Courtesy Call

Better late than never. That may be an old axiom, but tardiness generally is considered discourteous and can wear on even the best of relationships. Oops Im Late!, a new mobile phone application, can help busy, and occasionally tardy, mobile workers preserve their business associations by notifying the people with whom they are scheduled to […]

COMPTEL’s Comstock Resigns

Earl Comstock has resigned as president and CEO of COMPTEL, the competitive carrier association announced late Wednesday. Jerry James, former president of Grande Communications and a past chairman of COMPTEL, will serve as interim CEO of COMPTEL, effective immediately. Comstock said he is leaving COMPTEL to pursue other interests. He served as head of the […]

Feeling Blue?

Are you looking for some top-notch entertainment during Channel Partners? If so, Blue Man Group is the ticket! It definitely is one of the most unique shows I’ve ever seen, and the visuals throughout the performance are amazing. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did! Just be sure to be on […]

Improved Masergy Financials Bode Well for Agents

Thanks to some first-time positive financials, Masergy Communications Inc. recently has been able to price its products and services more competitively, giving its agents more options and benefits as they compete against major carriers. Masergy, founded in late 2000, made news in late June when it announced it had become EBITDA-positive. Most analysts and investors […]

House Moves Ahead with Telecom Legislation

The House of Representatives held four hearings through the first four months of the year on telecommunications developments and planned to introduce legislation as early as late May to reform a law that is nearly a decade old. In the hearings, Rep. Joe Barton, the Texas Republican chairing the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, […]

MCI, Cisco Team to Sell SMBs on VoIP

MCI and Cisco Systems Inc. announced in late February they have joined forces to enable channel partners to sell IP-based services to small and medium businesses. The partnership leverages Cisco’s VAR network and MCI’s sales channels to deliver either MCI’s hosted VoIP service, MCI Advantage, or Cisco’s premise-based Call Manager with connectivity and managed services […]

Large Credit Union Service Organization Taps Xpedite

Xpedite (Booth 431), the business unit of Ptek Holdings Inc., a provider of business communications services, has announced PSCU Financial Services will be offering Xpedite’s interactive alert/notification and collections solutions, enabled by Xpedite’s voiceREACH platform, in addition to Xpedite’s eStatement/eInvoicing Solution, as an extension of its customer outreach services. PSCU Financial Services provides a broad […]

Phone Plus Prepaid: Public Cell Phone Service ‘Corners’ Market in Bolivia

Posted: 12/2002 industry news Public Cell Phone Service ‘Corners’ Market in Bolivia By Geraldine Besgrove Bolivian student resells cell calls. Hanging around on street corners has taken on a new twist in many of Bolivia’s towns and cities. Students wearing fluorescent, logo-emblazoned waistcoats are offering passersby the use of a cell phone for 14 cents […]

MFN Aims to Emerge Early 2003

John Gerdelman is soliciting all the advice his peers have to offer, and there’s plenty of it to go around. The topic of conversation: how to emerge from bankruptcy. Gerdelman is the 14-year MCI executive who was brought in on 10 days notice to salvage Metromedia Fiber Network Inc. (MFN), a New York-based company that […]

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