TAG’s Stein Provides Agents Telecom Industry Resources

Founded in 1996, Technology Assurance Group, or TAG, ( has grown to encompass a national network of independently owned and operated telecommunications companies. TAG provides its members with national buying power, sales and marketing training, an extended warranty program, and education in best practices and profit techniques. Dale Stein helped found TAG, and serves as […]

Is Telecom Dead?

Posted: 05/2002 Is Telecom Dead? Even though a lot of us old-timers will be slow to give up the more familiar terminology, our industry already is embracing the strategies and concepts represented in Segars’ evolved model. Segars is a professor and director for the Institute for Technology and Strategic Change at the University of North […]

Trading Desk: News Briefs

Posted: 11/2000 News Briefs * To guide its expansion in North America, the Asia Capacity Exchange Ltd. (ACE, has appointed Andrew Lipman to its board of directors. Lipman is vice chairman of Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman LLP ( and senior partner of the firm’s telecommunications group. Lipman and ACE CEO Paula Brillson were former […]

Q: What is the role of minutes exchanges in capacity trading?

Q: What is the role of minutes exchanges in capacity trading?A: Most fundamentally, a minutes “exchange” is not a true exchange where commodities traders meet to trade standard futures contracts. Minutes exchanges are actually physical delivery marketplaces for telephone minutes. It is more accurate then to refer to them as “minutes marketplaces.” Ultimately, all trades […]

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