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Business News – Smarter Telcos Getting Smart Money

Posted: 06/2001 Business News Smarter Telcos Getting Smart Money By Josh Long Despite layoffs, declines in margins, bankruptcies and other morbid news, telecommunications investors are not dormant–at least not when it comes to funding smart carriers that see opportunities in markets below the Tier 1 level.Even as telecom executives winced at the sight of poor […]

Business News – Wireless Consortium Seeks Open Standard

Posted: 09/2000 Wireless Consortium Seeks Open Standard By Bruce Christian Six leading communications and semiconductor companies have formed the Wireless DSL Consortium (www.wdslconsortium.com) to accelerate the establishment of open standards and deployment of broadband wireless access solutions.Currently, service providers can select from a number of technologies paralleling the origins of the cellular industry. The consortium […]

Wireless – MasterMind Boosts Asia’s Prepaid with Smart Deal

Posted: 06/2000 MasterMind Boosts Asia’s Prepaid with Smart Deal Another half-million subscribers can now sign up for prepaid wireless in Asia, as MasterMind Technologies has agreed to a $1.7 million contract with Sysnet Integrators to buy a minimum of six MM7, NT-based, high-density fault-tolerant service platforms.The deal will permit Philippines’ Smart Telecom to expand its […]

Local – 1-800-RECONEX Offers Wholesale Program

Posted: 06/2000 1-800-RECONEX Offers Wholesale Program 1-800-RECONEX launched a wholesale program earlier this year for companies that want to get into the prepaid local dial tone business but don’t have the expertise or the resources to do it effectively.As a prepaid integrated communications provider, 1-800-RECONEX Inc. (www.reconex.com) has CLEC licenses in 46 states that allow […]

Bottom Line: Smart Financing–Understanding The True Cost of Capital

Posted: 04/2000 Smart Financing–Understanding The True Cost of Capital By Steven B. Jaffee Your business plan shows a significant need for cash. Where do you go next to execute your strategy? Before you reach the bargaining table, prepare yourself:Have a well-developed business plan.It may seem obvious, but the quality of your business plan can mean […]

Payphone Providers Need to Get Smart

Posted: 12/1998 Payphone Providers Need to Get Smart By Peter Meade and Jennifer Knapp Here’s one call that the payphone industry better answer: Improve your products and marketing strategies or the next–and many of the subsequent–calls will be made using wireless telephones. By 2004, more than one-third of the U.S. population will be carrying wireless […]

Agreeing to Agree

Posted: 06/1998 Agreeing to Agree Interoperability Moves Forward in the Smart Card Marketplace By Jennifer Knapp The Global Chip Card Alliance (GCA) recently signed on 10 new member companies, including Citicorp, the parent company of Citibank; Siemens AG; Schlumberger Smart Cards and Terminals, a business unit of Schlumberger Ltd.; VeriFone Inc.; Mondex USA; and Protel […]

Service–The Simple Answer

Posted: 02/1998 By Jennifer Knapp What are smart cards? Who benefits from the technology and where is the money to be made? These are the questions more easily answered than the question, Why smart cards? Service–The Simple Answer Smart cards, credit card-shaped data carriers with thumbnail-sized central processing units, memory and storage, have teamed up […]

Service–The Simple Answer

Posted: 01/1998 By Jennifer Knapp What are smart cards? Who benefits from the technology and where is the money to be made? These are the questions more easily answered than the question, Why smart cards? Service–The Simple Answer Smart cards, credit card-shaped data carriers with thumbnail-sized central processing units, memory and storage, have teamed up […]

Debit Cards

Posted: 09/1997 Debit Cards FSU’s Smart Card Platform: Students Have More Options than Ever By Jennifer Knapp Many in the telephony industry will remember the standard college identification of the last decade. Although most were fitted with bar codes and magnetic stripes, the cards’ capacities were not marketed as service oriented. Most were used for […]

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