• Vonage Partners with Campus TeleVideo
    Vonage Holdings Corp. is reselling its broadband phone service through Campus TeleVideo, private cable operator that focuses solely on the college and university markets. The partnership already has given Vonage access to schools including UCLA, Penn State University, ...More
    April 14, 2005 Posted in News
  • Conversent Communications, FiberNet Complete Merger
    Conversent Communications and FiberNet have completed a merger that creates a telecommunications company operating in 11 states throughout the Northeast and Mid Atlantic. Conversent, of Marlboro, Mass., also said it has secured a $225 million debt facility from a group of ...More
    April 14, 2005 Posted in News
  • FCC Names TAC Members
    The FCC has named the newest members of its Technological Advisory Council (TAC), many of whom are from the telecom industry. The TAC provides technical advice to the FCC, making recommendations on issues such as wireless device security and cyber security. The council’s ...More
    April 14, 2005 Posted in News
  • TIA Elects New Board Members
    The Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA) board of directors earlier this week elected eight new board members. The new board members are Michael Thurk, group vice president of enterprise for Avaya; Charlie Fox, general manager of Tyco; Carlos Munoz, CEO of Cam ...More
    April 14, 2005 Posted in News
  • Verizon Wireless Completes NextWave License Transaction
    Verizon Wireless and NextWave Telecom Inc. said today they have completed the transaction, originally announced in November, for Verizon Wireless to purchase all of NextWave's PCS spectrum licenses. The deal covers 23 markets around the country and is worth $3 billion. The ...More
    April 13, 2005 Posted in News
  • 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