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How Is the Agent Channel Organized?

The indirect channel for communications network services has evolved somewhat differently than those for voice and data telephony gear. Those channels have a relatively straightforward structure with the vendor working directly with a dealer/reseller or using a distributor to supply product to its indirect sales partners. In the carrier world, there is a more complex […]

How Is the Agent Channel Organized?

The indirect channel for communications network services has evolved somewhat differently than those for voice and data telephony gear. Those channels have a relatively straightforward structure with the vendor working directly with a dealer/reseller or using a distributor to supply product to its indirect sales partners. In the carrier world, there is a more complex […]

Mpower Acquires ICG, Signs Contract with Tierzero

Mpower Communications (Booth 611) announced it has acquired ICG Communications Inc.s California customer base and network assets in California. The acquisition provides Mpower with a statewide SONET fiber network with fiber rings in six major metropolitan markets and 128 on-net fiber-lit commercial buildings. It also provides a wholesale channel for Mpower as it becomes a […]

Volo Signs International VoIP Deals

Wholesale provider Volo Communications Inc. said today at the CompTel/ASCENT Spring 2005 Convention & Expo in New Orleans it has signed deals with a number of international companies who will offer their customers VoIP services using Volos VoiceOne broadband voice technology. Several CLECs, IXCs, cable and wireless operators, ISPs and resellers in the U.K., Canada […]

Grande Expands Footprint of VoIP Offering

Texas-based Grande Communications (Booth 305), which provides residences and businesses with high-speed Internet access, and local and long-distance phone and cable services, has expanded its VoIP terminations product to 39 markets in Florida, Georgia, Indiana and Texas. The product covers several tier 2 and tier 3 markets; it is available to CLECs, IXCs and carriers. […]

FCC: IXCs Must Pay

The FCC ruled April 22 long-distance carriers must pay local phone companies access charges when they route calls over the Internet if the traffic originates and terminates on the PSTN controlled by SBC Communications Inc. and other regional Bells. In a lawsuit filed against AT&T Corp., SBC is seeking to recover $141 million in access […]

IXCs Back Cableco in Wholesale Deal

Posted: 2/2004 IXCs Back Cableco in Wholesale Deal By Josh Long MCI and Sprint Corp. have entered a new wholesale venture helping cable operators provide millions of consumers local and long-distance phone service on the cheap. Some say the move could support the companies battles with the Bells. Time Warner Cable, the second biggest cable […]

Optical Delusions:

Posted: 2/2003 Optical Delusions: Wavelengths Slow to Reach Potential By Khali Henderson YOU KNOW THOSE FIREWORKS that shoot way up in the sky, explode with a bang and then literally fizzle out? They are a little like wavelength services. They had a bright future when they burst on the scene four years ago — analysts […]

Consolidation or Bust!

Posted: 09/2002 Consolidation or Bust! Powell Might Like Bell-IXC Mergers, But Bells Are Wary By Fred Dawson FCC CHAIRMAN MICHAEL POWELL’S recent suggestion that acquisition of WorldCom Inc. by an RBOC might be a good idea was widely condemned by many in the telecom industry as another sign that the fix is in on a […]

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