• Mobility, Mergers and Momentum: Sprint Nextel Finalized
    Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. are expected to close their proposed $70 billion merger today, giving birth to a new entity known as Sprint Nextel Corp., the nation’s third-largest wireless carrier after Cingular Wireless and Verizon Wireless. The marriage of ...More
    August 12, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • CornerStone Continues Expansion
    CornerStone Telephone Company, a local service reseller based in Troy, N.Y., is continuing to expand by opening a new office and hiring eight new employees. CornerStone is opening a new office in Carlisle, Penn. The provider has hired three new salespeople, a new account ...More
    August 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • LDMI Introduces ConnecT xTreme
    LDMI Telecommunications, a division of Talk America Holdings Inc., today introduced ConnecT xTreme, a dedicated Internet access service of 3mbps. ConnecT xTreme is available to businesses in LDMI’s Michigan and Ohio service areas. The service’s speeds range from 3mbps up to ...More
    August 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • Adelphia Adds Second Switch and Data GigE Port
    Adelphia Communications Corp., the fifth-largest cableco in the country, is adding a second Gigabit Ethernet port to its Switch and Data PAIX 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch in Palo Alto, Calif. Switch and Data's PAIX services give ISPs and content providers access to more ...More
    August 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • Eschelon Telecom Closes IPO
    After lowering its share prices to $14 last week, Eschelon Telecom yesterday closed its initial public offering, which garnered net proceeds of $69.8 million. Eschelon sold 5.3 million shares, leaving nearly 804,000 for its underwriters. The company now trades on the Nasdaq ...More
    August 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • Sprint, Nextel to Close Merger on Friday
    Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. said today they will close their proposed merger on Friday. The companies have received all regulatory and shareholder approvals for the $35 billion deal. The combined company, called Sprint Nextel, will start trading on the New ...More
    August 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • CommPartners Expands Network
    Wholesale VoIP operator CommPartners says it has expanded its network coverage area to include more than 92 percent of the calling public in the United States, including Hawaii. The company says it now works with more than 50 U.S. service providers. It is using Level 3 ...More
    August 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • MCI Returns to Profitability
    MCI Inc. said today it returned to profitability in the second quarter of 2005. The company, which is being acquired by Verizon Communications Inc., had net income of $64 million, or 19 cents per share. That compares to a net loss of $71 million a year earlier, or 22 cents ...More
    August 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • NGT Contracts with Excell Services
    Wholesale VoIP provider New Global Telecom says it has contracted Excell Services to provide directory assistance and operator services for its 6DegreesIP suite. Arizona-based Excell Services is an independent provider for wholesalers. Its services also include inbound ...More
    August 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • ESPN Mobile Looks to Brightpoint for Service Enablement
    ESPN Mobile, the MVNO from ESPN scheduled to launch in early 2006, has chosen Brightpoint Inc.’s subsidiary, Brightpoint North America L.P., as its enabler. This means Brightpoint will facilitate services including inventory management, custom packaging, reverse logistics ...More
    August 8, 2005 Posted in News