Qwest Now a One-Stop Shop

Qwest Communications International Inc. has become the first Bell under the 1996 Telecom Act allowed to combine local and long-distance operations in its territory. Qwest says the relief granted by the FCC means it will save money and improve customer service. Critics fear the company will use its new status to raise prices. The FCC […]

TMONE Targets VoIP Operators

Direct marketing firm Total Marketing One (TMONE) is taking on another role, this time for VoIP operators. Through its marketing processes via e-mail, the Internet, direct mail, and inbound and outbound calling the company is signing IP telephony subscribers for broadband providers. TMONE calls itself a one-stop shop for providers wanting to add customers or […]

One-stop Shopping Programs on the Rise

Posted: 12/2003 One-stop Shopping Programs on the Rise By Tara Seals Facing an ever-expanding sea of communications options, more businesses are turning to channel partners to help them navigate the waters. Customers are demanding channel businesses become one-stop ports of call for voice, data and converged solutions. Vendors capitalizing on the trend include Verizon Communications […]

The Big Picture of Bell Long Distance Entry

Posted: 08/1999 The Big Picture of Bell Long Distance Entry By Kim Sunderland The Bell companies’ plans to get into the long distance marketplace don’t include just in-region provision, according to analysts with the Strategis Group, Washington, who say the Bells will hook up with interexchange carriers (IXCs) to help build their one-stop shops. "The […]

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