COMPTEL Searches for New CEO

Earl Comstock resigned as president and CEO of COMPTEL on May 30. COMPTEL is shopping for a new president and CEO following the late May resignation of Earl Comstock, who served in the role for two years. COMPTEL named Jerry James, former president of Grande Communications Networks Inc. and a past COMPTEL chairman, as its […]

Cisco Targets Small Businesses

Peter Rando, manager of product marketing, demos the UC500 at the Cisco Partner Summit Technology and Solutions Forum. The UC500 is the box on the bottom. It is topped by the CE520, the WAN controller and the IPcelerate IPsmartSuite module. In an effort to increase its market share among SMBs, Cisco Systems Inc. announced the […]

Just What Are You Looking For?

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO In response to Khali Henderson’s story about PlanetOne’s exclusive Platinum offer, I am wondering what agents are looking for. Is 1 percent to 3 percent more of commission what you want? Better back-office support? Easier quoting ability? (I would like that, especially from L3, Sprint, Embarq, Qwest and GX.) Sales Training? […]

Cablevision Sets its Sights on the Channel

Photo by Brian Stanton Cablevisions Joe Magliulo, Optimum Lightpaths Matt Grover and Cablevisions Kevin Potente are leading the cablecos efforts to boost commercial sales through indirect channels for its triple-play and metro Ethernet services. When you think of leading media and entertainment companies, Cablevision Systems Corp. is sure to come to mind. In addition to […]

Its a Great Time to Be Big!

I GOT A LIFT OUT OF PHONE+ Editor Khali Hendersons May editorial about politics, policy, megamergers and metal-eating giants. I especially appreciated her comment, Its good to be big right now, because Im the guy who made that remark to her. I believe Khali and I are kindred spirits in many respects, so I could […]

Meet Campaign for Convergence Staffer Khali Henderson

Many of you know me as Editor in Chief of PHONE+ magazine. Thats just one of my roles. I also am part of the team that produces the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. I recommend topics for the educational conference, moderate panels and support our marketing campaign. I have been working on the show for eight years. […]

Qwest Taps Wholesale Veteran to Lead Unit

Roland Thornton In December, Roland R. Thornton was promoted to executive vice president, wholesale markets, for Qwest Communications International Inc., replacing Teresa Taylor, who is now executive vice president and chief human resources officer. While Qwests CEO Richard Notebaert is known for seemingly dramatic shifts in his top management team every few years, his new […]

Self-Service Networking a Snap

Posted: 1/2004 Self-Service Networking a Snap By Khali Henderson ISPs, wireless ISPs and their channel partners targeting residential, SOHO and small business accounts with Internet connectivity are challenged by the increasingly service-intensive requirements of these low-margin clients as they move to more sophisticated networking. One company, Leus Networks, aims to change that by making networking […]

Carrier Channel: Qwest Wholesale Under New Management

Posted: 8/2003 Qwest Wholesale Under New Management By Khali Henderson Teresa Taylor Qwest’s Wholesale Markets Group is under new management — again. Teresa Taylor, the third executive vice president for the operating unit in less than a year, told PHONE+ the change-up is by design. CEO Dick Notebaert’s design to be exact. His strategy, she […]


Posted: 5/2003 Power Play Con Edison Communications Taps Into SMBs Using Outsourcing Model By Khali Henderson CEC’s Peter Rust Con Edison Communications (CEC), a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Inc., introduced in mid-March PowerNet Internet and PowerCall Voice Services — marking the four-year-old company’s foray into the small and medium-sized business markets in the New York […]

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