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Channel Partners Expo is 10! Get the Party Started!

Not that we are in need of reasons to celebrate, but I am proud to say that we actually do have some very good ones in 2007. The first is that PHONE+ magazine, our host, turns 20 this year. PHONE+ was founded in 1987 for the newly competitive payphone and operator services markets. There were […]

TelecomAssociation To Announce Members Choice Awards

The TelecomAssociation (TA), a 10-year-old organization of telecom distributors, will announce the winners of the 2007 Members Choice Awards after the Carrier Roundtable. This is the second year of the program, which was created last spring to acknowledge excellence among communications providers working with the indirect channel. This years winners were selected by TAs agent […]

2007 Is the Year of the Triple Play

Cablecos and telcos have been discussing and doing early rollouts of bundled voice, video and data services for a few years now, but 2007 is expected to see things on the triple-play front shift into high gear. Thats the subject of the panel Looking Ahead in 07: The Year of the Triple Play, at COMPTEL […]

Channel Partners Expo Marks 10 Years

PHONE+ IS CELEBRATING YET ANOTHER milestone in 2007. Not only is it the magazines 20th birthday, but its trade show, the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, is turning 10. After a decade, the Channel Partners Conference & Expo remains the communications industrys only event exclusively for The Channel agents, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects, wireless dealers […]

New Edge Networks Revamps Partner Program

Nearly a year after its acquisition by EarthLink Inc., New Edge Networks is revamping its partner program by creating a new post, director of channel programs, and beefing up its dedicated channel staff, which serves more than 350 active agents, VARs, systems integrators and referral partners. EarthLink bought the managed network services provider in April […]

Microsofts Windows Mobile 6.0 an Underdog in Crowded Field?

Microsoft Corp. took the wraps off the new functionalities in Windows Mobile 6.0, its operating system for smart mobile devices, and announced the first partners in the initiative. This marks a moment in time for us as a product organization, said Peter Knook, senior vice president of the mobile and embedded device division at Microsoft. […]

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 […]

ESPN Mobile Rises Again

Verizon Wireless said Thursday it would take over the exclusive distribution of ESPN content under a multiyear agreement. The deal quells rumors that Sprint Nextel Corp. would snag the distribution deal; Sprint was the underlying provider for ESPNs ill-fated MVNO play, ESPN Mobile, which was launched in February 2006 and lasted less than a year. […]

Qwest Reports Higher Fourth Quarter Profits

Qwest Communications International Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter profit of $194 million, or 10 cents per share, compared to a $528 million loss, or 28 cents per share, a year earlier. Qwest made headway thanks in part to an increase in Internet subscriptions it added more than 165,000 high-speed lines in the third quarter. […]

Gray Matters

SMARTPHONES, THOSE SLEEK wireless devices with computer-like operating systems and QWERTY keyboards, could be the next great opportunity in the business market. That has sparked a flurry of competitive moves for market share on the part of industry participants, and a lot of fragmentation in the options available. For dealers tapping the business market, it […]

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