• AP: Qwest Raises Offer for MCI
    Qwest Communications International Inc. on Thursday raised its offer for MCI Inc. to $8.94 billion in a bidding war with Verizon Communications Inc., the Associated Press reported. Qwest CEO Richard Notebaert set a deadline of midnight April 5 for MCI’s board of directors ...More
    March 31, 2005 Posted in News
  • Telstra Offers Private-Network VoIP
    Telstra Inc., a service provider, today unveiled T-VoIP, its version of IP telephony, for sale to companies worldwide."T-VoIP is based on Telstra's global IP VPN platform that is backed by our service level agreements," says Dan Kerth, president and COO of Telstra. ...More
    March 31, 2005 Posted in News
  • Qwest Hires Firm in Fight for MCI
    Qwest Communications International Inc. is not giving up in the fight with Verizon Communications Inc. to acquire MCI. Qwest has hired the Altman Group, a proxy solicitation firm, in a sign the regional phone company could ask MCI’s shareholders to vote on Qwest’s offer as ...More
    March 31, 2005 Posted in News
  • MCI Accepts Verizon Bid
    MCI Inc. on Tuesday announced its board of directors has accepted a revised offer for the company from Verizon Communications Inc. in a bid valued at $7.64 billion, spurning an $8.45 billion offer from Qwest Communications International Inc. Verizon’s revised proposal ...More
    March 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Vycera Expands in Qwest Territory
    Vycera Communications Inc., a telecommunications company targeting Spanish-speaking households, is expanding in the West after reaching an agreement to lease the local network of Qwest Communications International Inc. The pact with Denver-based Qwest will allow Vycera to ...More
    March 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • ASC Introduces EVOip, SCREENSCAN
    ASC, which makes technologies for contact centers, financial institutions, and public safety and government organizations, has created what it says is the world's first Linux-based VoIP recording solution. The product, called EVOip for Linux, uses SIP switching capability. ...More
    March 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • BellSouth Prevails in Conflict over Internet Obligations
    In a victory for BellSouth Corp., the FCC has ruled that state regulators cannot require incumbent phone companies to provide high-speed Internet access to a customer over the same network that a rival uses to provide voice services. In an order released Friday, the FCC ...More
    March 28, 2005 Posted in News
  • Matrix Telecom Planning to Acquire Acceris Communications
    Acceris Communications Corp. could soon become a part of Matrix Telecom. San Diego-based Acceris Communications Inc. on Monday announced a letter of intent to sell its communications subsidiary to Matrix Telecom for cash and other consideration for the transfer of ...More
    March 28, 2005 Posted in News
  • Telecom Companies in New England to Merge
    CTC Communications and Lightship Telecom, two telecommunications providers supporting businesses in New England, on Friday announced an agreement to merge under terms that were not disclosed. The merged company will combine Lightship’s skills in data networking and ...More
    March 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • Excel Switching, NACT Provide Prepaid Products
    Excel Switching Corp. and NACT Telecommunications have partnered to integrate Excel's gateways with NACT's applications and management software as packaged prepaid solutions. The combination gives service providers a platform for sending customized services over IP and PSTN ...More
    March 24, 2005 Posted in News