• XO to Sell Wireline Business for $700 Million
    XO Communications Inc. is selling its wireline assets for $700 million and turning itself into a fixed broadband wireless services provider for businesses and carriers. The company is selling to its largest creditor, billionaire investor Carl Icahn, whose company, Elk ...More
    November 7, 2005 Posted in News
  • Arizona Corporation Commission Approves SBC-AT&T Merger
    The Arizona Corporation Commission on Friday approved the merger of SBC Communications Inc. and AT&T Corp. The step completes regulatory reviews in 35 of 36 states with clearance processes. The merger is expected to close later this year. ...More
    November 7, 2005 Posted in News
  • Ohio PUC Approves SBC-AT&T Merger
    Ohio’s Public Utilities Commission today approved SBC Communications Inc.’s takeover of AT&T Corp. The Arizona Corporation Commission also is expected to act on the merger today and the California Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to vote on the issue Nov. 18. ...More
    November 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • Interoute Gets Cash from Tecom
    Interoute Communications Ltd., the privately held owner and operator of the i-21 voice and data network in Europe, has signed a partnership agreement with Tecom, a United Arab Emirates telecom operator and member of Dubai Holding. Under the contract, Dubai Holding (Tecom) ...More
    November 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • eLEC Appoints Two Industry Execs to VoX Board
    eLEC Communications Corp. has appointed two industry executives to the board supporting its subsidiary, wholesale and retail VoIP provider VoX Communications. Mark D. Adolph, COO of Telecom Partners, a private equity fund in Colorado, and Jay Allen, founder of CXO, a ...More
    November 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • deltathree Expands Options for Resellers
    deltathree Inc., a wholesale VoIP provider, today launched new features and services for its reseller program. The additions include the company’s Tel CallBack platform and instant account balance access. Tel CallBack enables customers to call from any phone without a PC or ...More
    November 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • MCI Reports Profitable Third Quarter
    MCI Inc. today reported its second profitable quarter in a row, helped by new product launches and cost-reduction strategies. The long-distance carrier, which is set to merge with Verizon Communications Inc., had third-quarter net income of $271 million, or 82 cents per ...More
    November 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • Qwest Lands Affinity Group Deal
    Qwest Communications International Inc. this week signed a new national agreement with MiCTA and the ATAlliance, making it the voice, data and IP services provider for the group’s members. MiCTA/ATA aggregates demand for products and services, including telecommunications, ...More
    November 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • Nuvio Files with Court to Stay FCC E911 Order
    Nuvio Corp., a provider of wholesale hosted PBX services, has taken another step in its efforts regarding the FCC’s June order giving VoIP service providers just 120 days to implement an E-911 service. After filing an appeal last week with the FCC, and waiting the required ...More
    November 2, 2005 Posted in News
  • How Competitive Carriers Are Affected by the Megamergers
    The FCC and DOJ this week approved the mergers of SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI, opening a new chapter in the history of this industry. To get the FCC’s green light, these industry giants agreed to offer naked DSL, backbone peering, and net neutrality, and freeze special ...More
    November 2, 2005 By Paula Bernier Posted in News