• USTA Unveils New Trade Show for 2006
    The United States Telecom Association unveiled plans for a new trade show to be held in spring 2006 that USTA President and CEO Walter B. McCormick says will replace SUPERCOMM as the premier industry event. Called, TelecomNEXT, the new trade show is set for March 19-25, in ...More
    April 13, 2005 Posted in News
  • PPL Telcom Creates Shadow Port Service
    PPL Telcom, a Pennsylvania-based transport provider serving wholesale carriers and large enterprises, has added Shadow Port service to its IP product line. The company describes Shadow Port as an IP back-up technology that meets no-single-point-of-failure requirements. ...More
    April 13, 2005 Posted in News
  • MyPhoneCompany Releases VoIP Adapter
    MyPhoneCompany, in tandem with Cognigen Networks and Netwise, has unveiled its latest VoIP product, an adapter for standard phones that routes calls over the Internet. The company adds the device also maintains the quality of standard phones, but saves users money because ...More
    April 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • PowerNet Global Offers Local, Long-Distance Bundles
    PowerNet Global Communications said today it is offering local and long-distance service bundles to its residential customers. The initial launch includes Florida, Indiana, Michigan and New York; the services are sold through the provider’s partner channel, and PowerNet ...More
    April 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • Talkfree Aims Service at Third World
    Venturing into low-bit-rate VoIP for developing countries, Talkfree Telecom Inc. has announced a wholesale service aimed at third-world markets where access to the Internet is largely over dial-up phone lines with bit rates below 64kbps. Talkfree is assembling resellers in ...More
    April 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • Global Crossing Says SEC Concludes Probe
    Global Crossing Ltd., the network services operator, on Monday announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission has concluded an investigation into business practices at the company without assessing a fine or making a finding of fraud. An SEC order found that Global ...More
    April 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • NGT Counts 15,000 End-User Licenses
    VoIP wholesaler New Global Telecom (NGT) says it has doubled the number of 6DegreesIP end-user licenses to 15,000 as of the close of the first quarter. The company expects that number to grow to at least 60,000 by the end of this year. “Our accelerating growth coincides ...More
    April 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • Verizon Makes Another Move for MCI
    Verizon Communications Inc. has agreed to purchase 43.4 million shares of MCI Inc. common stock for $25.72 per share from eight entities affiliated with billionaire Carlos Slim Helu in the fight between Verizon and Qwest Communications International Inc. to acquire MCI. ...More
    April 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • Xspedius to Buy ICG Markets
    ICG Communications Inc., which has been eager to shed many of its assets as it restructures its business plan, is selling five markets to Xspedius Communications LLC, a CLEC. Xspedius is buying ICG’s Atlanta and Birmingham, Ala., markets, along with Charlotte, N.C., ...More
    April 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • Qwest: Survey Shows MCI Shareholders Support Bid
    Qwest Communications International Inc. on Friday said a survey reveals that MCI Inc. shareholders support Qwest’s $9.07 billion offer to acquire MCI, instead of a lower bid by Verizon Communications Inc. In a survey conducted this week by The Altman Group, a proxy ...More
    April 8, 2005 Posted in News