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The Lighter Side of Being an Agent

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO I’m going to take a step away from talking about what needs to be fixed and ramble about the opportunities. With VARs getting into the telco space as agents, agents have a chance to slip into the VAR space. (When I say VAR I mean a hardware centric IT service company […]

Beyond Geeks: How Digium Plans to Grow Asterisk*

Beyond Geeks: How Digium Plans to Grow Asterisk* If you think Asterisk is for geeks, you have another think coming. So, say executives at Digium Inc. The open-source IP PBX software company is retooling its offer to cross the chasm from early adopters to mainstream small and midsize business users.

ITS IN THE AIR

Jabra Unveils Wireless Headsets Wireless headset maker Jabra has unveiled the T5300 series for office workers. The Jabra T5330 is for landline phones and the Jabra T5320 is for softphones. The former provides a range of 33 feet from the base station. The latter operates on a Wi-Fi-compatible frequency of 2.4GHz and supports the Bluetooth […]

Hosted PBX: Not Just for Carriers

WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT the IP PBX is the current generation of voice communications systems, and that it enables convergence of voice and data over a single network. As a service platform, hosted IP PBX is implemented in a service providers data center, but unlike its predecessor, Centrex service, it is not the exclusive domain […]

Sprint-Cables Pivotal Moment

Sprint Nextel Corp.s joint venture with major cable domestic cable operators has unveiled its new brand at CTIA. The service will be called Pivot, and will have a have fixed-mobile convergence as its raison detre. Pivot will offer customers the ability to make unlimited calls between VoIP over cable home numbers and mobile users, and […]

AccessLine Offers U.S. Entities Local U.K. Numbers

AccessLine Communications (Booths 529-531) announced that its SmartVoice hosted VoIP service now offers U.S.-based businesses the ability to use local phone numbers from Great Britain. This capability enables any U.S.-based organization conducting business in the United Kingdom to develop a virtual presence by offering callers a local phone number. At the same time, they can […]

Seven Steps Toward Control

Forgive me for sounding like a self-help book. Thats not my intention. Many of you have spoken to me privately about my recent editorial (February 2007) on carrier commitment and ways that your partner sales organizations are trying to insulate themselves from the inevitable ups and downs of carrier compensation and engagement policies. Many of […]

PowerNet Global Communications Provides Update on VoIP Strategy

As the telecommunications industry continues to consolidate, and margins decrease, PowerNet Global Communications (Booth 421) has recognized that providing competitively priced solutions on its own VoIP/data network(s) will allow it to continue to provide agents with quality and enhanced offerings, while maintaining its commitment to deliver high commission percentages to the agents it serves. Over […]

Global Capacity Group Announces Flat-Rate MPLS IP WAN Offer

Global Capacity Group Inc. (GCG, Booth 426), a virtual network operator providing a range of communications-related services for large enterprises, governmental entities and telecommunications carriers worldwide, announced it is offering enterprises an MPLS IP WAN solution anywhere in the country for a flat-rate price of $700 per location. The price includes access, router and GCGs […]

NBS Makes Residential V.o.I.C.E. Available to Channel Partners

NBS (Booths 511-513), a New York-area telecom reseller and service provider, recently announced the availability of a new residential VoIP product for its agents and channel partners. NBS Residential V.o.I.C.E. (Voice over Internet Communications Exchange) is a VoIP product that NBS authorized dealers can offer customers. It can be connected to any homes broadband modem […]

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