• Sprint ‘Embarqs’ on Local Communications Venture
    Sprint Nextel Corp.'s local communications company, which is expected to separate from Sprint Nextel in the second quarter of 2006, today announced its new name, Embarq Corp. The company’s new name and logo “are meant to signal the way we will do business and establish what ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • Telispire Uses CarrierILD Platform for International Long-Distance
    Wireless reseller Telispire has chosen MobileSphere’s CarrierILD platform so it can offer long-distance service to its MVNO subscribers. CarrierILD enables wireless carriers – MVNOs and facilities-based – to provision and market international long-distance service. The ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • EFF Accuses AT&T of Helping Government Spy on Americans
    The nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) yesterday filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T Inc., accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and impinging on its customers’ privacy by collaborating with the National Security Agency (NSA) to wiretap and ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • AT&T to Re-Introduce Wireless Brand
    AT&T Inc. is reintroducing the AT&T brand for wireless services its sells on the Cingular Wireless LLC network it jointly owns with BellSouth Corp. The brand has been on hiatus since Cingular Wireless LLC bought AT&T’s spinoff AT&T Wireless in October 2004. ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • Sage Names Lewis as CEO, Rolls Out Wireless Broadband
    Sage Telecom Inc., a Texas-based CLEC, this week named Terry W. Lewis its CEO, in addition to president, a role he’s held since June 2005. Sage Telecom board members also elected Larry W. Carter as chairman of the board. That seat was vacated in early January by Sage ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • DBS Offers Wholesale Wireless and Enablement
    Prepaid wireless company DBS Communications Inc. has launched Versent Mobile to serve the MVNO space as an enabler and wholesale airtime partner. Versent Mobile offers provisioning, billing, retail and customer care technology platforms; airtime on the Sprint-Nextel Corp. ...More
    February 1, 2006 By Tara Seals Posted in News
    The Next Tom Clancy? Kenin Spivak isn’t your typical CEO. The head of wireless software company Telemac Corp., has brought pharmaceutical intrigue to life in the new thriller The Karasik Conspiracy. The book’s creation is tinged with a bit of intrigue of its own. Spivak, a ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • CSP NETWORK: Product Showcase
    Integrated Research Offers Assessment Software Integrated Research Ltd. now offers an enhanced version of its Prognosis IP Telephony Assessor, which analyzes network readiness for VoIP, particularly in multisite organizations. The assessor simulates VoIP traffic and records ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • A UNE-P Tale of Tier 2 Cities
    CHOICE ONE COMMUNICATIONS INC. is offering UNE-P resellers serving Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets an alternative access solution that, unlike many other UNE-P replacement offers, mirrors the Bell product as closely as possible.“We wanted it to be just as easy as it would be if ...More
    February 1, 2006 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Communications Act of 2006?
    WHILE THERE IS CONSIDERABLE momentum behind a telecom policy rewrite, it is debatable whether it will be decided this year. 2006, say doubters, will find elections on the tops of politicians’ priority lists. Others remain optimistic elections will pose no deterrent to new ...More
    February 1, 2006 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles