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TelePacific Launches Integration Office

TelePacific Communications (Booth 211) announced the launch of a new structured integration process and created the Integration Program Management Office (IPMO) to manage its recent acquisition of Mpower Communications. The merger created the leading CLEC in the Western United States, and one of the largest telecommunications service providers headquartered in California, said TelePacific. The combination […]

Apparent Networks Launches AppCritical SME

Apparent Networks Inc. has launched AppCritical SME, a new version of its network performance software for the small and medium enterprise market. The new software evaluates performance capability, and identifies and isolates sources of degradation on converged networks within minutes. All businesses, regardless of size, recognize the importance of building their VoIP systems on adequate […]

Westcon Adds SolutionsBase to SecurityPoint Solution

Westcon Group Inc. has made additions to SecurityPoint, its security-oriented channel program; allowing customers to access the program through a Web portal that includes SolutionsBase, an intuitive, interactive tool designed to help resellers map solutions toward specific business needs, the company said on Tuesday. SecurityPoint combines network security solutions with an array of knowledge resources, […]

NPRG Merges With Connecticut Research

Telecom research firm New Paradigm Resources Group Inc. (NPRG) has merged with Connecticut Research Inc., a consulting group that serves the telecommunications, electronics, electric utilities and information services sectors. The combination better positions NPRG to help clients in the IP telecom and information services arenas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. NPRG will keep […]

Move Over, Madonna!

PHONE+ IS REINVENTING ITSELF once again. Long-time readers will recall PHONE+ was founded in 1987 to serve the then newly competitive payphone and operator services industries. It has evolved over the years to serve other newly competitive markets, such as long-distance resellers, local resellers, then telephony sales agents and now next-generation telephony VARs and integrators. […]

IONA Releases MTOSI Toolkit

IONA Technologies at TeleManagement World on Monday announced the immediate availability of its IONA MTOSI Toolkit for Artix, the companys extensible Enterprise Service Bus. The MTOSI Toolkit is available for free download from IONAs Web site. The Multi-Technology Operations System Interface (MTOSI ) is a TeleManagement Forum (TMF) initiative that provides a standard, open interface […]

Motorola Launches MOTODEV

Motorola Inc. today launched a Web-based developer program, dubbed MOTODEV, which will foster a broader business ecosystem that includes developers, service providers, and business and channel allies. Motorola will roll out MOTODEV in a phased approach over the next several months. Initially, MOTODEV will consolidate Motorola’s existing developer initiatives beginning with MOTOCODER (a wireless program), […]

Taking Advantage of New Business Models

Google,Yahoo! and a host of other Internet powerhouses have begun to challenge the telephony status quo with their own free VoIP offerings. How will market dynamics change as these companies give away the very voice services that traditional telephone companies sell for profit? Are these VoIP offerings truly free? The Executive Viewpoint: A New Voice […]

Qwest Holds Largest Partner Meeting to Date

About 400 agents for Qwest Communications International Inc. came to Denver this week for the companys annual Qwest Business Partner Program meeting, making it the largest QMarketplace gathering to date. Called QMarketplace, the event features networking and education on the companys products and back-office systems and policies. The meeting also is an opportunity for partners […]

EarthLink to Buy New Edge Networks for $144 Million

Top ISP EarthLink Inc. said today it will buy privately held broadband provider New Edge Networks for approximately $144 million in a move geared toward improving Earthlinks position with small and medium businesses. While EarthLink will acquire 100 percent of the company, New Edge customers, sales partners and employees might not see many changes. New […]

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