• Alliance: Put Brakes on Mergers
    In a regulatory battle of David versus Goliath, a group of telecom companies has united to oppose planned megamergers that would help two regional phone giants grow stronger while ending the sovereignty of AT&T Corp. and MCI Inc. Former FCC Chief Economist Simon Wilkie ...More
    May 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Verizon Adds Programming for FiOS TV
    Verizon Communications Inc. today announced more TV programming lineups as a result of five additional network agreements, whose terms were not disclosed. Verizon will carry the channels on Verizon FiOS TV, set to launch later this year. The channels are Varsity TV, ...More
    April 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Netopia Rolls Out Hot Spot 2.0
    Netopia Inc. today rolled out the second version of its turnkey hotspot products and software, packaged specifically for resellers and managed service providers to market to small retail stores, franchises and chains, quick serve restaurants, cafes, doctor’s offices, ...More
    April 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Verizon Reports Higher Revenue, Earnings
    Verizon Communications Inc. on Wednesday said annual revenue rose in the first quarter on stronger earnings as wireless sales contributed to approximately 40 percent of the company’s overall revenue. Consolidated revenue of $18.2 billion increased 6.6 percent, or $1.1 ...More
    April 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • News Report: FCC to Propose 911 Obligations for Internet Providers
    FCC Chairman Kevin Martin on Tuesday said he would propose requiring Internet-based phone providers to deliver emergency 911 services, Reuters reported. After discussing the issue during a House subcommittee hearing, Martin told reporters he planned to offer a proposal to ...More
    April 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Verizon To Give VoIP Providers Access to E911
    Verizon Communications Inc. announced today it will give VoIP service providers and their vendors “the ability to use Verizon’s Enhanced 911 emergency calling system to connect VoIP customer 911 calls to public-safety answering points (PSAPs),” the company said in a ...More
    April 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • SBC Results Mark Progress in Consumer Market
    After years of losing millions of consumer lines to rivals, SBC Communications Inc. has ended the suffering. The San Antonio, Texas-based company added 16,000 “primary” residential lines in the first quarter over the fourth quarter of 2004, marking its first quarterly ...More
    April 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • MCI Reaches Pact with BellSouth
    BellSouth Corp. on Tuesday announced striking a commercial agreement to provide MCI Inc. wholesale local phone services. The agreement covering BellSouth’s nine-state territory in the Southeast comes on the heels of federal regulations that ended government-mandated ...More
    April 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Qwest Slams AT&T-SBC Merger
    Qwest Communications International Inc., the regional phone company seeking to acquire MCI Inc., is opposing the planned $16 billion merger of AT&T Corp. and SBC Communications Inc. Denver-based Qwest claims the AT&T-SBC combination would hurt retail and wholesale ...More
    April 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • RollCall Releases Web-Recorder
    RollCall Business Conferencing, a division of ILD Telecommunications Inc., has rolled out its latest audio and Web conferencing product, called Web-Recorder. Available through channel partners, the services lets users record audio and Web through RollCall’s DataXchange ...More
    April 26, 2005 Posted in News