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FCC Approves Long-Awaited AT&T-BellSouth Merger

After months of internal wrangling and false starts, the FCC late Friday unanimously approved the $84 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. Democratic Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein said in separate statements that they finally agreed to the transaction once AT&T provided more conditions in the public interest. They noted they still […]

Verizon and MCI Partner Program PHONE+ Exclusive Story

For the partner community, no situation has caused as much concern this year as the January 2006 merger between Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI. The uncertainty about the terms of the combined companys partner program has led to a healthy rumor mill both verbally and on industry blogs at www.phoneplusmag.com and elsewhere. PHONE+ magazine will […]

Dealmaking and Policymaking Collide in D.C.

Its nearing midnight in D.C., but the Channel Partners Expo crowd is still out in force. The event has drawn a sizable group estimates are around 2,000 to the nations capital city. With an array of restaurants just a block away from the host hotel, D.C. has been an ideal backdrop for this event, which […]

Webinars

Creating International Networks to Support Your Customers’ Needs Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006 * 2 - 3 p.m. ESTPresented by xchange and VancoCorporations today are expanding their businesses to new markets in the farthest reaches of the globe. Telcos must match this forward march with a global footprint of their own. To do this under today’s timetables […]

EDITOR’S LETTER

    EDITOR’S LETTER Posted: 08/2006 The Sky is Falling THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION lately has been on the impact of industry consolidation. PHONE+ devoted its cover story to it yet again last month. While this issue does not contain an article specifically on market consolidation, it informs everything our editors are writing about namely […]

EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER Posted: 08/2006 The Sky is Falling THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION lately has been on the impact of industry consolidation. PHONE+ devoted its cover story to it yet again last month. While this issue does not contain an article specifically on market consolidation, it informs everything our editors are writing about namely how to […]

EDITOR’S LETTER

THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION lately has been on the impact of industry consolidation. PHONE+ devoted its cover story to it yet again last month. While this issue does not contain an article specifically on market consolidation, it informs everything our editors are writing about namely how to weather it. There are many ways the primary […]

TEM, What?

If you’ve been wondering about TEM, telecom expense management and how you can add it to your portfolio, don’t miss the mini workshop in D.C. For a sneak preview, check out Channel Partners LIVE! Web Radio today at 4 ET when our TEM session leader, Scott Levy of Telecom Solution Center will be our guest […]

Slippery Slope

IN CASE YOU HAVENT NOTICED , the telecom industry is sliding down a slippery slope. At the bottom of the slide is a world without common carrier obligations. Its alarmist to think we would ever land there, but recent actions since my last rant on the topic (see March PHONE+) have pushed us ever closer. […]

Channel Partners Debuts Radio Show

Today, the Channel Partners Expo is debuting it’s own show on Web radio (see story). Every Wednesday at 4 ET, we will be previewing hot opportunities and critical issues that will be presented at the upcoming show. Listen Live to find out what we have in story for D.C.  

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