InterCall Introduces CrisisConnect, MeetingSense

Two new InterCall products, CrisisConnect and MeetingSense, which launched to InterCall’s wholesale organization this summer, are being showcased for agents at the Fall 2008 Channel Partners Expo. CrisisConnect Online, a Web-based critical communication tool powered by MIR3, takes control of messaging, allowing connections with employees, customers, vendors or PR and legal teams in a moment’s […]

FCC Shelves Forbearance Petitions at Monthly Meeting

After hours of delay, the FCC at its monthly meeting decided late Tuesday it wouldnt address several telco forbearance petitions on its plate. That gives commissioners another month to deliberate over the requests. The agency also pressured Qwest Communications International Inc. to withdraw its petition for relief from last-mile broadband connection rules at least temporarily. […]

Sprint, Alltel, U.S. Cellular Fined for Not Meeting E911 Deadline

Sprint Nextel, Alltel and U.S. Cellular Corp. are facing a combined $2.8 million worth of fines from the FCC for failing to meet an E911 deadline. Sprint faces a $1.3 million fine, Alltels is $1 million and U.S. Cellulars is $500,000. The FCC said it will fine the companies because they did not meet the […]

Agent Alliance Names New Board

The Agent Alliance, a buying consortium and professional association of agents, elected new officers and expanded its executive board for 2007-2008. At its March 4 meeting concurrent with the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, the group elected Ben Humphreys, president and CEO of Comtel Communications, as its president. Daryl Heller, president and CEO, Premier Companies […]

Wire One Selected as TelePresence Partner

Wire One Communications has achieved TelePresence Advanced Technology Provider status from Cisco Systems. This designation is by invitation only and recognizes Wire One for having the capabilities necessary to deliver the Cisco TelePresence experience. Wire One is excited about its new relationship with Cisco, said Leo Flotron, president of the company. We believe Wire Ones […]

Calence Achieves Cisco Advanced Provider Status

Calence LLC said Monday it has achieved TelePresence Advanced Technology Provider status from Cisco Systems Inc. This designation is by invitation only and recognizes Calence for having the capabilities necessary to deliver the TelePresence platform, the company said. Cisco TelePresence Meeting is a new product that creates live, “face-to-face” meetings over an IP network. Cisco […]

FCC Again Delays Decision on AT&T-BellSouth Merger

The FCC late Thursday said it would not consider the pending $80 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. at its Nov. 3 meeting. Three weeks earlier, on Oct. 13, the agency also had delayed consideration of the matter. Thursdays notice came as little surprise to the industry; speculation had run rampant all week that […]

FCC Cancels October Meeting on Proposed Merger

The FCC on Friday afternoon canceled its meeting to discuss, and most likely vote on, the pending AT&T Inc.-BellSouth Corp. merger. An FCC spokesman said only that Democratic Commissioners Michael J. Copps and Jonathan S. Adelstein had requested reviews of the mergers requirements, with Chairman Kevin J. Martin responding in a letter and postponing the […]

COMPTEL Holds Annual Board Elections

COMPTEL will hold its annual board elections during the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2006 Convention and EXPO. Companies are allowed to nominate themselves or other COMPTEL members. They must make nominations within their membership voting categories, however. Nominations were due Sept. 8. Elections will be held for four directors in the small member category; five directors […]

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