BT Signs Virgin Mobile for Mobile TV

Virgin Mobile UK will use BT Group’s Movio wholesale mobile TV product to offer up to five digital television channels and 350 radio channels in the United Kingdom beginning this summer. Virgin Mobile, Britains fourth-largest mobile operator and widely considered a target for takeover, will be BTs first customer for wholesale mobile TV. A trial […]

CEI Protests Possible UN Internet Oversight

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a public policy group, is protesting a brewing controversial idea that the United Nations gain some control over the Internet. The infrastructure of the Internet is managed by the U.S-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. The World Summit on the Information Society is meeting in this week in Tunisia. […]

X4 Partners with Two More Providers

Master agency and show sponsor X4 Communications (Booth 700), a sponsor of The Fall 2005 Channel Partners Conference & Expo, says it will offer nationwide resale through MetTel (Booth 411) and integrated communications through Cbeyond Communications (Booth 705), also a show sponsor, to better serve its agent base. MetTel allows X4 to offer a nationwide […]

PAETEC Training Focuses on VoIP

For the past two Channel Partners trade shows, show sponsor PAETEC (Booths 213-215) has led certified training, focusing on MPLS. This time, the CLEC dives into VoIP, which has gone past the gee whiz factor, executives say, and into the realm where solutions providers need answers to questions ranging from the how-tos of migration and […]

MetTel Signs Wholesale Agreement with SBC

New York-based Metropolitan Telecommunications (MetTel) today signed an agreement with SBC Communications Inc. to replace its previous UNE-P deal. The long-term commercial contract calls for SBCs incumbent local exchange carriers to provide wholesale local phone services to MetTel, although MetTel did not say for how long the agreement is in place. The CLEC plans to […]

Progress Telecom, Expand Partnership

Broadband and wireless services provider Progress Telecom LLC is working with, a provider of Internet access, nationwide transport, colocation, managed security and VoIP services, to bring metro and last-mile connectivity to customers in southern Florida. is a platinum “Progress Connected Partner. The partnership means each company is providing its subscribers with metro, long-haul […]

Synchronoss, 3PV Partner to Help VoIP Providers

Synchronoss Technologies Inc. and Third Party Verification Inc. have teamed to help broadband operators increase their subscriber numbers and abide by regulatory requirements. They say the increased adoption of VoIP led them to partner to offer local number portability (LNP), e-commerce order management technology and third-party verification services. Synchronoss Technologies Inc. provides e-commerce channel automation […]


Ed Whitacre, CEO of SBC Communications Inc., will keynote the TELECOM 05 Annual Conference & Exhibition with a preview of whats next for the telecom industry. SBC holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which serves 50.4 million wireless customers, and is moving forward with a $4 billion investment to offer IP-based TV, […]

First Impressions: Are Yours Fatal or First Prize?

Everyone formulates first impressions of others upon meeting them. We look at the way the other person dresses, his or her hairstyle and other physical features, and then we quickly decide whether we like the person or not. In fact, many studies show that we form these impressions in mere seconds. John Gottman of the […]

Billing Concepts, Webpay International Partner

Billing Concepts Inc. said today it is entering into a joint venture with Europes Webpay International AG to offer the new payment and billing service, Click&Buy, for online digital content in the United States. The companies made the announcement at the 2005 Billing & OSS World Conference in Philadelphia. The agreement will create the worlds […]

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