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20th Anniversary

Its challenging at best to squeeze in 20 years of history be it a magazine or an industry into a few pages. So, in marking the 20th anniversary of PHONE+, well just hit the highlights with a look at the magazine, industry leaders, companies, associations and policies then and now. Then, of course, is 1987 […]

Sherm Henderson

THEN: Sherm Henderson was founder and CEO of Charter Network Inc., a long-distance reseller operating in the Ameritech region. “In 1987, I was real happy to be a long-distance provider in five states,” he recalls. NOW: Today, Henderson is CEO of Lightyear Network Solutions and chairman of COMPTEL. His company, formed in 1993 as UniDial, […]

Geoff Shepstone

THEN : In 1987, Geoff Shepstone was an account executive for Harris Lanier and sold key systems as well as  the Harris 20/20 PBX. Back then, he says some businesses were still renting the Bell 1A2 phones you know, the ones with the five light-up push buttons on the front and the one-inch diameter cords. […]

Regulatory Rearview Mirror: 2006

Jan. 3 Deborah Taylor Tate is sworn in as the FCCs third commissioner. A Republican, Tate gives Chairman Kevin J. Martin an even hand in voting against the two Democrats. January-February-March The Senate Commerce Committee holds hearings on various aspects that would help shape new communications law. Some of the most controversial issues: net neutrality, […]

Start Gambling Early

Dont miss out on the Channel Partners Expos incredible prize giveaways! As always, one special early bird will win $1,000 cash as well as three nights stay at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. If you are a qualified attendee* and you register by Feb.2,you will be entered automatically to win the Early Bird prize. You […]

Channel Partners Expo Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Its hard to believe its been a decade since PHONE+ first hosted an event for the indirect channel. It was called the AgENt show. The odd capitalization was meant to highlight the Agent Educational Network. The first show was in summer of 1997. It was small as to be expected for a first effort, but […]

Start Gambling Early — Register to Win Today!

Dont miss out on the Channel Partners Expos incredible prize giveaways! As always, one special early bird will win $1,000 cash as well as 3 nights stay at the FAH-bulous Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. If you are a qualified attendee* and you register by Feb. 2, you will be entered automatically to win the Early […]

Connecting QoS: The Key to Quality End-to-End Networking

Customers today expect a high level of network performance and reliability, regardless of whether their services are offered by one or several communications services providers.Yet the industry just now is defining quality of service relative to intercarrier connections, said David Malfara Sr., president and CEO of Remi Communications. During todays Carrier Track session, Malfara and […]

COMPTEL Classroom Debuts in Expo Hall, Studies Voice Peering and IMS

This fall, the organizers of the COMPTEL PLUS show want to send attendees back to school with its new COMPTEL Classroom programming short tutorials on hot topics delivered on the exhibit floor. Featured COMPTEL Classroom lecture topics include voice peering and IMS. Many of the COMPTEL members have expressed interest in learning more about these […]

Workshop Helps CLECs Survive in Era of Consolidation

In an era of unprecedented consolidation, CLEC executives need to know how to keep their companies afloat or make them attractive to prospective buyers. The workshop Financial & Strategic Actions for Success slated for this afternoon at 3:10 p.m. will do just that teach members how to achieve financial and strategic success in an ever-more […]

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