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Skype Gets Into Financial Transactions

Skype is moving into the transactions space, the companys CEO and founder Niklas Zennstrom announced Tuesday at VON. The company, which has more than 171 million users, now offers a variety of services and features including the ability for users to send money to each other, an online marketplace and a local business listing search […]

Iomega Announces Managed Security Services for Telephony Service Providers, Agents

Iomega Corp. (Booth 412), a provider of data storage and protection solutions, introduced its OfficeScreen managed security services for small and medium businesses to service providers, resellers, agents and brokers. Iomegas managed services products, branded OfficeScreen, include firewall/VPN, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and IPSec (IP security) bundles. OfficeScreen products create secure WANs that connect remote […]

White Label Portal Automates Delivery, Upsell of Security Services

Channel Partners Conference & Expo sponsor Perimeter Internetworking has announced its new white label Network Service Provider (NSP) Portal. The company said it is the industrys first consolidated portal capable of managing and reporting on 50 pre-integrated, on-demand, IT security services under the service providers brand and logo. Perimeters NSP Partner Program provides NSPs with […]

White Label Portal Automates Delivery, Upsell of Security Services

Channel Partners Conference & Expo sponsor Perimeter Internetworking has announced its new white label Network Service Provider (NSP) Portal. The company said it is the industrys first consolidated portal capable of managing and reporting on 50 pre-integrated, on-demand, IT security services under the service providers brand and logo. Perimeters NSP Partner Program provides NSPs with […]

NeuStar Announces Deployments for Mobile IM

NeuStar will interconnect and support mobile instant messaging for Telefonica, and for Vodafone plc throughout Europe. Users also will be able to access their PC-based Internet IM services. This is the first commercial fruit of the GSM Associations 2006 initiative for global, fully-interoperable personal IM. The acquisition last year of FollowApp, which specialized in mobile […]

Boingo Debuts Carrier-Grade Server for OTA Handset Provisioning

Boingo Wireless Inc. has introduced the Boingo Configuration Server, which works with a wireless carriers OSS to provision Wi-Fi handset service over the air with no user intervention. It can be integrated into existing OSS systems via a SOAP API that controls the configuration servers capabilities, the company said. Carriers either can change the Wi-Fi […]

Judges Reaffirm States Rights for Wireless Truth-in-Billing

FEATURE Posted: 09/2006 Judges Reaffirm States Rights for Wireless Truth-in-Billing By Kelly M. Teal A federal appeals court has reaffirmed legal support for states rights to require or prohibit the use of line items on wireless bills. The so-called truth in billing matter directly affects providers, including MVNOs and cellular carriers. Judges for the 11th […]

Mobile Payment Processing Gives New Meaning to COD

AS BUSINESSES BECOME wireless-enabled, the resulting changes to their service-delivery models are creating even more opportunities for wireless dealers beyond selling phones and connectivity. One of these changes is that the point of sale oftentimes has moved to the field. This means mobile workers must be able to accept credit and debit card payments away […]

Headsets Enter the Blue Period

THE HIGH-MARGIN WIRELESS sale is back, thanks to headsets that wirelessly connect with devices using the Bluetooth standard. Spurred along by hands-free driving legislation and an explosion of styles and designs, Bluetooth headsets now are gaining massmarket popularity, and presenting a big opportunity for dealers. Today, 30 [percent] to 40 percent of handsets ship with […]

PayPal Launches Mobile Purchasing Service

PayPal, part of online auction giant eBay Inc., on Thursday introduced PayPal Mobile, a text message-based service that lets consumers in the United States and Canada send money using their mobile devices. People also can buy items using PayPal Mobiles Text to Buy service. Companies including 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Bravo, MTV and the […]

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