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Vinton Cerf

THEN: Computer scientist Vinton Cerf, who lead the development of the TCP/IP protocols and the Internet during his time with DARPA, just left MCI after engineering MCI Mail, the first commercial e-mail service connected to the Internet. He went to work for the Corporation for National Research Initiatives working on projects, such as digital libraries […]

Telco Excels at First Dealer Meeting

Excel unveiled the ultimate tailgate party machine a marketing coach complete with a bar and flat-screen TV. Excel VP Keith Henderson hands over the keys to a new Mercedes to agent David Rubin who won the car in a drawing. Excel CEO James Cashiola (right) with wife Annie and keynote speaker Tony Robbins. Former FCC […]

Intelliverse Program Helps Service

Intelliverse (Booth 620) has enhanced its private-label program to enable service providers to bring their own private-label residential or SMB VoIP service to market in as little as 14 days, said the company. Intelliverses Talking Planet line of VoIP services now can be configured and sold to customers under a service providers own brand. With […]

TELE-SCOPE

LIBRA (SEPT. 23 – OCT. 22) What do I have to do to send you home in this beautiful late-model PHONE+ magazine today? Libra is the charmer, the sweet-talker and the salesman of the Zodiac. Thats right, partners, agents and resellers if youre a Libra, youve got the gift! Like its ruling planet, Venus, Libra […]

PlanetOne Moves From Logicware to RPM

RPM Software has announced that telecommunications marketing firm PlanetOne has moved from the Logicware platform to RPM. RPM was able to offer PlanetOne a more robust and user-friendly solution better suited to the needs of our internal staff and our external agents, said Ted Schuman, CEO of PlanetOne. PlanetOne already has well over 100-plus agents […]

New Excel Counts on Channel for Comeback

As it emerges from reorganization, VarTec Telecom Inc. is counting on new owners, new money, new managers, a new distribution strategy and a familiar, but controversial, brand to put it back on track. In early June, Comtel Telcom Assets LP completed its asset acquisition of VarTec Telecom Inc., including its VarTec Solutions subsidiary formerly known […]

News Briefs

Wholesaler Intelliverse unveiled its new company name and its new service, Talking Planet, a private-label VoIP service for CLECs, hosting companies and other communication VARs. Intelliverse was formed from the combination of Voicecom Telecommunications LLC, a 20-year veteran of the telecommunications industry providing IVR products for the business-to-business market, and iNuntius Inc., a SIP VoIP […]

News Briefs

The Conference Group, an active player in the indirect agent channel, now is bringing its Web, audio and video conferencing services to competitive carriers. The rebrandable conferencing platform includes a real-time account provisioning system, which allows end users to instantly obtain passcodes, any time of day, online. Pricing is based on per-minute and subscription models. […]

All for One

IF YOU SAID A TELECOM AGENT was like a man without a country, that would have been true a decade ago. There was no professional association and no networking event for up-and-coming indirect sales organizations. That began to change in 1997 when a group of agents got together to discuss the need for such a […]

Intelliverse Debuts Hosted VoIP

Intelliverse (Booth 617), a service provider for the wholesale marketplace, announced the launch of a new company name and its new service, Talking Planet, a private-label VoIP service for CLECs, hosting companies and other communication VARs. Intelliverse was formed from the combination of Voicecom Telecommunications LLC (Booth 618), a 20-year veteran of the telecommunications industry […]

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