Wireless Walks in Wirelines Shoes

Those of you that were in the long-distance business for a while probably recall the pricing evolution from metered (distance-sensitive) to per-minute to free nights and weekends to friends & family to flat-rate minute buckets to flat-rate unlimited. I find it amusing that the wireless industry is now following a similar trajectory. Low-cost nights and […]

Livin Off the Edge: Mike Mudd

Mike Mudd, president and founder of satellite reseller Broad Sky Networks, has proved that the heavens are a great host not only to telecommunications equipment, but to telecommunications executives as well. When PHONE+ asked Mike about any special talents he possessed, he answered simply, Im dumb enough to run off of a mountain attached to […]


… On the future of the pure-play VoIP business model I dont see how far it can go there is no future. Stéphane Téral, Infonetics Research principal analyst  Its not going to be these pure-play providers who bring VoIP into the mainstream marketplace. Mike Paxton, In-Stat principal analyst for consumer services Im not sure that […]

Its a Bird, Its a Plane, Its Super Wi-Fi?

NOT ENOUGH THROUGHPUT and efficiency in your Wi-Fi? Youre not alone in your plight. From the problem of hotspot congestion to the Wi-Fi-based consumer electronics that cant yet be enabled, the Wi-Fi industry is crying out for a hero. That technology of steel was supposed to be 802.11n, which will theoretically offer maximum data rates […]

Sales Seminars – Nose to the Grindstone

Nose to the Grindstone By Tara Seals Do you feel like your time is not your own? Always under the gun and behind? Do you wish you could spend more time with your family and less time catching up on paperwork? Overworking at the expense of other areas of life is a chronic problem for […]


Posted: 06/2002 Overheard… … during the April PHONE+ Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas …  “It’s so nice to be a monopoly if you can hold onto it. Now we’re just surviving, not thriving, and we need to make some changes.” –Michael McDonnell, vice president, business partner program, Qwest Communications International Inc. On Tap […]


Posted: 04/2002 CARRIER CHANNEL MAN OVERBOARD Ethernet Hype Dampened by Market Realities, Technical Challenges Ethernet is caught in the undertow of market realities and technical challenges — the latter will soon be solved, but may not be a big enough lifeboat to save upstart wholesalers. CAN CARRIER’S CARRIERS SURVIVE OVER LONG HAUL? The growing list […]

Round Table

Posted: 2/2002 Round Table   On FCC enforcement of Bell Section 271 compliance …  “As the BOCs continue to gain Section 271 approvals, the bureau may be getting more 271 complaints on backsliding in the coming months. We’re committed to handling them as quickly as we can. But [remember that] the purpose of enforcement is […]

Regulatory News – Competitors Gain Ground Against Verizon in Massachusetts

Posted: 02/2001 Competitors Gain Ground Against Verizon in Massachusetts By Kim Sunderland Verizon Communication’s (www.verizon.com) application to provide InterLATA services in Massachusetts "came close" to meeting the FCC’s approval standard, but not close enough after concerns emerged regarding its high-speed Internet service. Because Verizon withdrew its bid at the 11th hour–in mid-December–it now won’t gain a […]

Winner Takes Enough: Competing withGiants

Posted: 01/2000 Winner Takes Enough: Competing with Giants By Karen Strouse While it can seem an insurmountable task to take on the world’s largest telecommunications companies, many small-to-medium-sized companies have done so successfully. Some of these small companies have become giants on their own, such as MCI (now MCI WorldCom Inc./Sprint Corp.) (www.wcom.com), Qwest Communications […]

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