Personality+: John Legere, Marathon Man

For the past 30 years, John Legere, CEO of Global Crossing, has been on telecom’s fast track — starting his career in 1980 at New England Telephone in Boston, then moving on to leading roles at AT&T Inc. and Dell Computer Corp. before being named to the top spot at Global Crossing in 2001. Today, […]

Connections Aid in Success

When attempting to separate yourself from the crowd, dont be afraid to turn to those around you for a little help. Thats just part of the message former NFL running back and current ESPN personality Merril Hoge will give today during his keynote address, Find a Way, at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. And […]

UTStarcom Demos Broadband, Wireless, FMC Solutions

UTStarcom Inc. will display broadband, wireless and fixed-mobile convergence solutions, as well as a complete handset portfolio, at TelecomNEXT this week. The company also is showing a mobile CDMA communications system in its Emergency Response Communications Vehicle. It will demo its MovingMedia 2000 all-IP CDMA2000 wireless infrastructure, its IP-based personal access system (iPAS) solution, its […]

Mobile ESPN Launches Super Bowl Sunday

ESPN will launch its MVNO during Sundays Seahawks-Steelers matchup. Mobile ESPN will support the launch with a 60-second Super Bowl commercial called Sports Heaven, featuring more than 20 athletes, from spelling bee champs to baseball pitchers. The service, available initially on black-and-red Sanyo MVP handsets, offers users ESPN sports content and real-time updates like game […]

DBS Offers Wholesale Wireless and Enablement

Prepaid wireless company DBS Communications Inc. has launched Versent Mobile to serve the MVNO space as an enabler and wholesale airtime partner. Versent Mobile offers provisioning, billing, retail and customer care technology platforms; airtime on the Sprint-Nextel Corp. and Cingular Wireless networks; and operational consulting in designing, launching and running a wireless service offering. The […]

Hit the Ground Running

Editors Note: This article was based on the authors presentation at the Fall 2005 Channel Partners Conference & Expo. For more instructive seminars like this, go to the PHONE+ Web site to view the schedule for the spring 2006 event, March 1-3 in Las Vegas at When you do a good job installing new […]

IPcelerate Makes IM Deal with AOL

IPcelerate Inc. said today it has teamed with AOL Inc. The companies are integrating their instant messaging software for college students. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. AOL is adding its AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) service into IPcelerates MyNORA software, which includes a Virtual Student Union version. The MyNORA software client provides IP voice […]

In Memoriam: Running for a Cause

The CEO of master agency PlanetOne Communications is donning his running shoes for a personal cause. On Jan. 9, Ted Schuman will take part in the 26.2-mile P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon in honor of his nephew, Adam Schnall, who died from leukemia at age 9. “[F]or anyone who has seen life taken […]

E-Channel:, Pointsource Team Up for Portal Marketing

Posted: 10/2000, Pointsource Team Up for Portal Marketing By Tara Inc. ( has announced a partnership with online business-to-business solutions provider Pointsource Inc. ( The move is a strategic distribution play for’s high-speed Internet access and web services.Under the agreement, Pointsource will leverage its online business-to-business portal to gain wider market penetration […]

Network Plus to Deliver Voice, Data over DSL

Posted: 11/1999 Network Plus to Deliver Voice, Data over DSL By Liz Montalbano In another move hurtling the industry toward voice and data convergence, Quincy, Mass.-based Network Plus has partnered with San Jose, Calif.-based AccessLan Communications Inc. to provide voice and data over digital subscriber line (DSL). The value of the deal is projected to […]

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