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MRV Muxponder Modules Enable Backbone Aggregation for Gigabit Ethernet Links

MRV Communications Inc. (Booth 918) has introduced the TM-GM8D and TM-GM8CD, two eight-port gigabit Ethernet muxponder modules for its LambdaDriver WDM platform. They provide cost-effective aggregation of gigabit Ethernet links onto a 10-gigabit DWDM backbone. The TM-GM8D optical module uses eight SFPs for network access, while the TM-GM8CD copper module uses RJ45 connectors for network […]

Smartphone SOS

One of the main fears dealers have about selling wireless to businesses and one of the main headaches when they do is subscriber device tech support? This is especially true as more and more businesses enable mobile workers with smartphones. As mobile phones and other devices become increasingly complex, carriers and support technicians face a […]

TRAGEDY 2.0

This is the first issue of PHONE+ since the massacre at Virginia Tech some 45 days after the event. I point this out on purpose because the monthly magazine cycle stands in sharp contrast to electronic journalism. But even TV and online dailies are no match for the youwitness variety that characterized the most recent […]

Westcon Group to Distribute Firetide Products

Mesh network provider Firetide Inc.s products are now available to Westcon Group Inc.’s North American reseller customers, the companies said Wednesday. Firetide’s products include secure wireless mesh platforms that enable high-bandwidth support of voice, video, mobility and surveillance applications. Westcon Group has had previous success with Firetide through its Comstor Singapore subsidiary in Asia, the […]

Separate & Unequal

Interconnected VoIP providers, in limbo over E911 compliance, are counting on a proposed Senate bill to reduce the chances theyll be indiscriminately sued, a fear that is limiting growth. Right now, many companies restrict expansions and even turn customers away because they do not have protections from liability, while wireline and wireless providers do. Sen. […]

OpenMarket Connects 10 Additional Mobile Operators

OpenMarket, which provides OpenMarket Exchange to enable off-portal mobile commerce, has announced 10 new mobile service providers connected to its platform. OpenMarket has relationships with AT&T Inc./Cingular Wireless, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corp., T-Mobile USA Inc. and Alltel Wireless, and now has added Virgin Mobile USA, metroPCS, Ampd Mobile, SunCom Wireless, Midwest Wireless, Voce Wireless, […]

911 Enable Beckons U.S. Partners

Canada-based 911 Enable on Wednesday launched its agent partner program in the United States. The company, which resells turnkey E911 services enabled by TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TCS), is targeting IP PBX vendors and agents, VARs and regular resellers, and systems integrators that sell to SMBs. The idea is for partners to refer 911 Enable service […]

IP Unity Glenayre Unveils Enhanced Global Alliance Program

Messaging and multimedia solutions provider IP Unity Glenayre Inc., is unveiling its new Alliance Program today at the 3GSM World Congress 2007 in Barcelona. The initiative will allow partners to collaborate to deliver services across applications, devices and clients; remove barriers to carrier network integration and interoperability; and enable seamless experiences across TDM and IP, […]

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

RELYING ON THE INDIRECT channel is an appropriate strategy for enhancing sales. However, many service providers unknowingly poison their own efforts by making decisions that are detrimental to sustainable programs. Here are 10 common mistakes to avoid. Setting Unrealistic Time-to-Success Expectations. Executives who are next to channel management often are frustrated by a lack of […]

Covad Joins Level 3 Premier Master Reseller Program

Level 3 Communications Inc. recently announced it has added Covad Communications to its premier master reseller program, which provides sales and marketing support to select service provider business partners. Under the terms of the agreement, Level 3 will be a key provider of underlying VoIP services to enable Covads nationwide VoIP service. In addition, Level […]

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