• Western Wireless, ALLTEL Merger to be Official on Monday
    Nearly three weeks after the FCC approved the proposed merger between Western Wireless Corp. and ALLTEL, Western Wireless said today its shareholders also have given the thumbs-up to the deal. The companies expect the merger to be official as of Monday, Aug. 1, now that all ...More
    July 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • FCC Creates VoIP E911 Task Force
    As VoIP providers inch closer to the November deadline mandating E911 service for Internet calls, the FCC this created a task force on E911 enforcement. Kevin Martin, FCC chairman, said the FCC-NARUC Task Force on VoIP Enhanced 911 enforcement will include staff from the ...More
    July 28, 2005 Posted in News
  • Premiere Global to Buy Netspoke
    Conferencing and communications provider Premiere Global Services Inc. plans to buy Netspoke Inc. for $23.2 million. Boston-based Netspoke is a conferencing provider whose platform will help Premiere Global enter the training, sales automation and distance learning markets, ...More
    July 28, 2005 Posted in News
  • TELECOM ’05 Announces Keynote Speaker
    The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) has announced the keynote speaker for its upcoming TELECOM ’05 show.Jim Robbins, the CEO of Cox Communications Inc., one of the nation’s largest broadband providers, will share his views on the future for the industry.“In ...More
    July 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Ensign Seeks to Reform Telecom Law, Incumbents Embrace Bill
    In a move to revamp the nation’s telecom laws, Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) today introduced The Broadband Consumer Choice Act of 2005, which incumbent associations and carriers immediately lauded. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is the bill’s co-sponsor. “It is time to restore ...More
    July 27, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • VoX Signs Mellenia as Master Agent, Wholesale Partner
    VoX Communications Inc., the VoIP subsidiary of eLEC Communications Corp., has signed Florida-based Mellenia Telecom LLC as a master agent. Mellenia, a multilevel marketing company, is giving its agents the ability to become authorized to sell VoX services and devices. ...More
    July 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • SNET DG Adds Intrusive OCN Service to Product Line
    SNET DG, a provider of SS7 intelligent network and database services, has added the intrusive operating company number (OCN) service to its product line.The service helps carriers avoid unbillable calls by preventing call completion if the carrier does not have a billing ...More
    July 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • VSNL to Buy Wholesaler Teleglobe
    Wholesale provider Teleglobe International Holdings Ltd. said today it has agreed to be acquired by Indian provider Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL). VSNL will pay $239 million for Teleglobe.Teleglobe’s board of directors has approved the transaction, which should close ...More
    July 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • VoiceLog E911 Alert Released in Time for July 29 Deadline
    Third-party verification provider VoiceLog LLC has released E911Alert, a service it says meets new FCC requirements for notifying VoIP users about the status of their E911 access. New rules go into effect on July 29 that require VoIP carriers connecting with the PSTN to ...More
    July 22, 2005 Posted in News
  • Xspedius’ ICG Acquisition Now Official
    Xspedius Communications LLC officially has closed a deal with ICG Communications Inc. to buy customers access to 194 buildings, more than 500 fiber miles and network facilities, and assets in five markets in the Southeast. The carrier announced on Thursday it has completed ...More
    July 21, 2005 Posted in News