Soaring With Turkeys and Eagles

Only 5 percent of business lines are VoIP. This would indicate that we are just crossing the chasm for VoIP/SIP Trunking acceptance in the business community.

Peer-to-Peer Blog: Simply a Grilled Cheese Sandwich and SIP

While ITSPs have embraced SIP for years, the major ILECs are finally ready to join the party. However, an IP perspective requires greater speed, flexibility, imagination, innovation and an array of applications and services.

Must It Always Be Premise PBX Versus Hosted Service?

With the recent Broadvox announcement of a virtual PBX offering, I have been contacted by a number of VARs and OEMs asking for clarification of our product strategy. I find this interesting because Broadvox has always supported both premise-based and hosted solutions.

ILEC Humor

        By Peter Radizeski, President of RAD-INFO Here is a recent conversation I had with an ILEC: Me: “I want to get a quote for 10MB DIA.” ILEC: “Well, our DSL only goes to 6MB. Maybe we could bond them.” Me: “Is this Ethernet point-to-point?” ILEC: “There are routers that do that.” […]

Customer Relationships Require a Little More Attention

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO On Tom Peters blog, in a guest post, Steve asks: “In an age of interchangeable products and easily duplicated services, customer relationships have become one of the most powerful competitive advantages available to a business. Do you agree? “We all want our customers to believe I can’t get it anywhere else […]

ATLANTIC-ACM Delivers U.S. Metro Carrier Excellence Awards

Research firm ATLANTIC-ACM announced its 2007 U.S. Metro Carrier Excellence Awards yesterday at the COMPTEL PLUS Convention & EXPO. The awards are based on the results of ATLANTIC-ACMs 2007 Metro Carrier Report Card, which evaluates the performance of metro carriers by their wholesale and business customers and is based on more than 3,000 individual carrier […]

Eschelon Telecom to Serve as CMP Case Study

Eschelon Telecom Inc. today will serve as a case study for how to successfully negotiate the change management process (CMP) clause of an ILEC interconnection agreement. Gregory Merz, a principal at Gray, Plant, Mooty helped the Minnesota-based CLEC seal the deal; he will head a panel that will give CLECs tips for following Eschelons lead. […]

Thoughts on the FCC

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Special access pricing flexibility. Forbearance petitions. The 700MHz wireless spectrum auction rules. These are just some of the major issues facing the FCC now. (The FCC has not ruled on long ignored issues such as inter-carrier compensation, virtual-NXX, and USF reform, but has had plenty of time for indecency). I did […]

ZONE Telecom Debuts ILEC MVNO

ZONE Telecom Inc. (Booth 420) debuted a new wireless program for ILECs reselling its services. ZONE Mobile is the companys version of an MVNO. ILECs choose from a range of bundling options and can brand the services to their liking. The service was expected to be available during the third quarter of 2007. A recent […]

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