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Qwest Unveils Wholesale Agent Program … Again

QWEST COMMUNICATIONS International Inc. officially launched an agent program for wholesale carrier sales to CLECs, ISPs and other service providers. The move is a bit of déjà vu; the carrier first announced it was creating a wholesale agent program in spring 2004. Among the differences between then and now, says Derek Koecher, director, Qwest wholesale […]

Coastal Technologies Teams With Lucent Global Services

Coastal Technologies Group (Booth 1314) announced a worldwide teaming agreement with Lucent Worldwide Services wherein the network services organization will resell Coastals line of OSS products to its customers. Lucent Worldwide Services technicians, network designers, consultants and engineers serve the worlds largest service providers, enterprises and government institutions. They will position our services with theirs, […]

ITS AN SMB WORLD

LEADING MANUFACTURERS CONTINUE to target smaller businesses with new telephony platforms and applications while system introductions of larger platforms decline. Database publisher and analyst group TelecomTactics finds nearly 80 percent of new enterprise telephony systems introduced in 2005 in North America were designed for SMBs or branch offices of larger businesses that require fewer than […]

AT&T to Launch Ads on New Years Eve

AT&T Inc. today said it will start a new marketing campaign on New Years Eve. The campaigns first TV ad, Eclipse, will debut on Dec. 31 during various New Years Eve specials, including Dick Clarks New Years Rockin Eve 2006. The company has developed a new tagline Your World. Delivered. and plans to run ads […]

Target: SMB

Solution providers can achieve more success in the SMB market if they focus on understanding their customers’ requirements and develop targeted strategies that resolve business problems. There are many technologies available today that not only reduce maintenance costs of a network infrastructure, but also enhance the overall efficiency of an operation. Today’s convergence technology solutions […]

Angoss Launches Tools for Predictive Analytics and Strategy Development

Angoss Software Corp. (Booth 1242) introduces KnowledgeSTUDIO version 5.1, a powerful predictive analytics and data-mining workbench, and StrategyBUILDER 1.0, an add-on module for strategy development within telecom marketing departments. KnowledgeSTUDIO 5.1 makes predictive analytics easy to use and accessible to marketing departments, by lowering the complexity, data access, performance and cost barriers associated with other […]

Comverse to Acquire CSG Systems GSS Division

Comverse Inc., which develops platforms to enable value-added services in telecom networks, is buying the GSS Division of back-office company CSG Systems International Inc. for $251 million in cash.Comverse says the combination of GSS, which makes software-based billing solutions, with Comverses Real-Time Billing group, means it can target the emerging converged billing market, serving wireless, […]

MCI Shareholders Approve Merger with Verizon

MCI Inc. shareholders today voted to approve the pending $8.4 billion merger with Verizon Communications Inc. The companies still are working to obtain remaining federal, state and international approvals for the transaction that is expected to close later this year or in early 2006. A combination of Verizon and MCI brings together the largest local […]

Telcordia Launches MVNO Services

OSS provider Telcordia Technologies Inc. has launched a new hosted MVNO product to help service providers offer prepaid wireless services without owning or managing a network. We are creating new business opportunities by eliminating barriers to entry and removing the burden of building and managing expensive and complex network infrastructure and applications, says Doug Patterson, […]

Ask The Expert – Gain Interest From Colos

Dear Expert Eye, I recently established an LLC to represent a colocation facilites group. I have contacted many CIOs in the Midwest market and have found it difficult to gain their interest even though they have or need colocation. Should I be contacting a different title/position? Also, in an effort to establish sales agents for […]

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