Sprint Cutbacks Reach Channel

Sprint Cutbacks Reach Channel Under mounting pressure from Wall Street, Sprint Nextel Corp. is making changes at the corporate level cutting management layers and de-emphasizing legacy services that are trickling down to the indirect channel program, including trimming the rolls of its Business Solutions Partner Program back to only 50 master agents.

Contents Under Pressure

When it comes to wireless content, most mobile operators turn to aggregators or cut licensing deals with individual companies to provide carrier-specific offerings as a competitive differentiator. However, the approach means an inherently limited array of content offerings for consumers, and an increase in management complexity for operators. Crisp Wireless mLogic Store and Billing Concepts […]

FCC Under Pressure on VoIP

Posted: 3/2004 FCC Under Pressure on VoIP Congressman Demands Answers on AT&T Petition By Josh Long A high-ranking congressman this winter pressured the FCC to rule whether AT&T Corp. must pay switched access fees to terminate long-distance traffic carried over its IP network. The request by Rep. Billy Tauzin (R-La.) underscored the concern of rural […]

ITC^DeltaCom Grows Revenue, Cites Wholesale Pressure

Posted: 12/2003 ITC^DeltaCom Grows Revenue, Cites Wholesale Pressure ITC^DeltaCom Inc.’s third-quarter revenue in its wholesale communications unit continued declining as the company increased overall sales. Overall, ITC^DeltaCom says third-quarter revenue increased 7.1 percent to $108.1 million over the period a year ago. The company says its retail operations represented 78.8 percent of total sales, with […]


Posted: 04/1998 GUEST EDITORIAL By Robert M. McDowell, ESQ. It was a drizzly February morning when I arrived at work to be greeted by a Washington-style rumor more chilling than the mid-winter weather. Phone calls were abuzz with whispers laden with sincere anxiety: Bell Atlantic Corp./NYNEX was in "secret" negotiations with the Federal Communications Commission […]

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