The Great VoIP Migration: Where Are We,Where Are We Going?

Is the VoIP migration just beginning or well on its way? And, if youre not already packing your bags, is it too late? This session will provide perspective on the progress of the migration to VoIP and the challenges service providers have faced in making that migration. David Dyas, director of VoIP services at Mpower […]

Amdocs Launches Customer-Centric Service Assurance Solution

Amdocs (Booth 224) is launching its Customer-Centric Service Assurance solution, a portfolio of Amdocs products, services and partner solutions to successfully link the network to the customer. By integrating processes such as incident, problem and change management with software that monitors network service problems and performance, Amdocs allows carriers to have a single view of […]

Reach Out, But Don’t Touch

AT&T Corp., Intel Corp., Texas Instruments Inc. and ITXC Corp. are among the companies representing an expanded coalition formed to convince regulators to apply light regulation to VoIP technology. Uniting under the Voice on the Net, or VON Coalition, the diverse group of companies disclosed plans in February to reach out to state and federal […]


Posted: 3/2004 NEWS BRIEFS Global Crossing Ltd. and XO Communications Inc. announced theyve signed two five-year-agreements to provide each other network services. The first agreement requires XO to commit at least $50 million over five years to buy voice termination and private line termination services from Global Crossing. The pact contains provisions for Global Crossing […]

Branching Out

Posted: 12/2003 Branching Out Prepaid Vendors Try Out Non-Telecom Services By Kelly M. Teal Prepaid services are surpassing the basic calling card as companies broaden their offerings to include flower delivery, traffic school, Web-enhanced conferencing, roadside assistance, newspaper subscriptions and more. Paul Waadevig, an analyst for consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, says businesses that made […]


Posted: 08/2002 Overheard… –Bill Esrey, chairman and CEO, Sprint Corp. … at SUPERCOMM in Atlanta … "Telecom will change at warp speed and not everybody will be able to keep up. … Today’s market is no place for companies with single service solutions or a weakened balance sheet." Brush After Every Call Soon all your […]


Posted: 06/2002 News Briefs Wholesale wireless broadband network provider SkyRiver Communications Inc. has added several new resellers to its San Diego-affiliate distribution program, including Southern California T1, Global Internet and Pacific Centrex. SkyRiver offers symmetrical bandwidth at 1.5mbps and 2.5mbps at retail rates up to 50 percent below comparable T1 offerings. The resellers complement SkyRiver’s […]

In Box

Posted: 2/2002 In Box New for 2002 You may have noticed a few differences in PHONE+ this year. For one, we have responded to your suggestions to eliminate the URLs after company names to improve the readability of the articles. Of course, some of you rely on those links to get in touch with new […]

Partner – Touch America Ignites Agent Backlash

Posted: 07/2001 Partner Channel Touch America Ignites Agent Backlash By Tara Seals Rick Dellar A spark has ignited controversy around what master agent Rick Dellar, co-founder of Intelisys Inc. ( describes as an underhanded holding hostage of commissions in exchange for business. Touch America Corp.’s (TA, agents, he and others say, have been the […]

Wholesale Channel – Montana Power Decides Future Lies in Telecom

Posted: 06/2001 Wholesale Channel Montana Power Decides Future Lies in Telecom By Bruce Christian As utility companies look to the future and see potential in adding bandwidth to their natural gas, oil, coal and electricity, the Montana Power Company ( has decided its future lies strictly in telecommunications.The company announced in late February that it […]

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