• Carriers Unite to Oppose Telecom Mergers
    Broadwing Communications LLC, Covad Communications Group Inc. and XO Communications Inc. are among a working group of six telecommunications carriers that oppose the megamergers that would help the two biggest regional phone companies get even bigger. The planned mergers ...More
    March 17, 2005 Posted in News
  • Today Marks Last Day for Talks Between MCI, Qwest
    Today is the final day for MCI Inc. and Qwest Communications International Inc. to discuss Qwest’s revised $8 billion buyout bid. Qwest is hoping to outdo an offer from Verizon Communications Inc., and this week upped the ante to $8.45 billion. Verizon told MCI it would ...More
    March 17, 2005 Posted in News
  • Frisby to Leave CompTel/ALTS on Friday
    Tomorrow marks CompTel/ALTS CEO H. Russell Frisby Jr.’s last day at the association. Frisby – who said in late November he would step down to pursue his first love, law – will be replaced by Drew Walker, former president of business services at ITC^DeltaCom, on an interim ...More
    March 17, 2005 Posted in News
  • Goodbye Powell, Hello Martin
    The man who challenged outgoing FCC Chairman Michael Powell in a controversial vote over wholesale phone rules in 2003 is taking his place. President Bush announced today his plans to designate FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin as the agency's chief. Powell, who has served on ...More
    March 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • Jury Declares Ebbers Guilty
    A federal jury today found Bernard Ebbers, WorldCom Inc.’s former chief executive, guilty of fraud, conspiracy and filing false documents with regulators. Reuters reported he faces up to 85 years in prison; sentencing is scheduled for June 13. The 63-year-old Ebbers plans ...More
    March 15, 2005 Posted in News
  • Sprint Names VP of Indirect Sales
    Randy Bryson recently took on the position of vice president of Indirect Sales at Sprint (Booth 101). In the new role, Bryson drives sales for all of Sprint Business Solutions (SBS) through Sprint’s base of more than 400 wireless/wireline selling partners, and oversees ...More
    March 15, 2005 Posted in News
  • STS Telecom Boosts EVOlution
    STS Telecom (Booths 519-521) this week officially launches its new IP Centrex service, called EVOlution, to the agent channel. The service gives STS Telecom and its channel partners, which can no longer rely on UNE-P as a result of recent FCC rulings, a new avenue with ...More
    March 15, 2005 Posted in News
  • RPM Software Announces New Order-Reconciliation Feature
    You’ve done the work. You’ve placed the order. You’ve overseen the provisioning. Now all you have to do is wait to get paid. Butsometimes, all you do is wait. It’s a time-consuming problem to sift through carrier commission reports looking to match up fragmented line items ...More
    March 15, 2005 Posted in News
  • Premiere Global Unveils Channel Advantage Portal
    Premiere Global Services (Booths 503-505), provider of automated data management and delivery, has launched its personalized Web portal, Channel Advantage. Channel Advantage offers resources, applications and content, marketing tools and strategies. It also centralizes all ...More
    March 15, 2005 Posted in News
  • McGraw Plans First-Ever President’s Club Incentive Trip
    McGraw Communications (Booth 325), a CLEC with an agent program and a show sponsor, is planning its first-ever President’s Club incentive program trip. The company wants to recognize its top producers of 2005 by rewarding them with an excursion to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in ...More
    March 15, 2005 Posted in News