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AT&Ts IP Flexible Reach Lets SMBs Move to VoIP

AT&T Inc. said its IP Flexible Reach can now be added to existing key telephone systems, allowing SMBs to transition to VoIP without having to replace their legacy systems. IP Flexible Reach is available nationwide, uses VoIP technology and enables unlimited local and on-net calling, as well as competitive long-distance and international calling plans, the […]

Money Hard to Find in SMB Voice

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO VoIP has taken quite a few hits in the press lately. Vonage and patent fights. SunRocket closing. The E-911 issue. The viability of the pure play VoIP provider is in question. Not just from a net neutrality standpoint either. More from a financial model. Most people looking to move to VoIP […]

A Small But Representative Voice

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO I tried to survey the telecom agents, but the sampling was small. Many are direct as opposed to using a master agent. To move to a master agent would take a 5 percent commission bump over what they have now. The main reason agents use master agencies is for the back […]

The Lighter Side of Being an Agent

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO I’m going to take a step away from talking about what needs to be fixed and ramble about the opportunities. With VARs getting into the telco space as agents, agents have a chance to slip into the VAR space. (When I say VAR I mean a hardware centric IT service company […]

Channel Bias

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Recently, I tried to move a couple of customers from the DSL provided by an independent ISP to Embarq DSL. The order was declined after seven days, because there was already DSL on the line. Now I find this funny for a couple of reasons, the biggest being that ILEC’s slam […]

Qwest Contract Changes Talk of Q.Marketplace

A reduction in in-region commissions was the primary topic of conversation at the Qwest Business Partner Program kick-off meeting held in Denver in mid-January. More than 350 partners from about 130 companies plus 120 Qwest channel and executive staff were in attendance at the Q.Marketplace annual partner meeting, making it one of the top agent […]

Round Table

Kevin Martin … On FCC Chairman Kevin Martins confirmation to head the agency for a second term Im pleased that we were finally able to clear Chairman Martin. He is a fine chairman, and I am delighted that he will have another term to continue his work at the FCC.Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, Senate Commerce Committee […]

Drew Walker

THEN : In 1987, Drew Walker was president and CEO of SouthernNet Inc., a facilities-based long-distance company based in the Southeast with more than 250 employees and more than $200 million in annual revenue. The company’s vision was to be the largest regional long-distance carrier in the Southeast, Walker recalls, noting multiple acquisitions, including TELMAN […]

BSG CEO Steps Down

Billing Services Group Ltd. said Friday Roland Bopp is resigning as CEO and as a director of the company. BSG has named Randall Brouckman his successor. The move is effective immediately. Bopp was named CEO in March and began work in April. At the time, BSG said the move was a response to the companys […]

Covergence Offers Service for Avaya Customers

With its recent designation as Avaya compliant, Covergence now can offer its Eclipse SIP security and management platforms to customers using Avaya Inc. IP telephony products. Covergence’s platform enables businesses to connect their Avaya Communication Manager platforms to an IP network. Companies then can roll out secure VoIP throughout their organizations, Covergence said. With the […]

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