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Theismann: Face Change Head On

NFL MVP and Super Bowl champ Joe Theismann kicked off the Channel Partners Conference & Expo on Sunday with a challenge for partners to embrace change as an opportunity. “Some of us sit here and wish for the old days … but I say embrace the change,” he said during his keynote address, which was […]

COMPTEL Exhibitors Adapt to New Competitive Environment

Dozens of exhibitors and 2,200 attendees converged on the world’s largest Marriott Hotel this week to champion a new era in the competitive carrier community — an era of rebirth characterized by mergers and acquisitions, and the introduction of new technologies. Up to 2,500 people were expected to participate in the Fall 2006 COMPTEL PLUS […]

Sprint Casts Its Lot With WiMAX

Sprint Nextel Corp. CEO Gary Forsee announced this afternoon that the carrier will adopt the 802.16e mobile WiMAX standard as its 4G broadband technology, partnering with Intel Corp., Motorola Inc. and Samsung. Sprint will deploy WiMAX gear to leverage its 2.5GHz spectrum holdings, which covers 85 percent of the top 100 U.S. markets. The plan […]

COMPTEL Registration Tops Previous Numbers

The 25th anniversary of the COMPTEL PLUS Conference + Expo opened to record attendance on Sunday evening, as the association’s president and CEO, Earl Comstock, and board chairman, J. Sherman Henderson III, cut the ceremonial ribbon with the help of two San Diego Chargers cheerleaders. On Monday afternoon, COMPTEL said it already had surpassed its […]

Vendors to Showcase New Wireless Devices in General Session Today

Its time! Get a sneak peek at the wireless products that will be rolling off the assembly lines in the next six months from top vendors. In a fascinating preview moderated by John Horn, national director of T-Mobile USA (Booth 409), Channel Partners Conference & Expo attendees will be able to see and touch companies […]

CEO Forum: Despite Challenges, Opportunities Exist

While consolidation of the large carriers will create even larger Goliaths for competitive carriers to battle against, these combinations could create benefits for CompTel/ASCENT members, according to executives on Tuesday afternoons CEO Forum titled The Future of CLEC Business Models. For example, XO Communications CEO Carl Grivner said he expects prices to begin to stabilize […]

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