• CoStreet Appoints Director of Carrier Sales
    CoStreet Communications, a Louisiana-based network integrator, has hired Linda Michaels as director of carrier sales. Michaels most recently served as managing director of sales for Universal Access in Chicago. She has worked in telecom for more than 16 years; before ...More
    August 19, 2005 Posted in News
  • Digital Realty Trust Signs 18 Contracts
    Meet-me-room operator Digital Realty Trust Inc. says it has signed 18 contracts with new and expanding customers. The company says a number of providers are using facilities in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Santa Clara and San Francisco. According to ...More
    August 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • CloseCall Signs BellSouth Commercial Agreement
    CloseCall America, a subsidiary of MobilePro Corp., said this week it has reached a commercial agreement with BellSouth Corp. The contract runs through Dec. 31, 2007 and covers all nine BellSouth states. CloseCall America plans to immediately upsell local service and DSL to ...More
    August 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • Nuvio Asks Court to Void FCC 911 Order
    Nuvio Corp., a provider of wholesale hosted PBX services, has filed an “appeal” with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia of the FCC’s recent order requiring VoIP service providers to implement E911 services by the end of November. The company also has ...More
    August 17, 2005 Posted in News
  • XO, NEXL to Sell Each Other’s Services
    XO Communications Inc. and NEXL Network Systems are working together to offer businesses managed hosting solutions. The multiyear agreement calls for XO and NEXL to co-market and sell each other’s services through XO’s direct and indirect sales channels, and NEXL’s direct ...More
    August 17, 2005 Posted in News
  • Japan Telecom Extends Switch and Data Relationship
    Japan Telecom Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Softbank Corp., is extending its colocation and peering services with Switch and Data. Japan Telecom also plans to boost its peering capacity within Switch and Data's Palo Alto site. Switch and Data's PAIX services are ...More
    August 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • TIA Creates New Member Class, Elects Motorola’s Barth
    The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has changed its bylaws to establish a membership class for general service providers and enterprises. “It was time to update our member classifications to reflect the changes in our industry and to simplify membership ...More
    August 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • PAETEC Chooses OSG for Invoice Redesign, Other Services
    PAETEC Communications Inc. is using OSG Billing Services as its new manager of invoice presentment and distribution services. PAETEC says it chose OSG Billing for its product and design capabilities. OSG will completely redesign PAETEC’s invoices. PAETEC will take advantage ...More
    August 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • McLeodUSA Officers Resign
    Service provider McLeodUSA Inc. said yesterday its CEO has resigned, but will remain on the board of directors. The CLEC Chris Davis resigned as of Aug. 12 amidst the company’s restructuring efforts, but she will stay on as chairwoman of the board. Ken Burckhardt also ...More
    August 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • AOL Available Wirelessly, Adds Mobile Sales Portal
    America Online Inc. has made its content available to mobile Web users, and has launched AOLMobile.com, a mobile distribution portal where users can buy wireless service and content, customized according to their specific phone model and service provider configurations. ...More
    August 15, 2005 Posted in News