Cedar Point, TNCI Break New Ground With Deal

Cedar Point Communications Inc. and TransNational Communications Inc. (TNCI) have teamed up for a couple of firsts. TNCI will deploy Cedar Points SAFARI C³ Multimedia Switching System, a VoIP platform for SMBs, in its network, which makes it the first facilities-based offering for the national reseller. The agreement also marks Cedar Points entry into the […]

VoIPs Fertile Ground

THE SMALL AND MEDIUM business (SMB) market continues to be fertile ground for technology resellers and solutions providers with credentials in the VoIP arena. A recent survey of more than 200 members of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) found 74 percent of them have either sold VoIP solutions to small businesses (fewer than 100 […]

Hit the Ground Running

Editors Note: This article was based on the authors presentation at the Fall 2005 Channel Partners Conference & Expo. For more instructive seminars like this, go to the PHONE+ Web site to view the schedule for the spring 2006 event, March 1-3 in Las Vegas at When you do a good job installing new […]

Inbound LCR Gains Ground

Least-cost routing and disaster recovery have been understood and applied to outgoing calls for years. Programming a switch to select a traffic route is as old as the introduction of the PBX, but understanding that the same capabilities apply to incoming toll-free traffic has long been overlooked. Although the technology has been available since 1993, […]

Standing Watch

VoIP monitoring and quality assurance are growing in importance as IP-based voice services enter the mainstream. A number of vendors now offer tools designed specifically to help service providers and businesses monitor, analyze and test their IP-based voice networks and services. “VoIP is not as a simple as traditional data services. Dropped calls, latency and […]

Broadband Deregulation on Shaky Ground

Posted: 12/2003 Broadband Deregulation on Shaky Ground Laywers: Cable-Modem Ruling Undercuts Parity Case By Josh Long Sue Ashdown, president of the American ISP Association, says a recent court ruling may compel the FCC to think twice about easing the rules requiring the countrys largest local phone companies to open their broadband networks for use by […]

Countdown: Bells Gain Ground inLong-Distance War

Posted: 2/2003 Countdown: Bells Gain Ground in Long-Distance War By Josh Long THE LONG-STANDING WAR TO CONQUER long-distance customers is about to climax. The Bells are ready to invade the turf dominated by AT&T Corp., WorldCom Inc. and Sprint Corp. The four Bell operators have been granted federal authorization to provide voice and data long-distance […]

Carrier Channel: Fertile Ground

Posted: 06/2002 Fertile Ground By Fred DawsonTHERE’S NO DOUBT A COMBINATION of foot dragging in telecom deregulation worldwide and the collapse of big carrier initiatives in the international market has complicated life for anyone looking to provide global voice and data services to stateside enterprise customers. These complications mask the fact that, for the smart […]

Regulatory News – Competitors Gain Ground Against Verizon in Massachusetts

Posted: 02/2001 Competitors Gain Ground Against Verizon in Massachusetts By Kim Sunderland Verizon Communication’s ( application to provide InterLATA services in Massachusetts "came close" to meeting the FCC’s approval standard, but not close enough after concerns emerged regarding its high-speed Internet service. Because Verizon withdrew its bid at the 11th hour–in mid-December–it now won’t gain a […]

UNE-P Gains Ground

Posted: 01/2000 UNE-P Gains Ground By Ken Branson BellSouth Corp. (, in its effort to prevent competitive markets from being built in its territory, has made some progress selling its UNE platform (UNE-P) concept. Besides Access One Communications Inc. (, the company has two more customers it’s willing to identify, and claims to have others […]

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