• Transient FCC Makes Job Tough for Martin
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin may face an uphill road implementing telecommunications policies during the rest of the year as he wrestles with major issues without a Republican majority. ...More
    October 10, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Level 3’s Crowe To Deliver Keynote
    Competitive carrier pioneer James Q. Crowe of Level 3 Communications Inc. kicks off the CompTel/ASCENT show today with a keynote speech. Based on the amount of Internet world traffic on Level 3’s IP backbone, Level 3 is among the largest Internet carriers in the world. The ...More
    October 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • CompTel To Hold Board Elections
    CompTel will elect a new board of directors at its annual membership meeting this afternoon. In addition to the nominations sent to the association by the September deadline, additional names will be accepted from the floor. Members today will elect 27 directors: nine from ...More
    October 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • Comverse to Acquire CSG Systems’ GSS Division
    Comverse Inc., which develops platforms to enable value-added services in telecom networks, is buying the GSS Division of back-office company CSG Systems International Inc. for $251 million in cash.Comverse says the combination of GSS, which makes software-based billing ...More
    October 7, 2005 Posted in News
  • European Commission Approves Verizon-MCI Merger
    European regulators today approved the merger of Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. The $8.4 billion transaction has yet to be approved in the United States, although MCI shareholders yesterday gave their thumbs-up to the deal. The European Commission determined the ...More
    October 7, 2005 Posted in News
  • SBC Reportedly to Use AT&T Name
    Media reports yesterday said SBC Communications Inc. will use the AT&T Corp. name once the companies’ merger is completed. Howard Riess, a spokesman for SBC, said today the company has yet to make any announcements on its branding strategy. “We value the AT&T brand ...More
    October 7, 2005 Posted in News
  • MCI Shareholders Approve Merger with Verizon
    MCI Inc. shareholders today voted to approve the pending $8.4 billion merger with Verizon Communications Inc. The companies still are working to obtain remaining federal, state and international approvals for the transaction that is expected to close later this year or in ...More
    October 6, 2005 Posted in News
  • Telecom Associations’ Coalition to Lobby for Rural Consumers
    As Congress prepares to address telecom reform for the second time in 10 years, four associations have formed the Coalition to Keep America Connected. The Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance, National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, ...More
    October 6, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Digital Realty Buys Two Additional Properties
    Digital Realty Trust Inc. has acquired two properties, one in Chicago and the other in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The technology real estate company bought Printers’ Square, the Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, for approximately $39.0 million. The property is an Internet ...More
    October 5, 2005 Posted in News
  • Verizon DSL Purchases Raise Money for Operation Home Delivery
    Verizon Communications Inc. said today it is supporting Operation Home Delivery, a project recently launched by Habitat for Humanity to help replace homes damaged or destroyed in the Gulf Coast hurricanes.  The company will donate $1 for every Verizon Business DSL line ...More
    October 5, 2005 Posted in News