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Playing to Win

By all accounts, Avaya Inc. was ready to get Wall Street off its back. Competition in IP and unified communications is hot, hot, hot. And Avaya has spent its time reacting to investors looking over its shoulder. Certain things can inhibit some longerterm strategies, says an Avaya spokesperson. So, after weeks of speculation, Avaya on […]

Rockin the Channel:

The band plays Drais at the Barbary Coast Casino at the Channel Partners Expo in Las Vegas earlier this year. The OC-192 Band members dont want to work they just want to bang on their drums all day! If youve been to a telecom event in past decade, chances are youve seen Bruce Barnes, Greg […]

Martin Defends Decision Not to Act on Verizon Petition

Fearing that incumbents will continue to slow infrastructure investment if they are forced to share their networks with competitive carriers, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin on Monday defended his decision to effectively allow Verizon Communications Inc. to reclassify its broadband services from telecommunications to information services. Among other implications, that could mean Verizon will no longer […]

Barkley Shoots and Scores With Humor, Motivation

The trademark humor and candor of basketball great Charles Barkley was in full swing yesterday as the Hall of Fame candidate discussed motivation, his philanthropy, and took audience questions on topics ranging from basketball and golf to the most influential person in his life. Barkley, whose speech was sponsored by Voila IP, garnered a number […]

NetLogic Expands Fiber Extension, Dynamic Choice Availability

NetLogic Inc. (Booth 302) announces it has made its Fiber Extension product available on a nationwide basis and has expanded the Dynamic Choice IP trunking product line to 32 markets. If a customers location is within 1-2 miles of an existing building with low-cost fiber, NetLogic can usually establish an aerial connection between a customers […]

Playing by Darwin’s Rules

Not much has changed in telecom services when it comes to carrier hotels and colos. Not much, that is, except for VoIP, a technology that seems to be the missing link in the evolutionary telecom chain. VoIP is causing prolific adaptation in the industry, including the decommissioning or upgrading of metal circuit switches; equipment consolidation; […]

Voicecom Adds Voice Mail Alert Feature to Service

Voicecom, (Booth 316) a provider of call answering solutions for the business-to-business market, announces the addition of the Message Waiting Indicator (MWI) feature to complement its residential and business voice mail offerings in seven LATAs. This feature allows users to be alerted to messages in their voice mailboxes by hearing a stuttered or broken dial […]

Game Over for UNE-P?

To say that CLECs have had a difficult time would be an understatement by anyone’s standards. Following meteoric rises in valuation on the heels of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, stock market declines and restricted market penetration led to a shakeout that ultimately left standing fewer than 80 of the 330 CLECs that were operating […]

Playing for Profits: Games of Chance vs. Games of Skill

Posted: 6/2003 Playing for Profits: Games of Chance vs. Games of Skill Game Promotions: Playing By the Rules — Part 2 of 3 David O. Klein and Deena B. Burgess So, you have decided that a promotional tie-in would be a good marketing tool for your business. In order to offer the promotional tie-in, you […]

Playing Hardball

Posted: 04/2002 Playing Hardball More Competitors File Antitrust Suits Against BOCs While AGs Consider Action By Kim SunderlandTHERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY to break up a monopoly Bell company, say the competitive carriers making power plays against the incumbents with antitrust lawsuits. It appears their biggest booster could be separate involvement by state attorneys general […]

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