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Channel Partners: Hosted VoIP Show Me the Money?

Hosted VoIP seems like a great premise, especially for the SMB company concerned with the money and manpower it might take to run a converged network in-house. But some agents and other partners have grumbled that the demand isnt living up to its promise. Conversely, a number of focused service providers are touting their successes […]

Channel Partners: A Trunk of Burning VoIP Sales

If theres one area in VoIP thats making partners a lot of money, its SIP trunking. The demand for that PRI replacement solution has been growing steadily, and its a service that represents a way for VARs to shore up hardware margins and for agents to get involved in the VoIP game. Theres still plenty […]

COMPTEL Wraps with Comprehensive Regulatory Workshop

COMPTEL will cap off the Fall 2007 Conference & EXPO tomorrow with a morning of workshops designed to update members on the latest in federal policy proceedings. First up are: wireline regulatory issues. Genny Morelli, a partner at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP and frequent COMPTEL panelist, will host the session. Christopher McKee, vice president […]

Observations From the Expo

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO What message did you take away from the partner panel at Channel Partners Conference & Expo this week? One message was that the channel has changed, perhaps, improved over the last 10 years. Some channel programs are easier; some are challenging. (One, for sure, is shrinking.) Consolidation of the carriers means […]

Demand Is Pushing Carriers to 10gigE Transport, Panel Says

Demand for Ethernet services among business users continues to grow, pushing carriers toward higher-capacity transport networks like 10-gigabit Ethernet for service backhaul across terrestrial and submarine networks. 10gig Ethernet is going to give them a chance to get to a lower price point for service backhaul, i.e., overall service delivery, than the way they have […]

Panel Discusses How to Squeeze More Bandwidth from Optical Pipes

Under pressure to deliver greater bandwidth to customers, service providers are trying to figure out how to get more from their existing bandwidth. Their high-capacity optical transport networks already are experiencing strain under the escalating request for services at higher rates up to 10 gigabit. To help meet this demand, service providers are looking to […]

International Capacity Panel to Examine Opportunities for CLECs

While the overall market for international bandwidth appears to be improving, challenges remain depending on the markets being served. How can U.S.-based service providers successfully operate internationally, either directly or through partnerships? Thats just one of the questions panelists will explore during Its A Small World: Trends in International Services. The event will be moderated […]

Workshop Helps CLECs Survive in Era of Consolidation

In an era of unprecedented consolidation, CLEC executives need to know how to keep their companies afloat or make them attractive to prospective buyers. The workshop Financial & Strategic Actions for Success slated for this afternoon at 3:10 p.m. will do just that teach members how to achieve financial and strategic success in an ever-more […]

VPF Track Offers an Education on Voice Peering

The Voice Peering Fabric (VPF) this week at COMPTEL PLUS is sponsoring a track of sessions exploring various aspects of voice peering. Today, Shrihari Pandit, president and CEO of Stealth Communications, creator of the VPF, will educate COMPTEL attendees on what the VPF is and how it works. The VPF, which this year is expected […]

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