Going the Distance

Strong winds and slightly chilly temperatures did not detract from a morning of sunshine and golf for the teams competing in Sunday’s CompTel/ASCENT Alliance tournament at the Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullterton, Calif., which was designed by Cal Olson and PGA legend Payne Stewart. It caters to all levels of play and features winding […]

Where Do We Go From Here?

Posted: 10/2003 Where Do We Go From Here? First Stop: State Regulatory Commissions By Josh Long The battle over wholesale phone rules will be fought at state public service commissions over the next year. Regulators have nine months to analyze whether there is adequate competition in a designated market to phase out rules that allow […]

PARTNER CHANNEL: Master Agent Celluphone Turns 20

Posted: 7/2003 Master Agent Celluphone Turns 20 Los Angeles-based Celluphone, a master agent in the wireless industry, has celebrated its 20th anniversary. It supports about 3,500 independent retailers in eight markets in California, Texas and Illinois. To my knowledge, says Celluphone founder and Chairman Mitch Mohr, only three organizations have operated under the same name […]

Bells Assemble Teams to Scrutinize Federal Order

The regional Bell operating companies have assigned teams of lawyers and other executives to examine a federal order that will shape the future of the telecommunications industry. The Bells are preparing for the moment the Federal Communications Commission releases a 600-page document governing new telephone and broadband rules. “We do not usually go to this […]

DSL Resale Ready to Hit One Out of the Park

Posted: 3/2003 DSL Resale Ready to Hit One Out of the Park By Tara Seals 2002 was like spring training for DSL after a long, cold off-season. The teams got warmed up and likely contenders began to emerge. This year, the access technology could hit a homer with end users, especially because the Big League […]

Phone Plus Prepaid: New IPCA Chairman Seeks Greater Visibility for Trade Group

Posted: 3/2003 New IPCA Chairman Seeks Greater Visibility for Trade Group Richard Harding, COO of 9278 Communications Inc., was elected 2003-2005 chairman of the International Prepaid Communications Association (IPCA), the trade group for the prepaid telecom industry. Other officers elected include L. Scott Cohen of AT&T Corp. as vice-chairman, Brad Schaffer of Global Network Technology […]

Pat Engels’ No RearviewMirror’

Posted: 2/2003 Pat Engels’ No Rearview Mirror’ New Qwest Wholesale EVP Looks at the Road Ahead By Khali Henderson Qwest Wholesale’s Pat Engels Qwest Communications International Inc. has had its share of problems — some as a result of the downturn and some self-inflicted — in the past year. With them have come the resignation […]

Telecom’s Equity Rebound: Will It be Short-lived?

Standard & Poor’s Integrated Telecommunications Services Index outperformed the S&P 500 during the first 10 days of the year, demonstrating optimism for a sector that has been hammered by losses for more than two years.  But Todd Rosenbluth, telecom services equity analyst with S&P, says he does not expect the telecom index to outperform the S&P […]

Homeland Security Act

Posted: 1/2003 special report To Serve & Protect Homeland Security Act: How Will Telecom Benefit? By Josh Long The new Homeland Security Act as well as heightened awareness of potential physical and cyber vulnerabilities are creating both obligations and opportunities for telecom service providers, their vendors and channel partners. TWENTY-TWO FEDERAL AGENCIES comprising 170,000 employees […]

In Box: Going Back on Their Word

Posted: 10/2002 Going Back on Their Word In response to an article on the PHONE+ website], it is interesting that BellSouth, SBC, Verizon and Qwest all claim UNE-P is sold at rates below cost and provides high profits to CLECs. All of these companies are concerned about the loss of access lines and the attendant […]

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