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Successful Advocacy Begins Locally

Comptel was founded more than 26 years ago by entrepreneurs hoping to bring to consumers an alternative to the monopolistic long-distance service of the entrenched Ma Bell, AT&T. Over the years, its members have been a driving force behind the explosion of new technologies and services, including the Internet, on which consumers and businesses depend […]

COMPTEL’s Comstock Resigns

Earl Comstock has resigned as president and CEO of COMPTEL, the competitive carrier association announced late Wednesday. Jerry James, former president of Grande Communications and a past chairman of COMPTEL, will serve as interim CEO of COMPTEL, effective immediately. Comstock said he is leaving COMPTEL to pursue other interests. He served as head of the […]

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 […]

Telcordia Aims to Build Interconnection Community

Telcordia Technologies is partnering with various equipment and software providers that will preintegrate their products with the Telcordia Service Interconnection Registry, a centralized registry of routing data service providers can use to interconnect with one another. Service border controller companies Acme Packet and NexTone, as well as NetNumber and Nominum, are the first suppliers to […]

Channel Partners Expo is 10! Get the Party Started!

Not that we are in need of reasons to celebrate, but I am proud to say that we actually do have some very good ones in 2007. The first is that PHONE+ magazine, our host, turns 20 this year. PHONE+ was founded in 1987 for the newly competitive payphone and operator services markets. There were […]

Agent Alliance Adds Members

The Agent Alliance has added PartnerTEL Inc. and ABS Telecom to its ranks. The organization now has 14 member companies. PartnerTEL is a master agent that has helped 400 agents and 7,000 enterprises streamline telecom procurement, management and expenditure processes, and maximize overall telecom savings through an ROI model. PartnerTEL has agency agreements with all […]

Has It Been That Long?

DOING ANYTHING WORTHWHILE FOR 20 years is remarkable, isnt it? This year, PHONE+ will mark two decades covering the communications industry. (Yes, its been that long.) This achievement is all the more noteworthy given the instability of the newly competitive market. I use the term newly on purpose since the past 20 years spans the […]

OEN Turns Channel On To IPTV

Just weeks before its commercial IPTV/triple-play launch in Houston in November, Optical Entertainment Network (OEN) launched a sales agent program to make its FISION digital IPTV service available to FTTH communities throughout the country shortcutting the contentdevelopment process and expense. The program primarily is geared toward FTTH providers independent network owners, public utilities, competitive communications […]

Pactolus Debuts SIPDev.org Developer Community

Pactolus Communications Software Corp. today introduced its www.SIPdev.org developer community, which features open-source SIP-based service creation environment, application server and software media server to help developers create applications for VoIP and IMS networks. Membership is free. SIPdev.org is aimed at service-provider and enterprise developers, and includes supporting resources, such as a Wiki-based knowledge center that […]

BellSouth, Wavelength Team to Deploy Wi-Fi Hotspot Service in Planned Communities

BellSouth Corp. on Wednesday announced it has entered into a nonexclusive agreement with Wavelength Corp. to jointly market and deploy Wavelength Surfspot Wi-Fi hotspot service to planned community developments in BellSouth’s service area. The Surfspot service will be offered in both single-family and multifamily housing developments, complementing BellSouth’s current voice, video and data portfolio. Under […]

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