The Sony Xperia to Cost $799

The handset subsidy model is about to get a test when the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 smartphone comes to America in November. It is set to go commercial Nov. 29, the day after Thanksgiving. The touchscreen device, first announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain last February, runs the Windows Mobile 6.0, and will […]

Nokia Issues Warning About Bad Batteries

Nokia said Tuesday that millions of its cell phone batteries could potentially overheat. The warning applies to Nokia-branded BL-5C batteries manufactured by Japans Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. between December 2005 and November 2006. Matsushita is one of several companies that produce more than 300 million BL-5C batteries. Nokia said 46 million batteries are included […]

Verizon 2007 Contract Contested

After nearly a year of talks with former MCI and Verizon agents, Verizon Solutions Partner Program (VSPP) executives in November unveiled the companys 2007 contract, which did little to quell the growing chorus of concern surrounding the combination of the two carriers agent programs following their merger. Former MCI agents (fMCI as they are known […]

Vote for Best in Show!

Thank you all for making the Fall 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Washington D.C. the best fall show we have ever hosted! Please help us recognize the most innovative exhibitors from the expo floor in the Channel Partners Best of Show Survey. Please click HERE to cast your vote for the following categories: Best […]

XOs Wireless Encore Leads With Wholesale

XO COMMUNICATIONS INC. LIFTED THE curtain in November on a plan to spin off its national wireline business for $700 million in cash, creating a new fixed wireless wholesale company under a different, as-yet-undecided name. The news brings the company spotlight full circle: It began life as wireless provider NEXTLINK Communications Inc., after all. We […]

Court Refuses to Stay FCC VoIP Order

The U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia today refused to stay the FCCs VoIP E911 order, leaving open the opportunity for the order to go into effect on Nov. 28, the deadline set by the FCC for VoIP providers to offer E911 service. The court did not make any ruling on the substantive […]

IPCC Signs MOU Agreement with ETSI

The International Packet Communications Consortium (Booth 717) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), the European equivalent of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The MOU creates a two-way street for service providers and vendors on both continents to begin defining interoperability standards for VoIP technology. The first […]

Service Provider Confidence Index – Sage Gauge

Posted: 3/2004 SAGE GAUGE The Sage Research Inc. January 2004 index of service provider confidence in current conditions dipped slightly for the second period in a row. The January 2004 index of current service provider conditions fell 0.8 points from its November level, and is off 1.6 points from the September high of 47.8. The […]

Service Provider Confidence Index – Sage Gauge

Posted: 1/2004 SAGE GAUGE The Sage Research Inc. November 2003 index of service provider confidence in current conditions leveled off during November after a four-month rally. The November 2003 index was down 0.8 points from the September high of 47.8. It remains just shy of high territory (over 50), but still is up approximately 20 […]

Cyber Security Research Bill

Posted: 1/2003 special report To Serve & Protect Cyber Security Research Bill By Josh Long Congress passed The Cyber Security Research and Development Act in November, marking yet another federal effort to crack down on crime and terrorism over the Web. President Bush had not signed the bill as of press time in late November. […]

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