• PowerNet Expands Phone Packages to Maryland
    PowerNet Global Communications on Thursday announced packages of local and long-distance phone service for residential customers in Maryland, bringing to 10 the number of states where the Cincinnati-based company markets bundled offers through independent sales agents and ...More
    June 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • VoIP Inc. Buys Caerus, Subsidiaries
    Wholesaler VoIP Inc. has completed its acquisition of Caerus Inc. and that company’s wholly owned subsidiaries, Volo Communications Inc., Caerus Networks Inc and Caerus Billing Inc. The deal is valued at $30 million. VoIP Inc. says it will keep the Caerus companies ...More
    June 2, 2005 Posted in News
  • OSP EXPO to Co-Locate at GLOBALCOMM
    The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) said today OSP EXPO will co-locate at next year’s GLOBALCOMM event in Chicago. GLOBALCOMM is TIA’s branch-off of SUPERCOMM, of which this year’s show is the last. SUPERCOMM was a joint effort between the TIA and the United ...More
    June 2, 2005 Posted in News
  • TelePlus Resells Wireless Minutes to E-Mobile
    TelePlus Wireless Corp., an MVNO subsidiary of TelePlus Enterprises Inc., has signed a wireless service agreement with E-Mobile group of Companies LLC in Dallas. TelePlus Wireless will resell wireless airtime minutes to E-Mobile, and E-Mobile will sell those services under ...More
    June 2, 2005 Posted in News
  • SBC Says Network Pact Will Help It Compete Nationally
    SBC Communications Inc. on Wednesday announced a three-way pact that the regional phone company says will allow it to compete more effectively outside 13 states following its $16 billion acquisition of AT&T Corp. The pact calls for Time Warner Telecom to provide the ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in News
  • Qwest Brings Wireless Service to Iowa Towns
    Qwest Communications International Inc. this week expanded availability of its nationwide wireless service to residential and small-business customers in Keokuk and Mason City, Iowa. Qwest resells wireless services from Sprint Corp. The fourth-largest phone company starts ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in News
  • ITC^DeltaCom Announces Financing Commitment
    ITC^DeltaCom Inc., the telecommunications provider in the Southeast, on Tuesday announced arranging a $239 million financing commitment from Tennenbaum Capital Partners LLC, a private investment firm. West Point, Ga.-based ITC^DeltaCom said it would use $209 million to ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in News
  • Networks Unleashed
    Communications networks aren't what they used to be; they are becoming increasingly purpose-built, exploiting a combination of wireless and wireline technologies to carry out specific tasks. Here's a few we're watching. In-Building Nets - While the term BLEC earned itself a ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • First Impressions: Are Yours Fatal or First Prize?
    Everyone formulates first impressions of others upon meeting them. We look at the way the other person dresses, his or her hairstyle and other physical features, and then we quickly decide whether we like the person or not. In fact, many studies show that we form these ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Put Away Egos, Get Down To Business
    By Dick Jalkut The news of the past quarter featuring the SBC Communications Inc. and AT&T Corp. merger and the debates between MCI and Verizon Communications Inc. and Qwest Communications International Inc. ought to be instructive to all of us involved with CLECs. Size ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles