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COMPTEL: What now?

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Well, COMPTEL is searching for a new President and CEO. Earl Comstock’s resignation as CEO on May 30 should be marked as the end of the regulatory fight for COMPTEL. As one CLEC legal guy stated, “Millions of dollars and hundreds of lawyers have not worked.” The next phase for COMPTEL […]

Blowhards Need Not Apply

In case you havent heard, PHONE+ is looking for a few good industry channel execs for its all-new 2007-2008 Advisory Board. Selected members will serve as a sounding board for editorial content in PHONE+ as well as seminar content for the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. You might recall that the conference has had an […]

Corridor Warriors

Voice over WLAN is getting noticed by the SMB set lately, especially businesses with locally mobile workers that find that VoWLAN can be a great technology to boost productivity and employee satisfaction. Its a segment with promise for those channel partners willing to put in the education work necessary to understand the solution. All the […]

Death of Desktop IP Phones Looms

Long ago, many people viewed VoIP as simply a low-cost, low-quality alternative to POTS. People were prepared to accept uncertainty about connections, audible distortions and conversation-impeding delays in order to talk to people on the other side of the world via the Internet for a tiny fraction of the cost they would have paid their […]

NuVox, FDN Complete Merger

Just three months shy of their initial merger announcement, NuVox Communications and FDN Communications on Wednesday closed the deal. Terms were not announced, as both companies are privately held. They have said their combined annual revenue will surpass $500 million, roughly the same amount claimed by recently merged Broadview Networks and InfoHighway Communications. FDN and […]

ODP vs. Browser

THERES A DILEMMA faced by mobile operators, their wireless dealers and, ultimately, their customers: Long-distance is essentially free, and competitive pressures are driving the rest of voice revenue toward zero margins even as the mobile network infrastructure demands another round of multibillion-dollar investment. When margins suffer, everyone suffers. Thats why reducing churn, making data plans […]

Are You Sitting on a Gold Mine?

Are you sitting on additional wireless revenue from your current customers that you have not mined yet because you dont want to: A) Learn countless, confusing wireless price plans.B) Study an endless myriad of devices.C) Get called on a Sunday to replace a water-logged BlackBerry device a CEO dropped into the lavatory.D) All of the […]

What Users Want

A FEW YEARS AGO, Mel Gibson did a movie called What Women Want, where through one of those accidents that only happens in the movies, his chronic womanizing character suddenly was able to read the minds of every woman he encountered. While at first he saw it as a bonanza in continuing his philandering ways, […]

Round TABLE

On the conclusion of the Tunney Act-based case challenging the Justice Departments 2005 approval of the SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI mergers that opponents said harm the public interest The government need not prove that the settlements will perfectly remedy the alleged antitrust harms; it need only provide a factual basis for concluding that the settlements are […]

Cbeyond Intros BeyondMobile Service

Managed services provider Cbeyond Inc. this week introduced its BeyondMobile Laptop Access service for businesses, available for distribution through the companys channel partners. BeyondMobile gives users nationwide mobile broadband access. It comes with a Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 PC Card and takes advantage of a 3G EV-DO Rev A mobile network, eliminating the need for […]

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