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PAETEC Buys Allworx on Heels of McLeodUSA Deal

About a month after announcing the acquisition of McLeodUSA Inc., PAETEC Holding Corp. said it also will buy equipment maker Allworx Corp. PAETEC will pay $25 million in cash. Allworx will become a PAETEC subsidiary. SMBs make up a large part of McLeodUSAs customer base. PAETEC is more accustomed to selling to enterprises. By adding […]

Weve Come a Long Way

This month marks the 20th anniversary of PHONE+. Most of you know that we have been celebrating all year long, but since October was the official launch issue, I wanted to note the occasion by thanking all of our readers for sticking with us over the past two decades. Surprisingly, many of you have been […]

Telrite Expands, Debuts MVNO

Telrite Corp. (Booth 605) has expanded its footprint and debuted an MVNO service. The Georgia-based CLEC IXC has rolled out POTS lines in Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. The company sells PRIs and integrated local T1s throughout the United States. Meanwhile, Telrite also has taken on the mantle of […]

An Open Letter to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin

By Herb Levitin, president of GoConference and FreeGoConference Chairman Martin, Time is really running out. For the last 12 months we have been trying the correct and legal way to remedy AT&Ts self help action in stopping the settlement payments to our free conferencing companies. We have spent a lot of time and money with […]

Fonality trixbox Appliance to be Shipped With Commercial Software

Fonality said Monday the trixbox Pro appliance, which formerly only shipped with the trixbox Community Edition software, will be offered with the trixbox Pro commercial software. The trixbox Pro appliance is tailored for businesses with five to 500 employees and can be purchased for use with VoIP, PRI, E1/T1, or up to 48 analog lines. […]

Gigabit Gold

Gigabit Gold Michael Murphy has been an agent for about four years. His company, NEF (originally New England Fiber), is a small shop of five people, but it recently eclipsed $1 million per month in contracted revenue all of it from big bandwidth sales. Its definitely not the easiest road, but for us, we are […]

Lessons From the U.S. Open

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO The outer courts have some great matches. Cheering crowds. Many languages. Tight competition. These are the hungry competitors. At Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, the Williams sisters destroy their opponents quickly. In comparison, the VoIP providers and the CLECs are the competitors (at least some of them). Battling to make […]

AT&T Video Share Expands Nationwide

First launched in Atlanta, Dallas and San Antonio at NXTComm in June, AT&T Inc. has now expanded its Video Share service to 160 markets nationwide. Video Share, which enables users to show people on the other end of the line what theyre looking at, requires a Video Share-capable handset and one of two Video Share […]

Ask Steve

Welcome to the new PHONE+ column, Ask Steve. Ive received some great questions so far and plan to tackle as many as I can in the coming months. This months inquiries focus on smaller businesses those with 20-99 employees, one-to-two IT people and one part-time IT contractor, VAR, agent or dealer. Q: Are SMBs buying […]

iTEMize Technologies Simplifies TEM for the Small to Midmarket

iTEMize has been in the TEM space for more than five years and launched its channel program in September 2006. The company focuses primarily on the small to midmarket ($5,000 to $500,000 per month in telecom spend). Sold as a subscription-based SaaS application, iTEMize was specifically designed and priced with agents in mind in order […]

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