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Investment Firm Hires Powell

Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell has joined Providence Equity Partners Inc., a private equity investment firm specializing in media, communications and information companies, as a senior advisor. Powell will advise Providence on technology and regulatory issues, and investment opportunities. Providence Equity is an investor in T-Mobile USA and Nextel. Various media speculate the firm hired […]

reseller channel: Wi-Fi: For MVNOs, It’s Personal

Wireless market convergence continues apace with companies selling cellular, Wi-Fi, and, soon, WiMAX network products as bundled offers. While Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile USA already have bolstered their ARPUs by selling cellular and Wi-Fi service together, the mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) who rely on branding and marketing to gain customers could take the packaged […]

Venicom Supplies Agents with Free BlackBerries

Master agency and Channel Partners sponsor Venicom Inc., a top T-Mobile partner and show sponsor, has a deal it is sure Channel Partners event attendees wont be able to refuse: Stop by its kiosk at the registration desk or register online for a free BlackBerry 7100T. The offer includes a hands-free headset, CD with software […]

T-Mobile USA Ranks in Customer Care

The results of the 2004 Customer Care Performance Study released by J.D. Power and Associates ranks T-Mobile USA (Booth 303) highest among national carriers, by a significant margin. T-Mobile says their high ranking is because they give their customers more minutes, more features and more service. The 2004 J.D. Power and Associates Customer Care Performance […]

Panel Offers Tips for Riding the Mobile Data Wave

Wireless services present channel partners with new revenue opportunities as well as the ability to offer a broader slate of services. During todays New Business Opportunities session Mobility Marketplace: Wireless on Wheels, three panelists will discuss the benefits of getting unplugged. Panelist John Horn, national director for the VAR Channel at wireless carrier T-Mobile, notes […]

Wi-Fi is Hot Hot Hot

Just when you think the dog days of summer are here, something comes along to add sizzle to the heat. Agents can find just such an opportunity with selling Wi-Fi broadband wireless connectivity. According to the Telecommunications Industry Association’s 2004 Telecommunications Market Review and Forecast, spending in the U.S. wireless market (transport services, handsets, infrastructure, […]

Channel Partners Expo: Hottest Ticket in Town

The Intelisys crew. This spring’s Channel Partners Conference & Expo, held March 22-24 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, was the hottest ticket in a town known for its shows. About 2,500 VARs, agents, vendors, carriers, consultants and others gathered at the resort and casino to make deals, learn from the […]

Venicom Partners with T-Mobile

Venicom (Booth 418) has partnered with T-Mobile (Booth 415) to launch a new fulfillment program. Now, subagents across the country can join Venicom to represent T-Mobile business-to-business solutions to customers. Under the fulfillment model, T-Mobile will warehouse, activate and ship handsets to all of its agents’ clients. According to Venicom’s Web site, the company "acts […]

Agents Unplugged

Agents and resellers who ignore the wireless market will do so at their peril. That’s the word from panelists of today’s Mobile and Fixed Cellular session. "Wireless is a more convenient and less expensive solution for businesses, so the embedded based of wireline is eroding rapidly," says panelist John Horn, national director of the VAR […]

Hip-Hop Hotline

Posted: 2/2004 Hip-Hop Hotline Rapper Jay-Z’s new Black Phone Rapper and hip-hop artist Jay-Z is capitalizing on the customized cell phone craze by working with Nokia to produce a special edition of the Nokia 3300 music phone called the Black Phone, which comes preloaded with Jay-Zs recently released Black Album on a multimedia card for […]

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