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Martin Names New Wireless Legal Advisor

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said today Fred Campbell will serve as his legal advisor for wireless issues. Campbell most recently was an attorney advisor in the wireline competition bureau. Before joining the commission, Campbell worked as an attorney for the law firm of Harris, Wiltshire and Grannis, where he addressed legal issues associated with the […]

A Helping Hand

Pennsylvania-based Weintraub Telecomm is donating 10 percent of all its fourth-quarter, new-business profits to the American Red Cross. The telecom engineering firm says it wants to lend a hand after the world witnessed the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the earthquake in south Asia. Weintraub Telecomm is grateful to be in a […]

Wi-Fi Guys Upgrades Technologies for Hotel Installations

Wi-Fi Guys LLC, which sells managed hotspots for hotels and public facilities through agents, now is installing T1s and network power controllers to ensure performance and reliability. Wi-Fi Guys says it began installing network power controllers to address operational inconsistencies within hotels disparate high-speed Internet access networks. The technology also provides for remote management, which […]

Converged Applications Session Explores Future of Business Communication

As part of the IP Communications education track, this panel will explore the broad range of applications possible with IP networks, much more than mere voice. These new IP communication systems can be the heartbeat of a company, providing mission-critical applications, such as unified messaging, conferencing and presence. This session will describe what kinds of […]

Partners Enable Desktops on the Go

As wireless devices go IP and business users implement wireless LANs in greater numbers, new opportunities and challenges arise for solutions providers. During todays session, Desktops on the Go, panelists Carol Blanchar, principal and CEO of Conexo Inc.; Paul Janik, president of MidCo Inc.; and John Gaudu, president and CEO of Microtech Information Systems Inc., […]

8×8 Calls on TMONE for Telemarketing

Total Marketing One (TMONE) is providing telemarketing services for 8×8 Inc., developer of the Packet8 broadband VoIP and videophone services.TMONE is a customer acquisition firm that will conduct inbound and outbound over-the-phone sales for Packet8s residential and business Internet phone offerings.TMONE has earned a well-deserved reputation as a telecom subscriber acquisition specialist and we are […]

Investment Firm Hires Powell

Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell has joined Providence Equity Partners Inc., a private equity investment firm specializing in media, communications and information companies, as a senior advisor. Powell will advise Providence on technology and regulatory issues, and investment opportunities. Providence Equity is an investor in T-Mobile USA and Nextel. Various media speculate the firm hired […]

i3 Offers CLECs Alternative to UNE-P

As some CLECs experience hardships after the loss of UNE-P rules, another company has introduced an alternative to reselling RBOC lines. Houston-based i3 Networks, a voice and data telecommunications firm, has developed UNE-3 Fractional Switch Ownership for CLECs. The company says the model contains four elements. The first part is fractional ownership of a MetaSwitch […]

TMONE Targets VoIP Operators

Direct marketing firm Total Marketing One (TMONE) is taking on another role, this time for VoIP operators. Through its marketing processes via e-mail, the Internet, direct mail, and inbound and outbound calling the company is signing IP telephony subscribers for broadband providers. TMONE calls itself a one-stop shop for providers wanting to add customers or […]

ITC^DeltaCom Announces Financing Commitment

ITC^DeltaCom Inc., the telecommunications provider in the Southeast, on Tuesday announced arranging a $239 million financing commitment from Tennenbaum Capital Partners LLC, a private investment firm. West Point, Ga.-based ITC^DeltaCom said it would use $209 million to fully refinance its senior credit facility while $30 million would be extended as a subordinated secured loan and […]

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