• Switch and Data, Last Mile Partner
    Neutral interconnection and colocation provider Switch and Data and Last Mile Connections, a One Equity Partners company, have partnered to give their carrier customers more options at the local loop and interconnection levels. Switch and Data plans to enable its sites with ...More
    February 22, 2005 Posted in News
  • AT&T, SBC File Merger Document with FCC
    AT&T Corp. and SBC Communications Inc. on Tuesday officially began the process for regulatory review of their planned merger through a joint filing with the FCC. AT&T and SBC said the planned merger comes in response to a competitive marketplace, and new ...More
    February 22, 2005 Posted in News
  • Xspedius Offers Wholesale Local Voice, Data Services
    Xspedius Communications LLC has made its voice and data services available for wholesale distribution. The facilities-based integrated communications provider has 31 Class 5 switches on its fiber network consisting of 3,500-plus route miles throughout the southern United ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • Global Crossing Provides IP Network for Telmex
    Global Crossing announced this week an agreement with the Telmex Group of companies – including Teléfonos de México, Mexico’s largest telecommunications company – that will enable Telmex to interconnect its operations in Mexico, South America and the United States. Global ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • Solidarity to Strengthen Competitors’ Voice in the Face of More Changes
    2005 will bring a number of changes to the telecommunications industry, from an anticipated rewrite of the Telecom Act and implementation of the FCC’s Triennial Review Remand Order, to more widespread deployment of VoIP and other new technologies, and an evolution in the ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • Members OK CompTel/ASCENT, ALTS Merger
    The members of CompTel/ASCENT and the Association for Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS) voted last week to approve the merger of the two organizations. The merger, which will be completed March 1, combines more than 350 companies in support of the development and ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • Weather Keeps It Comfortable for Golfers
    The rain cleared up on Monday, giving 27 foursomes a pleasant day to play 18 holes at Oak Harbor Golf Club. Opened to critical acclaim in 1992, Oak Harbor was nominated by Golf Digest for “America’s Best New Course of 1992” and was rated Four Stars by “Golf Digest Places to ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • ATLANTIC-ACM Delivers Wholesale Carrier Awards
    ATLANTIC-ACM announced the 2005 U.S. Wholesale Carrier Excellence Awards and introduced its Seals of Excellence Tuesday at the CompTel/ASCENT opening session. The awards were presented by ATLANTIC-ACM CEO Dr. Judy Reed Smith and Vice President Taher Bouzayen. The Wholesale ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • Excel, Platform Experts Bring Voice Over Broadband to CLECs
    Excel Switching Corp. (Booth 126) and Platform Experts Inc. now are offering a carrier-grade voice over broadband offering for small to medium CLECs. Platform Experts’ SiPX, the company’s newest product based on Excel, enables CLECs to operate as VoIP broadband phone ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • Expo Draws Praise from Exhibitors
    CompTel/ASCENT got off to a strong start this week, with exhibitors giving the show high marks for attendance, quality leads and positive energy. “This show’s always been great,” says Emily Hope, marketing communications specialist at Tekelec (Booth 317), adding that the ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News