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PARTNER CHANNEL: Are You at Risk?

Posted: 06/2002 Are You at Risk? Assessing Your Partners’ Survivability By Khali HendersonBERNIE EBBERS RESIGNATION AS CEO of WorldCom Inc. was a pivotal juncture in telecom’s collapse. Good or bad, his exit personalizes the industry’s fall from grace. And what a fall it has been. WorldCom was trading at less than $2 in May, down […]

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 […]

Prepaid Section: ADDS/MOVES/CHANGES

Posted: 03/2002 ADDS/MOVES/CHANGES * Global Prepaid Alliance Inc. (GPA) announced the appointment of Gary Kirtman as regional vice president of sales based in Miami and Ken Reese as regional vice president based in Los Angeles. Kirtman has several years experience in the prepaid industry, including senior sales positions with STC and Blue Planet Networks. He […]

Trading Desk – NEWS BRIEFS

Posted: 09/2001 Trading Desk NEWS BRIEFS* RateXchange Corp. (www.ratexchange.com) plans to tackle trading’s well-publicized credit-risk issues by adding buyer credit information via Avantrust Inc‘s (www.avantrust.com) Passport, a web-based, real-time credit verification tool. Meanwhile, sellers can purchase Avantrust’s TradeCredit insurance to protect against buyer nonpayment. Avantrust, a joint venture between American International Group Inc. (AIG, www.aigcorporate.com) […]

Business News – Companies Seeking Money Miss Mark on Business Plan, Experts Say

Posted: 07/2001 Business News Companies Seeking Money Miss Mark on Business Plan, Experts Say By Josh Long With investors remaining ever vigilant as the bankruptcy line grows longer, telecommunications companies must present a comprehensive financial model in order to garner funding, experts said at the ASCENT 2001 Spring Conference and Exposition in Dallas. That premise […]

Business News – Savvy Savvis Embarks on Expansion

Posted: 07/2001 Business News Savvy Savvis Embarks on Expansion By Fred Dawson Savvis Communications Corp. (www.savvis.net) has dodged a nasty financial bullet just in time to allow it to embark on an aggressive channels expansion program in the value-added IP services arena.At the heart of the Savvis strategy are new technology and advanced networking capabilities […]

Demand for Services Brightens Telecom’s Future

Posted: 07/2001 Soap Box Demand for Services Brightens Telecom’s Future By Rich Rudek, President, RFC Capital Corp. Remember when revenue growth was king and any company with a reasonably good business idea landed in the portfolio? Just the promise of earnings was good enough, and the NASDAQ’s record daily increases were kicking sand in the […]

Shake Out, Rattle and Roll

Posted: 04/2001 Shake Out, Rattle and Roll A funny thing happened on the way to endless prosperity. The roof caved, crushing many an upstart. But with any disaster, rebuilding begins immediately. And so it is in the telecom industry, which has been hit hard in this current economic downturn. However, during the February CompTel (www.comptel.org) […]

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 – Lower Earnings Delay SBC’s Long-Distance Provisioning

Posted: 02/2001 Lower Earnings Delay SBC’s Long-Distance Provisioning By Kim Sunderland The slowdown in the economy is delaying its offering of long-distance service, says SBC Communications Inc. (www.sbc.com). The company now has the dubious distinction of being the first U.S. local telephone company to lower its 2001 financial expectations. The stock of SBC, the parent of […]

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