XO Eyes Greater Enterprise Roll

XO Communications announced new initiatives this week to expand its presence in the enterprise market, including a new enterprise sales and support organization, an enhanced network, recently expanded IP service offerings and targeted guarantees. The new Enterprise Solutions Group (ESG) is focused on delivering products to help enterprises gain efficiencies and improve performance of their […]

CompTIA Commits to Convergence

Brian Wiser, the new chairman of CompTIA, says the global association for the IT industry, is making convergence issues a greater priority a transition that is dictated by the market. CompTIA is not longer a homogenous group of VARs. It hasnt been for some time, said Wiser, noting the Convergence Section is an important subgroup […]

Vanco Launches NetDirect

Virtual network operator Vanco (Booth 601) at the COMPTEL PLUS Convention and EXPO launched Vanco NetDirect, designed to give customers greater DSL access to Direct Internet Access, as well as MPLS coverage. Customers select and provision the services through a Web portal. Once signed in to the system, users can enter each site location and […]

Tailored Solutions Satisfy Customers

Enterprise customers demand a higher level of service and a portfolio targeted at their needs. So a standard menu of products and services just wont satisfy. During Tuesdays session The Customer Is Always Right: Tailoring Offerings for the Enterprise, enterprise customers including John Graf, director of IT of Kalypsys Inc., a San Diego-based company in […]

FCC Broadband Report Promotes Calls for Greater Penetration

The number of U.S. broadband Internet subscribers grew by 34 percent in 2004, but some policymakers fear that increase is happening too slowly. The FCC yesterday released data on high-speed Internet connections, information, which facilities-based broadband providers must supply twice a year. Even though the number of residential, business and other subscribers jumped to 37.9 […]


Posted: 4/2003 Overheard… "It can best be described as our day of the hanging chad. We got three votes, and we don’t want to go back and count them again." –David W. Dorman, chairman and CEO, AT&T Corp., during his keynote address at the Comptel Annual Conference & Exposition, referring to the FCC’s Triennial Review […]

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 […]

The Letter – What a Difference a Day Makes

Posted: 11/2001 The Letter What a Difference a Day Makes As you read this issue, it is a month and a half from the fateful Sept. 11 attacks on America. As we prepare it, it is only a week and a half. We debated about whether there would be a disconnect to tie this issue […]

No Carrier Is an Island

Posted: 08/2000 No Carrier Is an Island A n identifiable shift is occurring in the way business is conducted today, EDS ( chairman and CEO Dick Brown said during his keynote address at the June SUPERCOMM 2000 in Atlanta.“Communities of companies will triumph over individual companies,” Brown says, reasoning the customer experience is no longer […]

Business News – Sprint Improves Wholesale Order Management

Posted: 06/2000 Sprint Improves Wholesale Order Management Sprint Wholesale ( will expand its portfolio of e-business applications with the release of two new solutions that permit greater customer management and control in order management.The Sprint Wholesale DeskTop Manager III and Sprint Wholesale InfoLink, electronic order management tools, will replace previous order-entry tools utilizing Sprint Mail […]

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