• Convergys Acquires Ceon Corp.
    Convergys Corp. (CVG) has announced it’s expanding the breadth of its Business/Operations Support Systems (BSS/OSS) solutions available to clients through the acquisition of Ceon Corp.The new capabilities enable Convergys clients to more effectively manage their ...More
    October 6, 2008 Posted in News
  • Monday’s Telecom Stocks Freefallin’
    Can’t help but hear Tom Petty when we watch the stock market these days. And on Monday morning, the only tune in our heads was “Free Fallin’.”On the first business day after President Bush signed the $700 billion Wall Street bailout bill, the Dow ...More
    October 6, 2008 Posted in News
  • Verizon: We’re Still Buying Alltel
    Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) shares were down in early morning trading Monday as speculation hit the company that it might not be able to go through with its planned Alltel Corp. acquisition. On Friday, a Fitch Ratings analyst released a note questioning ...More
    October 6, 2008 Posted in News
  • Qwest, Union to Try Chatting Again
    Qwest and the Communications Workers of America are headed back to the bargaining table next week.The talks will resume Thursday, with a midnight deadline Friday for reaching a new tentative agreement.The union rejected a three-year contract earlier this week. ...More
    October 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • Baker Replaces Phillips at ScanSource Helm
    ScanSource Communications, a value-added distributor of voice, video and converged communications solutions and a sales unit of ScanSource Inc. (SCSC), has named Glen "Buck" Baker as its new president. Baker formerly served as senior vice president of merchandising for ...More
    October 2, 2008 Posted in News
  • TNCI Promotion Pays on Sprint MPLS Ports
    TNCI has launched a new promotion that gives agents the opportunity to earn up to 100 percent additional New Business Bonus (NBB) on Sprint MPLS ports ordered between Oct. 1, 2008 and Nov. 30, 2008.The 100 percent additional NBB is offered when customers sign a three-year ...More
    October 2, 2008 Posted in News
  • Selects Sonus for Next-Gen Network
    Sonus Networks (SONS) announced it has completed the first phase implementation of a next-generation network deployment with The new all-IP network at will deliver secure, advanced business communications services to SMBs across the ...More
    October 2, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Congress Approves Broadband Mapping Bill
    Congress has approved the Broadband Data Improvement Act that it hopes will lead to better reporting of high-speed buildouts and target where improvements need to be made. Industry associations, across the board, welcomed the bill’s passage.Ray Baum, telecom committee ...More
    October 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Union to Qwest: Thanks, But No Thanks
    Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q) union workers have rejected a proposed new contract.The news broke Tuesday evening and company executives, according to media reports, are baffled. That’s because Qwest and the union struck a three-year deal in August, ...More
    October 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Virgo Publishing Acquires Certain Assets of Pulvermedia
    Virgo Publishing, a business-to-business information services company, announced it has acquired certain media assets formerly owned by Pulvermedia through a foreclosure by Pulvermedia's secured creditor.  With the assets – primarily databases and trademarks ...More
    October 1, 2008 Posted in News