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An Open Letter to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin

By Herb Levitin, president of GoConference and FreeGoConference Chairman Martin, Time is really running out. For the last 12 months we have been trying the correct and legal way to remedy AT&Ts self help action in stopping the settlement payments to our free conferencing companies. We have spent a lot of time and money with […]

Not Necessarily News

A Safe Place in Cyberspace Parents worried about predators tracking their school-age children via online social sites now have an alternative to forums such as MySpace and Facebook. Its called safeTspace and was created by a team of government and financial security consultants with the help of Jabber Inc. Heres how it works: With the […]

EDITOR’S LETTER

IF YOU ARE LIKE ME AND youve been in the telecom industry a long time, you might remember NextWave Telecom, one of the winners of the C-Block PCS auctions back in 1997. I followed them pretty closely for a number of years because they had a very interesting model they wanted to be a wireless […]

EDITOR’S LETTER

CARRIER CONSOLIDATION WAS A HOT topic of conversation at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in D.C. (see related story). This is not surprising coming on the heels of two major CLEC merger announcements. US LEC and PAETEC announced Aug. 14 they are merging in a $1.3 billion deal. And, Time Warner Telecom said in […]

EDITOR’S LETTER

THE RESULTS OF A NEW POLL show a disconnect between IT channel partners and SMBs when it comes to VoIP. IT industry group CompTIA announced the results of this two-part survey at its annual tradeshow, Breakaway, which I attended in Orlando the first week of August. The research, conducted for CompTIA by TNS Prognostics, found […]

AB&T Telecom/Tri-Alliance Teams With Global Wireless Data

AB&T Telecom (Booth 902), in conjunction with the Tri-Alliance, has entered into a letter of intent with Global Wireless Data to introduce suite of wireless data service solutions to its agent base nationwide. The Tri-Alliance, comprised of master agents in Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C. areas, have worked together for almost a year on […]

ACA Asks FCC to Enforce DIRECTV Conditions

The American Cable Association (ACA) submitted a letter to the FCC encouraging it to act promptly on the National Cable Television Cooperatives (NCTC) request for assistance with its negotiations with Fox Cable Networks for the Fox regional sports networks (RSNs). As a condition of approving the News Corp.-DIRECTV merger, the FCC allowed any multichannel video […]

EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER Posted: 08/2006 The Sky is Falling THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION lately has been on the impact of industry consolidation. PHONE+ devoted its cover story to it yet again last month. While this issue does not contain an article specifically on market consolidation, it informs everything our editors are writing about namely how to […]

EDITOR’S LETTER

THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION lately has been on the impact of industry consolidation. PHONE+ devoted its cover story to it yet again last month. While this issue does not contain an article specifically on market consolidation, it informs everything our editors are writing about namely how to weather it. There are many ways the primary […]

In-Box

Just received the June issue of PHONE+ and I wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know how much I like the new format and focus. The information is organized really logically, and the flow makes for an enjoyable read. Im sure our TalkSwitch resellers will find the magazine to be an […]

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