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Time Out

I was tempted to rerun my comments from last month, Bells Win Another Round. By simply adding the word, Again, to the title and changing all the verb tenses from future to past, the piece stands. Of course, I am referring to the FCCs swift move to deregulate DSL access (see this story). The Aug. […]

CSP Network: Its On

CSP Network: Its On Convergence. Community. Connection. Channel. Certification. all debut this month on csp network, the new PHONE+ partner portal. on the web at www.csp-network.com, csp network is a comprehensive resource created especially for converged solutions providers agents, VARs and VADs, systems integrators, interconnects, aggregators, consultants, independent sales representatives and other business partners that […]

Giving Homeless a Voice (Mail)

Homeless no longer has to mean being phoneless, too. Several companies are sponsoring Denver’s new Community Voicemail Project, which gives homeless people access to free phone service and voice mail. “Having a simple phone number, something most of us take for granted, can be the key to survival and self-sufficiency for people in crisis or […]

Channel Partners News – Gearing Up for Chicago

The fall Channel Partners Conference & Expo will be held Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 at the Chicago Hilton. On tap are new innovations in the conference program and new networking opportunities. The Windy City will blow the education session in new directions. Most significantly, the planning team at Virgo Publishing has decided to take […]

Consolidation Key for Telecom’s Future

Posted: 4/2003 Consolidation Key for Telecom’s Future By Dick Jalkut The 1996 Telecommunications Act opened the floodgates for many things — competition and choice for customers, better pricing and service, and entrepreneurs trying to make a quick buck. Now, seven years after that landmark event, we know that indeed many bucks were made by a […]

No Telco is an Island

Posted: 12/2001 Wholesale Channel No Telco is an Island IP Alliance Networks Speed Worldwide Connectivity, Community By Khali Henderson Three years ago, global deregulation and the emergence of IP telephony technologies heralded a new breed of provider. This provider would be a middleman set up to provide routing and multilateral settlement among virtually unknown counterparts […]

Partner Channel: Briefs

Posted: 11/2001 Partner Channel Briefs * Agent-driven UNE-P CLEC Z-Tel Technologies Inc. (www.ztel.com) has launched "Z-LineCommunity," an interactive voice response (IVR) portal tool to help organizations with information flow. Users can access the speech recognition-enabled portal in real time, via any phone. Z-Tel also plans to use Z-LineCommunity to market its residential local and long-distance service […]

Partner Channel: Briefs

Posted: 11/2001 Partner Channel Briefs * Agent-driven UNE-P CLEC Z-Tel Technologies Inc. (www.ztel.com) has launched "Z-LineCommunity," an interactive voice response (IVR) portal tool to help organizations with information flow. Users can access the speech recognition-enabled portal in real time, via any phone. Z-Tel also plans to use Z-LineCommunity to market its residential local and long-distance service […]

The Letter – Coming Home

Posted: 10/2001 The Letter Coming Home As we send this issue of PHONE+ to print, we have watched our nation experience the worst terrorist attack of all time. The cost – in lives and dollars – has not yet been tallied, but one thing is for sure: It is too much.It so happens that I, […]

The New Collaboration Imperative

Posted: 06/2001 The New Collaboration ImperativeOf all the bottlenecks that must be broken to realize the full potential of a new generation of IP-based services, the most significant is the cultural bottleneck of resistance to change within the end-user community. That’s why the sales channels that are closest to the customers are suddenly at ground […]

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