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Gallagher Wins Big

John J. Gallagher, managing partner of Common Sense Technologies LLC, a telecom consultancy, won $1,000 cash and three nights lodging at the Courtyard Marriott in Secaucus, N.J., during the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Gallagher was selected at random from among qualified channel partners who registered before Aug. 24. Gallagher says this was an incredible […]

Embarq Announces Online Self-Service Ordering Tool

Embarq Corp. (Booth 104), announced it soon will be implementing EASE, the Embarq Administration & Service Ordering Exchange for self-service. The company said that customers can look forward to a new, simpler ordering process as Embarq rolls out the online offering. A single, streamlined ordering tool, EASE will provide the ability to order access, interconnection […]

The Agency That Customer Confusion Built

Photos by David Butler II LAURA BERNSTEIN AND BOB Varady were unlikely business partners. She was just beginning her career; he had launched and sold companies. She had always been an employee; he had been his own boss. She was 34; he was 62. She worked to pay the bills; he worked to learn new […]

TalkSwitch to Hold Gala for Partners

TalkSwitch, a company specializing in the design and manufacture of innovative telephone systems for small and multilocation businesses, Wednesday unveiled details of its first gala partner forum to be held from Oct. 20-22 in Ottawa, Ontario. The event, to be held annually each October, honors the companys top reseller partners and is part of the […]

Qwest to Launch Wholesale Agent Program

Qwest Communications International Inc. announced a new agent program today within its wholesale channel, designed to support partners interested in reselling Qwest’s wholesale services to qualified carrier customers. The wholesale agent program was developed strictly to uncover “new-to-Qwest” business opportunities. Qwest’s target wholesale customer segments include telecom carriers, resellers and other service providers. Historically, Qwest […]

ROUND TABLE

…ON THE FCCS INTENT TO REFORM THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND, AND THE LIKELIHOOD THE COMMISSION WILL ADOPT A NUMBERSBASED SYSTEM AS OPPOSED TO THE CURRENT REVENUE METHOD THAT WOULD CHARGE EVERYBODY A USF FEE REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH THEY USE THEIR LANDLINES. This methodology has many advantages it is easy to administer, it would be […]

SBC Reportedly to Use AT&T Name

Media reports yesterday said SBC Communications Inc. will use the AT&T Corp. name once the companies merger is completed. Howard Riess, a spokesman for SBC, said today the company has yet to make any announcements on its branding strategy. We value the AT&T brand as well as SBCs; we value the heritage and strength of […]

McGraw to Whisk Top Agents to Mexico

Show sponsor McGraw Communications (Booths 306-308) announces its 2005 Presidents Club trip for employees and top-producing agents will be held at the La Palmilla One&Only Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. To qualify, an agent must sell $60,000 in the fourth quarter. The trip is scheduled for April 2006. It will be four days and three […]

Making Sense of Wireless Broadband — Part II

With all the MegaHertzes and 802.whatevers being bandied about, you might be confused as to what the difference is between WiMAX and pre-WiMAX, licensed and unlicensed, GSM and CDMA. But categorizing wireless broadband is essential to knowing what to pitch to your customers. In Part II of this two-part series, we discuss wireless data technologies: […]

Making Sense of Wireless Broadband — Part I

With all the MegaHertzes and 802.whatevers being bandied about, you might be confused as to what the difference is between WiMAX and pre-WiMAX, licensed and unlicensed, GSM and CDMA. But categorizing wireless broadband is essential to knowing what to pitch to your customers. In Part I of a two-part series, we discuss cellular broadband technologies. […]

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