Have a Question About Surviving Consolidation?

With the Channel Partners Conference just over 2 weeks away, the speakers, staff and I have been preparing for the various seminars occurring at the show. One that is of particular interest is our opening seminar, “Executive Roundtable:Surviving Consolidation,” which discusses how c onsolidation among telecom service providers is shrinking channel partners’ supplier pool and, in […]

Rack-Soft Releases VoIP Control Panel

Software developer Rack-Soft has released its VoIP control panel, 4PSA VoIPNow, for service providers and ISPs. 4PSA VoipNow is Asterisk-based software for Linux operating systems that allows small and medium users to offer VoIP to business and residential customers. Rack-Soft said the software installs in less than 10 minutes and is managed via a Web browser. […]

NMRC to Host Panel on Video Competition

The New Millennium Research Council on Wednesday at TelecomNEXT will host a discussion on whether a multiplayer video market with advanced applications and services will benefit consumers. The analyst firm will present findings from new research into the potential consumer benefits such as more provider choices and lower prices that could result from telcos entering […]

Enterprise Session Holds Customer Service as Key to Successful Branding

Competitive service providers should set their own objectives in establishing their own brands, and high-touch customer service can be one way to do that. Those are some of the overriding themes that will be discussed during todays From Bandwidth to Brandwidth: Managing the Customer Experience panel, which will be moderated by Atlantic-ACMs Judy Reed Smith. […]

VoIP Peering Takes the PSTN Out of the Equation

The panel, Peering Into the Future of VoIP, will focus on the growing new business of VoIP peering, in which VoIP service providers exchange traffic directly as VoIP much like ISPs exchange IP traffic without converting it to the PSTN. The panel will be moderated by Rich Tehrani, president of communications media company TMC and […]

Service Provider Panelists Look at CLECs in a World Without UNE

Facing regulatory mandates restricting the availability of UNEs, service providers have a number of access options to evaluate for line migration and growth. A panel of service providers Tuesday will discuss whats available and when to use them. Panelists will take a look at the subject one layer of the OSI model at a time, […]

Panel Unveils the Future of Wireless

Channel Partners attendees satiated their inner geeks on Wednesday when they heard from several device makers about the gadgets that soon will make their way to market. John Horn, national director for T-Mobile USA Inc., called on Samsung Electronics Co., Danger Inc. and Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) to preview the prototypes that will be […]

Panel Shows How Wireless Data Equals Profit

How can 1+1 = 3? With wireless data. Its more than an add-on to WAN and Internet sales; it can boost their intrinsic value exponentially. Find out how to bundle wireless data applications with your existing product lines and watch your profits multiply during todays session on The Wireless Data Equation. Solutions providers take note: […]

Panel Explains Why Mobility Matters

If youre new to selling wireless, or are only selling wireless voice to consumers, you may be missing a big opportunity. Its time to add wireless to your portfolio, and todays panel will tell you why. For the first time, enterprises will spend more for wireless voice service than on wireline in 2006, according to […]

Industry Pundits Share Vision of Next-Gen Convergence

A general session, The Global Vision and Promise of the Converged Next-Gen Network, organized by ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunication Industry Solutions), will feature the chief technology officers of several leading telecommunications companies in the United States. The panel includes Mark Wegleitner, senior vice president, technology and chief technology officer, Verizon; Chris Rice, executive vice president, […]

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