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Crafting a Good Channel Manager

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Many of you received the email to vote for your favorite channel manager. (Way to go Ruth!) It got me thinking what makes a good channel manager? Ruth Morford has been at ACC Business for the entire time I have been in the channel. My BellSouth PBM, Joe Moy, has been […]

iPhone Due June 29

Apple Inc.s iPhone will be released June 29 according to TV and Internet commercials the company began airing over the weekend. The much anticipated device, which will include Web, phone and iPod capabilities, will cost $499 for a 4GB version and $599 for the 6GB product. AT&T Inc. will be the exclusive carrier for the […]

Virtual BlackBerry Due in the Fall

Research in Motion Ltd. has announced that beginning in the fall smartphone users will be able to load an application from the company that will replace a native Windows Mobile OS with the BlackBerry interface. That will allow users of competitive devices to take advantage of the BlackBerry push e-mail service and other applications. The […]

FCC Seeks Comments on Net Neutrality

Comments to the FCC are due June 15 regarding the agencys inquiry into net neutrality. Reply comments will be due a month later, on July 16. Commissioners in March agreed to investigate whether net neutrality is a problem. It especially wants to know whether anyone has specific examples of beneficial or harmful behavior. FCC www.fcc.gov

VoIP Providers Face Regulatory Compliance Deadlines

WHILE STOPPING SHORT OF DECLARING providers of interconnected VoIP services to be offering telecommunications services, the Federal Communications Commission has imposed increased regulation on such providers. Further regulatory burdens are likely in the coming months and years. Late last year, the FCC established deadlines of Feb. 12 and March 12, 2007, by which interconnected VoIP […]

BeQuick Software Offers IVR Service to QuickTel Users

BeQuick Software Inc. (Booth 306) said it now offers IVR service that integrates with its hosted OSS and billing product called QuickTel. The IVR tool allows customers to check their balance, receive information on their last payment and hear when their next payment is due. The IVR service also allows customers to make real-time payments […]

Qwest, AT&T Seek Forbearance From Some Broadband Services Rules

Qwest Communications International Inc. and AT&T Inc. are asking the FCC for forbearance from having certain rules applied to their broadband services. Qwest said its request does not apply to the broadband services it offers as part of its Internet access service. AT&T said its appeal addresses its non-TDM broadband services offered by it and […]

Mirapoint Powers Three New LECs With Hosted E-mail

Three new LECs have selected Mirapoint to power their e-mail and e-mail security services, Mirapoint announced at the TelecomNEXT show. BEK Communications Cooperative, Quality Technology Services and TelAlaska are using Mirapoints secure messaging appliances to provide hosted e-mail and e-mail security services to their business customers. Mirapoints messaging appliances enable service providers to take advantage […]

Sandy Beaches: What You See Is What You Get

Sandy Beaches Software (Booth 1322) latest version of the InTELEbill billing and customer care software enhances clients ability to preview invoices prior to printing. The need for a WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) application occurred due to the recent programming overhaul of the InTELEbill invoice, commented Sandy Beaches President Jeff Lytle. Many areas of the end-users bill were […]

CTC Chooses OSG Billing Services

OSG Billing Services late last week announced an agreement to manage invoice presentment and distribution services for Consolidated Telecommunications Company (CTC), a communications cooperative in Brainerd, Minn. CTC provides telecommunications services to its customers, who are the company owners. CTC wants OSG Billing Services to provide invoice consultation services, and design, print and mail services. […]

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