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PAETEC CEO Chesonis to Opine on CLEC Resurgence Letterman-Style

Arunas Chesonis is the man of the hour. His company, 8-year-old PAETEC Communications (Booth 407), has just announced that it will acquire fellow CLEC US LEC, creating a billion-dollar Super Tier 2 provider, rivaling XO Communications Inc. (Booth 715) and the would-be combination of Time Warner Telecom Inc.-Xspedius, another recently announced CLEC deal. Chesonis serves […]

PAETEC CFO: US LEC The Best Fit

PAETECs Keith Wilson In mid-August, US LEC and PAETEC Communications announced their plans to merge to for a $1.3 billion CLEC — one of a handful of billion-dollar competitive providers. Just days after the merger, PHONE+ Business Editor Kelly Teal spoke with PAETEC CFO Keith Wilson about becoming a public company, its future M&A plans […]

TELE-SCOPE

SCORPIO (OCT. 23 – NOV. 21) Okay, Scorpio, its finally your turn. If youre a Scorpio, chances are youve been really jealous of the other signs being the spotlight all year long. And, now you can finally stop obsessing. Fact: If we collected all of the detectives, both fictional and real, throughout the history of […]

In-Box

Just received the June issue of PHONE+ and I wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know how much I like the new format and focus. The information is organized really logically, and the flow makes for an enjoyable read. Im sure our TalkSwitch resellers will find the magazine to be an […]

Really, Its Time for Real Time

ITS NO NEWSFLASH that telecom companies are becoming more customercentric and rolling out personalized services. But that shift in thinking sends ripples through the network and the back office too, impacting billing ideology and driving real-time requirements like never before. The networks are changing and many carriers have convergence and IMS strategies, says John Trembley, […]

Integrexx Rolls Out Telecom Expense Management Service, Partner Program

Startup Integrexx (Booth 728) announced it is seeking channel partners for its new subscription-based telecom expense management (TEM) service targeted uniquely at midmarket companies. A lot of the rollup companies sort of walked away from the midmarket, said Rob Fortino, president of Integrexx, which was formed in December 2005. Their focus is on companies that […]

Who Are You?

A FEW MONTHS AGO, I used this forum to call on our industry to come together to address an issue that affects us all the economic health and viability of technology resellers. Companies participating in the CompTIA Reseller Transformation Advisory Council have come together because they believe significant numbers of their channel partners at a […]

CompTIA Pushes Solutions Providers Concept

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has formed a new advisory council to help IT resellers evolve into technology solutions providers. Much of the councils aims remained unformulated at press time, but the overall intent is to help channel partners transition from working as traditional agents or resellers to becoming all-around solutions providers. The Reseller […]

Comdial Speaks the Language of Convergence

Manufacturer Comdial is seeking to broaden the pool of distributors for its IP-based equipment, and is looking beyond the traditional interconnect to convergent solutions providers. Comdials Mark Lindsay, vice president of sales, talked with T@G in April. T@G: What is Comdials distribution strategy? Mark Lindsay : We really have a three-prong distribution strategy. The one […]

C-CAMS Adds Workflow Management Module

C-CAMS Inc. (Booth 103) has introduced its all-new workflow management module the latest extension of its enterprise suite of customer care and service applications designed for telcos, ISPs and public service/utility providers. The workflow management module is pre-integrated to its customer care and service solution, and combines trouble ticket/fault, work order and service order management […]

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