• CloseCall Signs Commercial Deal with Verizon
    MobilePro Corp. says its subsidiary, CloseCall America, has reached a commercial agreement with Verizon Communications Inc. that is good through March 31, 2010. The deal replaces the former UNE-P rates. CloseCall America does business with Verizon in Delaware, Indiana, ...More
    May 13, 2005 Posted in News
  • Judge Declares Transcom Legitimate ESP
    Nearly three months after it declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy under pressure from the nation’s second-largest phone company, Transcom Enhanced Services, a wholesale VoIP network operator, has been vindicated by the courts. Transcom calls itself an enhanced services ...More
    May 12, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Earl Comstock Named Head of CompTel/ALTS
    CompTel/ALTS today named Washington telecommunications attorney and former senior Senate staffer Earl W. Comstock to lead the newly merged organization. Comstock will start as president and CEO of CompTel/ALTS on June 1, succeeding H. Russell Frisby Jr., who resigned ...More
    May 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • Frisby Joins Washington Law Firm
    H. Russell Frisby, Jr., the former CEO of CompTel/ALTS, has joined the Washington office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) as a partner in its telecommunications practice. Frisby worked for CompTel in its various merged forms for nearly seven ...More
    May 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • Arbinet Adds TDM Traffic Option to New VoIP Exchange
    Minutes trader Arbinet-thexchange Inc., which launched what it calls a partitioned softswitch service last year for the termination of VoIP traffic, has now extended that service with the addition of TDM ports for customers that do not yet have the infrastructure to deliver ...More
    May 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • Global Crossing Improves Gross Margins as Revenue Falls
    Global Crossing Ltd. on Tuesday reported a 21 percent decline in revenue for the first three months of the year, but improved its gross margins as the worldwide network services operator strived to get closer to profitability. First-quarter revenue of $526 million declined ...More
    May 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • U.S. Wireless, Lightyear Sign Exclusive Agreement
    U.S. Wireless Online Inc., a fixed wireless broadband network operator, has made a three-year wholesale marketing agreement with CLEC Lightyear Network Solutions LLC. In return, Lightyear will exclusively promote and sell U.S. Wireless Online’s broadband service to its ...More
    May 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • XO Reports Results, Assesses “Strategic Alternatives”
    XO Communications Inc., a national telecommunications provider, on Monday announced a 39 percent spike in first-quarter revenue and said it was examining “strategic alternatives” amid industry consolidation. Revenue rose year over year from $260.9 million to $361.5 million, ...More
    May 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • PointOne Offers Portal for DIDs
    Wholesale VoIP network operator PointOne said today it is providing a portal for automated selection and automation of direct inward dial (DID) phone numbers to wholesale customers and distributors of its VoIP services. The new service will eliminate the delays and cost of ...More
    May 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • C&W Cayman Rebrands Net2Phone Services
    Cable & Wireless of Cayman, part of the company that pulled out of the U.S. market, is offering residential VoIP, called NetSpeak, to its customers across the three Cayman Islands. Cable & Wireless of Cayman is rebranding and reselling Net2Phone’s managed and hosted ...More
    May 9, 2005 Posted in News