• Eschelon Telecom Closes IPO
    After lowering its share prices to $14 last week, Eschelon Telecom yesterday closed its initial public offering, which garnered net proceeds of $69.8 million. Eschelon sold 5.3 million shares, leaving nearly 804,000 for its underwriters. The company now trades on the Nasdaq ...More
    August 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • Sprint, Nextel to Close Merger on Friday
    Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. said today they will close their proposed merger on Friday. The companies have received all regulatory and shareholder approvals for the $35 billion deal. The combined company, called Sprint Nextel, will start trading on the New ...More
    August 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • CommPartners Expands Network
    Wholesale VoIP operator CommPartners says it has expanded its network coverage area to include more than 92 percent of the calling public in the United States, including Hawaii. The company says it now works with more than 50 U.S. service providers. It is using Level 3 ...More
    August 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • MCI Returns to Profitability
    MCI Inc. said today it returned to profitability in the second quarter of 2005. The company, which is being acquired by Verizon Communications Inc., had net income of $64 million, or 19 cents per share. That compares to a net loss of $71 million a year earlier, or 22 cents ...More
    August 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • NGT Contracts with Excell Services
    Wholesale VoIP provider New Global Telecom says it has contracted Excell Services to provide directory assistance and operator services for its 6DegreesIP suite. Arizona-based Excell Services is an independent provider for wholesalers. Its services also include inbound ...More
    August 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • ESPN Mobile Looks to Brightpoint for Service Enablement
    ESPN Mobile, the MVNO from ESPN scheduled to launch in early 2006, has chosen Brightpoint Inc.’s subsidiary, Brightpoint North America L.P., as its enabler. This means Brightpoint will facilitate services including inventory management, custom packaging, reverse logistics ...More
    August 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • FCC Frees Bells from DSL-Sharing Rules
    The FCC today freed the Bell companies from obligations to make their DSL networks available to independent Internet service providers. In a widely anticipated move, the commission reclassified wireline broadband providers as information services. Under previous rules, DSL ...More
    August 5, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • CompTIA Elects New Chairman, Board Members
    CompTIA has chosen a new chairman of its board of directors for the 2005-2006 period. Gary Gillam, vice president of North American Resellers Channel Operations for Xerox North America, was elected the association’s leader during the Breakaway 2005 Conference in Las Vegas. ...More
    August 5, 2005 Posted in News
  • CBL Launches Site for DRA Partners
    CBL Data Recovery Technologies Inc., a provider of computer data recovery services, has launched its online partner portal for companies participating in its Data Recovery Advantage (DRA) program. The company made the announcement at CompTIA's Annual Breakaway Conference in ...More
    August 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • US Signal Lights New Portions of Fiber-Optic Network
    US Signal said today it has lit the Wisconsin and Illinois portions of its long-haul fiber-optic network, as well as the Rockford, Ill., metro network. The company has been expanding its PoPs since February, giving telecommunications carriers, resellers and channel partners ...More
    August 4, 2005 Posted in News