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Dealmaking and Policymaking Collide in D.C.

Its nearing midnight in D.C., but the Channel Partners Expo crowd is still out in force. The event has drawn a sizable group estimates are around 2,000 to the nations capital city. With an array of restaurants just a block away from the host hotel, D.C. has been an ideal backdrop for this event, which […]

Do You Have the Winning Ballot?

In addition to networking and educational opportunities, the Channel Partners Conference & Expo hosts are giving away prizes for qualified channel partners. Back by popular demand, this trio of coveted prizes are sure to spur some excitement in the expo hall. A $1,500 GolfSmith Gift Card will be awarded on the show floor on Wednesday, […]

EDITOR’S LETTER

THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION lately has been on the impact of industry consolidation. PHONE+ devoted its cover story to it yet again last month. While this issue does not contain an article specifically on market consolidation, it informs everything our editors are writing about namely how to weather it. There are many ways the primary […]

Senate Committee Shoots Down Net Neutrality, States Wireless Rights

The Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006 will go to the Senate floor without provisions for net neutrality or protection of states rights for defending wireless consumers. The Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday wrapped up two days of hearings on the dozens of amendments to the proposed bill. Among its most controversial […]

Meet Campaign for Convergence Staffer Dawn Carter

For the past two-plus years, I’ve been the Exhibits Production Coordinator for the Channel Partners Conference & Expo (it certainly seems longer than that). I’m the one you see running around the Expo Hall floor with the microphone! I’m also the one who tenaciously contacts the exhibitors for company information. All for a good cause […]

Net Neutrality Debate Explodes Onto Telecom Reform Stage

The factions are rising against Bell interests this week, nearly seven days after the House Energy and Commerce Committee stripped net neutrality provisions from the most likely proposal so far for telecom reform. On Tuesday, Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., introduced the Network Neutrality Act of 2006 in the House, more as a means to draw […]

Partners Win Big in Vegas

Click here to view the photo gallery! TAKING A CUE FROM ITS host city, the Spring 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo focused on winning. Exhibitors, speakers and even the show host, PHONE+, got into the action with themed booths and prize giveaways. No stranger to victory, former NBA pro and MVP Charles Barkley kicked […]

COMPTEL Registration Tops Previous Numbers

The 25th anniversary of the COMPTEL PLUS Conference + Expo opened to record attendance on Sunday evening, as the association’s president and CEO, Earl Comstock, and board chairman, J. Sherman Henderson III, cut the ceremonial ribbon with the help of two San Diego Chargers cheerleaders. On Monday afternoon, COMPTEL said it already had surpassed its […]

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