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Sprint Intros HTC EVO Tablet, 3D Smartphone

The HTC EVO 3D smartphone has a pair of 5MP cameras that can be used to capture both conventional and 3D images and videos, opening up new frontiers for user-generated content, social networking and streaming video, the company said.

On the Level

Kevin O’HaraPhoto by Susan Goddard Level 3 Communications Inc. has been in the spotlight lately because of its two-year acquisition spree a roll-up strategy that is an integration challenge that can confound the best of operations. On top of that, the company has acquired its way into the enterprise business, making its wholesale-only approach a […]

Comverse Helps GCI Grow by Consolidating

GCI, an Alaska-based company providing voice, video and data communication services to residential, commercial and government customers, needed to consolidate its back-office systems to support convergence. GCI chose Comverse Inc., a provider of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communications and billing services, to converge its customer view. The challenge: To consolidate more than […]

Taking a Different View on M&A

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Lots of M&A and spin offs in the last 18 months – US LEC-PAETEC, Time Warner Telecom-Xspedius, NuVox-FDN, Sprint-Nextel-Embarq, Alltel-Valor-Windstream to name a few. But in all that activity, nothing new or exciting has come out. Understand that many of these events are for financial reasons, not business reasons. It has […]

Long View Reaches IPcelerate Platinum Level

Long View Systems Inc. has signed a Platinum Partner Agreement with IPcelerate. Long View Systems, an IT solutions company, has more than 300 technical consultants in Canada and the United States. The Platinum level is the highest in IPcelerate’s Partner Program and is reserved for the company’s most-valued and top-performing partners, IPcelerate said. The Platinum […]

Covad Taps OSG for Direct Billing

OSG Billing Services (Booth 215) will manage invoice presentment and distribution services for Covad Communications, a nationwide provider of integrated voice and data communications, located in San Jose, Calif. Covad has chosen OSG Billing Services to reduce costs associated with its invoice production and distribution, and to improve overall efficiency. The provider also is seeking […]

PAETEC CFO: US LEC The Best Fit

PAETECs Keith Wilson In mid-August, US LEC and PAETEC Communications announced their plans to merge to for a $1.3 billion CLEC — one of a handful of billion-dollar competitive providers. Just days after the merger, PHONE+ Business Editor Kelly Teal spoke with PAETEC CFO Keith Wilson about becoming a public company, its future M&A plans […]

i3 Networks Adds NexTone Products to Switch Program

Wholesaler i3 Networks is adding NexTone Communications Multiprotocol Session Exchange (MSX) and Real-Time Session Manager (RSM) products to its fractional switch program, giving VoIP service providers the ability to add network capacity with little capital and operational expenditures. i3 Networks said its partners now can add SIP routing and session control on a per-port basis […]

AVST Launches LeadXpress

Applied Voice & Speech Technologies Inc. (AVST), a supplier of unified communications solutions for businesses, on Tuesday launched LeadXpress, a lead-distribution and tracking-software application for its channel partners. LeadXpress is a product of integration between PartnerXpress, AVST’s reseller Web portal, and CRM company Salesforce.com. AVST said the integration enables qualified resellers to directly access AVST’s […]

TEM Provider Signs 12 Partnerships in Last Year

Tangoe Inc., a provider of telecommunications expense management (TEM) software and services for enterprises, signed eight new partnerships in 2005 and another four in early 2006, the company said on Thursday. Some of Tangoes new partners include network builder Calence Inc.; solutions provider Convergence Strategies Consulting Group; and TEM provider ParseLogic. We are encouraged by […]

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