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Covad Improves Losses

Covad Communications Group Inc. on Thursday reported a first quarter 2006 net loss of $9.3 million, or 3 cents per share, up from the companys net loss of $26.8 million a year previously. The results also are an improvement from the $17.9 million net loss, or 7 cents per share, the company recorded for the […]

My Two Cents on Offsetting Postal Rate Hikes

SINCE JAN. 8 OF THIS YEAR, we have all had to come up with two extra cents to send a piece of mail. On a personal level, spending a couple pennies is not too much money for reliable mail delivery. However, this years 5.4 percent rate increase for U.S. Postal Service First-Class Mail greatly impacts […]

Coalition: Americans Opposed to USF Changes

The nonprofit Keep USF Fair Coalition said today Americans have sent more than half a million e-mails and letters to Washington officials, expressing opposition to proposed Universal Service Fund (USF) changes that would impose $1-$2 more per month on consumers, regardless of how much they use their landlines. Radical changes in the telecom world, brought […]

COMPTEL Announces New Format, Name for Upcoming Event

COMPTEL today announced a new format and name for its upcoming Spring 2006 Convention and Expo to be held March 19-22 in San Diego. Renamed COMPTEL PLUS, the event will feature new and expanded networking opportunities, including online, one-on-one meetings for registered attendees. COMPTEL PLUS also will provide attendees more learning opportunities by expanding the […]

VoiceLog Releases Best Practices for Third-Party Verification

VoiceLog LLC (Booth 704), provider of third-party verification services, has released its new report, Best Practices in Third-Party Verification, which lists 24 recommendations for meeting regulatory requirements and successfully obtaining customer consent. We hope these guidelines will be useful both to the telecom and utility clients we serve, and to other companies that may be […]

VoiceLog Releases TPV Best Practices Report

VoiceLog LLC (Booth 207) provider of third-party verification services says it has released its new report, Best Practices in Third Party Verification, which lists 24 recommendations for meeting regulatory requirements and successfully obtaining customer consent. We hope these guidelines will be useful both to the telecom and utility clients we serve, and to other companies […]

Become CSP Certified!

Converged Solutions Provider Certification training is a primary component of the CSP Network value proposition for converged solutions providers. Here is a sneak peek at the course curriculum. For more information, visit CSP Network or www.cspcertified.com. Become a card-carrying professional. Classes begin in October. Sign up today! SALES TRACK: Module 1: Seven Attributes of Successful […]

Verio Creates Reseller Incentives, Introduces Entry-Level Plan

Verio, a subsidiary of NTT Communications and a provider of IP and managed hosting services, this week announced new promotions for its viaVerio reseller program. The company also introduced a new entry-level plan for its Virtual Private Server version 2 (VPS v2) hosting product. Verio is offering free setup for resellers targeting SMBs, and who […]

The Slump is Over: Industry Groups Forecast 2005 Growth

It looks as though the slump is officially over as several experts predict the telecom industry is poised for a big breakthrough in 2005, thanks especially to equipment sales, and the adoption of VoIP and other broadband technologies. The Telecommunications Industry Association even projects the U.S. telecom industry will grow at a 9.5 percent compound […]

MCI Accepts Verizon Bid

MCI Inc. on Tuesday announced its board of directors has accepted a revised offer for the company from Verizon Communications Inc. in a bid valued at $7.64 billion, spurning an $8.45 billion offer from Qwest Communications International Inc. Verizons revised proposal offers each MCI share cash and stock worth $23.50 and represents an increase of […]

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