landscape

 

Fitting In

Fitting In Amidst movements by Cisco Systems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to integrate conferencing as simply one more application within a unified communications framework, Web and audio conferencing service providers are taking stock of the opportunities and threats within a newly converged landscape of collaboration and are repositioning to compete.

ROUND TABLE

… On whats on the regulatory horizon for 2007. The USF, and continued mergers and acquisitions will dominate the regulatory landscape. The map is getting reconfigured.Blair Levin, Stifel Nicolaus analyst The focus will shift from Congress to the FCC, where USF and intercarrier compensation reform will take center stage. The Missoula Plan, shaped in part […]

Launch Conferencing Introduces Recording, Replay Service

Launch Conferencing announced Wednesday its new product service for conferencing resellers internationally. The service Recording and Replay enables conference moderators to easily access and manage their audio conference recordings online. Using a Web interface, moderators can set replay options, send invitations, view reports, order CDs and more. In addition, resellers are able to offer their […]

Midterm Elections Could Change Regulatory Landscape

Washington is a tense place to be right now, said one panelist during COMPTEL’s legislative update session on Monday. With the midterm elections just a few weeks away, everyone in telecom is on tenterhooks, waiting to see who will lead House and Senate committees that guide communications law. If the Democrats win in November, the […]

Regulatory Workshop to Explore Weighty Issues

Hazy VoIP oversight. Megamergers. No more UNE-P mandates. Reclassification of the Bells DSL services. So much is happening in the regulatory landscape it can be hard to keep up. Thursdays regulatory workshop, New Landscape, New Challenges, sponsored by Dickstein Shapiro LLP, will help COMPTEL members learn more about the issues affecting them, as well as […]

CEO Forum Explores the Changing Landscape of Communications

From regulatory changes to evolving networks and product sets, the competitive industry has endured unprecedented and rapid change over the past few years. To get a sanity check on current challenges and future opportunities, leading CEOs will share their insights in a roundtable discussion today at 2:30 p.m. led by CompTel President and CEO Earl […]

Survey Says…

Compensation for channel partners is changing in response to competition and new product sets, according to results of PHONE+’s agent compensation survey, which received nearly two dozen responses. The poll reprises one conducted in fall 2002. Respondents to the 2004 survey reported a majority of their revenue from network services with hardware and consulting typically […]

Mapping the New Long-Distance Landscape

At the end of 2003, there were 631 longdistance carriers in the United States that generated $86.3 billion in interexchange revenue, according to ATLANTIC-ACM’s new study “The New Long Distance Landscape 2004-2009: Sizing & Share.” Regulatory events throughout 2003 and this year are dramatically altering the long-distance landscape, however, and these carriers face a turbulent, […]

Panel Discusses Local Landscape

Executives of three big telecommunications companies on Monday afternoon are set to discuss a core component of the business with indirect sales partners: selling local service. The panel is slated to feature executives from BellSouth Corp., ITC^DeltaCom Inc. and XO Communications Inc. ITC^DeltaCom Inc. is a relative newcomer to the agent world. The company, based […]

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