• DOJ Clears Verizon-MCI Merger
    The US. Department of Justice today cleared the way for Verizon Communications Inc. to buy MCI Inc. and the FCC is expected to vote on the combination tomorrow. The department’s Antitrust Division filed civil lawsuits today in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. to ...More
    October 27, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • USTelecom Elects New Chairman, Officers, Members
    The USTelecom board of directors late yesterday unanimously elected Skip Frantz, executive vice president and secretary of Alltel Corp. Inc., as chairman of the board. Frantz has served on the USTelecom board of directors for two years, most recently holding as first ...More
    October 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • InfiniRoute VoIP Direct Helps Carriers Connect Emerging Markets
    InfiniRoute Networks Inc., which provides managed VoIP peering services for carriers, has unveiled VoIP Direct, giving Tier 1 carriers connections to carriers in emerging global markets such as Latin America, Asia Pacific and Eastern Europe. InfiniRoute says VoIP Direct ...More
    October 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Pac-West Joins VoiceOne Program
    Wholesale service provider Pac-West Telecomm Inc. has joined VoIP Inc. subsidiary’s VoiceOne Communications’ Carrier Direct Program, the companies said today. By joining VoiceOne's Carrier Direct Program, Pac-West has another way to provide IP to TDM mediation service to ...More
    October 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Rumored Deals with Cablecos Would Favor Sprint
    With Sprint Nextel rumored to be in talks with three large cable companies – Comcast Corp., Cox Communications and Time Warner Inc. – to resell advanced wireless services through those entities, industry analysts say that would be a move in Sprint Nextel’s favor. The ...More
    October 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Trinsic Buys Sprint Local Lines
    Trinsic Inc., the Florida-based CLEC that uses IP to deliver broadband and voice services, will buy Sprint Nextel’s local access lines for which it provides services under a wholesale, private label agreement. The former Z-Tel Technologies Inc. made the announcement ...More
    October 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • SBC Chooses AT&T as Post-Merger Name, Gets DOJ Clearance
    The AT&T moniker will live on. SBC Communications Inc. announced today it will adopt AT&T Inc. as its name once it has completed the acquisition of the nation’s first telephone company. “The AT&T name has a proud and storied heritage, as well as unparalleled ...More
    October 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Global NetWatch Provides Free Analysis of Web Presence
    Global NetWatch Inc. (Booth 1535) is offering a free basic Web analysis of any company attending or exhibiting at TELECOM ’05. The company offers a comprehensive approach to measuring and reporting network and application performance. Global NetWatch uses multiple Internet ...More
    October 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Yipes Teams with LiveVault to Deliver Disaster Recovery Services
    Ethernet provider Yipes Enterprise Services Inc., which sells through agents, has teamed with LiveVault Corp. to roll out Yipes PROTECT, an automated backup and recovery platform for enterprises in industries including financial services, legal, health care, education, ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Comcast Invests in Municipal Wi-Fi Company BelAir
    BelAir Networks, which makes equipment for municipal broadband networks, has completed Series C funding led by Comcast Interactive Capital, the financing arm of Comcast Corp., and McLean Watson Capital. This recent round means BelAir now has raised $44 million, says Phil ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News