CTI Group Integrates Traffic Analysis, Call Recording With Natural Convergence

CTI Group Holdings Inc. said it has successfully integrated its traffic analysis and call recording products with the hosted key system solution provided by Natural Convergence. Natural Convergence provides hosted VoIP application software designed to allow service providers address the needs small businesses. Natural Convergences application, branded silhouette, lets small businesses manage their phone services […]

VoIP Platform Provider Supports Service Provider Channel Marketing

Natural Convergence Inc., a supplier of hosted VoIP software, launched today its flashpoint 1.0 Channel Marketing Program to speed its service provider customers SMB go-to-market strategy. To help run the new program, Andrew Skafel has been named director of channel marketing for the company. flashpoint 1.0 goes beyond typical vendor support by productizing a thorough […]

BSG Buys VoiceLog

BSG Clearing Solutions North America LLC late last week closed on its $15.6 million purchase of third-party verification provider VoiceLog LLC. The companies made the announcement on Monday. VoiceLog founder Larry Leikin and his 30 employees now work for BSG, which specializes in clearing and settlement, as well as payment and financial risk management solutions […]

AccessLine Brings SmartVoice to Boston, Expands Partnership

Hosted VoIP provider AccessLine Communications on Tuesday launched its SmartVoice Service in the Boston area. AccessLines SmartVoice Service targets SMBs by combining local, long-distance and toll-free phone service; it does not require users to buy additional phone equipment. The company also expanded its partnership with OneCall, signing OneCall as an authorized SmartVoice dealer. OneCall mainly […]

Wireless Broadband in Gas Lines, Natural or Needless?

Imagine watching TV and checking out the Major League Baseball scores on the Web over the same lines responsible for keeping you warm in the winter. A California startup says it has developed a technology that could deliver HDTV and other advanced broadband services over the natural gas lines of which there are 63 million […]


Posted: 1/2002 Not Necessarily News Overhead… …at the Association of Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS) Business Conference in Washington discussing the Tauzin-Dingell bill (H.R. 1542), the Internet Freedom and Broadband De-ployment Act of 2001… "His name is John Dingell; it isn’t Tauzin-Dingell as many people tend to think. In fact, this is probably his biggest regret […]

Trading Desk – Here Come the Utilities

Posted: 05/2001 Trading Desk Here Come the Utilities By Bruce Christian The accelerating pace of energy companies’ entry into the wholesale telecommunications market seems destined to have a major impact on bandwidth trading and, conceivably, the way the telecom industry is ultimately structured. Utilities of every description from the natural gas, oil and electrical power […]

Trading Desk – Trading Post with Derrick Parkhill

Posted: 05/2001 Trading Desk Trading Post This month’s telecom Q&A, with Derrick Parkhill, vice president of Amerex Bandwidth. Q: What Is the Role of Telecom’s Large Debt Obligations in Bandwidth Trading Development? A: The looming debt issue is perhaps the one single thing that may force the hand of the telecoms that have, to date, […]

Trading Desk: AIG’s Minutes Exchange Runs Out of Time

Posted: 01/2001 AIG’s Minutes Exchange Runs Out of Time By Bruce Christian Erick Raab AIG Telecommunications A shock to some, but a natural process of "weeding out" to others, AIG Telecommunications LLC ( decided in early November to end its foray into online minutes trading. No official announcement had been made by press time at […]

Long Distance – Genesis Takes Rates to Latin America

Posted: 06/2000 Genesis Takes Rates to Latin America Genesis Communications International Inc. (, a provider of local and long distance telecommunications services for the U.S. Hispanic market, has taken its prepaid, long-distance telephone service to Latin America. Available through distributors nationwide, the service extends Genesis’ prepaid calling program, and provides consumers with competitive international rates […]

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