KeaneTel Agents To Sell Energy Services

Master Agent KeaneTel has expanded beyond telecom and Internet into deregulated energy services. KeaneTel’s agents, both existing and those signed under KeaneTel’s new “Cap & Trade” agent program, will be able to sell deregulated electricity and natural gas services to their business customers. This program, which recently completed alpha and beta testing, is fully released […]

Obama Opens Cuba to U.S. Telecom

President Barack Obama is on track to reverse 47 years of embargoes on Cuba and one of the reversals involves telecom. The White House said today that, among other moves, it’s easing rules to let U.S. telecom providers get operating licenses in Cuba. That means cell carriers, satellite-radio, satellite TV and fiber-optic providers will get […]

Endeavor Telecom Launches Program to Reduce Overhead Costs

Telecom truck roll company Endeavor Telecom Inc. (Booth 1416) announced at the Spring 2009 Channel Partners Conference & Expo the launch of a formal program to reduce fixed costs for current and prospective customers by leveraging the company’s variable cost field services, third party logistics and operations support services. The variable cost field service allows […]

McGraw Communications Teams With BCM to Offer CLARITY

McGraw Communications (Booth 1315) is partnering with Business Communications Management (BCM) to offer CLARITY, a Web-based communications inventory portal that lets users track their monthly telecom spends, whether for budgeting, diversity and optimization, fault management or ordering purposes. CLARITY allows customers to view all telecommunications inventory by geographic map locations or site lists (regardless of […]

Agents Invited to Attend TMC Presentation, Be Heroes

TMC Communications (Booth 1608) is inviting all agents to attend its “Beyond Bandwidth” presentation being held Monday from 3-3:50 p.m. in the expo hall of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. TMC explained that in today’s economy, creating efficiencies is top of mind for every business. A Agents can respond to the current situation and […]

Despite Economy, Telecom Workers Confident in Sector

Is telecom made up of a bunch of Pollyannas or realists who know something we don’t? Respondents to a new survey say they’re confident the sector will grow even as the rest of the economy suffers, and even as many carriers and manufacturers deal with tumbling stocks, lower earnings and layoffs. Here’s hoping they’re right […]

Strike Fever: Verizon Off, Qwest Possibly On

On the same day Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) avoided a strike, Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q) union workers got the go-ahead to walk off the job if talks don’t produce a new contract. Verizon workers were ready to walk today, but they settled on a deal yesterday. The terms include Verizon continuing to pay 100 […]

Whats Happened to Ethics, Commitment and Manners?

By Ted Schuman, CEO, PlanetOne Communications It’s sad to say, but I have told my father on more than one occasion the only difference between telecom and the car business is we wear nicer suits. It wasn’t always that way. I recall a time when someone said they would do something for you … it happened. […]

Birch Becomes Official Part of Access

Access Integrated Networks Inc. said Thursday it has completed its merger with Birch Telecom Inc. The CLECs announced the deal in November, but didnt say how much it was worth as both are privately held. Vincent Oddo, CEO of Access, now serves as president and CEO of the combined company. Stephen Dubé, who served as […]

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