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FiberNet Restructures Finances

FiberNet Telecom Group Inc., a company selling wholesale capacity to communications providers in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, announced Thursday it has completed an agreement to restructure its financial obligations. FiberNet converted $66 million of debt into equity, leaving the company with $33.4 million in debt. The New York-based carrier’s carrier issued 440,000,000 shares […]

In Box

Posted: 07/2002 In Box SPs Lack Bite with SLAs In response to "SLAs need Teeth" (PHONE+, May 2002, Soapbox by Peter H. Salus, click here,) NetTest’s Fastnet offers SLA verification that can and is used by large enterprise and government organizations as well as, service providers looking to justify their SLAs. I do however agree […]

SLAs Need Teeth

Posted: 05/2002 SLAs Need Teeth By Peter H. Salus WE’VE ALL EXPERIENCED POOR NET CONNECTIVITY — ranging from no connection, to slow connection to static downloading. To improve the quality of our connection, and our ISP relations some providers have been offering service level agreements (SLAs). But, in fact there is no way of really proving […]

Partner Channel: Venicom Beams Up Success with Data Focus

Posted: 1/2002 Partner Channel Venicom Beams Up Success with Data Focus By Tara Seals Venicom’s Scottsdale, Ariz. office is one of six. President and CEO Rob Goble says the company succeeds because agents do what they’re supposed to– sales and marketing. Venicom Inc. launched its trek through the universe of telecom in 1999 by catering […]

Partner Channel – GSTI: A Tale of Tennis, Telephony

Posted: 10/2001 Partner Channel GSTI: A Tale of Tennis, Telephony Since incorporating in 1993, Florida-based Global Systems Telecom Inc. (GSTI)) has grown into a successful master agency, which boasts national contracts and hundreds of subagents. Paul Silicato Support is the secret to success with a subagent model, say cofounders Mark Solomon and Paul Silicato. A […]

Business News – Companies Seeking Money Miss Mark on Business Plan, Experts Say

Posted: 07/2001 Business News Companies Seeking Money Miss Mark on Business Plan, Experts Say By Josh Long With investors remaining ever vigilant as the bankruptcy line grows longer, telecommunications companies must present a comprehensive financial model in order to garner funding, experts said at the ASCENT 2001 Spring Conference and Exposition in Dallas. That premise […]

Service Providers Window-shop for SFA Hosting

Posted: 12/2000 Service Providers Window-shop for SFA Hosting By Aldo Morri Hosted sales automation is is attracting attention like a fleet of shiny 2001 model cars, but service providers aren’t exactly driving them off the lot, preferring a "kick the tires" approach. Further, many are hesitant to discuss their plans because, in some cases, they […]

Going Once, Going Twice…

Posted: 08/2000 Going Once, Going Twice… Bandwidth’s on the Auction Block By Khali Henderson In early June, bandwidth trading floor RateXchange Corp. (www.ratexchange.com) conducted what is believed to be the largest online auction to date.On behalf of an unnamed carrier, the company commenced on June 7 five separate auctions of bandwidth in Europe valued at […]

Business News – Sprint Improves Wholesale Order Management

Posted: 06/2000 Sprint Improves Wholesale Order Management Sprint Wholesale (www.sprintbiz.com) will expand its portfolio of e-business applications with the release of two new solutions that permit greater customer management and control in order management.The Sprint Wholesale DeskTop Manager III and Sprint Wholesale InfoLink, electronic order management tools, will replace previous order-entry tools utilizing Sprint Mail […]

IP Call Control Still Under Construction

Posted: 10/1999 IP Call Control Still Under Construction By Charlotte Wolter Building the standards for call control in IP networks is an ongoing process, though the effort has reached an important milestone with H.248 Large-scale deployments of Internet protocol (IP) telephone networks still have failed to materialize, despite several years of feverish interest and investigation […]

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