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This Week in Differentiation

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Zimbra-Comcast. Funambol-EarthLink. M5-SimulScribe. Intelliverse-Webex-Jabra-Creative. Yep, providers are finally getting that if you have to get beyond basic, you have to be customer-centric. You have to show true benefit. For the VoIP Providers like M5 and Intelliverse, these moves mean that they take a nice big step to side of the rest […]

Sandy Beaches Is Giving Away Mens 2007 Final Four Tickets

Calling all college hoops fans! You might want to brush up on your shooting skills because it could increase your chance to win two lower-level tickets plus hotel accommodations to the NCAA Mens Final Four Basketball Championship in the Georgia Dome, March 31 – April 2. In conjunction with the COMPTEL PLUS Spring EXPO, Sandy […]

The Essential Guide to Channel Partners Swag

Trade show-compatible shoes: check! Logoed golf shirts: check! Aspirin for show floor aches and pains: check! Gambling money: check! Several thousand business cards: check! Yep it looks like youre ready for the Channel Partners Conference & Expo! But as you pack, please remember to bring an extra suitcase youre going to need it for all […]

TelePacific to Buy Fellow CLEC Arrival

Now that TelePacific Communications serves the Central California market thanks to its Pac-West acquisition last year, the company is expanding in that area with another merger announced on Wednesday. TelePacific Communications said it will buy Arrival Communications, gaining 64,000 access line equivalents in California, and giving wholesale customers use of Arrivals network and colocation facilities. […]

TelePacific Goes Wholesale

When TelePacific Communications bought Mpower Communications Corp. in August, it also took on that carriers successful wholesale division. The same people and services now operate under the TelePacific umbrella, giving the California-based CLEC another line of business. TelePacifics Russ Shipley The move is significant for TelePacific, which has made its name as a retail carrier. […]

BellSouth Denies Giving Records to NSA, Copps Calls for FCC Inquiry

BellSouth Corp. says it has conducted an internal review to determine whether it gave customer phone records to the National Security Agency, as was reported last week by USA Today, and announced that it did not. BellSouth on Monday did say the question was whether it had provided the information under a contract with the […]

Barkley Meets the Press

Yesterday, Mike Saxby and I had a brush with fame during a pre-show meeting with former NBA pro Charles Barkley, the keynote speaker for this weeks Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Talk about larger than life. Sir Charles is just that, literally. When I asked him about his favorite gadgets, his special edition black Motorola […]

Win Big at Channel Partners Expo

In addition to networking and educational opportunities, PHONE+ is raffling off great prizes to qualified channel partner attendees.

USTA Gets New Name, Offices, Web Site

The US Telecom Association is giving itself a makeover. The organization, which formerly called itself the United States Telecom Association, on Monday is moving into new offices and unveiling a new logo and Web address. Executives say they want to better reflect the groups role in Washington advocating for forward-looking, innovative communications companies. US Telecoms […]

Giving Blackberry a Black Eye?

While Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) has been the heavyweight of the enterprise mobile data market with its Blackberry product, there’s a new contender in town that may have the staying power to face RIM in the ring. JP Mobile Inc. is in the corner with SureWave Mobile Connect, available for private label. SureWave is […]

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