• Telecom Trends: BPL Poised for Rapid Growth as access technology
    Broadband over power line (BPL), a technology that uses the electricity power grid to bring broadband signals into buildings, is ready to take off, according to a report from Telecom Trends International Inc. Global revenue will reach $4.4 billion by 2011, says the firm. ...More
    March 24, 2005 Posted in News
  • MCI, Qwest Continue Talks
    MCI Inc. is continuing merger discussions with Qwest Communications International Inc. Verizon Communications Inc., which entered a $6.75 billion agreement last month to acquire MCI, said it has agreed to allow MCI and Qwest to continue talks through March 28. Denver-based ...More
    March 24, 2005 Posted in News
  • BellSouth Strikes Wholesale Accord with AT&T
    BellSouth Corp. on Wednesday announced signing a long-term commercial agreement with AT&T Corp. to open its local phone network to Old Ma Bell throughout its nine-state territory in the Southeast. Atlanta-based BellSouth says it has negotiated more than 100 commercial ...More
    March 23, 2005 Posted in News
  • Veraz Creates Call Center Compression Technology
    Veraz Networks has developed Call Center Network Compression for international call centers. The company introduced the service this week, and says it gives providers and enterprise users ROI of less than six months. The technology is based on Veraz’s I-Gate 4000 media ...More
    March 23, 2005 Posted in News
  • XConnect Signs Three North American Companies
    Three North American telecom companies have joined the fledgling XConnect Network, an international VoIP interconnect service that launched last year from London. Yak Communications, iBasis and NexTone Communications all have signed on to take advantage of the alliance’s ...More
    March 23, 2005 Posted in News
  • Premiere Global Services Acquires Citizens Conferencing Services Unit
    Premiere Global Services Inc., a company providing business communications services to enterprise customers, this month completed the acquisition of the conferencing services division of Citizens Communications Company. The company anticipates the acquisition will add to ...More
    March 23, 2005 Posted in News
  • Volo Debuts i-911 Service
    Wholesale provider Volo Communications this week said it now offers a ubiquitous 911 solution to CLECs, IXCs, cable and wireless operators, ISPs and resellers throughout North America. The company is using technology developer HBF Group Inc.'s 911 service, i-911, and ...More
    March 22, 2005 Posted in News
  • In Feud over Access Fees, Level 3 Withdraws Petition
    Federal regulators today were expected to provide some clarity in a feud over the fees Level 3 Communications Inc. and other telecommunications providers have to pay local phone companies to complete calls originating over an Internet Protocol network. The feud lives on. ...More
    March 22, 2005 Posted in News
  • deltathree Chooses WaveCrest as VoIP Interconnect
    WaveCrest, a service provider in the U.K., today announced a direct VoIP interconnect deal with deltathree. The agreement allows wholesale VoIP provider deltathree to access WaveCrest's worldwide termination capabilities, which include more direct call routes. “…it is ...More
    March 22, 2005 Posted in News
  • FDN, Equity Firm Acquire Supra Telecom
    FDN Communications and H.I.G. Capital, a private equity firm in the Southeast, have acquired Supra Telecom, a Miami-based telephone company operating out of bankruptcy court protection. Maitland, Fla.-based FDN and H.I.G. each will own half of Supra, a telecommunications ...More
    March 21, 2005 Posted in News