• 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
  • CompTIA Presents Show Awards
    Six IT companies demonstrating creativity and innovation in hardware and software product development and in channel strategies recently were honored by the members of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). The CompTIA Breakaway 2005 and CompTIA CT Summit ...More
    August 15, 2005 Posted in News
  • Investment Firm Hires Powell
    Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell has joined Providence Equity Partners Inc., a private equity investment firm specializing in media, communications and information companies, as a senior advisor. Powell will advise Providence on technology and regulatory issues, and ...More
    August 15, 2005 Posted in News
  • i3 Offers CLECs Alternative to UNE-P
    As some CLECs experience hardships after the loss of UNE-P rules, another company has introduced an alternative to reselling RBOC lines. Houston-based i3 Networks, a voice and data telecommunications firm, has developed UNE-3 Fractional Switch Ownership for CLECs. The ...More
    August 15, 2005 Posted in News
  • RollCall Enhances Platform, Offers New Partner Incentive
    RollCall Business Conferencing, a division of ILD Telecommunications Inc., has enhanced its conferencing platform, and is enticing agents and resellers to bring all their business to the company. Changes to the platform include the ability to replicate dial prompts and ...More
    August 15, 2005 Posted in News
  • Birch Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Cassity Resigns
    Kansas City-based Birch Telecom on Friday said it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and accepted the resignation of CEO Mike Cassity. The CLEC made the filings after announcing earlier in the week it was laying off one-third of its workers. The company is struggling to ...More
    August 12, 2005 Posted in News