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Verizon: VoIP is VoIP

Verizon Communications Inc. has asked the FCC to regulate all VoIP services and providers not just over-the-top companies such as Vonage Holdings Corp. on an interstate basis. Such a move would override state authority. It also could impact the rules governing how competitors interconnect with incumbents networks Verizons proposal comes as part of its continued […]

The Conference Group Says: Free Recording for All

The Conference Group (Booth 906), a full-service conferencing company located in Newark, Del., is introducing free conference recording for all reservationless conference call customers, which can be private-labeled. Conference leaders receive a summary via e-mail following each conference call. If the conference is recorded, a link to an MP3 file will be included in the […]

Vonage Settles With Sprint

Vonage Holdings Corp. on Monday said it will settle its patent dispute with Sprint Nextel Corp. by paying $80 million and licensing the technology it was found guilty of illegally using. Vonage lost another patent infringement suit two weeks ago. The IP telephony company now says it’ll pay $35 million for past use of Sprint’s […]

Seeking Fulfillment

Think master agent and you probably envision a sales organization, rife with opportunity for commissions, and heady with promotions and golf prizes. But what lies at the heart of the master agent business is decidedly less glamorous: provisioning. Unfortunately, this most fundamental of operations is not without its challenges, and those challenges are growing with […]

Lawsuit Has Little Impact on ShoreTel IPO

ShoreTel Inc.s ongoing legal tiff with rival Mitel Networks Corp. doesnt seem to have impacted its initial public offering (IPO). ShoreTel got $86.3 million from its debut July 9 and has since traded at prices between $9.80 and $15.01. The legal wrangling began just before ShoreTel embarked on its IPO. On June 27, Mitel slapped […]

Agents Steamed Over Trinsic Bankruptcy Fallout

The post-Trinsic-bankruptcy plot thickens. And if it werent for the fact that were talking about telecom, the story would sound an awful lot like a soap opera. It all started in February, when Trinsic Inc., the former Z-Tel Technologies Inc., filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. After much back-and-forth, private equity firm Platinum Equity LLC landed Trinsics […]

NuVox Rolls Out Wholesale Services

  NuVox Communications launched a new wholesale program for resellers, cablecos and larger carriers needing backhaul and VoIP. The company recently merged with service provider FDN. Once the deal closed, they combined their strengths FDNs product set and NuVoxs MPLS network to roll out the wholesale channel, says Jim DaBramo, executive vice president of strategic […]

Why Sell Web Hosting?

Channel partners cannot live on Web hosting alone. But offering Web hosting increasingly is considered by business customers to be table stakes within a service bundle. And providing Web site hosting, e-mail and the like can provide a seller of communications services with an entrée into higher-value managed services. There are a lot of people […]

Managing Wireless Policy

Imagine yourself as a mobility administrator, and think about your to-do list. Manage handset configurations for 100 salespeople. Update the rate plans for six different departments. Block malware all the time. Keep Stevens from downloading ringtones on the company dime. When it comes to managing wireless in the enterprise, its a never-ending story. Determining best […]

Josephson: Start Thinking Now

Growth and exit strategies are top of mind for most agencies that have been pounding the pavement for the last decade. Learn more today as Phil Josephson, founder of the Law Office of Philip Josephson, helps agencies, smaller resellers, even CLECs, identify their next plays. You should always be thinking about where you want to […]

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