Verizon DSL Purchases Raise Money for Operation Home Delivery

Verizon Communications Inc. said today it is supporting Operation Home Delivery, a project recently launched by Habitat for Humanity to help replace homes damaged or destroyed in the Gulf Coast hurricanes.  The company will donate $1 for every Verizon Business DSL line ordered between now and the end of the year.[W]e are providing resources to […]

FCC Pushes VoIP Subscriber Acknowledgement Deadline to October

The FCC once again has extended the deadline requiring VoIP service providers to get acknowledgement from subscribers that they might not have access to E911 calling. The commission in August had threatened to cut off subscribers who had not responded, but changed that deadline to Sept. 29. Yesterday, the group said VoIP providers now have […]

Telstra Offers Private-Network VoIP

Telstra Inc., a service provider, today unveiled T-VoIP, its version of IP telephony, for sale to companies worldwide.“T-VoIP is based on Telstra’s global IP VPN platform that is backed by our service level agreements,” says Dan Kerth, president and COO of Telstra. “Companies can combine voice and data traffic to maximize their return on investment and […]

Virtual Back Office Software Offers Prepaid Module

Virtual Back Office Software Inc. (Booth 516) now offers its Pre-Paid Central module. The feature allows local service providers to run a pre-paid UNE-P/resale service in addition to the post-paid local, long-distance, data, VoIP and wireless services already available through the standard VBOS suite. VBOS concentrated its efforts with Pre-Paid Central on automating the acquisition, […]

3PV Announces Free Trial of FastTrak

3PV Third Party Verification Inc. (Booth 410) invites customers to take the 3PV Head to Head challenge by comparing their current third-party verification (TPV) solution against a 7-day free trial of FastTrak TPV, which blends automated scripts with live agents. Were so confident we can deliver better results than other TPV solution providers, we want […]

ASCENT: Profitec’s Omnibill Integrates with Biztel 1

Recognizing the challenges CLECs face in provisioning local services, Profitec (Booth 300) has partnered with Biztel 1 to incorporate its interconnect clearinghouse services into Profitec’s Omnibill telecom billing system. Biztel 1’s services, operated under the American Carrier Exchange (ACX) label offers electronic bonding links with the ILECs. With the ACX integration, Omnibill clients now can […]

ROUND TABLE: on the telecom industry’s economic recovery

Posted: 06/2002 Round Table… … on the telecom industry’s economic recovery“All indicators point toward service providers returning to health in late 2003, but still no noticeable increase in overall capex until 2004. While traffic growth remains strong, average long-haul trunk capacity utilization is just 35 percent and service providers have found numerous means to extract […]

Features: ADCos Could Crack Open Local Phone Market Once and for All

Posted: 2/2002 ADCos Could Crack Open Local Phone Market Once and for All By Kim Sunderland A solution to monopoly in the local exchange marketplace, in which the industry moves one dominant firm to many competing firms, isn’t a pipe dream. However, the hope for large-numbers competition among network-based carriers under the nation’s current and […]

Through a Glass, Darkly

Posted: 11/2001 Opinion Through a Glass, Darkly Ernie B. Kelly III It is traditional for me to write a Soapbox column for PHONE+ in conjunction with the big conferences we sponsor in May and November.I always look forward to writing them. They serve as a twice-a-year opportunity to reach out and touch readers on the […]

The Letter – Coming Home

Posted: 10/2001 The Letter Coming Home As we send this issue of PHONE+ to print, we have watched our nation experience the worst terrorist attack of all time. The cost – in lives and dollars – has not yet been tallied, but one thing is for sure: It is too much.It so happens that I, […]

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