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IMS Forum on a Mission to Educate

Perhaps no topic has been hotter this year than IMS, a network architecture and services framework that enables service providers to offer consumers new blended applications and services across any wireline or wireless network, to any device. Learn how to cut through the spin and the jargon during the IMS Forums conference program on Monday, […]

FCC Rejects Fones4All Petition

Advocates of the competitive telecom industry are decrying the FCCs denial of Fones4Alls year-old petition for relief from rules stemming from the Triennial Review and Remand Order (TRRO). Late last week, the FCC turned down the CLECs request that it be able to more easily access incumbents network elements, so it could provide subsidized basic […]

Telecom Links

Trade Associations Analyst/Consulting Firms Federal Regulatory Agencies State Regulatory Agencies Trade Associations Association for Local Telecommunications Services www.alts.org California Association of Competitive Telecommunications Companies (CALTEL) www.caltel.org Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association www.wow-com.com COMPTEL www.comptel.org DSL Center www.dslcenter.com  (This site has info on DSL and ISPs.) Also includes link to www.dsl-service-providers.net to search for ISPs that […]

TMC Announces Sub-Penny Flat Rate on Voice T1s, Value-Adds for Agents

TMC Communications (Booth 707) has announced new lower voice T1 rates on three of its underlying carrier networks, providing TMC agents with a sub-penny flat rate to sell and commissions up to 35 percent and commissions on loops up to 20 percent. TMC has renegotiated contracts with Broadwing Communications (Booths 212-214) and Qwest Communications International […]

Aastra Intecom Launches CVCC Strategic Alliance Program

Aastra Intecom on Monday introduced the Centergy Virtual Contact Center (CVCC) Strategic Alliance Program for VARs and strategic partners to offer its hosted contact center solution, Centergy Virtual Contact Center (CVCC), to their customers as a value-added service with no capital investment. The CVCC Strategic Alliance Program provides access to the hosted contact center market […]

Global Capacity Group Launches Agent Program

Global Capacity Group Inc. (GCG), which delivers wholesale network services to carriers and large enterprises, has launched a nationwide telecommunications agent program. The company said the program will couple an aggressive commission structure with products including Layer 2 Ethernet service, MPLS VPNs and  managed network monitoring services that include CPE. More enterprises are “looking for technical […]

Hostopia Plans to Go Public

Wholesale Web-hosting provider Hostopia.com Inc. has filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering valued at $40 million. Canada-based Hostopia noted in its preliminary filings on June 30 that RBC Capital Markets will underwrite the IPO. The company also has registered a preliminary prospectus with securities regulatory authorities in […]

Appeals Court Upholds FCC Decision

Federal regulators won a victory late last week when a U.S. appeals court upheld the FCCs latest network unbundling rules. The 1996 Telecommunications Act required ILECs to lease parts of their networks to competitors at government-mandated wholesale prices. In December 2004, the FCC rescinded those requirements as Bell companies complained the rules went too far […]

Cablevision Division Starts Referral Partner Program

Optimum Lightpath, the business telecommunications services division of Cablevision Systems Corp., on Monday launched the Optimum Lightpath Referral Partner Program. Optimum said it aims to enable potential partners to generate income without having to invest a lot of money in staff training and certification. “We are aggressively reaching out to value-added resellers, IT and telecom […]

Senate Confirms McDowell as Fifth FCC Commissioner

The U.S. Senate on Friday unanimously confirmed COMPTEL lawyer Robert McDowell as the fifth member of the FCC. McDowells nomination had been on hold for some time; his confirmation gives FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin a Republican majority, which he has not had since he was appointed chairman in early 2005. “Rob McDowell’s confirmation today […]

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