Lightyear Expands XSTREAM Product Line

Lightyear Network Solutions LLC today announced a new product at the CompTel/ASCENT Convention & Expo in New Orleans that will let VARs and wholesalers deliver VoIP to their users. The CLEC has added XSTREAM EnterpriseIP to its XSTREAM family, rolling it out with the help of Sylantro Systems platform. Lightyear, like a number of other […]

Resale is a Real Business

Posted: 7/2004 Resale is a Real Business As I write this, it’s just a few hours before the network-sharing rules issued in the FCC’s Triennial Review Order last August are vacated. It’s the beginning of the end for UNE-P - a platform that has supported the entry of competitive local service providers over the past several […]

ClearOne Discusses New Online Conferencing Opportunity

ClearOne (Booth 331) is highlighting its recently launched Let’s Conference, which provides a full range of audio, video and Web conferencing services. The Web site, www.LetsConference.com, provides users with instant access to an audio or a Web conference with audio integration, and provides extensive conferencing information and training resources. ClearOne says Let’s Conference provides a […]

ROUND TABLE: on How Government Should Aid Telecom’s Economic Recovery?

Posted: 11/2002 Round Table……on How Government Should Aid Telecom’s Economic Recovery? "Government can contribute to market stability and certainty by establishing a regulatory framework that allows businesses to compete fairly. As such, the government is obliged to provide ‘rules of the road’ for industry that enhance market certainty." –Kevin J. Martin, Commissioner, FCC "No one […]

eCHANNEL: Shoppers Pig Out on Prepaid Rewards

Posted: 10/2002 Shoppers Pig Out on Prepaid Rewards By Tara Seals PHONEHOG LET’S ITS 2.1 MILLION CUSTOMERS pig out on prepaid long-distance minutes. It’s no all-you-can eat plan; the calls are free through this innovative online rewards program. Phil Nadel PhoneHog members receive a free prepaid calling card via e-mail when they join, and can […]

The Letter: Spring Cleaning

Posted: 04/2002 Spring Cleaning A broken tile in the entryway. A ratty reclining chair. Kid’s toys on the stairs. Year-old magazines on the coffee table. Isn’t it funny how we can look over these things a hundred times and not think anything of them … that is until company is coming. A similarly clarifying event […]

The Letter – Coming Home

Posted: 10/2001 The Letter Coming Home As we send this issue of PHONE+ to print, we have watched our nation experience the worst terrorist attack of all time. The cost – in lives and dollars – has not yet been tallied, but one thing is for sure: It is too much.It so happens that I, […]

Agency Channel: Master Agent Streamlines the Henry Ford Museum

Posted: 11/2000 Master Agent Streamlines the Henry Ford Museum By Tara Seals Master agent and consulting firm Telecom Holdings Inc. (www.opexld.com) DS-1 circuit, and showed the true power of an agent lies in relationships. According to Paul McAninch, vice president of operations at Telecom Holdings, the Henry Ford Museum was attracted initially to the "Telecom […]

Regulatory News – Frontier Won’t Let Dead Dogs Lie; Appeals Ruling

Posted:  06/2000 Frontier Won’t Let Dead Dogs Lie; Appeals Ruling By Kim Sunderland Frontier Communications Services Inc. (www.frontiercorp.com) filed an appeal with a Washington federal court seeking to overturn an FCC (www.fcc.gov) decision that could cost the IXC tens of millions of dollars.Frontier wants the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (www.cadc.uscourts.gov) to […]

Carrier Channel: IXCs: Don’t Let DA Slip Away

Posted: 05/1999 IXCs: Don’t Let DA Slip Away By Larry Butler Since 1964, consumers have dialed 411 for local directory assistance (DA) and NPA-555-1212 for numbers outside their local area. This approach has worked reasonably well for years, but no longer. Multiple local exchange carriers (LECs) and number portability are among the reasons that a […]

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