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Lipman to Help CEOs Strategize Policy Initiatives

CEOs need to stay on top of ever-changing technology, regulatory and marketing conditions. To that end, COMPTEL is hosting a timely panel for competitive telecom executives, led by long-time telecom lawyer Andy Lipman, a partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP. Telecom is such a changing kaleidoscope of issues that its a good time to address certain […]

COMPTEL Elects New Board of Directors

Members of COMPTEL will elect their 2007-08 board of directors today following the annual membership meeting at 10 a.m. Sixteen of the 27 seats are up for grabs; nominees for the positions were not disclosed. COMPTEL members will vote for five directors in the small company member category, five directors from among the medium company […]

Rivermine and BBR Wireless Management Announce Merger

TEM provider Rivermine announced a merger with BBR Wireless Management. The companies said they merged to meet ongoing, high demand for unified wireline and wireless expense management solutions from global customers and channel partners. Coming together under the Rivermine name, the combined entity will have an installed base of more than 225 companies. “End-user organizations […]

Federal Lawmakers Take Time Out for Telecom Policy Issues

Congress appears to be taking a renewed interest in telecom issues. In the past week, two subcommittees have held hearings on special access, Bell forbearance petitions and copper loop retirement. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., held the first hearing last week. He is chairman of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. Kerry wanted to examine ways […]

Nokia to Acquire Navteq for $8.1 Billion

Nokia said Monday it is buying navigation software maker Navteq Corp. for $8.1 billion. Nokia will pay $78 for each Navteq share including outstanding options. The deal has been approved by both companies boards and is subject to customary closing and regulatory conditions. It is expected to close during the first quarter of 2008. Nokia […]

Round Table

On the America COMPETES Act, which, in part, reforms high-tech innovation policy The American economy is the envy of the world, and we need to keep it that way. Pres. George W. Bush [O]ur workforce must have the technical skills to make it advantageous for companies to keep their businesses here in the U.S. instead […]

Steps to Strategic Mobility

Though enterprise mobility is still in its adolescence, the business benefits of extending information and applications to mobile workers already are apparent. Payback comes in many forms, including higher productivity, increased sales, heightened customer satisfaction, and increased talent retention. In fact, according to Gartner Inc., workers who arent mobile are quickly becoming the minority, with […]

Successful Advocacy Begins Locally

Comptel was founded more than 26 years ago by entrepreneurs hoping to bring to consumers an alternative to the monopolistic long-distance service of the entrenched Ma Bell, AT&T. Over the years, its members have been a driving force behind the explosion of new technologies and services, including the Internet, on which consumers and businesses depend […]

Level 3s OHara Shares Vision for Industry, Channel

In his industry keynote address today, Kevin OHara, president and COO of Level 3 Communications Inc., will discuss the impact the changing competitive environment will have on the indirect channel and how partners, in concert with their suppliers, can maximize the long-term growth and health of the industry and their respective businesses. OHara also will […]

Boost Revenue With Hosted Call Center

Hosted call center technology takes center stage during todays session, Making Contact with Hosted Call Center Opportunities, where the panelists will discuss how to leverage these sticky services to combat the high commoditization of long-distance and other bread-andbutter connectivity services. Agents and VARs looking to move up the value chain can leverage hosted contact centers […]

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