to say that the RBOCs moved in lockstep. So its interesting timing that just two months after Ed Whitacre announced his retirement, Qwest Communications International Inc.’s Chairman and CEO Dick Notebaert has done the same. The mild-mannered head of Qwest, a long-time fixture on the RBOC scene, on June 8 told the board […]

Personality+

Tom Wheeler Most people would agree that in the past two decades, e-mail has forever changed the way people communicate. However, industry pundit Tom Wheeler might argue that this instantaneous communication was used in its purest form more than a century ago not to mention the shaping effects these early correspondences had on our nations […]

Broadview CEO: Operating Leverage Does Matter

Broadview’s Mike Robinson Eighteen months after Broadview Networks Inc. completed its merger with BridgeCom, the company announced in June 2006 another transaction — this time an acquisition of ATX Communications Inc. The combined company creates a CLEC operating in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states with revenue of around $400 million. PHONE+ Editor Khali Henderson spoke […]

How to Shop for a Wireless Supplier

DONE RIGHT, THE ADDITION OF wireless products to your business-to-business sales portfolio can pay off. Most business clients appreciate dealing with a professional sales organization for all of their telecom needs, and are grateful not to stand in customer service lines at a retail wireless store. As you evaluate the wireless opportunity for your business, […]

Transient FCC Makes Job Tough for Martin

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin may face an uphill road implementing telecommunications policies during the rest of the year as he wrestles with major issues without a Republican majority.

Wi-Fi Guys Upgrades Technologies for Hotel Installations

Wi-Fi Guys LLC, which sells managed hotspots for hotels and public facilities through agents, now is installing T1s and network power controllers to ensure performance and reliability. Wi-Fi Guys says it began installing network power controllers to address operational inconsistencies within hotels disparate high-speed Internet access networks. The technology also provides for remote management, which […]

Verizon To Give VoIP Providers Access to E911

Verizon Communications Inc. announced today it will give VoIP service providers and their vendors the ability to use Verizons Enhanced 911 emergency calling system to connect VoIP customer 911 calls to public-safety answering points (PSAPs), the company said in a statement. Details of how such a service would work were sketchy, but a Verizon press […]

RPM Software Announces New Order-Reconciliation Feature

Youve done the work. Youve placed the order. Youve overseen the provisioning. Now all you have to do is wait to get paid. Butsometimes, all you do is wait. Its a time-consuming problem to sift through carrier commission reports looking to match up fragmented line items to an order you placed six months ago. Someones […]

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