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TBI XOs Top Business Partner

Master agency Telecom Brokerage Inc. (TBI) (Booth 301-303), a Channel Partners Conference & Expo sponsor, recently earned XO Communications designation as the carriers top-selling business partner for the first half of 2007. Jennifer Gallego, business partner channel director for XO, said TBIs back-office support is among the key reasons the agency is a tremendous asset […]

Selling Short

WHEN YOU CONSIDER that Wi-Fi mesh, WiMAX and 3G are about growing range and footprint, wireless technologies motto seems to be bigger is better. But, there is similar movement at the opposite end of the spectrum as short-range standards continue to percolate in the lab. Rather than taking on great distances, these technologies are trying […]

IP Unity Glenayre, Carolina West Demonstrate SVS Platform

IP Unity Glenayre Inc. has partnered with Carolina West Wireless to integrate QUALCOMMs patent-pending short voice service (SVS) solution onto BREW devices. IP Unity Glenayre and Carolina West Wireless will demonstrate the SVS Platform this week at CTIA Wireless 2007. SVS, a new form of SMS, allows users to record, send and receive messages as […]

Regulators Not Paying Attention

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO We see that the Pennsylvania courts rule that the merger of Verizon and MCI should not have been approved. Once again regulators have failed to protect the ratepayers. In the case of Verizon and Pennsylvania, Verizon is being sued by TeleTruth for collecting $2 billion of rate increases that were granted […]

INFONXX Enhances TextDirect Suite

INFONXX, a provider of directory assistance and enhanced information services, announced today at CTIA Wireless 2006 the availability of the enhanced TextDirect Suite featuring the two-way SMS directory assistance. Such a service allows wireless carriers and MVNOs to offer their consumers branded two-way SMS access to INFONXX’s directory assistance service, as well as new marketing […]

VoIP Inc. Names New CEO

VoIP Inc. said today it has hired B. Michael Adler as its new chairman and CEO. Company founder and current chairman and CEO Steven Ivester will become VoIP Inc.s corporate strategist.Adler founded VoIP application services company WQN Inc., which VoIP Inc. acquired last week. He also is CEO of Eagle Venture Capital LLC, a Delaware […]

Feed Me!

Stay in touch with your own personal nutrition coach at all times with MyFoodPhone, the first camera-phone Web-based system that includes personalized dietary advice from Registered Dietitians. Now available in New York, MyFoodPhone is simple to use. “You take pictures of what you eat with your camera phone and they get sent automatically to your […]

Long Storey Short: Be Smart, Drive Change

Jeff Storey, president and CEO of WilTel Communications, delivered his keynote address at the CompTel/ASCENT convention with the dry humor characteristic of WilTels signature marketing campaign featuring editorial cartoons by Fred Hilliard. Indeed, the kickoff slide was just such a cartoon depicting screaming telecom executives on a roller coaster ride. The caption: Telecom. The thrill […]

Powell’s Prize Fight

It looks like cable companies may be on the defense for the first time in their battles with the Bells over consumer spending. Cable companies have long enjoyed dominance in the higher-margin entertainment business and handily outmaneuvered the telcos in delivering high-speed Internet, which seems to me to be more aligned with traditional telco territory. […]

The Big Get Bigger

Posted: 09/1999 The Big Get Bigger Twenty telecommunications companies, no more like behemoths, made the list of the world’s largest corporations, "The Fortune Global 500," in the magazine’s Aug. 2 issue. Their combined 1998 revenues represented $520.9 billion of the total $11.5 trillion represented by the 43 industries on the list. As an industry, that’s […]

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