• Telcordia Launches MVNO Services
    OSS provider Telcordia Technologies Inc. has launched a new hosted MVNO product to help service providers offer prepaid wireless services without owning or managing a network. “We are creating new business opportunities by eliminating barriers to entry and removing the ...More
    March 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • RICA, ANPI Bring VoIP to Independent Telcos
    Two telecom groups are partnering in a deal that will give members access to a nationwide, independent VoIP network. The Rural Independent Competitive Alliance (RICA), one of the United States’ largest CLEC associations, has made a deal with Associated Network Partners Inc. ...More
    March 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • CLEC Launches Hosted-VoIP Partner Program
    Extending its work with value-added resellers into the VoIP realm, VocalNet Inc., a CLEC and provider of wholesale and retail VoIP services, has launched iPBX SOHO, a VoIP service for small business that can be tailored to meet a variety of customer needs and deployment ...More
    March 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • Industry Reacts to Martin as FCC Head
    Now that President Bush has named FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin as head of the agency, industry groups are responding with praise and approval. Walter B. McCormick, Jr., president and CEO of the United States Telecom Association, said he applauds Martin’s selection. “At a ...More
    March 17, 2005 Posted in News
  • Xspedius Completes Financing
    Xspedius Communications LLC, a private telecommunications carrier targeting businesses in the Southeast, has arranged $55 million in senior secured debt financing. Missouri-based Xspedius announced using the proceeds of the loan to repay existing subordinated debt and to ...More
    March 17, 2005 Posted in News
  • 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