MCI to Hold Talks with Qwest

Qwest Communications International Inc.s pleas for MCI to seriously consider its revised $8 billion takeover bid have apparently fallen on receptive ears. MCI Inc. said today it will talk with Qwest about the latest proposal, and that Verizon Communications Inc. the company first in line for the acquisition has given MCI a two-week window in […]

Vero Systems to Hold Users Group Meeting

Vero Systems Inc. (Booth 200), a sponsor of the CompTel/ASCENT Convention & Expo, is holding its annual Vero Systems Acuite Users Group and Conference on Thursday at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Among the topics tentatively scheduled for the invitation-only meeting is a discussion of the Acuite product roadmap and how the new features will […]

Channel Partners Chicago Style

TAG National’s Dale Stein moderates VoIP Toolkit: Part II. The Fall Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Chicago let agents, VARs, VADs and others dig into issues tastier than a deep-dish pizza. No matter how you sliced it, the show was topped with a range of exhibitors, vendors’ newly rolledout agent programs and fun, informative […]

Channel Partners Fall 2004, Hold the Anchovies

Channel Partners Chicago-style kicked off yesterday with an agenda packed with more content than a Chicago deep-dish pizza. Sponsored by Telegration Inc., the education program for the fall conference revolves around new service opportunities and new revenue areas for agents, VARs and other distribution partners. A packed general session followed the keynote address from fabled […]

Hold The Phone

Posted: 10/2003 Hold The Phone Competing FTC, FCC and State Do-Not-Call Rules Create Confusion By Joseph Sanscrainte On July 29, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its final rules regarding the fees to be imposed on entities accessing its do-not-call registry. This is the last piece of a complex puzzle that began to be assembled […]

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 […]

NextWave War Rages

Posted: 10/2001 NextWave War Rages FCC Takes Battle to High Court While Industry Questions Auction Process By Khali Henderson Embattled would-be carrier’s carrier NextWave Telecom Inc. is facing another challenge to its claim on the 95 PCS licenses it won in May 1996 at an entrepreneur’s “C Block” auction. As a result of the years-long […]

Maintaining Sales-Force Fitness

Posted: 12/1998 Maintaining Sales-Force Fitness By Jonathan B. Haller Editor’s Note: This is the second of two parts. Last month’s article discussed the dearth of qualified telecom sales representatives. This month’s column covers maintaining sales-force readiness. There is a two-pronged challenge plaguing the communications industry. The first, discussed in last month’s column, is that more […]

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