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Special Access Revisited

Next to forbearance, many wireless providers and CLECs list special access as their top regulatory concern. How, they ask, will they compete if the FCC continues to reduce government oversight of circuit pricing and accessibility? Now, at the behest of a head House Democrat, not of its own accord, the FCC looks to ask itself […]

Higher Calling

The beauty of hosted call center technology is deceptively simple: In a world with a high commoditization of network services, the hosted contact center lets agents and VArs move up the value chain, reduce attrition and become resources that customers ask to address real business needs. For businesses, it provides an opportunity to leverage the […]

Vocio Tailors TEM for SMBs

Vocio Inc. announced in July it is seeking independent agents to sell its V-Vision TEM solution, which is designed specifically for small and medium businesses companies with $25,000 to $500,000 in monthly telecom spend. These [customers] are typically below the radar of the other TEM providers, says Noel Huelsenbeck, president of Vocio. Should the others compete […]

Pack a Punch

With Pure-Play VoIP resellers struggling to hang on in a market dominated by cablecos, attention has turned lately to the business model surrounding these virtual VoIP providers and the big margin punch the back-office can pack. A new crop of back-office enablers has arrived to help. Like their mobile cousins, VoIP virtual network operators (VVNOs) […]

Mitel, Inter-Tel Complete Merger

Two weeks after Inter-Tel Inc. stockholders approved a merger with Mitel Networks Corps., the companies have sealed the $723 million deal. Mitel said on Thursday it now is the top IP unified communications provider for enterprises and SMBs in North America and the second-largest in the Western European IP PBX market. As we come together […]

Inter-Tel Shareholders Approve Mitel Merger

Inter-Tel Inc. stockholders on Thursday approved the $723 million merger with Mitel Networks Corp. The company said early results indicate that 60 percent of its outstanding shares voted in favor of the transaction. We are pleased that Inter-Tel stockholders agreed with us that the Mitel merger represents the greatest value currently available to Inter-Tel stockholders […]

Nokia Device Business Posts Strong Q2, NSN Stumbles

Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks said Thursday its second quarter net income more than doubled, on the strength of a 29 percent jump in handset shipments, beating its forecast. However, after this first reporting quarter for the newly combined network company, NSN does not expect to achieve the double-digit profitability it was hoping for. Taken […]

Versos Metronet VoIP Overlay Solution Provides Prepaid Voice and Data Services Over a WiMAX-Based Wireless Network to Startech Communications

The Opportunity Startech Connections is a Private Telecommunications Operator (PTO) based in Abuja, Nigeria, that provides fixed broadband telecommunications services. The company sought a leading edge VoIP solution to replace its aging wireless and voice infrastructure. Specifically, Startech needed a cost effective, redundant and scalable solution that could deliver prepaid voice and data services over […]

Verification, Refined

Verification, Refined Much the same way as the novel came into being with the rise of the leisure class, third-party verification (TPV) is reaping the benefits of having room to grow. With few recent regulatory changes and a relatively stable array of vendors in the market, TPV is focusing on refining itself in the automated […]

Endeavor to Double Sales Force

Endeavor Telecom said Monday it plans to double the size of its outside sales and account management team over the coming months. The company said fast growth and expanding market opportunities have created the need to add to its staff. Over the past five years, we have developed a highly scalable service delivery operation capable […]

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