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Telarus Releases Ethernet Search Tool

Master agency Telarus today announced that it has released an “XML Plug-In” version of its Ethernet search tool for use by its agents. The addition of the Ethernet search tool to the existing GeoQuote plug-in allows agents the ability to attract and process leads using their own Web sites in addition to the main Telarus […]

Forsee Out as Sprint CEO

Gary Forsee, chairman and CEO of Sprint, resigned on Monday. The news came about a week after several media outlets cited anonymous sources who said the move was imminent. Forsee has come under fire from board members for Sprints ailing financials. Indeed, Sprint lowered its financial forecast for the current quarter, saying revenue would fall […]

Is Ethernet the Holy Grail of Transport?

The network of the future is under construction as we speak. It is a project that has no clear beginning and likely no end. However, there are some clear goals for this network. First and foremost is to support highbandwidth, any-to-any services like video, gaming, telecommuting, e-commerce, mobility, etc. As grand as the vision might […]

Federal Lawmakers Take Time Out for Telecom Policy Issues

Congress appears to be taking a renewed interest in telecom issues. In the past week, two subcommittees have held hearings on special access, Bell forbearance petitions and copper loop retirement. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., held the first hearing last week. He is chairman of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. Kerry wanted to examine ways […]

Josephson: Start Thinking Now

Growth and exit strategies are top of mind for most agencies that have been pounding the pavement for the last decade. Learn more today as Phil Josephson, founder of the Law Office of Philip Josephson, helps agencies, smaller resellers, even CLECs, identify their next plays. You should always be thinking about where you want to […]

Vonage Legal Woes Continue, Stock Nosedives to All-Time Low

Vonage Holdings Corp. stock on Wednesday took a nearly 48 percent dive bottoming out at 94 cents per share and surpassing the previous all-time low of $1.20 after it got hit, twice, with more bad legal news. On Wednesday, a federal appeals court reaffirmed an earlier order that bars Vonage from using VoIP-PSTN connection and […]

WTG Relaunches Killer APP Program

World Telecom Group (Booth 405) is re-releasing The Killer APP, which is a program that allows WTG agent partners to simply hand off a lead to the WTG team, who will close it and the agent will get paid spiffs, up-fronts and residuals. Many of WTGs agent partners and VARs have indicated that they do […]

BSG Solution Combats Roaming Fraud

BSG Clearing Solutions, a subsidiary of Billing Services Group Ltd, has launched its Near Real Time Roaming Data Exchange (NRTRDE) service. BSG’s NRTRDE solution exceeds industry standards by offering processing speeds that greatly minimize GSM mobile operators’ exposure to roaming-related fraud, the company said. Additionally, BSG announced that avea (Turkey), Cellcom (Israel) and Geocell (Georgia) […]

Nokia Leaps into Internet Services, Unveils New Devices

No. 1 handset manufacturer Nokia has made an Apple-like move into the direct-to-consumer services arena with a new portal, dubbed Ovi. Ovi, which means door in Finnish, lets PC and handset users access an online music store, photo-sharing service, MySpace and FaceBook, the GPS-enabled Nokia Maps with city guides, and the N-Gage gaming service. Nokia […]

ShoreTel Signs Black Box as New Partner

IP equipment maker ShoreTel has signed Black Box Corp. as a new distributor. ShoreTel earlier this year scored CDW as a new VAR partner and, this week, also added Black Box Corp. to its channel roster. Black Box builds and maintains voice and data networks across the globe. Its the company that, last year, bought […]

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