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Money Hard to Find in SMB Voice

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO VoIP has taken quite a few hits in the press lately. Vonage and patent fights. SunRocket closing. The E-911 issue. The viability of the pure play VoIP provider is in question. Not just from a net neutrality standpoint either. More from a financial model. Most people looking to move to VoIP […]

ACC Business Celebrates Agents

ACC Business (Booths 208-210) is hosting a Club Unlimited event for its agents during the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. The ACC Business invitation-only event will take place on Aug. 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Cabinet Room of the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Club Unlimited is a program that honors and […]

ACC Business Celebrates Agents

ACC Business is hosting a Club Unlimited event for exceptional agents at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C.

Join the Campaign for Convergence at Channel Partners Expo

With the spring show just one month past, it may be hard to believe that we already are hard at work on the fall show lineup. Today we announced our theme — Campaign for Convergence. (See story.) The event will focus on how indirect sales organizations can source and promote convergence technologies and solutions to […]

Level 3 Completes Acquisition of WilTel

Level 3 Communications Inc. said today it has completed its acquisition of WilTel Communications Group LLC. The wholesaler paid Leucadia National Corp., WilTels parent company, 115 million shares of Level 3 common stock and $386 million in cash. The deal between the two former rivals was announced in late October and was expected to close […]

TELEHOUSE Offers Managed Services

Colocation and data center provider TELEHOUSE America said today it now offers around-the-clock managed services. Carrier clients can opt for a range of services, including database management, administration, clustering design and implementation, and redundant solutions targeting enterprise applications, such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL server. Users also can monitor network and server status over the […]

They Say That Merging Up Is Hard To Do

“I think there is a lot of buzz in the industry right now about further consolidation.”- XO CEO Carl Grivner Driven by a frenzy of activity in the wireless industry, the megamergers reminiscent of the dotcom era have resurfaced - but the same cannot be said for competitive wireline providers. Competitors like McLeodUSA Inc. are still grappling […]

Between a Rock & a Hard Place

The telecom industry is stuck in a legal morass. Local phone companies have begun entering negotiations with the regional Bells to lease their networks, potentially replacing government-mandated rates that are the subject of years of litigation. At the same time, though, the biggest long-distance phone companies and smaller providers are hoping the U.S. Supreme Court […]

CONTRACTS & DEALS

Posted: 3/2004 CONTRACTS & DEALS Boston Communications Group Inc. (bcgi), a provider of transaction processing solutions, has announced partnerships with ACI Worldwide Inc. and Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications Ltd. (MTel), part of Nigerian Telecommunications Limited. ACI, an international provider of enterprise e-payment solutions, has signed a multiyear agreement to integrate bcgis ATM Recharge with ACIs BASE24 […]

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