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Congress Proposes to Repeal 3 Percent Excise Tax

A group of House representatives is calling for the end of a telephony excise tax that mostly affects low-income, elderly and rural citizens. Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga., Jim Ramstad, R-Minn., Rick Boucher, D-Va., and Gary Miller, R-Calif., introduced the Telephone Excise Repeal Act of 2007 on Wednesday. Telecom companies and associations support the proposal. Congress […]

ILD Announces Revenue Growth in Payment Processing Services Division for 2006

ILD achieved 67 percent growth in its payment processing services division this year. The increase is a result of growth in its core LEC billing base, expansion into alternate channels (direct and prepay) and the emergence of IETB. The strong gains were experiencing in payment processing are largely due to success in new market penetration, […]

Sage Names Lewis as CEO, Rolls Out Wireless Broadband

Sage Telecom Inc., a Texas-based CLEC, this week named Terry W. Lewis its CEO, in addition to president, a role hes held since June 2005. Sage Telecom board members also elected Larry W. Carter as chairman of the board. That seat was vacated in early January by Sage Telecom founder Dennis M. Houlihan, who resigned […]

VoIP Inc. Joins Stealths VPF

VoIP services provider VoIP Inc. has interconnected its VoiceOne network with Stealth Communications’ Voice Peering Fabric, a peering network that allows members to exchange VoIP traffic without relying on the PSTN. [A]ll members of Stealth’s network now have immediate access to VoiceOne’s v911 service nationwide, as well as all of our advanced broadband services, says […]

VoIP Inc.: New VoiceOne Network Complies with FCC 911 Rules

Carriers carrier VoIP Inc. has brought together its relationships with other service providers and call centers to create a private network for 911 calls. The company, which recently acquired Volo Communications, says the new VoiceOne network meets the FCCs mandate for VoIP providers to offer wireline-like emergency response services. Shawn Lewis, CTO of VoIP Inc., […]

Sage Names New President, COO

Terry W. Lewis has been named president and COO of Sage Telecom Inc. Lewis has more than 23 years of experience in the communications industry, most recently as group senior vice president-international operations for Verizon Communications. Lewis also served as president of GTE Telecommunications Inc., was vice president of marketing and product management for GTE […]

VoIP Inc. Buys Caerus, Subsidiaries

Wholesaler VoIP Inc. has completed its acquisition of Caerus Inc. and that companys wholly owned subsidiaries, Volo Communications Inc., Caerus Networks Inc and Caerus Billing Inc. The deal is valued at $30 million. VoIP Inc. says it will keep the Caerus companies operating under their existing names. Volo is a facilities-based carriers carrier. Caerus Networks […]

How to Deliver VoIP Wholesale

VoIP is the here and now, and competitive carriers are looking at the numerous ways to make money from this exploding technology. But theres a lingering question as to whether it is profitable to deliver VoIP in a wholesale model. Todays session, featuring PHONE+ Telecom Division Group Editor Khali Henderson and speakers Rich Grange, president […]

Point/CounterPoint

The first general session of the 2004 Channel Partners Conference & Expo promises to be a lively time, bringing vendors and partners together on one stage to discuss compensation, support, ROI, evergreen clauses, channel conflict and other hot topics. Ernie Kelly, senior advisor for The KDW Group, will moderate the event. Six industry leaders are […]

Revenue Unbound

Part of a two-session track dedicated to wireless service opportunities, “Wi-Fi Wow” is designed to show agents precisely how and where to mine revenue opportunities for high-speed wireless Internet. Countless business opportunities exist along the broadband wireless service delivery chain, and agents can profit from the growing demand for enterprise-class wireless LAN and public hotspots. […]

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