• LMC Locates New PoP With NYC Connect
    Lexent Metro Connect LLC (LMC), a dark fiber network operator in New York City, has selected NYC Connect’s (NYCC) interconnection facility as the site of its new network PoP. The new node is located at 111 Eighth Avenue. The PoP helps Lexent deliver its full and fractional ...More
    March 7, 2006 Posted in News
  • Vanco Uses Redback Gateway
    Virtual network operator Vanco Plc is using Redback Network Inc.’s SmartEdge Service Gateway to complement its MPLS VPN service. Vanco will use the SmartEdge platform to integrate MPLS VPN products from a range of carriers. "We needed a platform that was both scalable and ...More
    March 7, 2006 Posted in News
  • AT&T: Buying BellSouth ‘Logical Next Step’
    Calling the acquisition of BellSouth Corp. a “logical next step,” AT&T Inc. executives in a conference call today outlined the deal’s synergies, saying it means better wireless expansion and service to businesses. The $67.1 billion purchase of BellSouth means the former ...More
    March 6, 2006 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • BlackBerry Settles Patent Case
    Research In Motion Ltd., the manufacturers of the BlackBerry, and NTP have reached a $612.5 million settlement to end their long-running patent litigation. The settlement averts a potential court-ordered shutdown of the tremendously popular mobile "push" e-mail service in ...More
    March 6, 2006 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • AT&T to Merge with BellSouth
    AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. announced today an agreement to merge the two companies, allowing for the integration of the Cingular, BellSouth and AT&T networks into a single wireless and wireline IP network that will be marketed under the AT&T brand. AT&T ...More
    March 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • Opening Day Reactions
    The show floor at Channel Partners opened Wednesday night to a large crowd of partners and more than 130 vendors. PHONE+ spoke to a few of the exhibitors about new products and programs as well as their support for the indirect channel and the exclusive industry event -- ...More
    March 3, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • 360networks to Deploy Wholesale VoIP
    360networks Corp. will roll out a SIP-based wholesale VoIP service in the latter part of the year. 360networks, a regional fiber-based CLEC, will launch the wholesale service throughout the western half of the United States. It will offer broadband service providers ...More
    March 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • Vycera Returns to Texas, Cali
    San Diego-based Vycera Communications Inc. is back in California and Texas, after a year-long hiatus following the demise of UNE-P. Its CLEC services for Spanish-speaking consumers will be supported through a new interconnection agreement with AT&T Inc. The pact ...More
    March 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • Barkley Meets the Press
    Yesterday, Mike Saxby and I had a brush with fame during a pre-show meeting with former NBA pro Charles Barkley, the keynote speaker for this week’s Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Talk about larger than life. Sir Charles is just that, literally. When I asked him ...More
    March 2, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • PAETEC Completes $125 Million Credit Facility
    PAETEC Corp. has signed a $125 million amendment to its existing senior secured credit facility, with an extended term to January 2010. PAETEC will re-invest in “numerous growth initiatives that will continue to complement our already strong product offerings,” said CFO ...More
    March 2, 2006 Posted in News