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Special Access Revisited

Next to forbearance, many wireless providers and CLECs list special access as their top regulatory concern. How, they ask, will they compete if the FCC continues to reduce government oversight of circuit pricing and accessibility? Now, at the behest of a head House Democrat, not of its own accord, the FCC looks to ask itself […]

Lessons From the U.S. Open

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO The outer courts have some great matches. Cheering crowds. Many languages. Tight competition. These are the hungry competitors. At Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, the Williams sisters destroy their opponents quickly. In comparison, the VoIP providers and the CLECs are the competitors (at least some of them). Battling to make […]

Microsoft, Cisco Play Nice

Heavyweight unified communications competitors Microsoft Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc. highlighted interoperability plans between the two companies at a joint press conference in New York City this week. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Cisco CEO John Chambers laid out areas of future collaboration, and noted that the two have a history of working together despite […]

EMBARQing on the Channel

EMBARQing on the Channel Theres always something new on the horizon, and for EMBARQ Corp., that thing is its channel program. Its channel strategy is a work in progress, launched when EMBARQ was spun off a year ago this June from Sprint Nextel. And rather than take a template from competitors, the company is taking […]

Channel Partners Expo is 10! Get the Party Started!

Not that we are in need of reasons to celebrate, but I am proud to say that we actually do have some very good ones in 2007. The first is that PHONE+ magazine, our host, turns 20 this year. PHONE+ was founded in 1987 for the newly competitive payphone and operator services markets. There were […]

Ernie Kelly

THEN: In 1987, Ernie Kelly was working for the Communications Satellite Corp. (COMSAT) as director of government relations. AT&T was the big boy on the telecom block, doing everything it could to bully and intimidate competitors, he recalls of that year. NOW: Today, he is a self-employed consultant in the telecom industry, a role that […]

PAETEC CEO: ‘We Need to Work Better Together’

“We need to work better together,” said Arunas Chesonis, CEO of PAETEC Communications Inc., in his keynote yesterday, addressing an audience of competitive providers. “We are just a small part of the telecom universe,” he said. “We should do more work together. …We are not each other’s real competition.” Chesonis, who has been in the […]

COMPTEL CEO: Competitors Must Work on Offensive, Not Defensive, Game

The honeymoon period is over for the new head of the countrys competitive telecommunications industry. Earl Comstock, who was named president and CEO of COMPTEL in June 2005, wants to set a new tone for the organization during his second year as its leader. Rather than just playing defense and going into the next round […]

What Choice Do We Have?

While on the one hand there seems to be an amazing amount of innovation (IPTV, VoIP, content delivery) on top of carrier networks, on the other hand, competitive carriers face continued uncertainty about their futures. It seems almost paradoxical. The last time there was this much going on (we called it the Internet Boom), there […]

T-Mobile is Finally 3G-Bound

T-Mobile USA Inc. is packing its bags for advanced wireless services. It today revealed its plans for building out a UMTS/HSDPA broadband network, scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter, go live in 2007 and be completed by 2009, all for the relatively modest price tag of $2.66 billion. T-Mobile was the high bidder in […]

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