• Matrix Telecom Planning to Acquire Acceris Communications
    Acceris Communications Corp. could soon become a part of Matrix Telecom. San Diego-based Acceris Communications Inc. on Monday announced a letter of intent to sell its communications subsidiary to Matrix Telecom for cash and other consideration for the transfer of ...More
    March 28, 2005 Posted in News
  • Telecom Companies in New England to Merge
    CTC Communications and Lightship Telecom, two telecommunications providers supporting businesses in New England, on Friday announced an agreement to merge under terms that were not disclosed. The merged company will combine Lightship’s skills in data networking and ...More
    March 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • Excel Switching, NACT Provide Prepaid Products
    Excel Switching Corp. and NACT Telecommunications have partnered to integrate Excel's gateways with NACT's applications and management software as packaged prepaid solutions. The combination gives service providers a platform for sending customized services over IP and PSTN ...More
    March 24, 2005 Posted in News
  • Toshiba VARs to Market SMC Networks Portfolio
    SMC Networks Inc. will provide a suite of Wi-Fi products and Fast Ethernet managed switches to customers of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc.’s Digital Solutions Division’s (TAIS DSD) “Strata CIX” all-IP business systems, via Toshiba's network of authorized dealers. ...More
    March 24, 2005 Posted in News
  • 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