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The Analyst Corner – Private Line: A Casualty of IP?

Private Line: A Casualty of IP? Once the cash cow of data transport, the future of private-line services is in jeopardy as the world slowly migrates to IP, according to a new report from In-Stat/MDR. The high-tech market research firm expects that growth will stagnate in the near term, with the market facing an eventual […]

Service Provider Confidence Index – Sage Gauge

Posted: 3/2004 SAGE GAUGE The Sage Research Inc. January 2004 index of service provider confidence in current conditions dipped slightly for the second period in a row. The January 2004 index of current service provider conditions fell 0.8 points from its November level, and is off 1.6 points from the September high of 47.8. The […]

Service Provider Confidence Index – Sage Gauge

Posted: 1/2004 SAGE GAUGE The Sage Research Inc. November 2003 index of service provider confidence in current conditions leveled off during November after a four-month rally. The November 2003 index was down 0.8 points from the September high of 47.8. It remains just shy of high territory (over 50), but still is up approximately 20 […]

Service Provider Confidence Index – Sage Gauge

Posted: 11/2003 SAGE GAUGE The Sage Research Inc. September 2003 index of service provider confidence in current conditions rose for the second consecutive period and is edging toward the key metric of 50, which divides the low (less than 50) from the high territory (greater than 50). The first three quarters of 2003 mark a […]

Service Provider Confidence Index – Sage Gauge

Posted: 9/2003 SAGE GAUGE The Sage Research Inc. July 2003 index of service provider confidence in current conditions increased sharply from 35.9 to 43.6. While still officially low (less than 50), this is the highest level the index has attained since its inception in January 2002. The Service Provider Confidence Index is a tracking study […]

Signs of a Thaw?

Posted: 5/2003 Signs of a Thaw? As the first quarter came to a close, I sensed a returning optimism in the telecom industry. Two successful back-to-back tradeshows may be the reasons for this feeling. Both the Competitive Telecomm-unications Association Annual Conference & Expo and PHONE+’s own Channel Partners Conference & Expo increased their attendance over […]

In Box

Posted: 2/2003 In Box ‘Wholesale Only’ is the Only Way I have to agree with H. Russell Frisby Jr.’s assessment in his article, "Bells Want to Change Terms of The Deal" (PHONE+ October 2002). As a general manager with a facilities-based provider (that sometimes has to use Verizon for last-mile connectivity), I have seen firsthand […]

Homeland Security Act

Posted: 1/2003 special report To Serve & Protect Homeland Security Act: How Will Telecom Benefit? By Josh Long The new Homeland Security Act as well as heightened awareness of potential physical and cyber vulnerabilities are creating both obligations and opportunities for telecom service providers, their vendors and channel partners. TWENTY-TWO FEDERAL AGENCIES comprising 170,000 employees […]

Safe & Sound Business

Posted: 1/2003 special report To Serve & Protect Safe & Sound Business Partners Find Opportunities with Network Security By Tara Seals IN AN AGE OF IP-BASED VOICE, video and data communications, trillions of packets of information fly around the planet, thanks to company and governmental networks that route information to those allowed to see it. […]

Free Internet Access Hits the Ground Running

Posted: 02/1999 Free Internet Access Hits the Ground Running By Jennifer Knapp As Vienna, Va.-based Cable and Wireless Inc. made its November debut in the U.S. Internet market with a $14.95 per month dial-up service on par with AT&T Corp.’s WorldNet service and Sprint Corp.’s EarthLink service, smaller startups began challenging the monthly fee paradigm […]

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