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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) […]

Crafting a Good Channel Manager

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Many of you received the email to vote for your favorite channel manager. (Way to go Ruth!) It got me thinking what makes a good channel manager? Ruth Morford has been at ACC Business for the entire time I have been in the channel. My BellSouth PBM, Joe Moy, has been […]

Round Table

On the sudden demise of VoIP provider SunRocket Much of the blame for this mess is being heaped on the CEO, Lisa Hook. She struggled at AOL, but this is telecom, where you get to fail time and time again.Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO president   The implosion of SunRocket is yet another sign that the VoIP […]

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 […]

Telarus Debuts ShopforEthernet.com

Telarus said Wednesday it has launched a new marketing Web site that focuses on businesses looking for Ethernet availability. The Web site, www.ShopforEthernet.com, powered by GeoQuote software and Google maps, enables the general public to search for lit buildings where carriers have a physical presence. The results are displayed on a map for easy viewing. […]

Time for a Tuneup

Between learning The ins and outs of the latest technologies and figuring out how to sell them to their clients, many agents like you may feel like their hands are too full to consider future in the industry. With new developments in technology coming out every week, everyone scrambling to get the latest and greatest […]

SunRocket Crashes

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO SunRocket closed its doors this week. No notice to customers. This was a pre-paid $199 for a year (or two in some cases) of service. No refunds will likely be issued. SunRocket just hit 200,000 subscribers. It’s Gizmo hardware is not easily compatible with other services according to most notes I […]

Voda One Launches New Quoting Tool for Resellers

Voda One, a division of value-added distributor Westcon Group Inc., has created a tool to speed up quotes on the Avaya IP Office product line. The software is accessible on Voda Ones ConvergencePoint portal. It lets Voda One BusinessPartners substantially reduce the time needed to produce an estimate for a customer, the company said. Westcon […]

COMPTEL: What now?

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Well, COMPTEL is searching for a new President and CEO. Earl Comstock’s resignation as CEO on May 30 should be marked as the end of the regulatory fight for COMPTEL. As one CLEC legal guy stated, “Millions of dollars and hundreds of lawyers have not worked.” The next phase for COMPTEL […]

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