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Round Table

On the FCCs recent order requiring VoIP services and devices to include access for subscribers with disabilities This accessibility is critical in order to promote the independence of persons with disabilities, participation in our society, and critical access in emergency situations.Jonathan Adelstein, Democratic FCC commissioner We continue to evaluate the remaining obligations including: numbering (access […]

General Session Offers Whole Truth About VoIP

Todays general session, The Whole Truth About VoIP, will provide Channel Partners Conference & Expo attendees with a soup-to-nuts education on VoIP. Stephen Olejniczak, director of operations at ATI, will begin his presentation by talking about the evolution of VoIP legitimacy and how the technology began as a hobbyist tool to become integral in long-distance […]

TAG Shows Partners How to Diversify

These days its imperative to change and grow your product portfolio. But this is something much easier said than done. To that end, Dale Johnson, president of association sponsor Technology Assurance Group (TAG), an industry association for solutions providers, will tackle the question of how to diversify your business in an age of constantly evolving […]

8×8 Calls on TMONE for Telemarketing

Total Marketing One (TMONE) is providing telemarketing services for 8×8 Inc., developer of the Packet8 broadband VoIP and videophone services.TMONE is a customer acquisition firm that will conduct inbound and outbound over-the-phone sales for Packet8s residential and business Internet phone offerings.TMONE has earned a well-deserved reputation as a telecom subscriber acquisition specialist and we are […]

IPCC Signs Agreement Promoting VoIP

The International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC, Booth 717) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CompTel/ASCENT under which the two organizations will work to accelerate the adoption of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and packet communications technologies and services. Together, CompTel/ASCENT and the IPCC will pursue the development of a Joint Advisory Group […]

CEOs Upbeat Despite Regulatory Picture

Participants in todays CEO Forum at CompTel/ASCENT generally are upbeat about the industry as a whole and their particular companies prospects for success. That will be a key focus of discussion during the panel. Also expect discussion on the impact of new regulatory decisions on the competitive telecom industry and these individual carriers, and the […]

Whole New Ball Game

Posted: 08/2000 Whole New Ball Game By James R. Dukart Today’s prepaid services are about a lot more than phone cards for voice calls. Gone are the days when prepaid telephony was a matter of buying access, printing phone cards and calculating time and distance usage against those cards.Today’s prepaid service providers are rolling out […]

Cost-Conscious Carriers Consider Used CO Equipment

Posted: 02/2000 Cost-Conscious Carriers Consider Used CO Equipment By Ken Branson Let’s say you’re a new competitive carrier with a bit of a network and a growing customer base. You want to expand your capacity in a given market, but to do this you need some more switching. Where will you get it? You could […]

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