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Product News

INFO DIRECTIONS, ENSIM GIVE PROVIDERS CONVERGENT APPROACH OSS/BSS provider Info Directions has announced a joint marketing agreement with Ensim Corp., a software manufacturer for service providers who deliver converged hosted services. According to the terms of the agreement, service providers will be able to take an integrated approach to creating and managing services, from development […]

Channel Partners Gets a New Look

The March event in Las Vegas will mark the debut of a new logo and tagline, Exclusively for Converged Solutions Providers.

Ask The Expert

Dear Expert Eye, What does the loss of UNE-P mean for agents? How are we affected by the recent regulatory changes, and what do we need to do to avoid losing business? –Anonymous Dear Anonymous, The recent wave of regulatory changes regarding UNE-P resale is already having profound implications for both service providers and agents. […]

Ask The Expert

Dear Sir, In your experience, what are the most reliable and trusted Internet marketing methods which would best serve to bring in qualified business leads to our independent communications consultancy? We have direct and reseller contracts with many major vendors, but great services and rates mean little if you can’t get the word out. Like many […]

Sales seminar: How to Avoid Being the Designated Loser

Posted: 10/2002 SALES SEMINAR How to Avoid Being the Designated Loser Wayne M. Thomas, D.B.A EARLIER THIS YEAR there was a big hullabaloo about whether David Letterman would leave CBS for ABC. Millions of dollars were at stake for both networks. By becoming the center of a bidding war, Letterman gained leverage to play the […]

POLICY NEWS

Posted: 2/2002 POLICY NEWS  * Arizona’s Supreme Court has ruled The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) retains discretion and flexibility over how fair market value determinations are to be made in the rate setting process. The decision resolves lingering commission concerns over its statutory rate setting obligations for CLECs. At issue was the ACC’s obligation to […]

Soap Box – Ensuring Fair Competition Remains Regulatory Challenge for Prepaid

Posted: 03/2001 Soap Box Ensuring Fair Competition Remains Regulatory Challenge for Prepaid By Howard Segermark Payments in advance for services yet to be rendered is an unusual and sometimes problematic arrangement. When I buy long-distance service from a carrier, every month I get what amounts to a contract–a fine-print list of the conditions I agree […]

GUEST EDITORIAL

Posted: 03/1998 GUEST EDITORIAL By Bill Stevens,Principal, Mayfair-Group. Inc. Mayfair Group Inc. has been fortunate to grow into a decent-sized national master agency with just one or two reseller sources. We have been paid promptly; our contracts are really fair to both parties; and there have been some rewards for our narrow focus. Though we’ve […]

What’s Fair?

Posted: 11/1997 What’s Fair? FCC Ponders Payphone Compensation Rules in Wake of Court Remand "Fair’s fair," as the old saying goes. That’s not a very enlightening definition in any context. Fortunately, the circularity of this definition isn’t enough to support policy arguments. Unfortunately, federal regulators continue to struggle over trying to figure out what’s fair […]

What’s Fair?

Posted: 10/1997 What’s Fair? FCC Ponders Payphone Compensation Rules in Wake of Court Remand "Fair’s fair," as the old saying goes. That’s not a very enlightening definition in any context. Fortunately, the circularity of this definition isn’t enough to support policy arguments. Unfortunately, federal regulators continue to struggle over trying to figure out what’s fair […]

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