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SunRocket Crashes

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO SunRocket closed its doors this week. No notice to customers. This was a pre-paid $199 for a year (or two in some cases) of service. No refunds will likely be issued. SunRocket just hit 200,000 subscribers. It’s Gizmo hardware is not easily compatible with other services according to most notes I […]

ROUND TABLE

… On the Universal Service Fund at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in March and changes the federal government should consider The USF must be configured like a pyramid: it must have a broad and stable base of contributions at the bottom, and a narrow but sufficient distribution of support at the top. Issues related […]

TMone Launches Broadband Marketing Database

Telesales and database marketing firm TMone.com has announced licensing availability of its proprietary broadband marketing database. The database will be available for direct mail marketing use, and the companys telesales division will maintain exclusivity regarding the use of the database’s telephone numbers. TMone, which has acquired new subscribers for companies such as Packet8 and Cordia, […]

KoolSpan Opens Partner Program to SIs, Consultants, Others

KoolSpan Inc., a maker of private networking security products, has expanded its channel program to include qualified VARs, systems integrators, outsourcers and specialized consultants. The program previously focused on a few VARs; the company said on Tuesday it wants to accelerate sales of its devices by opening up to more indirect channel salespeople. The KoolSpan […]

Opening Day Reactions

The show floor at Channel Partners opened Wednesday night to a large crowd of partners and more than 130 vendors. PHONE+ spoke to a few of the exhibitors about new products and programs as well as their support for the indirect channel and the exclusive industry event — the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Hear […]

Jalkut Weighs in on Future of Telecom

Dick Jalkut, a 35-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, on Wednesday talked about life after UNE-P in an industry address that melded historical and current events to highlight where telecom is headed. Jalkut is president and CEO of TelePacific Communications, a California-based CLEC. Years ago, he led NYNEX Corp., the New York carrier that eventually […]

New Wireless Player Enters U.S. Market

British BWA vendor LastMile Communications will enter the United States in 2006 via a new subsidiary, LastMile USA Inc. LastMile offers hardware and software that enable the delivery of location-based high-speed wireless services. LastMile makes its network gear free to emergency and similar public services, and otherwise targets government agencies, businesses and enterprises. Meanwhile, ISPs, network […]

People and Networks Make a Difference

They started in earnest on Sept. 1. The posts to the PHONE+ Web site, that is. The first went something like this: I am trying to get some information on family members in Ocean Springs, Miss. Their names are: John Gregory Matthews, his wife Shannon and 13-year-old daughter Olivia. Winston and Betty Jones, Mike and […]

First Impressions: Are Yours Fatal or First Prize?

Everyone formulates first impressions of others upon meeting them. We look at the way the other person dresses, his or her hairstyle and other physical features, and then we quickly decide whether we like the person or not. In fact, many studies show that we form these impressions in mere seconds. John Gottman of the […]

AccessLine Introduces VoIP Volume Service for Carriers, Others

AccessLine Communications, a provider of hosted and managed voice services, said today it has expanded its VoIP portfolio with its new VoIP Volume Service for business, available on a wholesale basis. The company says carriers are its primary target, but the product also can be sold to integrators or large enterprises needing bulk transport. AccessLine […]

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