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Forbearance Frenzy

Forbearance Frenzy When the FCC early last year relieved Verizon Communications Inc. of broadband services regulations, the agency essentially invited a crush of me too forbearance petitions from the LECs. Many of those pleas come up for a vote or time extension this summer. The additional three months is more than likely to be imposed.

Bruce Berry

Company Name: eGix Inc. How long have you been reading PHONE+?: About 15 of the 20 years. Why do you read PHONE+?: It provides informed views of the industries trends and direction. Where did you work in 1987?: Boston What was your title in 1987?: Product Manager What do you remember most about 1987?: It […]

Forbearance Frenzy

When the FCC early last year relieved Verizon Communications Inc. of broadband services regulations, the agency essentially invited a crush of me too forbearance petitions from the LECs. Many of those pleas come up for a vote or time extension this summer. The additional three months is more than likely to be imposed. That would […]

Global Crossing Changes Channel

Global Crossing Ltd. in late May laid off several employees that supported the companys channel program, according to sources close to the company. The reduction impacted less than five people in executive and support roles; names were not disclosed, but PHONE+ has learned at least two were channel managers. The action touched off rumors that […]

Air Time

Palm Develops Smartphone CompanionPalm Inc. recently released Palm Foleo, its smartphone companion product with a large screen and full-size keyboard for viewing and editing documents that reside on a PDA. The Foleo keeps information updated by staying synchronized automatically or manually with the smartphone. Foleo mobile companions work with Palms Treo smartphones, the Palm OS […]

Blowhards Need Not Apply

In case you havent heard, PHONE+ is looking for a few good industry channel execs for its all-new 2007-2008 Advisory Board. Selected members will serve as a sounding board for editorial content in PHONE+ as well as seminar content for the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. You might recall that the conference has had an […]

The Conference Balancing Act

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO There are so many conferences – VON, NXTcomm, The Cable Show, KillerApp/BB Properties, WCA, Muni, VPF, TMC, ISPCON, and the PHONE+ two. And that doesn’t include shows like GEL, DEMO, O’Reilly or BarCamps. How do people afford both the time and the money to attend even half of them? How many […]

Notebaert Announces Retirement Plans

Folks used to say that the RBOCs moved in lockstep. So its interesting timing that just two months after Ed Whitacre announced his retirement, Qwest Communications International Inc.’s Chairman and CEO Dick Notebaert has done the same. The mild-mannered head of Qwest, a long-time fixture on the RBOC scene, on June 8 told the board […]

Jury Finds Qualcomm Guilty of Patent Infringement

A federal jury on Tuesday found Qualcomm Inc. guilty of infringing on three patents owned by Broadcom Corp. The jury awarded Broadcom $19.6 million in damages and found that Qualcomms infringement was willful. The trial judge could decide to increase the damages award by up to three times the current amount. Qualcomm develops CDMA and […]

This Week in Differentiation

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Zimbra-Comcast. Funambol-EarthLink. M5-SimulScribe. Intelliverse-Webex-Jabra-Creative. Yep, providers are finally getting that if you have to get beyond basic, you have to be customer-centric. You have to show true benefit. For the VoIP Providers like M5 and Intelliverse, these moves mean that they take a nice big step to side of the rest […]

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