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Avaya One Initiative Unites Dealer Programs

Once again, Avaya Inc. is retooling its approach to the channel this time with an eye toward simplifying partner engagement by offering a common platform for all dealers no matter the target market or product line. The new Global Partner Program, called Avaya One, will be effective Dec. 1, and was announced to the channel […]

Broadview CEO: Operating Leverage Does Matter

Broadview’s Mike Robinson Eighteen months after Broadview Networks Inc. completed its merger with BridgeCom, the company announced in June 2006 another transaction — this time an acquisition of ATX Communications Inc. The combined company creates a CLEC operating in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states with revenue of around $400 million. PHONE+ Editor Khali Henderson spoke […]

TelcoIQ Rolls Out Envoy Pricing Tool, Partner Portal

Master agency TelcoIQ (Booth 505) announced the launch of Envoy, a real-time pricing engine and partner portal. Using Envoy, subagents will be able to create detailed proposals in real time for services, including T1, DS3, PRI, Integrated/Flex T1 and private lines from providers, such as ACC Business, Qwest, XO, Savvis, New Edge Networks, Broadwing, Megapath […]

Net2Phone Offers Mobile VoIP Through BridgePort

VoIP provider Net2Phone said on Tuesday it has chosen BridgePort Networks MobileVoIP convergence product, which means Net2Phones partners now will be able to offer landline-mobile services to their end users. The service uses dual-mode (cellular/Wi-Fi) phones that work in either network environment. BridgePort Networks NomadicONE product family allows mobile, fixed and broadband cable providers and […]

i2Telecom Releases Softphone Version of VoiceStick

i2Telecom International Inc., the maker of the plug-and-play VoiceStick, today released the softphone version of the VoiceStick service. The software is a downloadable Internet phone free to subscribers. The softphone gives users access to the i2Telecom network, no matter where they are located. It installs on a laptop or desktop PC and provides the same […]

UNE Rules Destined for Court Review, Again

Competitive local phone companies supporting millions of residential and small business customers may see their network costs rise during the next few years by several dollars per line under a regulatory ruling that is likely headed for another review before a federal appeals court. The FCC voted last month to phase out rules allowing discounted […]

The Letter: A Matter of Antitrust

Posted: 08/2002 A Matter of Antitrust WHEN A DOOR IS CLOSED, SOMEWHERE a window is opened. Or should I say, "cracked." For competitive telecom carriers that window of opportunity may be a mid-June federal appeals court ruling that said consumers can sue their local telephone companies for antitrust violations. The ruling came as a result […]

Commodity or Not a Commodity: Does It Matter?

Posted: 12/2000 Commodity or Not a Commodity: Does It Matter? Tell me if I’m wrong, but if it can squeeze itself into the strict definition of a commodity and can be sold as a commodity, then isn’t bandwidth a commodity? What’s all the fuss? Why do some people in this industry insist bandwidth is not […]

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