• Telcordia Tackles Shifting Wireless Needs
    Telcordia Technologies Inc. has added the “Advanced Rater” functionality to its Intelligent Service Control Point (ISCP) prepaid back-office system, including the ability to set up billing almost on the fly for new services like mobile games; offer customer rewards such as ...More
    July 18, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Qwest Director Donohue Resigns
    Qwest Communications International Inc. said today that Thomas Donohue, a director of the company, resigned from his role as of Monday, July 11. Donohue is president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Bob Toevs, a Qwest spokesman, says Donohue stepped down to focus ...More
    July 15, 2005 Posted in News
  • IDT Signs Wholesale Services Agreement with Verizon
    IDT Corp. said today it has signed a long-term wholesale services agreement with Verizon Communications Inc. for local phone service. The new agreement takes effect on Aug. 1. Verizon will provide IDT, a CLEC, with dial-tone services or access to its local networks for a ...More
    July 15, 2005 Posted in News
  • Shareholders Give Thumbs-Up to Sprint-Nextel Merger
    Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. shareholders have given the companies the go-ahead to merge into the new Sprint Nextel Corp.Sprint made the announcement yesterday at its annual shareholders meeting. The deal is worth an estimated $35 billion.The merger will form ...More
    July 14, 2005 Posted in News
  • Talk America Closes LDMI Buyout
    Talk America has completed its acquisition of Midwestern provider LDMI Telecommunications Inc. The $48.1 million deal gives SBC Communications Inc. sizeable competition in the region. LDMI provides service on more than 131,000 voice equivalent lines and 27,000 data ...More
    July 14, 2005 Posted in News
  • VoX Launches Service in Six More Markets
    VoX Communications has launched its VoIP service in six more metro markets. The wholly owned subsidiary of New York-based eLec Communications Corp. today said it now serves Atlanta, Denver, metro New York, Orlando and southeastern Florida. VoX offers calling plans that ...More
    July 14, 2005 Posted in News
  • Covad Introduces VoIP PBXi Voice Service
    Covad Communications Group Inc. today took the wraps off its Covad VoIP PBXi Voice Service, which uses existing on-premises phone equipment and requires no upfront capital expenses. Covad is distributing the services through all of its channels, including resellers, agents, ...More
    July 13, 2005 Posted in News
  • Telecom Industry Aids Discovery Launch
    Today’s planned shuttle launch will happen with the help of some telecom, back-office and Wi-Fi companies. Thanks to Nortel Networks and OSS company Pronto Networks, NASA’s Mission Command and Telemetry Network will be able to share data among the Space Shuttle Discovery, ...More
    July 13, 2005 Posted in News
  • Ebbers Sentenced to Prison
    The final chapter in the saga of WorldCom Inc. was revealed Wednesday when its former chief executive Bernie Ebbers was sentenced to 25 years in prison for an $11 billion accounting fraud that caused the telecommunications titan to file the largest bankruptcy in U.S. ...More
    July 13, 2005 Posted in News
  • FCC OKs ALLTEL-Western Wireless Merger
    The FCC has given ALLTEL Corp. approval to acquire Western Wireless Corp., but imposed conditions requiring the divestiture of Western Wireless assets in 16 markets in Arkansas, Kansas and Nebraska. Federal regulators concluded the merger of Little Rock, Ark.-based ALLTEL ...More
    July 12, 2005 Posted in News