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Is LEC Billing the Next E-Wallet?

DESPITE THE INCREASED SOPHISTICATION of the online marketplace, and the staggering growth in the number of e-commerce transactions conducted in 2006, payment acceptance limitations remain a significant issue to the digital merchant community. The large majority of transactions conducted online are performed via credit card. Yet, according to countless consumer surveys, the security of personal […]

Your Front-Row Seat for the Future

ITS GENERALLY CONSIDERED BAD manners to toot your own horn. I say this only to offer my mother plausible deniability against potential accusations that I was not taught this life lesson. Nevertheless, I am going to do it anyway. (Sorry, Mom!) To start with, I am pleased to tell you the Channel Partners Conference and […]

Blackberry Jungle

AS ANY PARENT OR RECENT COLLEGE grad knows, school is a far more rigorous environment than it used to be. The infusion of the Internet and cellular technology into campus fundamentally has altered the academic process and the capabilities of school administrators. For wireless dealers, learning to navigate the education vertical can pay off not […]

telx Sold to GI Partners

The telx Group Inc. has been sold to GI Partners, a transatlantic private equity firm. Detailed terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. This is a monumental achievement by a team of outstanding professionals who I have had the pleasure to lead through innumerable challenges throughout the years, Rory J. Cutaia, the founder, chairman […]

COMPTEL and Channel Partners Conference and Expo Join Forces for TELECOM WEEK 07

Premier networking event to be held in Las Vegas COMPTEL and Channel Partners Conference and Expo (brought to you by PHONE+ magazine) have announced they will join forces next spring for TELECOM WEEK 2007 , a premier networking event that showcases both the COMPTEL PLUS Convention & EXPO and the Channel Partners Conference & Expo […]

EDITOR’S LETTER

IF YOU ARE LIKE ME AND youve been in the telecom industry a long time, you might remember NextWave Telecom, one of the winners of the C-Block PCS auctions back in 1997. I followed them pretty closely for a number of years because they had a very interesting model they wanted to be a wireless […]

BeQuick Software Offers IVR Service to QuickTel Users

BeQuick Software Inc. (Booth 306) said it now offers IVR service that integrates with its hosted OSS and billing product called QuickTel. The IVR tool allows customers to check their balance, receive information on their last payment and hear when their next payment is due. The IVR service also allows customers to make real-time payments […]

TIA, USTELECOM Get Back Together for 2007 Event

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) announced Wednesday that they will renew their partnership for a single telecom industry event in 2007. The new event, NXTcomm, will be held June 18-21 in Chicago at McCormick Place and will replace both GLOBALCOMM and TelecomNEXT in 2007. The two associations TIA […]

Telarus Releases VARSearch 1.0

Telarus Inc., parent company of ShopforT1.com, a provider of real-time T1 quotes, on Tuesday announced the release of VARSearch 1.0, a real-time search tool for network equipment and telephone system installers and dealers. “Value Added Resellers (VARs) and network integrators are in high demand by our T1 and DS3 clients,” said Adam Edwards, CEO of […]

Senate Committee to Take Up Telecom Bill Again Next Week

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will meet again on Tuesday to continue hashing out which amendments will be attached to the Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006, before the bill goes to the Senate floor. Members on Thursday debated various sticking points, including states rights, the Universal Service Fund, funding […]

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