INTERVIEW : Walter G. Blackwell

Posted: 06/2002 INTERVIEW Walter G. Blackwell ASCENT’s New President Sees Blue Skies Ahead for Industry By Bruce Christian THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN May that the Association of Communications Enterprises (ASCENT) had named a new president ended months of speculation the trade organization would merge with the Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel). Once Walter G. Blackwell agreed to take […]

TAG: Which Telecom Sales Career is Right for You?

Posted: 04/2002 Which Telecom Sales Career is Right for You? By DeVaux McLeanA FEW FRIENDS AND I were discussing how we got into the telecom business and what we’d done, good or bad, to arrive where we are today. Each member of the discussion had been in business at least eight years, but none followed […]

PRODUCTS: TMNG Launches Thorough Financial Review Service

Posted: 04/2002 TMNG Launches Thorough Financial Review ServiceThe Management Network Group Inc. (TMNG), has unveiled its Operational Performance Appraisal (OPA) service, which provides a comprehensive review of the complete operational picture behind a communication companies’ financial results.The company says OPA gives communications product and service providers the ability to identify areas of opportunity or loss […]

Mobile Experience Promises to be Personal

Posted: 03/2001 Mobile Experience Promises to be Personal By Josh Long Crawling through Los Angeles traffic gridlock on a Friday night, a car dealer uses his mobile phone to access the company Intranet to re-examine his staff’s sales numbers. Through a pair of instant messages, he learns his starched shirts are ready for pick-up, and […]

Regulatory News – Adds, Moves & Changes

Posted: 12/2000 Adds, Moves & Changes * Terremark Worldwide Inc. (www.terremark.com), a Miami-based telecom infrastructure and value-added services provider, has elected Jose Maria Figueres-Olsen, former president of Costa Rica, to its board of directors. Figueres-Olsen was president of Costa Rica from 1994 to 1998. He led the country through several IT programs, and is expected to […]

Business News – TMNG Boosts Services in Weathersby Merger

Posted: 11/2000 TMNG Boosts Services in Weathersby Merger By Josh Long The Management Network Group Inc. (www.tmng.com), a telecom and e-business management consultant firm, has announced it has acquired The Weathersby Group (www.weathersbygroup.com), which will enhance its standing in the provision of customer relationship management (CRM) services. Financial terms of the acquistion were not disclosed. […]

No Carrier Is an Island

Posted: 08/2000 No Carrier Is an Island A n identifiable shift is occurring in the way business is conducted today, EDS (www.eds.com) chairman and CEO Dick Brown said during his keynote address at the June SUPERCOMM 2000 in Atlanta.“Communities of companies will triumph over individual companies,” Brown says, reasoning the customer experience is no longer […]

ExchangingThoughts onthe Exchange

IN-BOX Exchanging Thoughts on the ExchangeI was interested to read your recent article “Communications Breakdown” [in the Feb. 21 CompTel Daily on bandwidth exchanges]. You come to the same conclusion I did a year ago; all the proposed “exchanges” are not commodity exchanges at all.Your observations are mostly correct except that regulation is not necessary […]

Business News – Williams to Trade on Commodities Experience

Posted: 04/2000 Williams to Trade on Commodities Experience By Ken Branson and Khali Henderson Williams’ communications arm, Williams Communications Group Inc. (www.williamscommunications.com) announced in mid-February that it has formalized a strategy for bandwidth trading with intent to become a leader in setting trading standards for the industry.While the move is surprising given the carrier’s heretofore […]

Adds, Moves & Changes

Posted: 12/1999 Adds, Moves & Changes PointOne Telecommunications Inc., Austin, Texas, has appointed 26-year industry veteran Ron Harden chief operating officer. Harden will be responsible for the management of strategic planning, customer care, sales and marketing for PointOne’s Internet protocol (IP) communications network. Harden most recently was vice president, sales and marketing at Williams Communications […]

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