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Pack a Punch

Pack a Punch With Pure-Play VoIP resellers struggling to hang on in a market dominated by cablecos, attention has turned lately to the business model surrounding these virtual VoIP providers and the big margin punch the back-office can pack. A new crop of back-office enablers has arrived to help.

Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard to Deliver COMPTEL Opening Keynote

When it comes to achieving professional evolution in the face of intense competition and ever-changing business environments, few former athletes have achieved more and have more to share with COMPTELs membership than longtime boxing world champion turned broadcaster, turned entrepreneur, Sugar Ray Leonard. Leonards well-documented career, from which he will draw real-life stories in The […]

WorldCom: “We Turned Ourselves In”

In remarks that seemed crafted to exonerate executives from what could be one of the largest fraud cases in U.S. history, WorldCom Inc. (www.worldcom.com) CEO John Sidgmore said late Wednesday his own management blew the whistle. WorldCom’s auditing committee “immediately” informed independent auditor KPMG LLP (www.kpmg.com) that the No. 2 long-distance carrier had inflated earnings […]

Overheard …

Posted: 06/2000 Overheard …… discussing the future of local resale …“I think it is too early to say it will completely go away. But the LECs are slow moving. As different technologies push them, as DSL pushes them, integrated access pushes them on local access, as a lot of medium-sized and larger business markets push […]

Breaking Ranks

Posted: 10/1998 Breaking Ranks Forecasts Vary for Telco Agents Turned CLECs By Gail Lawyer A new kind of competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) is on the horizon. They are former Bell company sales agents that have gained knowledge of the local phone business and developed close relationships with thousands of small to mid-sized business customers. […]

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