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Youth, Money and Mobility

IP communications has expanded the methods of payment for most us. It, along with improved broadband, Wi-Fi and wireless devices, enables a multitude of choices in how to conduct a financial transaction. However, check writing is not dead.

CTIA: In Case You Missed It

The many announcements at CTIA were mostly content-related, and mostly fun. Here is a sampling: * Sprint Nextel continued its support of a multidevice, open-access world. The growth in wireless so far has been in handsets, but theres another industry looking to enhance the devices that are in peoples lives, said Sprints senior vice president […]

Not Necessarily News

Phone Usage: Women Closing the Gap AT&T Inc. has announced that women are catching up with men in cell phone usage, according to an annual poll commissioned by the company. According to the survey of approximately 1,000 users, men average 458 minutes of monthly wireless phone usage, and women average 453 minutes. Historically, the gap […]

VeriSign CFO Resigns, Company Reveals Mishandled Stock Options Grants

VeriSign Inc. on Thursday said its CFO has resigned and that the company mishandled stock options grants, incurring an additional $160 million in compensation expenses. The company, which manages the .com and .net domain names registry, revealed the upheaval in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. VeriSign blamed poor record-keeping and a lack […]

VPF Track Offers an Education on Voice Peering

The Voice Peering Fabric (VPF) this week at COMPTEL PLUS is sponsoring a track of sessions exploring various aspects of voice peering. Today, Shrihari Pandit, president and CEO of Stealth Communications, creator of the VPF, will educate COMPTEL attendees on what the VPF is and how it works. The VPF, which this year is expected […]

Pac-West Offers Updates on Nationwide Expansion, VeriSign Bundling Partnership

Pac-West Telecom Inc. (Booth 808) is using the COMPTEL show this week to provide a progress report on its national expansion and its alliance with VeriSign. The 25-year-old company traditionally has focused on offering service in California, but last year it announced a plan to provide VoIP and Internet access services across the entire continental […]

Le Vin, Le Beret, Le Laptop, Le Wi-Fi

The small mountain village of Gordes, France, has left the Dark Ages behind. The community, a magnet for actors and entertainers, now is as connected as any modern city, thanks to Firetide Inc. and the Ruralnet project. The Village of Gordes has been named one of the most beautiful villages of France and receives more […]

USTelecom Elects New Chairman, Officers, Members

The USTelecom board of directors late yesterday unanimously elected Skip Frantz, executive vice president and secretary of Alltel Corp. Inc., as chairman of the board. Frantz has served on the USTelecom board of directors for two years, most recently holding as first vice-chair. He now is tasked with helping guide advocacy, business development and education […]

Database, Gateway Services Market Opens

Stealth Communications Inc., owner and operator of the Voice Peering Fabric (VPF), announced in mid-June the launch of the VPF ASP Market, an online marketplace for access to telco databases and gateway services, including 411, 8XX, CNAM, LNP and SS7. The VPF ASP Market provides a framework for VPF members to discover and use services […]

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