• Qwest Cost-Cutting Lowers Losses
    Qwest Communications International Inc. today reported a lower loss in earnings than compared to the second quarter a year ago, crediting cost-cutting for the better results. The fourth-largest U.S. phone company showed a loss of $164 million, or 9 cents per share, as ...More
    August 2, 2005 Posted in News
  • Six Join CompTIA Convergence Certification Development Effort
    The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) announced today six companies have lent their initial support to the development of a base-level convergence certification program. Speaking at the association’s annual conference, Ed Migut, director of CompTIA’s ...More
    August 2, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • Vertical Plans Hosted VoIP Offer
    IP business phone system vendor Vertical Communications Inc. plans to roll out a hosted IP PBX offer in first quarter 2006, says the company’s CEO Bill Tauscher, who spoke to an audience of VARs attending the CT Summit at CompTIA’s annual conference in Las Vegas. Tauscher, ...More
    August 2, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • AireSpring Agents Resell Broadwing Services
    Wireless services provider AireSpring is reselling Broadwing Communications LLC’s local connectivity, long-distance, dedicated Internet access and private line services through its sales agents. The services target corporate and residential users. "Broadwing's service ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in News
  • i3 Uses 'Time Share' Concept to Help CLECs with Switching
    Houston-based i3 Voice & Data Inc. now offers ala carte access to TDM- and IP-based switching facilities based on a "time share" concept to CLECs displaced by the phase-out of UNE-P. The one-year-old company's UNE-3 Fractional Switch Ownership program service goes live ...More
    August 1, 2005 By Paula Bernier Posted in News
  • ALLTEL, Western Wireless Complete Merger
    ALLTEL said today it has completed its $6.5 billion merger with Western Wireless Corp. ALLTEL is issuing approximately 54.3 million shares of common stock and paying $933.4 million in cash for Western Wireless. ALLTEL also will assume estimated net debt of $2.1 billion. ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in News
  • IDT Gets $44 Million from Settlement
    IDT Corp. says it will receive $44 million from Spain-based Telefonica S.A. now that the two companies have settled a lawsuit. IDT, a CLEC, in January 2001 filed a complaint against Telefonica and its Terra Networks division because Telefonica had gone back on a contract to ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in News
  • Telcos Likely to Seek Broadband Deregulation
    In a victory for the cable TV industry seeking deregulation of their DSL networks, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an FCC ruling that frees cable operators from requirements to open their broadband lines to other Internet service providers. The high court ruled in late ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Prepaid: It’s What’s In Store for Small Business Conferencing
    Hot on the heels of other stored-value services, such as longdistance, wireless and debit cards, Web and audio conferencing now are being offered on a prepaid basis and made available through similar channels as other stored-value products — the mass retailers. Prepaid ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Save the Planet One Telecommuter at a Time
    Sirocom, a virtual network operator in the United Kingdom, has released a study highlighting the value of remote working. The company says its users kept more than 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere by telecommuting earlier this summer. ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles