ILD Adds Join The Call

ILD Telecommunications Inc. (Booth 520), which delivers payment processing, business process outsourcing and conferencing solutions, has completed the acquisition of Join The Call LLC, a switchless provider of multimedia conferencing services and support. Join The Calls customer base will become part of the ROLLCALL Conferencing division of ILD. We are pleased to welcome Join The […]


PAETECs Keith Wilson In mid-August, US LEC and PAETEC Communications announced their plans to merge to for a $1.3 billion CLEC — one of a handful of billion-dollar competitive providers. Just days after the merger, PHONE+ Business Editor Kelly Teal spoke with PAETEC CFO Keith Wilson about becoming a public company, its future M&A plans […]

TelePacific Promotes Madore

TelePacific Communications has promoted Robert Madore to senior vice president for network engineering and operations. Madore previously worked as the general manager of network engineering and operations where he managed provisioning, the CLECs capital expenditure budget, Internet operations and network engineering. He also played a key role in providing due diligence when TelePacific bought assets […]

Rodopi Introduces EasyOSS Hosted Application

Rodopi Software has released a hosted application for automating provisioning, billing and customer management, targeted to small and medium and greenfield IP service providers. The solution also is available on a licensed, wholesale basis, to enable ISPs, VoIP companies, hosting providers and content ASPs to roll out to their reseller partners. EasyOSS offers pre-defined service […]

Winning Team Create a Winning Team

Posted: 10/2003 Winning Team Create a Winning Team How to Recruit and Retain a Top Telecom Sales Staff By Dr. Christie Smith and Paul De Young Recruiting and retaining a quality telecom sales team may give your business its greatest advantage in todays competitive equipment and service sales environment. With prices dropping, new technologies enticing […]

Soap Box: Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?

Posted: 7/2003 Does the Punishment Fit the Crime? By Neil S. Ende, Alexandre B. Bouton and Tom K. Sinai Slamming. The word itself conjures up images of aggressive, even violent, misconduct. It is quite appropriate then that, in the telecom world, the word has become associated with unauthorized conversion of a consumers telephone service. From […]

Wholesale – ISP Finds Reselling A Good Fit

Posted: 04/2001 Wholesale ISP Finds Reselling A Good Fit By Bruce Christian Recognizing how much more competitive the telecommunications industry has become as major carriers add IP services to their portfolios, some small ISPs have begun to explore how they can offer telephony. "If ISPs are not thinking about becoming a CLEC, they probably will […]

Commodity or Not a Commodity: Does It Matter?

Posted: 12/2000 Commodity or Not a Commodity: Does It Matter? Tell me if I’m wrong, but if it can squeeze itself into the strict definition of a commodity and can be sold as a commodity, then isn’t bandwidth a commodity? What’s all the fuss? Why do some people in this industry insist bandwidth is not […]

Internet Telephony – Prepaid Internet Service From Qwik NZ Follows Cellular’s Success

Posted: 06/2000 Prepaid Internet Service From Qwik NZ Follows Cellular’s Success Qwik International ( recently announced that its New Zealand franchise will distribute prepaid Internet service, prompted by a market demand for prepaid cellular service.“Quik NZ is an industry-leading operation, and we will monitor the growth of their prepaid products,” says Jack Reynolds, president of […]

Live and Censored

Posted: 11/1999 Live and Censored As I was driving my sons to school recently, they insisted on hearing one of "their" CDs instead of National Public Radio. Go figure. So, I flipped on the player to the dulcet tones of Savage Garden. If you haven’t heard them, they are more "garden" than "savage." I had […]

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