Losing the EVDO Challenge to Satellite Internet

By Dan Baldwin, Sales Director, ATEL Communications Inc. This past July I submitted a blog posting about how I had pitched a small construction company the idea of using a cellular EVDO router to provide broadband Internet access to three computer users in a construction trailer that couldn’t get DSL or cable Internet access. While […]


THE RBOCS HAVE SOLD about 1.5 million subscriptions to direct broadcast satellite (DBS) services like those offered by DIRECTV Group Inc. and DISH Network since becoming resellers for those companies in 2003. But now telcos are installing fiber access networks to roll out IPTV, which would compete with their DBS wholesale partners. In turn, DBS […]

Trinsic Faces Possible Nasdaq Delisting

Trinsic Inc., the former Z-Tel Communications Inc. that was a major player in the UNE-P space, is in danger of losing its listing on the NASDAQSmallCap Market. The NASDAQ Stock Market Inc. last week notified Trinsic that it is in violation of NASDAQ’s voting rights rule, as well as rules requiring submission of a Listing […]

Phone Giants Still Losing Local Lines

The regional Bells have been improving their consumer operations on the heels of a favorable regulatory ruling, yet they have been unable to reverse a pattern of line losses in the face of wireless substitution and other competition. SBC Communications Inc. added 16,000 “primary” residential lines in the three-month period ending March 31, marking its […]

SBC Results Mark Progress in Consumer Market

After years of losing millions of consumer lines to rivals, SBC Communications Inc. has ended the suffering. The San Antonio, Texas-based company added 16,000 primary residential lines in the first quarter over the fourth quarter of 2004, marking its first quarterly increase in five years. Total primary consumer lines were still down to 23.2 million, […]

Narus Partners with Giza Systems

Narus Inc. has partnered with Giza Systems, a systems integrator, to deliver a turn-key solution to a Middle Eastern telco for the detection and management of voice over IP traffic. They discovered they had 20,000 calls avoiding the circuit-switched network, says Jay Thomas, vice president of product marketing at Narus. And they were losing $100,000 […]

Commissioner Martin: The Fight is Up to You

In accepting the Champions of Competition award from the CompTel/ASCENT Alliance on Sunday, FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin admonished the industry to take up the fight. Its time to speak now or forever hold your peace, he said to an invitation-only audience gathered at the Anaheim Hilton on the first day of the associations spring conference […]

RESELLER CHANNEL: UNE-P: Are the Bells Subsidizing Their Rivals?

Posted: 10/2002 UNE-P: Are the Bells Subsidizing Their Rivals? By Josh Long UBS WARBURG ANALYSTS CONTEND the Bells are being required to lease portions of their local network at a loss in 18 states stretching from Massachusetts to Washington. Other industry-watchers pooh-pooh the report’s methodology and claim there is no reason the Bells should be […]

THE LETTER: Bandwidth Trading at a Crossroads

Posted: 1/2002 The Letter Bandwidth Trading at a Crossroads In editing this magazine over the years, one of my favorite beats has been bandwidth trading. I don’t know if I feel this affinity because I have been covering its evolution from the beginning, or because it seemed to represent a truly revolutionary step in the […]

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