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Crafting a Good Channel Manager

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Many of you received the email to vote for your favorite channel manager. (Way to go Ruth!) It got me thinking what makes a good channel manager? Ruth Morford has been at ACC Business for the entire time I have been in the channel. My BellSouth PBM, Joe Moy, has been […]

X4 Heads West

It seems X4 Communications is taking that old adage, Go West, young man, to heart. The master agency is bulking up its presence in California, Colorado, Nevada and Texas, with the help of a new regional agent manager, and thanks largely in part to TelePacific Communications acquisition of Mpower Communications Corp. Those two factors put […]

What Choice Do We Have?

While on the one hand there seems to be an amazing amount of innovation (IPTV, VoIP, content delivery) on top of carrier networks, on the other hand, competitive carriers face continued uncertainty about their futures. It seems almost paradoxical. The last time there was this much going on (we called it the Internet Boom), there […]

Conflicting Interests

I HAVE HAD AN ESPECIALLY hard time settling on what to write in this space this month. I feel conflicted. While on the one hand there seems to be an amazing amount of innovation (IPTV, VoIP, content delivery) on top of carrier networks; on the other hand the competitive carrier market and the channels resellers […]

Why Managed Security? Why Not?

While working on an article for the July issue of PHONE+, I have been talking to many companies about managed network security services — you know, firewall, antivirus, etc., as upsells to DSL and T1 access. We have written about the topic in PHONE+, and we have even held seminars on it at previous Channel […]

Time Out

I was tempted to rerun my comments from last month, Bells Win Another Round. By simply adding the word, Again, to the title and changing all the verb tenses from future to past, the piece stands. Of course, I am referring to the FCCs swift move to deregulate DSL access (see this story). The Aug. […]

Telecommodities Indices – Long-Term Downward Trend in Bandwidth pricing Seems Back on Track

Posted: 06/2000 Long-Term Downward Trend in Bandwidth pricing Seems Back on Track The RTBX*RPI has tracked the current weighted average price of coast-to-coast DS-3 pricing since July 1998.During that time, bandwidth pricing has decreased more than 55 percent from $60,000 to its current level of $26,988.The bandwidth index took a brief upturn during January and […]

Business News – AT&T Group’s Marriage to Net2Phone Shows Industry Strength

Posted: 05/2000 AT&T Group’s Marriage to Net2Phone Shows Industry Strength By Stacy Lane Linkmeyer marriage of “old” companies with large customer bases and revenues with a “new” firm that boasts cool technologies makes perfect sense in the constantly evolving telecommunications industry.In late March, an AT&T-led (www.att.com), consortium, comprising global partner British Telecommunications plc (www.bt.com) and […]

Santa’s Not Real

Posted: 12/1999 Santa’s Not Real When my kids ask me if Santa Claus is real, I’m afraid I’ll be able to say, "No," and without reservation. It seems the roly-poly, red velvet-clad, bearded icon of my youth has left physical comforts of the North Pole for good to take up residence in the circuitry that […]

Beware

Posted: 05/1998 Beware: Bell Companies Soon May Be Nipping at Your Heels Nearly everyone agrees that the Telecommunications Act of 1996 has brought mixed results after two years, but few are more disappointed by the slow pace of competition than the framers of that legislation. Now, it seems, even they have had enough. If the […]

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