Qwest Holds Largest Partner Meeting to Date

About 400 agents for Qwest Communications International Inc. came to Denver this week for the companys annual Qwest Business Partner Program meeting, making it the largest QMarketplace gathering to date. Called QMarketplace, the event features networking and education on the companys products and back-office systems and policies. The meeting also is an opportunity for partners […]

i2Telecom Gets $1.75 Million Investment

i2Telecom International Inc. has gotten a $1.75 million shot in the arm from venture capitalists, Cornell Capital Partners LP. i2Telecom makes the USB-compatible VoiceStick that lets users carry their phone numbers wherever they go, so they can use their softphones. The company distributes through agents and other solutions providers. Cornell already has given i2Telecom $600,000; […]

Broadwing, HCG Provision International Ethernet Network

Service provider Broadwing Communications LLC and Hong Kong-based operator Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) have established a new intercarrier international Ethernet network. “Large enterprises around the world continue to expand their reach and require their networks to evolve in concert with them,” said Mike Smith, co-founder and managing director of research with Stratecast Partners, a […]

Win Big at Channel Partners Expo

In addition to networking and educational opportunities, PHONE+ is raffling off great prizes to qualified channel partner attendees.

Automation in Moderation

IN AN ON-DEMAND world, the mantra seems to be automate or die. At the same time, it is important to maintain that human touch. Carriers and master agencies are accomplishing these seemingly opposite aims by rolling out partner Web portals with functionalities such as instant quote generation, access to commissions information and sales tools, and […]

Mobility = Possibility

AS IS CUSTOMARY TO DO AT THE beginning of the year, I have been thinking a lot about where the growth opportunities are for PHONE+ and its readers. There are many opportunities like VoIP that are top of mind, but I keep coming back to mobility. I dont mean cell phones. Yes, cellular phones and […]

Channel Partners Expo Signs Charles Barkley

FORMER NBA STAR CHARLES Barkley has signed on as the keynote for the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, at 1:15, p.m., March 1, in Las Vegas. Sponsored by Voila IP, Barkley will speak with his trademark irreverence, candor and humor on lifelong learning as a foundation for a career and life marked by success and […]

UDP Releases CABS 2.0, Partners with CSS

UDP, a national provider of billing and order management systems, has released CABS 2.0, an upgraded version of its carrier access billing system. New features include monthly bills and standard reports available for viewing, printing, and e-mailing over the Web; MSECAB record creation and distribution; Web access to historical AUR and SECAB/MSECAB billing records for […]

Next Stop 2006

I want to thank everybody for welcoming me to the telecom industry. The last couple of months have been extremely challenging, but also surprisingly fun. Many of you have expressed your support and have been exceptionally helpful to me in my new post. I must admit Ive been somewhat amused at the number of comments […]

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