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What Was the Most Significant Development in the Indirect Channel in the Last Decade?

“Revenue from it has quadrupled in that time period. Agents are now getting more respect from customers, providers, etc. That the first non-profit association was started and is thriving [is also a significant development].” — Vince Bradley, CEO, World Telecom Group “Placing orders via the Internet and using electronic delivery of documents is the most […]

What Was the Most Significant Development in Communications Technology in the Last Decade?

“Fiber. Using light to pass traffic made the entire network infinitely scalable, fast and redundant. The speeds that can be brought to a customer multiplied exponentially. Faster speeds mean more applications, which in turn provides for more possibilities.” — Geoffrey Shepstone, President, Telecom Brokerage Inc. “The blossoming of graphical interfaces on the Internet. Remember the […]

COMPTEL’s Comstock Resigns

Earl Comstock has resigned as president and CEO of COMPTEL, the competitive carrier association announced late Wednesday. Jerry James, former president of Grande Communications and a past chairman of COMPTEL, will serve as interim CEO of COMPTEL, effective immediately. Comstock said he is leaving COMPTEL to pursue other interests. He served as head of the […]

Wireless Internet an Information Service, FCC Says

As expected, the FCC has classified wireless Internet access as an information service. This frees providers from the regulations such as E911 or USF contributions that pertain to telecommunications services. The FCC has steadily deregulated communications services including cable modem, DSL and BPL over the past two years. The commission unanimously approved the classification on […]

Agents Begin Official Voting For Members Choice Awards

By Dan Baldwin, TelecomAssociation President Agent members of TelecomAssociation (TA) have officially begun the five-week process of determining who are their “Members Choice Award” winners among multiple vendor categories for 2007. This is the association’s second round of bestowing such honors after initiating the award last year. All knowledgeable independent distributors in the industry are […]

Has It Been That Long?

DOING ANYTHING WORTHWHILE FOR 20 years is remarkable, isnt it? This year, PHONE+ will mark two decades covering the communications industry. (Yes, its been that long.) This achievement is all the more noteworthy given the instability of the newly competitive market. I use the term newly on purpose since the past 20 years spans the […]

Show Your Voice, Vote “Members Choice” at TAvote.com

2007 “Members Choice Awards” Voting Launched by TelecomAssociation By Dan Baldwin, Telecom Association President Calling all agents, channel partners and solutions providers: Which telecom and technology vendors have earned the right to call themselves the “Members Choice” for 2007? Once per year, the telecom agent, solutions provider and channel partner members of TelecomAssociation (TA) tell […]

SMS.ac Launches Mobile Pods

SMS.ac Inc. has launched Mobile Pods, a service that makes multimedia Web applications available to mobile consumers around the world. The company also said at CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas it has released its xPML markup language that allows content owners and developers to convert their existing applications into Mobile Pods. SMS.ac claims it has […]

DOS Attack Alert

FOR THE PAST 18 MONTHS, I have been thinking a lot about peer-to-peer traffic and how it might impact the many networks that combine to form the Internet. Understanding this kind of traffic can only continue to grow, I thought it could begin to burden the network without providing it with correspondingly more revenue. I […]

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