• DCI, GlobalPhone to Develop IP Services
    DCI Voice Solutions, a wholesale VoIP and TDM services provider, and GlobalPhone Corp., a facilities-based carrier, today announced they are partnering to develop IP services. “The carrier and service provider market is where we play our best game,” says Neil Rosenblit, ...More
    March 7, 2005 Posted in News
  • Regulators Clear Verizon Wireless Purchase of NextWave Licenses
    The FCC has approved Verizon Wireless’ $3 billion agreement to acquire licenses in 23 markets from NextWave Telecom Inc., according to national media reports. Verizon Wireless, the second largest U.S. wireless carrier, is acquiring licenses in such big cities as Boston, Los ...More
    March 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • 5Linx Rebrands Packet8 Services
    8x8 Inc., the Packet8 VoIP provider, said this week 5Linx, a network marketing company specializing in telecommunications sales, will offer Packet8 services under the re-branded Globalinx name. The Rochester, N.Y.-headquartered 5Linx sells to independent salespeople ...More
    March 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • IBM, AT&T Enter SMB Market
    With SMBs an increasingly hot market in the telecom world, two major industry players are going after what has typically been the target for smaller companies. IBM Corp. and AT&T Corp. this week said they are rolling out their own service bundles for small and ...More
    March 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • Barton, Other Congressmen Support Telecom Megamergers
    Some lawmakers on Capitol Hill expressed support Wednesday for the giant mergers developing in the U.S. telecommunications industry. “The broad public interest is well served by the mergers,” said U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., during a hearing before the House Committee on ...More
    March 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • CommPartners Announces Partner Program
    CommPartners, which markets VoIP services to telecommunications providers, today announced the start of its channel partner program. CommPartners wants IT providers sell its VoIP products and services to SMBs and enterprises. The first company to sign is VoIP service ...More
    March 2, 2005 Posted in News
  • Openet Upgrades FusionWorks
    OSS provider Openet Telecom today released FusionWorks Mediation Version 4.1 so carriers can manage distributed operations and speed up the time required to market new services. The upgraded version includes a feature named Multiple Workspaces, the Fast Data Store and ...More
    March 2, 2005 Posted in News
  • MCI to Hold Talks with Qwest
    Qwest Communications International Inc.’s pleas for MCI to seriously consider its revised $8 billion takeover bid have apparently fallen on receptive ears. MCI Inc. said today it will talk with Qwest about the latest proposal, and that Verizon Communications Inc. – the ...More
    March 2, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • PRIMUS Canada Chooses Brix Software
    PRIMUS Telecommunications Canada Inc., one of Canada’s largest carriers, is using service assurance products from Brix Networks to measure the quality of its PRIMUS Canada TalkBroadband VoIP service. PRIMUS Canada and Brix said today PRIMUS initially will deploy the Brix ...More
    March 1, 2005 Posted in News
  • SBC Lowers Cost of Yahoo! DSL Express Service
    SBC Communications Inc. is offering residential subscribers new to its SBC Yahoo! DSL Express service a special deal on high-speed Internet access. For the next 31 days, new residential subscribers ordering online through sbc.com or sbc.yahoo.com will receive 12 months of ...More
    March 1, 2005 Posted in News