TIA Reports Telecom Industry is Sustaining Growth

Spending on network equipment, and revenue from telecommunications services, rose in 2005, and are expected to continue their ascent in the coming years, according to TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association), which today released to the press the findings of TIA’s 2006 Telecommunications Market Review and Forecast. 2005 was a strong year for the overall telecommunications industry, […]

CommPartners Hosts Yak Communications VoIP Network

Wholesale VoIP provider CommPartners Inc. has agreed to roll out hosted services so Canada-based Yak Communications Inc. can offer unlimited calling as part of its new Yak WorldCity VoIP service. Instead of spending significant sums of money to duplicate a network infrastructure for the YakUnlimited Calling Service, we are partnering with CommPartners to deliver a […]

Vertical Markets: Partners to Profit from Booming Demand

Solutions providers are making great strides into vertical markets, including finance, education, health care and public agencies. This focus on specialized industries comes at the right time one analyst firm says IT spending by these segments alone in the United States will reach $416 billion in 2005. Research firm IDC expects spending on worldwide IT […]

Control Point Creates Reporting Interface, Portal

Control Point Solutions (Booth 324) has announced new enhancements for carrier Web reporting, revenue assurance, margin management and benchmarking. The company has created a new reporting interface and portal called Control Center, which lets users select standard reports, pre-schedule reports and design customized reports. The upgrade of Control Point Solutions reporting for carriers takes the […]

Sage Guage

Posted: 12/2004 Sage Guage The Sage Research Inc. Current Conditions Index in September 2004 recovered from a dip in July returning to ‘high’ territory (above 50), matching levels recorded in May 2004. The September jump primarily is credited to a 12- point increase in two subindices: stock market values and revenue. Slight declines were reported […]

Service Provider Confidence Index – Sage Gauge

Posted: 9/2004 SAGE GAUGE The Sage Research Inc. July 2004 index of service provider confidence in current conditions continued its downward slide, falling three points back into “negative” territory (below 50) for the first time since January 2004. Declines in the overall industry conditions and investor confidence subindices primarily were responsible for the overall drop. […]

Wonderful Wi-Fi: Opportunities in the Air

Broadband wireless access based on the 802.11 standard (Wi-Fi) remains a hot opportunity for channel partners interested in deploying public access hotspots such as those found at Starbucks, setting up enterprise wireless LANs, selling remote access subscriptions and even deploying WAN services and industrial applications. Discover how your agency can capitalize on this continuing growth […]

Ask The Expert

Dear Expert Eye, What are your feelings on the overall viability of the telecom industry, considering the drastic cuts in spending that services such as VoIP represent? What do you recommend agents do to mitigate the risks of lost business? Predictions? Recommendations? –Geoff Shepstone, Telecom Brokerage Inc . Dear Geoff, The $300 billion telecommunications industry […]

Service Provider Confidence Index – Sage Gauge

The Sage Research Inc. May 2004 index edged down slightly from its March all-time high of 55, but remains in “high” territory (above 50), and is up a full 17 index points from a year ago. Modest declines in the indices for capital spending, revenue, and employment were responsible for the fall. The sub-indices of […]

Service Provider Confidence Index – Sage Gauge

The Sage Research Inc. March 2004 index of current service provider conditions jumped nine points from its January level, bucking the previous four-month trend of gradual declines. The March figure (55.2) also represents the highest level the Service Provider Current Conditions index has reached since its inception in January 2002. The current index level also […]

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