DBS Offers Wholesale Wireless and Enablement

Prepaid wireless company DBS Communications Inc. has launched Versent Mobile to serve the MVNO space as an enabler and wholesale airtime partner. Versent Mobile offers provisioning, billing, retail and customer care technology platforms; airtime on the Sprint-Nextel Corp. and Cingular Wireless networks; and operational consulting in designing, launching and running a wireless service offering. The […]

TelCove Joins COMPTEL

TelCove, a provider of business critical telecommunications services to enterprise customers and carriers, today announced that it has joined the COMPTEL industry trade organization. The membership became effective Oct. 1, 2005. Over the past two years, TelCove has grown significantly, both through acquisition and through investment in our legacy markets, says Bob Guth, chairman and […]

PAETEC Training Focuses on VoIP

For the past two Channel Partners trade shows, show sponsor PAETEC (Booths 213-215) has led certified training, focusing on MPLS. This time, the CLEC dives into VoIP, which has gone past the gee whiz factor, executives say, and into the realm where solutions providers need answers to questions ranging from the how-tos of migration and […]

Price Matters:

With recent regulatory changes regarding UNEs impacting competitive carriers of all types, it is appropriate to say that in wholesale telecom price matters. With this in mind, research consultancy ATLANTIC-ACM compiled a snapshot of pricing trends to establish a baseline view of metro and long-haul pricing trends. The following is a summary of key findings: […]

Service Provider Confidence Index – Sage Gauge

Posted: 11/2003 SAGE GAUGE The Sage Research Inc. September 2003 index of service provider confidence in current conditions rose for the second consecutive period and is edging toward the key metric of 50, which divides the low (less than 50) from the high territory (greater than 50). The first three quarters of 2003 mark a […]

WorldCom’s 100-Day Plan “On Track,” Says CEO

WorldCom Inc., the phone and Internet giant aiming to leave behind a corporate scandal that shocked the world, is midway through a 100-day plan geared to propel the Mississippi-based company out of bankruptcy. “So far we are on track,” WorldCom Chairman and CEO Michael D. Capellas said today, during a speech in Washington D.C. WorldCom, […]

Phone Plus Prepaid: The Little Industry That Could

Posted: 12/2002 The Little Industry That Could By Dr. Judy Reed Smith THE GOOD NEWS IS THE PREPAID CARD INDUSTRY keeps chugging along and can continue to expect growth well beyond that of most long-distance product lines (see graph on page 45). The bad news is that the product is maturing, and growth expected in […]

ASCENT: Alliance Group Services Acquires Part of EqualNet Customer Base

Wholesale network services provider Alliance Group Services Inc. (AGSI, Booth 306) today announced it has acquired a portion of the EqualNet retail base from CCC Global. AGSi adds this is the first in a planned series of acquisitions commencing this year. "We are in a strong position to capitalize on the economic conditions and cannot […]

Is Antislamming Enforcement Shifting to States?

Posted: 07/2002 Is Antislamming Enforcement Shifting to States? IF YOU BELIEVE RECENT REPORTS, YOU might be tempted to think it’s safe to slam. The level of fines the FCC issues for slamming has taken a big drop. On the other hand, recent FCC fine levels are the natural outcome of a process it has been […]

Ted Pierson Sees the Present as the Past

Posted: 11/2000 Ted Pierson Sees the Present as the Past By Bruce Christian Vital Stats Name: W. Theodore (Ted) Pierson Jr. Title: Founder, Chairman and CEO Hobbies: Skiing, sailing, kayaking, cycling. An active supporter of the arts and programs to aid area youth-at-risk. Management philosophy: "Out of diversity comes understanding. Out of chaos comes order;" […]

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