• US Signal Lights New Portions of Fiber-Optic Network
    US Signal said today it has lit the Wisconsin and Illinois portions of its long-haul fiber-optic network, as well as the Rockford, Ill., metro network. The company has been expanding its PoPs since February, giving telecommunications carriers, resellers and channel partners ...More
    August 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • Eschelon Lowers IPO Share Prices
    Eschelon Telecom Inc., a CLEC headquartered in Minneapolis, today set the price of its initial public offering at $14 per share. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, that price was lower than the originally expected $15-$17 range. Eschelon ...More
    August 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • FCC: Sprint and Nextel Okay to Merge
    The FCC today approved the proposed merger between Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. Sprint says the companies now have completed all required regulatory transactions and soon will wrap up the merger. The deal creates the No. 3 wireless company in the United ...More
    August 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • CPT International Distributes Envox 6 Platform
    CPT International has joined the Envox Worldwide partner program. Envox Worldwide is a maker of IP software; CPT will distribute the Envox 6 platform as a hosted alternative to customer premises equipment installations.CPT International specializes in voice application ...More
    August 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • MCI Releases VoIP Suite to Wholesalers
    MCI Inc. said today its VoIP products and services are available on a wholesale basis. The company hadn’t planned to release the suite so soon, but says demand was high enough to warrant accelerated development of its VoIP enablement services. MCI’s VoIP wholesale services ...More
    August 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • Perimeter Internetworking Launches Instant MSSP Channel Program
    Perimeter Internetworking announced at the CompTIA Breakaway conference its Instant MSSP Channel Partner program, which is designed to help VARs, resellers, agents and other channel partners become managed security services providers instantly. The program formalizes ...More
    August 3, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • Qwest Cost-Cutting Lowers Losses
    Qwest Communications International Inc. today reported a lower loss in earnings than compared to the second quarter a year ago, crediting cost-cutting for the better results. The fourth-largest U.S. phone company showed a loss of $164 million, or 9 cents per share, as ...More
    August 2, 2005 Posted in News
  • Six Join CompTIA Convergence Certification Development Effort
    The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) announced today six companies have lent their initial support to the development of a base-level convergence certification program. Speaking at the association’s annual conference, Ed Migut, director of CompTIA’s ...More
    August 2, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • Vertical Plans Hosted VoIP Offer
    IP business phone system vendor Vertical Communications Inc. plans to roll out a hosted IP PBX offer in first quarter 2006, says the company’s CEO Bill Tauscher, who spoke to an audience of VARs attending the CT Summit at CompTIA’s annual conference in Las Vegas. Tauscher, ...More
    August 2, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • AireSpring Agents Resell Broadwing Services
    Wireless services provider AireSpring is reselling Broadwing Communications LLC’s local connectivity, long-distance, dedicated Internet access and private line services through its sales agents. The services target corporate and residential users. "Broadwing's service ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in News