AireSpring Provides Telecom Services to IAT Customers

AireSpring has agreed to partner with Utah-based IAT, a developer of phone systems for collections agencies, and provide companies using those systems with aggressive telecommunications pricing and billing increments. Finding the best rates can be a daunting task, said David Rudd, IATs president and CEO. The partnership with AireSpring makes it easy for our customers […]

Qwest Reports Smaller Losses, Announces Shareholder Settlement

Qwest Communications International Inc. narrowed its losses in the third quarter of 2005, reporting a small increase in revenue at $3.5 billion, compared to $3.45 billion a year earlier. Its operating expenses totaled $3.3 billion, a decline of 9 percent, or $326 million, compared to the third quarter of 2004. Overall losses came to $144 […]

Genesys Reports Wholesale Growth

Genesys Conferencing (Booth 208), continues to grow its wholesale business at a rapid clip. The company has disclosed that its wholesale revenue for 2004 totaled more than $43 million, about 25 percent of its total revenue for the year of $174 million. Genesys provides private-branded conferencing services for three of the top six telecommunications providers […]

Regulators Clear Verizon Wireless Purchase of NextWave Licenses

The FCC has approved Verizon Wireless $3 billion agreement to acquire licenses in 23 markets from NextWave Telecom Inc., according to national media reports. Verizon Wireless, the second largest U.S. wireless carrier, is acquiring licenses in such big cities as Boston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., as well as smaller markets, including Portland, […]

Cablecos Get Feet Wet Reselling VoIP

After years of hype, 2005 will see the cableco triple play - bundled voice, video and data offers - come to fruition on a widespread level as the major MSOs roll out VoIP on their PacketCable infrastructure. That’s good news for the big cablecos sweating competitive pressure from RBOCs and CLECs alike. But what about the other […]

Everybody Wins

Converting Customers to EBPP - Part I Editor’s Note: This, the first of two articles, addresses migrating consumers to electronic billing and presentment. Turn to PHONE+ in October to read more about converting commercial clients to EBPP. “You’d be amazed what people will do for a T-shirt,” says Jerry Kadavy, senior manager for Pioneer Telephone Cooperative […]

Preventive Medicine

As aspirin is to pain, outsourced billing and OSS options can be to the problems of being a small operator. The cost associated with buying, implementing and maintaining a robust, top-of-the-line billing and OSS system places a strong back office out of the range of some service providers. This headache is more than a nuisance; […]

partner channel: Smaller VARs Get a Leg Up

Posted: 3/2004 Smaller VARs Get a Leg Up By Tara Seals The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has established a new industry category to allow VARs with 150 employees or less to qualify for federal loans for business development purposes and bid on government equipment and services contracts. The SBA estimates 1,737 small businesses could […]

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Posted: 10/2003 Good Things Come in Small Packages IP PBX Vendors Scale Products, Partner Programs to Serve SMBs By Tara Seals Though small and medium-sized businesses long have wanted to capitalize on the savings and convergence benefits that come with using IP PBXs and voice over IP, the pricey systems have remained out of their […]

Surviving in the New ‘Incremental Economy’

Posted: 12/2002 Surviving in the New ‘Incremental Economy’ THE RULES HAVE CHANGED FOR SUPPLIERS of IT products and services. With industry revenue growth constrained to the mid-single digits, new go-to-market strategies must replace those used during the previous period of hyper expansion. IT markets are entering a new era that Aberdeen Group Inc. has coined […]

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