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Voda One Launches New Quoting Tool for Resellers

Voda One, a division of value-added distributor Westcon Group Inc., has created a tool to speed up quotes on the Avaya IP Office product line. The software is accessible on Voda Ones ConvergencePoint portal. It lets Voda One BusinessPartners substantially reduce the time needed to produce an estimate for a customer, the company said. Westcon […]

Blocking the Future

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO TechDirt, Democracy in Action, Wayne Porter and many others are reporting that AT&T, Cingular, Sprint and Qwest are blocking calls to FreeConference.com and similar sites. These sites are probably based on an arbitrage play where they are slightly funded by the rural ILEC who is making some good coin per minute […]

Arreva Communications Joins Switchvox Reseller Program

SMB IP PBX provider Switchvox announced Arreva Communications has joined the Switchvox reseller program. Arreva Communications, an IP telephony reseller, is actively selling the Switchvox SMB and SOHO products to its customer base. In just a few months, Arreva has completed nearly one dozen installs, and is targeting 20-25 deployments per month moving forward. Switchvox […]

PowerDsine Grants PoE License to Alpha Telecom

PowerDsine Ltd., which makes equipment for Power over Ethernet (PoE), said today it has granted Alpha Telecom Inc. a license to use its patent for making and selling midspan PoE products. The patent covers PoE Midspan products that connect to an Ethernet switch to PoE-enable an enterprise network. PowerDsine has received similar patents in Australia, […]

BellSouth, Granite Sign Long-Term Commercial Agreement

BellSouth Corp. and Granite Telecommunications (Booth 323) announced theyve signed a long-term commercial agreement for the provisioning of wholesale local phone services throughout the nine-state BellSouth region in the Southeast. The deal brings to 22 the number of commercial agreements BellSouth has signed with its wholesale customers. Granite executives say they have signed similar contracts […]

There’s a Hole in the Bucket

Posted: 8/2003 There’s a Hole in the Bucket Analysts are calling 2003 the Year of the Bundle. It certainly seems to be shaping up that way as telecom service providers large and small are packaging local and long-distance services for consumers. The Bell companies, in response to competition from cable companies, wireless and long-distance companies, […]

SEC Comes Down on Capacity Swaps

Posted: 10/2002 SEC Comes Down on Capacity Swaps By Josh Long THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE Commission has ruled carriers swapping similar assets cannot book the transactions as a gain on their income statements, a practice federal authorities are investigating to determine whether telecommunications providers swapped capacity they didn’t need to artificially inflate their revenue. The […]

The Letter: Room for Another Carrier’s Carrier?

Posted: 2/2002 The Letter Room for Another Carrier’s Carrier? I’m not sure the telecom industry has room for another acronym let alone another carrier’s carrier. But, some industry players and policy gurus are proposing both. ADCos, or alternate distribution companies, are being hailed as a new breed of carrier’s carrier that will help crack open […]

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