• Bell-Friendly Policy Rewrite to Face Critics
    Intensifying support for telecom policy reform in Washington points to a sweeping revision of the rules that could go well beyond what the courts and the FCC have done previously to strengthen the competitive positions of the largest players.In both houses of Congress, ...More
    November 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Why Rip & Replace?
    VoIP is the hottest topic in premisesnetworking today, and justifiably so. It offers end-user businesses clear and tangible benefits, and offers resellers and integrators tremendous opportunities for designing, installing and maintaining new networks.But if VoIP is not ...More
  • Motorola Settles Lawsuit with Ex-Exec
    Motorola Inc. said today it has agreed to settle its lawsuit against its former president and COO, Mike Zafirovski. Zafirovski recently was named president and CEO of Nortel Networks, and Motorola claimed he had breached his non-compete, confidentiality and no-solicitation ...More
    October 31, 2005 Posted in News
  • Telcove Launches Wholesale 10gig Metro Ethernet Across Footprint
    TelCove today announced the availability of a 10 gigabit metro Ethernet service for dedicated point-to-point connectivity between locations within each of TelCove’s 70 markets in the Eastern United States. The service is available as a last-mile solution to carriers as well ...More
    October 31, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • PHONE+ to Host ‘Your Most Important Sales Meeting’
    The Spring 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo will be held March 1-3, 2006, at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. ...More
    October 31, 2005 Posted in News
  • Channel Partners Gets a New Look
    The March event in Las Vegas will mark the debut of a new logo and tagline, “Exclusively for Converged Solutions Providers.” ...More
    October 31, 2005 Posted in News
  • Megamergers a Go: FCC Approves Verizon-MCI, SBC-AT&T Combinations
    The FCC today approved the merger of Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. and the SBC Communications Inc. takeover of AT&T Corp. The Department of Justice late last week also gave the transactions its stamp of approval; today’s FCC approval clears the way for the ...More
    October 31, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Level 3 to Buy WilTel for $680 Million
    Level 3 Communications Inc. said today it plans to acquire wholesale carrier WilTel Communications Group LLC, part of Leucadia National Corp. Level 3 will pay $370 million plus 115 million shares, which, based on Friday’s closing price of $2.70, comes out to about $310.5 ...More
    October 31, 2005 Posted in News
  • FCC Delays Vote on Megamergers until Monday
    Unable to clinch full consensus for two looming megamergers, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin on Friday kept having to delay the scheduled monthly meeting as he negotiated with commissioners regarding the combinations of SBC Communications Inc. and AT&T Corp., and Verizon ...More
    October 28, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Equinix Head to Step Down
    Equinix Inc., provider of network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, said today its president and COO Phil Koen plans to resign on March 2, 2006. Koen will continue to advise the company as a strategic advisor after March 2. He joined Equinix in July 1999 ...More
    October 28, 2005 Posted in News