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Telecom Associations Coalition to Lobby for Rural Consumers

As Congress prepares to address telecom reform for the second time in 10 years, four associations have formed the Coalition to Keep America Connected. The Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance, National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies and the Western Telecommunications Alliance held a press conference today announcing […]

XO Helps Keep UNE-P CLECs in the Neighborhood

XO Communications Inc.s Wholesale Local Voice services platform now can help CLECs serving residential customers transition off of the RBOCs UNE Platforms and instead use central office and transport services from XO to deliver telephone services. As the largest independent national local exchange carrier, XO can offer CLECs a more cost-effective facilities-based alternative to the […]

SBC to Keep Using Wholesaler WilTel

WilTel Communications and SBC Communications Inc. said today they have extended their relationship by signing a new master services deal good through 2009. WilTel, the Oklahoma-based wholesale carrier, earlier this year feared it could lose business with its biggest customer SBC if the No. 2 local phone company bought AT&T Corp. Fitch Ratings even had […]

Big Wheels Keep on Turning

Posted: 05/2005 Big Wheels Keep on Turning My brother-in-law asked me if there was anything new going on in the telecom market these days. I was attending his son’s third birthday party, so I realized he was just making conversation, but I couldn’t resist the retort: “Nothing unless you count the fact that SBC is […]

Diversify with Security Sales

Ken Mercer, senior vice president of master agency Telecom Brokerage Inc., is slated to speak on security sales at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in March. The topic hits on one of Mercers hot buttons: channel partner diversification. T@G caught up with Mercer in December. T@G: You are a big advocate of agents diversifying […]

Diversity Pays Off

Post-WorldCom and Global Crossing bankruptcies, agents have been forced to evaluate how much carrier diversity to offer in their portfolios. This month, T@G converses with three master agents about the advantages and disadvantages of carrier diversity. The main response? The only drawback to offering a variety of carriers is increasing the chance that salespeople and […]

Session Offers Tips on How to Get, Keep Customers

Know your customers and serve them well. First impressions count. Be proactive with customer relations to reduce churn. Those are three cornerstones to "Reducing Churn & Attracting New Customers," say three telco executives who will be on the Cisco Systems-hosted panel this afternoon. Other Cisco-sponsored panels address OSS solutions, multiservice edge technologies and deployment strategies […]

Session Offers Tips on How to Get, Keep Customers

Know your customers and serve them well. First impressions count. Be proactive with customer relations to reduce churn. Those are three cornerstones to "Reducing Churn & Attracting New Customers," say three telco executives who will be on the Cisco Systems-hosted panel this afternoon. Other Cisco-sponsored panels address OSS solutions, multiservice edge technologies and deployment strategies […]

Round Table

Posted: 1/2004 … ON NOV. 24, THE DAY WIRELESS PROVIDERS WERE REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT LOCAL NUMBER PORTABILITY, ALLOWING CUSTOMERS TO KEEP THEIR PHONE NUMBERS. Todays implementation of wireless local number portability is the advent of true intermodal competition. Kathleen Abernathy, Commissioner, FCC There have not been long lines in the stores, but there has been […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

Posted: 8/2003 Overheard… "Since January 1 of 2002, U.S. taxpayers have shelled out millions of dollars to keep afloat WorldCom/MCI, which is the poster child for ’90s-style corporate corruption in America. These inappropriate and outrageous contracts include the $45 million ‘sweetheart’/no-bid job that WorldCom/MCI was handed to rebuild the Iraqi cell phone system." –Will Thomas, […]

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