Agents, Just Add Wireless

Futur Telecom, Sprint Corp. and BellSouth Corp. announced at the March Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, wireless service would become part of the portfolio of services agents can sell. The Futur Mobile offer is a part of Futur’s bundled services, provisioned on AT&T Corp.’s nationwide wireless network. There will be sales packages, […]

Agents Unplugged

Agents and resellers who ignore the wireless market will do so at their peril. That’s the word from panelists of today’s Mobile and Fixed Cellular session. "Wireless is a more convenient and less expensive solution for businesses, so the embedded based of wireline is eroding rapidly," says panelist John Horn, national director of the VAR […]

Sprint Expands Partner Program

Sprint (Booths 200-202) today announced an enhancement to its partner program, saying the change will allow authorized agents to sell Sprint’s portfolio of wireline and wireless products and services under one contract. Beginning today, Sprint says authorized sales agents can take advantage of a new, fully integrated channel program. “The new Sprint Partner Program is […]

Channel Partners News – A Sneak Peek at the Wireless Conference Track

A Sneak Peek at the Wireless Conference Track Tara Seals and Paula Bernier The Channel Partners Conference & Expo has planned a two-session track dedicated to wireless service opportunities in Wi-Fi, mobile and fixed wireless. Please see the agenda, here: http://www.phoneplusmag.com/channelpartners/vegas2004/agenda.html In Wi-Fi, uncover business opportunities along the broadband wireless service delivery chain and profit […]

Portability Does a Number on Billing, Provisioning

Posted: 12/2003 Portability Does a Number on Billing, Provisioning By Khali Henderson While freeing consumers to select their carriers of choice, number portability is saddling service providers with end-user and access billing and provisioning headaches that line-level database operators and LEC billing clearinghouses are working to mitigate. The problem is line identification, or more precisely, […]

No Need to Panic Yet

Posted: 11/2003 No Need to Panic Yet As wireless-to-wireless portability takes center stage this month (see here), the countrys big telcos are starting campaigns to combat the next phase in portability wireless-to-wireline portability. Aside from the marketing nightmare that is sure to ensue, the potential for wireline replacement could be ushered in as connectivity becomes […]

Wireline Replacement: Coming to a Channel Near You

Posted: 10/2003 Wireline Replacement: Coming to a Channel Near You By Khali Henderson Telular Corp. is enabling consumers and enterprises to unwire with its PhoneCell product lines that emulate the central office to provide wireless dial tone for home phones and PBXs. The company has a growing dealer network among interconnects and now is seeking […]

Will WNP Accelerate Wireline Attrition?

Posted: 8/2003 Will WNP Accelerate Wireline Attrition? By Josh Long While carriers sweat the fall deadline for wireless number portability (WNP), the question looms as to whether it will accelerate the migration away from landline service. An appeals court has upheld a November deadline requiring the telecom industry to implement WNP, but carriers have been […]

SNET Service to Offload LNP Administration, Reporting

Posted: 05/2002 SNET Service to Offload LNP Administration, Reporting By Peter Lambert ANY JOB DRAWING ENERGY AND TIME away from the bottom line, the theory goes, bears consideration for outsourcing. With plans to add a hosted service order administration (SOA) offering to its package of outsourced services this summer, SNET Diversified Group, a wholly owned […]

3G Wireless Holds Opportunities, Threats for WirelineOperators

Posted: 07/1999 3G Wireless Holds Opportunities, Threats for Wireline Operators By Keith Shank Third-generation wireless technology (3G) is on its way, and wireline operators need to be ready. If you’ve been thinking of 3G as simply high-speed wireless data, you’re going to be unprepared for the coming communications evolution. That’s because 3G is about more […]

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