• Sage Names New President, COO
    Terry W. Lewis has been named president and COO of Sage Telecom Inc. Lewis has more than 23 years of experience in the communications industry, most recently as group senior vice president-international operations for Verizon Communications. Lewis also served as president ...More
    June 30, 2005 Posted in News
  • Broad Air Selects AT&T Networking Infrastructure
    Broad Air Communications Inc., a provider of high-speed Internet access for residential and business customers, has selected AT&T Corp. to provide portions of the networking infrastructure for its wireless Internet service. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Using ...More
    June 30, 2005 Posted in News
  • OnFiber Targets Underserved Central Offices
    OnFiber Communications says it is offering service to underserved central offices (COs). The company will combine the resources of multiple carriers to give carrier customers an alternative to purchasing directly from the ILEC.“We wanted to help competitive carriers deal ...More
    June 30, 2005 Posted in News
  • AT&T Shareholders Give Nod to SBC Merger
    AT&T Corp. shareholders on Thursday voted to approve SBC Communications Inc.’s $16 billion acquisition of AT&T. Approximately 98 percent of voting shareholders approved the landmark agreement with less than 1 percent opposed, The Associated Press reported. AT&T ...More
    June 30, 2005 Posted in News
  • Covad Looks to Samsung for Line-Powered Voice Equipment
    Covad Communications Group Inc. said this week it has chosen Samsung Telecommunications America as the provider of new central office equipment for Covad's line-powered voice access. The technology enables Covad to offer basic local and long-distance voice services, along ...More
    June 30, 2005 Posted in News
  • eLEC’s Futuristic Network Center Supports New Wholesale Service
    eLEC Communications Corp.’s VoX Communications subsidiary has launched wholesale versions of its hosted VoIP services for residential and business customers. The packages include more than 20 class 5 call features, voice mail and enhanced call handling. eLEC also is ...More
    June 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • PNG Expands Market for Local, Long-Distance Bundles
    For the second time in as many weeks, PowerNet Global Communications has launched local and long-distance service bundles to residential customers, this time in Massachusetts and North Carolina. The company’s agents and affinity partners market its services. The ...More
    June 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • NGT Upgrades 6DegreesIP
    Wholesale hosted VoIP provider New Global Telecom (NGT) this week released version 3.4 of its 6DegreesIP VoIP product. New developments include: availability of LineSider Communications' SecureVoIP voice encryption technology; front-end order entry and provisioning ...More
    June 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Caucus Calls on Lawmakers to Protect Rural Interests in Telecom Reform
    In support of small phone companies and consumers in rural America, more than 60 members of the House of Representatives signed a letter outlining principles Congress should adopt when reforming telecommunications law. The principles endorsed by the Congressional Rural ...More
    June 28, 2005 Posted in News
  • New MVNO Offers Push-to-Talk
    Soon-to-be-launched mobile virtual operator (MVNO) Amp'd Mobile will use Kodiak Networks’ Real-Time Exchange (RTX) System to deliver push-to-talk (PTT) services with quality of service. Targeting the youth market ages 18 to 25 with an array of entertainment services, Amp'd ...More
    June 28, 2005 Posted in News