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Sprint, Alltel, U.S. Cellular Fined for Not Meeting E911 Deadline

Sprint Nextel, Alltel and U.S. Cellular Corp. are facing a combined $2.8 million worth of fines from the FCC for failing to meet an E911 deadline. Sprint faces a $1.3 million fine, Alltels is $1 million and U.S. Cellulars is $500,000. The FCC said it will fine the companies because they did not meet the […]

Vocio Tailors TEM for SMBs

Vocio Inc. announced in July it is seeking independent agents to sell its V-Vision TEM solution, which is designed specifically for small and medium businesses companies with $25,000 to $500,000 in monthly telecom spend. These [customers] are typically below the radar of the other TEM providers, says Noel Huelsenbeck, president of Vocio. Should the others compete […]

TMC Gives Agents Customers Special Treatment

TMC Communications believes in playing favorites and its working. Back in January 2006, TMC launched a Premier Services Program to provide an enhanced service level to its larger billers in order to help its agents maintain and retain these valued customers. Since introducing the program, customer retention has improved and attrition has decreased by 34.8 […]

Google Mesh Makes Good

Google Inc. has announced that its municipal Wi-Fi network in Mountain View, Calif., is growing in traffic by around 10 percent each month. Its welcome news in an industry plagued with business model issues. The free service, launched earlier this year, is advertising-supported. The 12 square-mile network has an average of 15,000 unique users each […]

ShoreTel Signs Black Box as New Partner

IP equipment maker ShoreTel has signed Black Box Corp. as a new distributor. ShoreTel earlier this year scored CDW as a new VAR partner and, this week, also added Black Box Corp. to its channel roster. Black Box builds and maintains voice and data networks across the globe. Its the company that, last year, bought […]

VAR Resources Reaches Milestone of 15,000 Customers

VAR Resources Inc. said Monday it has reached 15,000 customers. The company, which was founded more than 17 years ago, said it has grown in providing financial solutions to the information technology sales channel. With a consultative approach to financial services, VAR Resources is able to approve more than 90 percent of all SMB transactions, […]

Vodafone Wont Sell Stake in Verizon Wireless

Vodafone said Wednesday it wont sell its stake in Verizon Wireless. The British company owns a 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless and had an option to sell up to $10 billion of it to Verizon Communications Inc. By declining to sell, Vodafone ends recent speculation about what it would do with its U.S. arm. […]

Cisco Profits Rise on Increased Sales

Cisco Systems Inc. saw a 25 percent rise in profit in its fourth quarter of 2007 as customers spent more money, the company reported on Tuesday. The equipment makers fourth-quarter net income climbed to $1.93 billion, or 31 cents a share, up from $1.54 billion, or 25 cents, a year earlier. Sales increased 18 percent […]

Nokia Device Business Posts Strong Q2, NSN Stumbles

Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks said Thursday its second quarter net income more than doubled, on the strength of a 29 percent jump in handset shipments, beating its forecast. However, after this first reporting quarter for the newly combined network company, NSN does not expect to achieve the double-digit profitability it was hoping for. Taken […]

Qwest Earnings Double

Qwest Communications International Inc. posted second-quarter earnings Wednesday that more than doubled from the same period last year. The Denver-based phone company said net income was $246 million, or 13 cents per share, compared with $117 million, or 6 cents per share, during the second quarter in 2006. It was the sixth consecutive quarter Qwest […]

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