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SunRocket Crashes

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO SunRocket closed its doors this week. No notice to customers. This was a pre-paid $199 for a year (or two in some cases) of service. No refunds will likely be issued. SunRocket just hit 200,000 subscribers. It’s Gizmo hardware is not easily compatible with other services according to most notes I […]

Left Behind

Attention traditional telephony agents: the VoIP train is leaving the station and you better run like hell to jump on the caboose. I hope that visual puts your dilemma in perspective. Your providers are looking past you to other indirect partners to sell their services because you are not keeping up. The world is changing. […]

When Left to Their Own Devices …

Track 1,500 phones across the globe Configure new handsets for 100 salespeople Upgrade software for the field technicians Block malware 24/7 WHEN IT COMES TO WIRELESS in the mid-to-large-business segment, the to-do list for a mobility administrator never seems to end. Put another way, companies are tired of being left to their own devices, so-to-speak. […]

Siemens Communications Names New Executive

Siemens Communications Inc. yesterday named Berndt Baumgartl its new president and CEO. Baumgartl succeeds Andy Mattes, who has left the company, and will serve on the Siemens Communications board. Baumgartl joined Siemens AG in Munich, Germany in July of 1986, where he held management positions in the Defense Electronics Group until late 1993. He then […]

Trinsic Appoints New CFO

Trinsic Inc., the Florida-based CLEC that uses IP to deliver broadband and voice services, said today it has named Edward D. Moise as the company’s CFO. He replaces J. Michael Morgan, who left the former Z-Tel Technologies Inc. to go to another company. Moise is a managing partner of Alpina Capital, a private investment banking […]

Bush Nominates Tate for FCC Seat

President Bush said today he will nominate Republican Tennessee regulatory commissioner Deborah Tate to fill the FCC seat that has remained empty since March. A number of events including hurricanes in the Southeast, the death of Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist and the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OConnor have caused the […]

XO Names New President of Indirect Sales

XO Communications Inc. said today it has named Jim Delis president of indirect sales. Delis replaces Rob Westervelt, who has left the company. Delis previously served as XOs vice president of channel marketing, where he oversaw marketing programs for commercial, carrier and indirect sales organizations. As president of indirect sales, Delis will lead sales and […]

What’s Left In NorVergence’s Wake?

Mike Pimentel, a family doctor based in Maryland, received a call this winter from a NorVergence representative. NorVergence pledged to consolidate his phone bills and provide a T1 line that would allow the physician to transmit copies of aviation medical exams at higher speeds than over his dialup Internet connection. It sounded like a good […]

Not Necessarily News

Hit The Spot The phenom Web reality show, “The Spot,” has graduated from the computer to Sprint PCS Vision phones. Noting America’s appetite for unscripted drama, Sprint has launched the original content series on its enhanced Nationwide PCS Network for select PCS Vision phones. Subscribers can interact with the show’s so-called Spotmates, directly influencing program’s […]

The Letter: And the Winner Is

Posted: 09/2002 And the Winner Is AS WE HEAD INTO THE CAMPAIGN SEASON, it seems appropriate to talk about winners and losers. Only, it’s not tight races for Senate and House seats that weigh on our minds, it’s the contest for the embattled telecom market. WorldCom’s July bankruptcy filing signaled a new, more desperate phase […]

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