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NPRG Announces Winners of Communications Innovators Awards

New Paradigm Resources Group Inc. (NPRG) announced Sunday evening at the COMPTEL show the winners of the prestigious Communications Innovators Awards, which recognizes service providers implementing cutting-edge solutions and demonstrating forward-thinking innovation. EMBARQ Corp. won Most Innovative Deployment of Emerging Wireless Service, while Level 3 Communications Inc. received the Most Innovative Access Solutions Carrier award […]

Is Ethernet the Holy Grail of Transport?

The network of the future is under construction as we speak. It is a project that has no clear beginning and likely no end. However, there are some clear goals for this network. First and foremost is to support highbandwidth, any-to-any services like video, gaming, telecommuting, e-commerce, mobility, etc. As grand as the vision might […]

Thoughts on the FCC

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Special access pricing flexibility. Forbearance petitions. The 700MHz wireless spectrum auction rules. These are just some of the major issues facing the FCC now. (The FCC has not ruled on long ignored issues such as inter-carrier compensation, virtual-NXX, and USF reform, but has had plenty of time for indecency). I did […]

Successful Advocacy Begins Locally

Comptel was founded more than 26 years ago by entrepreneurs hoping to bring to consumers an alternative to the monopolistic long-distance service of the entrenched Ma Bell, AT&T. Over the years, its members have been a driving force behind the explosion of new technologies and services, including the Internet, on which consumers and businesses depend […]

CTI Group Launches Channel Plan

CTI Group Holdings Inc. (Booth 421), an international provider of electronic invoice management and telephony applications, announced the launch of a channel partner plan that provides incentive and rebate programs along with marketing, sales and customer support for partners that sell its VoIP service. The benefits and support that come with the plan are available […]

PAETEC to Grow Yet Larger Through McLeodUSA Deal

Folks thought something was awry when McLeodUSA Inc.s silent period leading to what wouldve been its second IPO dragged on for months. Then news came today that the privately-owned CLEC is to be bought by PAETEC Holding Corp. in an all-stock merger worth $557 million. The deal, which consists of $492 million in PAETEC common […]

The Unbearable Absence of Rules

By Michael Fair, MarketRace In my continuing review of my Top 10 Mistakes that Service Providers make with their channel programs: No. 4 Channel Conflict. Wow, this is a particular pet peeve of mine and one that really demonstrates that a carrier simply does not get it if a program does not have rules to […]

Gartner: Worldwide Communications-as-a-Service Revenue to Total $252 Million in 2007

The market for communications as a service (CaaS) has started relatively slowly as providers determine how to define, package and market service as a value-added Internet protocol (IP) telephony offering, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide CaaS is projected to total $251.9 million in 2007, a 37.6 percent increase from last year. The market is expected […]

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 […]

Ask Steve

Answers to Your Questions About SMBs Ask Yankee Group analyst Steve Hilton. Send your questions to asksteve@yankeegroup.com. Please include your name, city, state and a phone number. Only first names and locations will be published. This month, I am going to look at leading and lagging small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the VoIP world […]

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