MegaPath, Netifice Wrap Up Merger

VPN and managed services providers Netifice Communications Inc. and MegaPath Networks Inc. have completed their merger, which the companies announced in February. They did not disclose the terms of the transaction, although they did say Netifices acquisition of MegaPath involved an undisclosed amount in stock and cash, and included $35 million in additional funding from […]

PreCash, Brightpoint to Process Prepaid Virgin Mobile Minutes

PreCash Inc. is developing a payment processing platform for Virgin Mobile USA accounts; independent PreCash and Brightpoint Inc. dealers will use the application to recharge customers Virgin Mobile prepaid airtime. Through its Accesspoint Dealer Network program, mobile phone distributor Brightpoint will let dealers buy Virgin Mobile ePIN prepaid wireless payments using PreCash’s Web interface. Eligible […]

Qpass Delivers Revenue Assurance White Paper on Off-Portal Transactions

QPass has made available an independent white paper it commissioned, authored by market research consultancy iGR, which examines the business model for off-portal content distribution. The study finds that in their efforts to embrace new off-portal offerings, many mobile operators are actually incurring losses due to the escalating and complex costs associated with off-portal content […]

INDATEL: One Group 23 States

The Independent Alliances Telecom Group (INDATELgroup, Booth 616), a trade association of carriers, has grown its membership to include nearly half of the United States. New Yorks Independent Optical Network (ION) and Indianas Fiber Network (IFN) are the latest to join. All 23 statewide networks are owned by the independent telephone companies in their respective […]

Brightpoint Signs Agreements With RTX America, ECCB, Handango

Brightpoint (Booth 229) has announced that its subsidiary, Brightpoint North America L.P., has signed several distribution agreements with key vendors. First, Brightpoint will distribute RTX America Inc. devices including the RTX DUALphone, a cordless phone that supports VoIP softphones and regular landline services. The dual functionality phone is targeted for the Brightpoint sales channels including […]

FutureLink Rolls Out New Agent Compensation Plan

VoIP service provider FutureLink FSS Inc. (Booth 828) announced today the rollout of its new agent compensation plan. FutureLink sells its products exclusively through agents and resellers. Sales agents participating in the FutureLink partner program are independent contractors and are paid aggressive upfont bonuses as well as outstanding residual commissions, said the company. This strategy […]

BriteRain Agents to Market VoX VoIP

Master agency BriteRain LP has signed on to market VoX Communications Corp.s VoIP services through its more than 150,000 independent agents. BriteRain already offers products and services from partners including AireSpring Inc., Broadwing Communications LLC and XO Communications Inc. VoIP is a cost-competitive alternative to regular telephone service, says Robert Mahler, president and CEO of […]

INDATELgroup Adds Two New Members

The INDATELgroup (Booth 911) has added two new members to its organization. The Independent Optical Network (ION) has deployed a statewide network within New York. The Indiana Fiber Network (IFN) has established a statewide network within Indiana. These two groups bring the total number of members represented by the INDATELgroup up to 24 across 23 […]

VoiceLog Releases Best Practices for Third-Party Verification

VoiceLog LLC (Booth 704), provider of third-party verification services, has released its new report, Best Practices in Third-Party Verification, which lists 24 recommendations for meeting regulatory requirements and successfully obtaining customer consent. We hope these guidelines will be useful both to the telecom and utility clients we serve, and to other companies that may be […]

Power & Tel Joins Hatteras Channel Partner Program

Hatteras Networks (Booth 204), a provider of last-mile Ethernet bonded copper access and service platforms, announces that Power & Telephone Supply Co. (Power & Tel, Booth 215) has joined its Channel Provider Program. The agreement, which includes Hatteras Networks HN4000, HN4000 VN and HN400 service creation platforms, enables Power & Tel to deliver up to […]

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