• Access, Birch Wrapping Up Merger
    The merger of Access Integrated Networks Inc. and Birch Telecom is slated to close any day now, but this deal doesn’t seem to have the impact of other combinations, such as that of PAETEC and McLeodUSA Inc. Rather, the coming together of Access and Birch will firm up ...More
    December 31, 2007 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • Silence Broken: AT&T's Bob Sloan
    They came. They merged. They became America’s largest phone company (again). And then the new AT&T Inc., the amalgamation of SBC, BellSouth and a number of smaller transactions, fell silent on its channel strategy — for two years. AT&T's Bob Sloan After months of ...More
    December 31, 2007 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles, Ethernet/ MPLS, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • What’s Your End Game?
    It is time to reflect on another year gone, and time to think toward the future. In particular, time to think about the goals, objectives and desires for your company. To some, this may be a chance to start with a clean slate. To others, this may be a daunting task filled ...More
    December 31, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Vonage Settles With Nortel, AT&T
    Vonage Holdings Corp. is clearing its slate of litigation. The New Jersey-based IP telephony company on Monday said it has agreed to settle with Nortel Networks; the two corporations sued each other this fall and say their settlement won’t require monetary payments by ...More
    December 31, 2007 By Kelly Teal Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • STS Wins Millions in Damages from Covad
    Florida-based Saturn Telecommunications Inc. (STS Telecom) said this week it has won more than $7.3 million in damages, attorney’s fees and other costs from Covad Communications Co., a subsidiary of Covad Communications Group Inc. STS, which is privately held, had accused ...More
    December 21, 2007 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • MS Co-Founder Paul Allen, Chevron Enter 700MHz Fray
    The final list of applicants to bid in the 700MHz auction has been released by the FCC, and mixed in with the high-profile bidders we already knew about are two seemingly odd ducks: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and Chevron Corp. At first glance Allen's filing — under ...More
    December 20, 2007 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Embarq’s Hesse Named Sprint CEO
    Sprint Nextel Corp. on Tuesday named Dan Hesse its new president and CEO, replacing Gary Forsee, who resigned in October. Hesse, 54, had been working as chairman, president and CEO of Sprint’s landline spin-off, Embarq Corp. "Dan Hesse is the right person to lead our ...More
    December 18, 2007 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Varilease Unveils Financing Options on Zultys Equipment, Telrad Connegy Products
    Varilease Technology Finance Group Inc., which specializes in meeting the financing needs of companies in the SMB marketplace, has reached agreements to offer financing options to Zultys Tehnologies VARs and end users, as well as Telrad Connegy dealers and end users. Each ...More
    December 18, 2007 Posted in News
  • XO Partners With Tech Data for SMB Offering
    XO Communications and Tech Data Corp., an IT products distributor, on Monday announced a strategic partnership to offer technology resellers advanced IP services and solutions for SMBs. Tech Data will offer resellers and systems integrators XO’s converged IP voice and data ...More
    December 17, 2007 By Cara Sievers Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Vonage Faces Another Patent Case
    Vonage Holdings Corp. has been slapped with another patent lawsuit, this time by Nortel Networks. The suit, which claims Vonage infringed on 12 patents, comes weeks after the popular VoIP company appeared to be moving past most of its legal problems. The patents in the ...More
    December 17, 2007 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony