• Mpower Cuts Two Executives from Payroll
    Facilities-based provider Mpower Communications Corp. has shaken up and consolidated its senior management team, indicating only in a press release that it needed to streamline operations “to reduce costs, increase productivity and enhance shareholder value,” said Rolla P. ...More
    January 10, 2006 Posted in News
  • Déjà Vu: McLeodUSA Again Emerges From Bankruptcy
    For the second time in four years, the embattled CLEC, McLeodUSA Inc., has emerged from bankruptcy. McLeodUSA first filed for bankruptcy in January 2002 and came out from that process three months later. This time, the company has wiped out its debt and named new leaders, ...More
    January 10, 2006 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • iAgent Network Founder Targets VoIP Agents
    Companies wanting to reach VoIP agents have another way to do so as of today, now that Kathy Katcher, founder of iAgentNetwork (iAN), Wireless Dealer Network and Wireless Dealer Magazine, has launched the VoIP Agent Network (VAN). VAN’s services include access to the VAN ...More
    January 10, 2006 Posted in News
  • Billing Concepts, Other Subsidiaries Re-Named
    Billing Services Group Ltd. said today it has combined the operation of its subsidiaries and is re-branding the Billing Concepts operating company and the former EDS Interoperator Services GmbH to BSG Clearing Solutions. “Our new name – BSG Clearing Solutions – clearly ...More
    January 9, 2006 Posted in News
  • Virgin Mobile Extends Relationship with MTV
    Virgin Mobile USA, an MVNO that uses Sprint Nextel Corp.'s network, said today it is extending its relationship with MTV Networks so users can access music and entertainment programming from both MTV and Comedy Central. The agreement calls for Virgin Mobile to become an ...More
    January 9, 2006 Posted in News
  • RNK Telecom Provisions IP Telephony for VoIP Your Life
    VoIP Your Life, an IP telephony company based in Oklahoma, has chosen RNK Telecom as its underlying wholesale provider. The deal calls for RNK Telecom to provision its RNKVoIP broadband voice services for VoIP Your Life's nationwide VoIP offerings. The companies did not ...More
    January 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Verizon Closes MCI Acquisition
    Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. today closed on their $8.5 billion merger, which was announced in mid-2005 after a bitter battle between Verizon and Qwest Communications International Inc. for the long-distance carrier. Under terms of the merger agreement, MCI ...More
    January 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Talk America Closes Second Rival Acquisition
    The upcoming change in UNE-P rules has CLECs scrambling to diversify their services so they stay afloat, a strategy demonstrated by the closure yesterday of Talk America’s second acquisition in months. Talk America, a Virginia-based CLEC, now owns Network Telephone Corp. ...More
    January 5, 2006 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • MobilePro Eyes Kite Networks
    MobilePro Corp., a wireless broadband provider that is especially active in municipal Wi-Fi deployments, said today it plans to acquire Mississippi-based Kite Networks Inc., a fixed-wireless broadband operator. MobilePro, which soon will offer wholesale VoIP services, said ...More
    January 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • Amp’d Mobile Creates Handset with Motorola
    Amp'd Mobile Inc., an MVNO targeting the young and hip market, today debuted a new handset it developed with the help of Motorola Inc. The Motorola E816 Hollywood handset is a mid-tier, high-speed EV-DO clamshell that works with Amp'd Mobile's broadband wireless service. It ...More
    January 5, 2006 Posted in News