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Managed Services Position the Channel as Trusted Partners

The term managed service means different things to different people. But for the channel, managed service is really about making service procurement, cost control and related concerns, well, more manageable for the customer. Thats the word from Ben Henkels, principal of Communication Management Partners, a Spokane, Wash.-based brokerage and consulting firm. Henkels is a speaker […]

Private Equity Firm Buys Stake in Integra

Private equity firm Warburg Pincus will invest at least $245 million to obtain a substantial equity interest in Integra Telecom Inc. The proceeds from the transaction will be paid to existing Integra investors in exchange for outstanding shares, Integra said. Integra Telecom will continue to operate as a privately held company and will not raise […]

8×8 Signs Official Deal to Transition SunRocket Subs

8×8 Inc., provider of the Packet 8 VoIP service, is offering special rates to SunRocket Inc. subscribers in a deal negotiated by 8×8 and the firm managing SunRockets closure. 8×8 on Wednesday did not identify that firm. 8×8 said it will waive all typical start-up costs for residential plans and offer one free month of […]

Ericsson CEO: Acquisition-Fueled Firm Faces Challenges

Broadening its portfolio of products and services beyond building base stations for wireless operators has presented daunting challenges for global networking giant Ericsson as it reels in a few big-time acquisitions. In an interview with xchange online, Ericsson President and CEO Carl-Henric Svanberg admitted his company has had limited success selling managed services to U.S. […]

Silver Point Capital to Acquire Sage Telecom

Private investment firm Silver Point Capital will acquire Sage Telecom Inc. Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close during the second quarter of 2007, were not disclosed. Allen, Texas-based Sage is a CLEC serving residential and small business customers in suburban and rural communities. The privately held company provides local, long-distance and […]

James M. Smith

THEN: Jim Smith was a partner at the law firm, Pierson, Ball & Dowd, and outside general counsel to COMPTEL, the competitive telecommunications association. It was the year of the original  Triennial Review, recalls Smith, noting Judge Harold Greenes review of the RBOC line-of-business restrictions in the Modified Final Judgment, which had gone into effect in […]

H. Russell Frisby Jr.

THEN: In 1987, H. Russell Frisby Jr., was an attorney for the firm Melnicove, Weiner, Kaufman, Weiner, Smouse & Garbis. This post followed four years spent working as an attorney adviser in the FCCs Common Carrier Bureau. While there he was an author of the commissions landmark Final Decision in the Second Computer Inquiry, which […]

Judy Reed Smith

THEN: In 1987, Judy Reed Smith had a new doctoral degree and “a job with three gray-haired experts doing strategy consulting.” Her first telecom project, for a major international incumbent telco, was to information from sales person to installation. “We found the information was re-keyed through seven different software systems before provisioning was complete,” she […]

Oreon Enhances nCompass

Oreon Inc. (Booth 109), a Kalamazoo, Mich.-based telecom consulting and software development firm, announced the release of the next generation of Oreon nCompass Wireless Management software. Oreons strategic partners now have access to the nCompass Partner Service Portal designed specifically for management of their clients accounts which includes creating new accounts, maintaining users of the […]

End-User Town Hall Gives Partners Inside Look

In the long tradition of community members gathering to hear different points of view, Channel Partners Conference & Expo attendees will learn what some top business administrators look for in their telecom vendors during the Telecom Town Hall general session. The event builds on the highly attended What Buyers Want panel held at the Spring […]

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