Channel Partners Expo Marks 10 Years

PHONE+ IS CELEBRATING YET ANOTHER milestone in 2007. Not only is it the magazines 20th birthday, but its trade show, the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, is turning 10. After a decade, the Channel Partners Conference & Expo remains the communications industrys only event exclusively for The Channel agents, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects, wireless dealers […]

BillSoft Marks 10th Anniversary

BillSoft Inc., a provider of tax calculation solutions, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2007. In 1995, BillSofts founder Tim Lopatofsky, then an executive at a telecommunications service provider, searched for a solution to accurately calculate taxes for the companys services. What he found in the market was not promising and made it seem impossible […]

Citizens Mutual Deploys CopperCom CSX Softswitch

CopperCom announced at the TelecomNEXT show in Las Vegas that Citizens Mutual Telephone Cooperative, an IOC servicing subscribers throughout Davis County, Iowa, has replaced its legacy switch with a next-generation CopperCom Converged Switching eXchange (CSX) softswitch. This deployment of the CopperCom CSX marks the IOC’s move to next-gen telecommunications technologies, such as VoIP, and ensures […]

Arbinet Marks Member Milestone

Minutes-trader Arbinet-thexchange Inc. said yesterday the worlds 10 largest international carriers are now members of its exchange.This is a significant achievement for us, said Curt Hockemeier, president and CEO, in a news release. Having all 10 of the worlds largest international carriers, plus hundreds of other members of all sizes, underscores the value proposition and […]

Today Marks Last Day for Talks Between MCI, Qwest

Today is the final day for MCI Inc. and Qwest Communications International Inc. to discuss Qwests revised $8 billion buyout bid. Qwest is hoping to outdo an offer from Verizon Communications Inc., and this week upped the ante to $8.45 billion. Verizon told MCI it would give the company a two-week window to talk with […]

Martin Group Marks 35 Years of Service to the Industry

Martin Group Inc. (Booth 306), a leading engineering, integration and consulting firm, is celebrating 35 years of service to telecommunications service providers. Established in February 1970, with eight employees under founder Douglas Martin, Martin Group started as an engineering company, providing electrical engineering, consulting and helping independent telcos build their infrastructure. Martin Group has witnessed […]

OSC Gets Good Marks, Enhances DA Services

OSC (Booth 423) received outstanding results in the areas of customer care and customer fulfillment in an independent Paisley Group Ltd. audit on directory assistance, ranking it among the leaders in the industry. In the audit completed in July 2004, OSC achieved scores of 98 percent in customer care and 97 percent accuracy in customer […]

PPL Telcom Marks 2003 Milestones

PPL Telcom LLC (Booth 805), an unregulated subsidiary of PPL Corp., is celebrating several milestones achieved in 2003. The carrier, which provides broadband connections to telecom companies, ISPs and large businesses and institutions, reports its transport revenue and customers grew by more than 200 percent, customer circuits increased by more than 300 percent and its […]

XML Marks the Spot

Posted: 02/2000 XML Marks the Spot By Charlotte Wolter Every once in a while, a simple idea has so much power it changes an entire industry. Many XML (Extensible Markup Language) users believe this straightforward technology is such an idea. XML is an uncomplicated but versatile way to identify data in web pages so they […]

ICG To Sell Fiber Optic Technologies to ACSCommunications

Posted: 11/1999 ICG To Sell Fiber Optic Technologies to ACS Communications Englewood, Colo.-based ICG Communications Inc. has announced an agreement to sell its fiber optic division, Fiber Optic Technologies Inc., to ACS Communications Inc., Austin, Texas. The sale is expected to close during the fourth quarter of this year. In a press release, Chairman and […]

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