FCC Releases DSL Deregulation Order

The FCC on Friday released the order on its decision earlier this summer to deregulate DSL. The document clarified the FCCs August move to free the Bell companies from obligations to make their DSL networks available to independent Internet service providers. It was still too early Monday afternoon for many of the RBOCs and various […]

Ernest Adds New Market to Coverage Area

Ernest Communications (Booths 406-408), a provider of local and long-distance services, will expand its footprint significantly in the remainder of 2005, with expected nationwide coverage, the company announced. Ernest is opening 10 new markets to complement its already expanded coverage across the United States. This month, Ernest opens for business in the following Verizon markets: […]

AireSpring Becomes Independent RespOrg

AireSpring Inc. (Booths 313-315) announces it has become certified as an independent responsible organization or RespOrg and as such now has access to the 800 Service Management System (SMS/800) to reserve and set up routing information for toll-free numbers. While many resellers rely on their underlying carriers for number assignment and routing, AireSpring decided to […]

PHONE+ Launches CSP Network

PHONE+ magazine today went live with its new Web site, Converged Solutions Providers (CSP) Network. PHONE+ editors created the new partner portal, CSP Network, as a resource for converged solutions providers agents, VARs and VADs, systems integrators, interconnects, aggregators, consultants, independent sales representatives and other business partners. Partners sales organizations have to expand their product […]

Telefonica Chooses iBasis

iBasis Inc., a wholesale provider that distributes international long-distance, VoIP and prepaid calling cards, says Telefonica Deutschland GmbH, an independent IP carrier in Germany, is its newest customer. Telefonica is interconnecting with iBasis so it can deliver VoIP services to ISPs, other carriers and corporate customers. Telefonica says using iBasis means the company can expand […]

PNG Releases uSecure for Internet Customers

PowerNet Global Communications has launched its uSecure Internet Security Suite, an all-in one Internet protection package for homes and small offices. The service is powered by Bsecure and sold through PowerNet Globals affinity groups and independent agents. The uSecure package includes software for parental control, anti-virus, firewall, instruction detection and spam protection; and pop-up and […]

NGT Contracts with Excell Services

Wholesale VoIP provider New Global Telecom says it has contracted Excell Services to provide directory assistance and operator services for its 6DegreesIP suite. Arizona-based Excell Services is an independent provider for wholesalers. Its services also include inbound customer care.

VoiceLog Offers Internet-Transaction Verification

Third-party verification company VoiceLog LLC today announced the availability of NetTPV, its newest service for verifying Internet-based business-to-consumer and business-to-business transactions. NetTPV allows companies to prove that a consumer agreed to almost any kind of sale or other transaction, over e-mail or the telephone. To use NetTPV, a client company gives VoiceLog the agreement in […]

PowerNet Expands Phone Packages to Maryland

PowerNet Global Communications on Thursday announced packages of local and long-distance phone service for residential customers in Maryland, bringing to 10 the number of states where the Cincinnati-based company markets bundled offers through independent sales agents and affinity groups. The company also said it is offering custom calling features for its bundled services in Florida, […]

Telstra Offers Private-Network VoIP

Telstra Inc., a service provider, today unveiled T-VoIP, its version of IP telephony, for sale to companies worldwide.“T-VoIP is based on Telstra’s global IP VPN platform that is backed by our service level agreements,” says Dan Kerth, president and COO of Telstra. “Companies can combine voice and data traffic to maximize their return on investment and […]

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