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Don’t Keep Your Head in the Sand!

If you are in the channel and you are not taking the time to understand the current regulatory environment or more importantly, the pending regulatory environment, you are doing your company a disservice. There are many issues that are being debated in Congress, the FCC and the state PUCs that, ultimately, will impact the way […]

Channel Partners Debuts Radio Show

Today, the Channel Partners Expo is debuting it’s own show on Web radio (see story). Every Wednesday at 4 ET, we will be previewing hot opportunities and critical issues that will be presented at the upcoming show. Listen Live to find out what we have in story for D.C.  

Stevens: New Telecommunications Law Around the Corner

The Senate Commerce Committee should present proposed legislation for a rewrite of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 after Congress’s Easter recess, Sen. Ted Stevens told COMPTEL members on Monday during the association’s 25th anniversary keynote speech. Stevens, an Alaska Republican, is chairman of the committee, which has been working to overhaul communications regulation. He plans […]

Pack Up Your Circuits: VoIP is Moving In

Moving everything to VoIP may seem an obvious step, but economically and efficiently connecting service provider and enterprise VoIP networks is the key. Panelists today will discuss the driving factors behind successful VoIP migration for end user and service provider alike. Session leader Michael Khalilian, president of the IMS Forum (formerly IPCC) and CTO at […]

A Tough Act to Follow

We gather here at COMPTEL PLUS just a little more than 10 years after the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was passed. While the legislation was created to offer industry players more certainty about the competitive environment, it turned out to be a decade of surprises. The Act held much promise to promote competition among carriers […]

Kelley Drye & Warren Partners Present Regulatory, Business Panels

For the second consecutive COMPTEL show, experts from Kelley Drye & Warren LLP will lead a series of panels examining new rules and pending regulatory matters that impact IP-based service, alternative last-mile facilities, wireless resale and other significant next-generation business plans. First up, from 8 – 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, is the seminar The […]

Spirent to IPTV Providers: You Will Be Tested on This

Service providers offering IPTV services for the first time will have just one chance to satisfy customers, so they better get it right the first time, said Spirent plc Vice President Bahaa Moukadam. That means service providers need to be able to control the subscriber experience and deliver a high-quality picture. Delivering a good subscriber […]

Juniper Addresses Service Providers Operational Issues

Theres a lot of exciting talk and flashy demos relating to Ethernet, IPTV and other technologies and services this week at TelecomNEXT. So, as is often the case, it is easy to let boring stuff like operational costs get pushed to the back of bus. But OAM&P is a major concern for service providers, so […]

Stevens to Keynote COMPTEL PLUS With Special Guest Martin

This afternoon at COMPTEL PLUS in San Diego will be devoted to a keynote speech discussing the telecom policy changes floating throughout Washington, D.C. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, during the 25th Anniversary COMPTEL event, will highlight his work on and expectations for updates to the Telecommunications Act of 1996; he will be followed by special […]

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