Investment Firm Hires Powell

Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell has joined Providence Equity Partners Inc., a private equity investment firm specializing in media, communications and information companies, as a senior advisor. Powell will advise Providence on technology and regulatory issues, and investment opportunities. Providence Equity is an investor in T-Mobile USA and Nextel. Various media speculate the firm hired […]

Telcordia Tackles Shifting Wireless Needs

Telcordia Technologies Inc. has added the Advanced Rater functionality to its Intelligent Service Control Point (ISCP) prepaid back-office system, including the ability to set up billing almost on the fly for new services like mobile games; offer customer rewards such as two-for-one ringtone downloads; support special promotions such as holiday calling offers; and enable multiple […]

reseller channel: Wi-Fi: For MVNOs, It’s Personal

Wireless market convergence continues apace with companies selling cellular, Wi-Fi, and, soon, WiMAX network products as bundled offers. While Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile USA already have bolstered their ARPUs by selling cellular and Wi-Fi service together, the mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) who rely on branding and marketing to gain customers could take the packaged […]

Pick & Pack

One of the largest pain points for mobile virtual network operators - even those experienced in the network services business - is handset fulfillment. One company that specializes in logistics for the wireless industry offers a solution that’s tailor- made for wireless resellers that may be using multiple underlying networks, multiple handset vendors or customized packaging or […]

Koncept USA Unveils Gateway, Net Phone

Koncept USA unveiled two new products, the InfiNET MMG1000 Multi Media Gateway and InfiNETKW200 NetPhone, at the Internet Telephony Conference & Expo in Los Angeles. Koncept USA says its InfiNET MMG1000 Multi Media Gateway is a WiFi VoIP solution that integrates existing PBX equipment and data networks. The InfiNET MMG1000 standards-based gateway combines PSTN access, […]

T-Mobile USA Ranks in Customer Care

The results of the 2004 Customer Care Performance Study released by J.D. Power and Associates ranks T-Mobile USA (Booth 303) highest among national carriers, by a significant margin. T-Mobile says their high ranking is because they give their customers more minutes, more features and more service. The 2004 J.D. Power and Associates Customer Care Performance […]


Posted: 3/2004 CONTRACTS & DEALS Boston Communications Group Inc. (bcgi), a provider of transaction processing solutions, has announced partnerships with ACI Worldwide Inc. and Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications Ltd. (MTel), part of Nigerian Telecommunications Limited. ACI, an international provider of enterprise e-payment solutions, has signed a multiyear agreement to integrate bcgis ATM Recharge with ACIs BASE24 […]

Phone Plus Prepaid: industry news

Posted: 3/2004 industry news Study: Telecom Success Just Beginning for Prepaid New research from TowerGroup finds prepaid services are in the early stages of a long-term expansion that will affect consumer, business and government use of cash and check payments. TowerGroup believes the early success of prepaid applications in closed environments like telecom and retail […]

WNP Worsens Wireless War

Posted: 11/2003 WNP Worsens Wireless War By Josh Long The U.S. wireless industry, where six phone giants spar each quarter to protect their turf and acquire new customers, is poised to get even more cutthroat. Nov. 24 is the day Verizon Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. mobile carrier, and its rivals must start allowing customers […]

Behind the Curtain

Posted: 10/2003 Behind the Curtain Web Hosters Launch, Expand Reseller Programs By Khali Henderson The Web hosting business is not as easy as it sounds. Witness the ongoing consolidation and recent exoduses of large carriers from the space. This doesnt mean Internet and telecom companies necessarily must write off adding Web hosting to their portfolios […]

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