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Telecom Reflection

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO I’m going to hit on a few of topics. One: The Panel At the Channel Partners Expo, Qwest mentioned that it would need help from its partners to fulfill the government win it just received. If you are a small, minority-owned company, let your carriers know. If you have specific certifications […]

Qwest Earnings Double

Qwest Communications International Inc. posted second-quarter earnings Wednesday that more than doubled from the same period last year. The Denver-based phone company said net income was $246 million, or 13 cents per share, compared with $117 million, or 6 cents per share, during the second quarter in 2006. It was the sixth consecutive quarter Qwest […]

Qwest 1Q Income Nearly Triples

Qwest Communications International Inc. nearly tripled its net income in the first quarter, thanks to continued adoption of its bundled services, relaxed regulation and cuts in areas including retiree benefits. The nations third-largest local phone company reported net income of $240 million, or 12 cents per share, over $88 million, or 5 cents per share, […]

FCC Rejects Fones4All Petition

Advocates of the competitive telecom industry are decrying the FCCs denial of Fones4Alls year-old petition for relief from rules stemming from the Triennial Review and Remand Order (TRRO). Late last week, the FCC turned down the CLECs request that it be able to more easily access incumbents network elements, so it could provide subsidized basic […]

BellSouth Net Income Up 11.6 Percent

One business day after securing enough shareholder votes to approve a merger with AT&T Inc., BellSouth Corp. on Monday released its second-quarter 2006 earnings, showing net income growth of 11.6 percent, from $795 million to $887 million, over the year-ago quarter. The company reported an increase in earnings-per-share from 43 cents to 49 cents, or […]

Improved Masergy Financials Bode Well for Agents

Thanks to some first-time positive financials, Masergy Communications Inc. recently has been able to price its products and services more competitively, giving its agents more options and benefits as they compete against major carriers. Masergy, founded in late 2000, made news in late June when it announced it had become EBITDA-positive. Most analysts and investors […]

CCH Tackles Form 1041 in Audio Conference

Navigating Form 1041 and the Upcoming Storm will be the subject of a live, 100-minute audio conference to be held Tuesday, May 23, at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The conference will be presented by CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and provider of tax information, software and services for telecom and other industries. Robert Barnhill, […]

PacketFront Helps Mexican Provider Serve Low-Income Users

Mexican service provider Internet por Fibra S.A. de C.V. (Interfibra) has tapped PacketFront to supply an automated broadband solution for use in several low-income housing projects. The value of the deal, which includes PacketFronts BECS, a control and provisioning system, and Access Switching Routers (ASRs), was not disclosed. In partnership with local property developers, Interfibra […]

Survey: Partners Cant Live on Commissions Alone

Commissions on indirect telecom sales generally are going down, spurring two reactions: solutions providers either choose upfront compensation or make up losses by focusing on consulting services. PHONE+ magazines annual partner compensation survey reveals the monetary landscape, like the entire industry, continues to fluctuate. One anonymous respondent puts it this way: [S]ervice rates and commission […]

Efforts to Reform USF Gain Momentum, Incite Controversy

As the FCC considers reformation of the Universal Service Fund, Congress has its own ideas for change. Meanwhile, the Keep USF Fair Coalition is taking sides against the FCC and Chairman Kevin Martins support of a numbers-based system, and professing ideas more in line with a newly proposed House bill. The numbers-based system would assess […]

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