• 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
  • PNG Launches Service Bundles in Texas
    Service provider PowerNet Global Communications yesterday introduced local and long-distance phone service bundles for residential customers in Texas. The services are sold through the company’s channel partners. The packages start at $16.33 for unlimited local calls and 30 ...More
    April 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Covad Starts ISG Program for Partners
    Covad Communications Group Inc. has launched the Covad Installation Services Group (ISG) with service available in 117 major markets. Covad designed the program to support partners needing telecom installation, repair and maintenance. The services include broadband access, ...More
    April 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • NetWorld+Interop Renames Trade Show
    In just the latest renaming and reshuffling in the communications trade show arena, NetWorld+Interop – which is approaching its twentieth anniversary – is changing its names to simply Interop. The producers of Interop, MediaLive International Inc., say they changed the ...More
    April 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • MCI Declares Qwest Bid Superior
    MCI Inc. on Saturday declared a bid by Qwest Communications International Inc. superior to an offer by Verizon Communications Inc. in the ongoing battle for the No. 2 long-distance carrier. Verizon, the biggest phone company in the United States, has until Friday to respond ...More
    April 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • Qwest Lifts Bid for MCI
    Qwest Communications International Inc. on Thursday raised its bid to acquire MCI Inc. and gave the company previously known as WorldCom until Saturday to declare its offer superior over a rival offer from Verizon Communications Inc. The bid valued at $9.7 billion in cash ...More
    April 22, 2005 Posted in News