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ISPhone Offers U.S. Local, Toll-Free Numbers

ISPhone, a provider of wholesale services to VoIP service providers, on Tuesday announced the availability of U.S. local and toll-free telephone numbers, or DIDs. The service lets resellers offer their customers a U.S. presence, no matter where they are based, ISPhone said. DIDs may be pointed to gateways and other devices anywhere in the world. […]

Pump the Up Value

Technology has dramatically changed the way we do business today. Our ability to work virtually, communicate effortlessly, research and analyze information faster and store vast amounts of data means that each worker has the ability to be infinitely more productive. But I have yet to see the BlackBerry that answered itself or CRM software that […]

Judge: Nacchio Must Forfeit Assets of $52 Million

Qwest Communications International Inc.s former CEO, Joe Nacchio, must forfeit $52 million in assets he gained after illegal stock sales. The federal government has tried since late 2005 to force Nacchio to hand over those proceeds. A federal judge in Denver released the forfeiture order on Friday as Nacchios sentencing hearing was starting. Nacchio in […]

Readying for Apples iPhone

You may have heard that the iPhone is set to arrive this week. The sleek little $500 device will be available June 29 and is getting its close-up in Time magazine, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal, while generating a bevy of press relations announcements from partner vendors and starring in a series of demo […]

Towerstream Closes Stock Offering, Shares Decline

Towerstream Corp.s stock has taken a beating since the fixed wireless broadband provider went public on the Nasdaq in late May. Its share prices fell 3 percent during the first week of trading, however, and now the company has sold $40 million of its stock for less than market price. Towerstream announced last week it […]

Avaya…. And the PBX Industry

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Why go private? The costs to be public are transparency, shareholders and regulatory. Between SOX and GBL and all the other rules, it is an expensive venture to go public. The options mess and executive compensation only add to the headache. Yet public means access to monies (ask TowerStream who went […]

NEWS BRIEFS

Wholesale service provider Pac-West Telecomm Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 1. The beleaguered company has secured $18.5 in debtor-inpossession financing to fund operations during reorganization. Pac-West has watched revenue from ISPs decline as it simultaneously has spent millions building out its network. It also sold its retail business to TelePacific Communications in […]

Appeals Court Rejects Vonage Request

A federal appeals court today denied Vonage Holdings Corp.s request that the jury verdict against it be thrown out and that the company get a new trial. We believe that Vonage has not yet made a sufficient argument to justify a new trial, said analysts for investment bank Stifel Nicolaus in a memo to clients. […]

CRM II: This Time It’s Personal

IN A WORLD WHERE CONVERGING SERVICES and networks threaten to overwhelm the OSS systems and the marketing engines of resellers everywhere, one technology has been there to quash the enemies of customer satisfaction: customer relationship management. The latest sequel in the CRM saga finds the technology taking a deep analytical dive into customer behavior, in […]

McLeodUSA Again Files for IPO

McLeodUSA Inc. plans to once again go public. The CLEC on March 22 filed to sell stock worth up to $172.5 million. The company deregistered from the Nasdaq about a year ago, after its second bankruptcy. Now it proposes to trade on the Nasdaq Global Market under the new ticker symbol MUSA. The previous symbol […]

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