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Sonopia Launches Wholesale MVNO for Specialty Groups

Call it MVNO 2.0, to affix a trendy suffix to what will surely be a new wireless business model social networking today took to the air. Affiliate groups, non-profits, clubs, sports teams and other groups of like-minded people can now form and launch their own MVNO for free via a MySpace-like Web site created by […]

A+ Conferencing Touts Success With Flat-Rate Platform

A+ Conferencing (Booth 203) President Mike Burns announced that the growth of the companys flat-rate, unlimited usage platform is outpacing the traditional per-minute platform dramatically. A+ Conferencing started the flat-rate model three years ago, but it took several months before it gained traction with the agent and reseller force. It also took several months for […]

Multi-Tech Remote Office Helps Solve 911 Problems

Multi-Tech Systems Inc. has put together a new architecture to enable remote offices to tap into the VoIP systems at their corporate headquarters affordably and to get 911 service through those IP-based connections. The company is featuring the solution at the Internet Telephony Conference & Expo this week in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. By combining one […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

Seeing RED, Fighting AIDS Motorola Inc. and Sprint Nextel Corp. have developed a new wireless phone to help raise money for The Global Fund, a public-private partnership formed to fight AIDS in Africa, particularly as the disease affects women and children. Founded by U2s Bono and John F. Kennedys nephew, Bobby Shriver, the Product RED […]

Is the MVNO Model Doomed?

AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER, Walt Disney Co. announced it is shutting its mobile ESPN wireless telephone service and licensing it to existing mobile providers. This development spotlights the complexities of the market for branded cell phone services offered by MVNOs and has raised a series of questions. Some industry observers argue ESPN Mobile is […]

News Briefs

News Briefs ESPN has closed down its much-advertised,sports-themed MVNO. The Walt Disney Co. subsidiary said it would instead pursue licensing deals for its content with other cellular operators. ESPN will provide service until the end of the year, refund handset purchases and help customers transfer to a new provider. The MVNO launched less than a […]

InTELEbills Online Payment Module Simplifies Prepaid Model

The latest version of Sandy Beaches Softwares (Booth 721) customer care and billing software, InTELEbill, includes a real-time retail-type payment module. The new feature is well-suited for the prepaid dial-tone provider [with] multiple agents and therefore several payment locations, explained SBS software developer Choo Khor. Our prepaid clients want to save time by having agents […]

EMC Unveils New Correlation, Analysis Software

EMC Corp. on Monday unveiled two enhanced correlation and analysis software platforms, the EMC Smarts MPLS Manager 1.3 and EMC Smarts Network Protocol Manager (NPM) 2.0. Smarts MPLS Manager 1.3 allows service providers to manage their next-generation MPLS-based VPNs. Leveraging EMC Smarts correlation technologies, the software provides a solution that can manage transport, MPLS and […]

Telcombrokers Floats Franchise Model

As agent programs go, there are many variations on the theme, but one company is borrowing a model from the retail industry and creating a franchise option for agents. Telcombrokers, a Santa Ana, Calif.-based agency, has had an informal franchise model for several years with a few agents that otherwise would have been subagents. Now, […]

MegaPath to Roll Out All-New Partner Program

Following its merger with Netifice Communications Inc., MegaPath Networks Inc. is set to roll out its all-new MegaPath Partner Program July 1. The merger, which closed May 11, creates what may be the largest independent provider of managed VPNs. The company will operate as MegaPath from headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif. In an advance interview […]

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