Has It Been That Long?

DOING ANYTHING WORTHWHILE FOR 20 years is remarkable, isnt it? This year, PHONE+ will mark two decades covering the communications industry. (Yes, its been that long.) This achievement is all the more noteworthy given the instability of the newly competitive market. I use the term newly on purpose since the past 20 years spans the […]

McGraw Communications Offers VoIP

McGraw Communications, a full-service CLEC and Channel Partners sponsor, has added VoIP to its communications services. McGraw can equip partners and agents with high-quality VoIP services and provide clients with a complete set of telephony features, including remote call forwarding, voice mail and e-mail integration, all from a single IP connection, says the company. McGraw […]

Wholesale Channel: Window Shopping

Posted: 2/2002 Wholesale Channel Window Shopping Resellers Eye Small Competitors By Josh Long A few years back, Greg Hahn knew about 15 resellers in Houston — now he knows one. “They were either acquired or … went out of business due to the billing problems our industry faced,” says Hahn, CEO of Pasadena, Texas-based TelOne […]

Wholesale: Empire One Builds New Wholesale Offer

Posted: 11/2000 Empire One Builds New Wholesale Offer By Khali Henderson Just when many emerging carriers are shrinking or abandoning their wholesale activities, retail carrier Empire One Telecommunications Inc. (www.verizon.com). Empire One plans to install another switch from the merged DTI Networks-CopperCom Inc. (

Regulatory News – FCC Updates Record on CICs

Posted:  07/2000 FCC Updates Record on CICs By Kim Sunderland he FCC (www.fcc.gov) again is set to decide on a proposal requiring resellers to obtain carrier identification codes (CICs), a testy threat that’s plagued the resale industry for years.This spring, the commission repeated its CIC request, asking the telecom industry to refresh its longstanding record […]

Resale Channel: Wholesale Market Caught in Cyclone of Innovation

Posted: 04/2000 Resellers Rate Wholesale Carriers By Dr. Judy Reed Smith and Taher Bouzayen As Internet usage and data services push network demand to record levels, the ability to meet customers’ desire for fiber service is the major challenge facing wholesale long-distance carriers.The emergence of new network providers has increased competition. It also was expected […]


Posted: 01/2000 NEWS BRIEFS As part of its recent reorganization (see story), Teleglobe Communications Corp., (www.teleglobe.com) has formed a new business unit called Teleglobe Value Added Services (VAS) to offer product and support to switchless resellers in the United States, Canada and other countries. Andrew Burroughs, the carrier’s former vice president of global marketing, has […]

An Alliance of a Different Color

Posted: 02/1999 An Alliance of a Different Color By Jennifer Knapp Take one billing provider, one switch manufacturer and 30 small switchless resellers, bring them together and what do you have? The TelecomAlliance. This union, however, is clearly a horse of a different color in the telecommunications alliance corral. Unlike its predecessors–The Telecom Buying Alliance […]

Slamming Bill Could Hammer Switchless Resellers

Posted: 07/1998 Slamming Bill Could Hammer Switchless Resellers By Khali Henderson In a move the long distance resale community is calling "discriminatory" and "punitive," the U.S. Senate unanimously passed an anti-slamming measure containing a requirement that switchless resellers of long distance services post surety bonds. Insiders say a similar measure introduced by Rep. Billy Tauzin […]

Wholesale Report Card

Posted: 05/1998 Wholesale Report Card Resellers Give Underlying Carriers a C+ By William West and Judy Reed Smith It’s no secret that Wall Street loves network providers. This article was written on the heels of wholesaler Qwest Communications International Inc.’s bid for the much larger retailer LCI International Inc.–a bid that was wholly funded by […]

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