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Mission Possible

THERES A BIG BUZZ about wireless security and the inherent risks of deploying mobility initiatives across both the enterprise and SMBs. But what does wireless security really mean? Why is wireless security a critical issue to businesses? How can channel partners help SMBs understand how to implement a solid wireless security strategy for their networks? […]

Thanks for the Memories

As with most things in life, this special anniversary issue was not created in a vacuum. So, it is with sincere gratitude that the editors of PHONE+ thank the executives, their assistants and their public relations staffs for their efforts in tracking down 20-year-old data, logos and photos, and, of course, accessing the old gray […]

Don’t Keep Your Head in the Sand!

If you are in the channel and you are not taking the time to understand the current regulatory environment or more importantly, the pending regulatory environment, you are doing your company a disservice. There are many issues that are being debated in Congress, the FCC and the state PUCs that, ultimately, will impact the way […]

CEI Protests Possible UN Internet Oversight

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a public policy group, is protesting a brewing controversial idea that the United Nations gain some control over the Internet. The infrastructure of the Internet is managed by the U.S-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. The World Summit on the Information Society is meeting in this week in Tunisia. […]

FCC Delays Vote on Megamergers until Monday

Unable to clinch full consensus for two looming megamergers, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin on Friday kept having to delay the scheduled monthly meeting as he negotiated with commissioners regarding the combinations of SBC Communications Inc. and AT&T Corp., and Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. The FCC finally postponed the meeting until Monday, saying only […]

Trinsic Faces Possible Nasdaq Delisting

Trinsic Inc., the former Z-Tel Communications Inc. that was a major player in the UNE-P space, is in danger of losing its listing on the NASDAQSmallCap Market. The NASDAQ Stock Market Inc. last week notified Trinsic that it is in violation of NASDAQ’s voting rights rule, as well as rules requiring submission of a Listing […]

PointOne Launches Hosted IP Telephony Solution

PointOne (Booth 118) announced today it is conducting service trials for its new Hosted IP Telephony (HIP-T) solution for carrier, enterprise and consumer markets. This service will be available throughout North America and in select international locations upon completion of the service trials. HIP-T includes local calling, long distance, voicemail, call waiting, conferencing, unified messaging, […]

Carrier Channel: Arizona Commissioners Probe Qwest Wholesale Billing

Posted: 1/2003 Arizona Commissioners Probe Qwest Wholesale Billing By Josh Long THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION (ACC) plans to conduct a hearing concerning why Qwest Communications International Inc. failed to implement new wholesale billing rates after local regulators slashed the average price of an unbundled loop nearly in half. In June 2002 the ACC cut the […]

Regulatory News – Competitive Covenants

Posted: 11/2000 Competitive Covenants: Are BOCs Promising Too Much Too Soon? By Kim Sunderland A class-action lawsuit filed against SBC Communications Inc. (www.sbc.com) alleges the BOC purposely slowed Internet access speeds to preserve bandwidth, while it pulled in thousands of DSL customers through its Project Pronto. The ILEC denies the charges. In New York, Verizon Communications […]

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