• Martin’s FCC Hurries to Tackle Wireless Mergers
    The Bush administration is revving up to make its mark before the administration changes hands, and communications is one of its target areas. ...More
    September 26, 2008 Posted in News
  • Sprint: We Love Nextel – Really, We Do
    Nextel is not the red-headed stepchild Sprint wants to hide in the attic. So insisted (in different words, of course) Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) CEO Dan Hesse last week at an investor conference hosted by Goldman Sachs (or, Last Bank Standing).That insistence led analysts ...More
    September 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • Judges Could Overturn Nacchio Conviction
    Joe Nacchio might get his lucky break on Thursday. The former CEO of Qwest Communications International Inc.(Q), found guilty last year of insider trading, gets a second review of his conviction this week. He’s been free on appeal. A federal appeals court last March ...More
    September 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • Market Hurts Qwest, Cablevision Refinancing Options
    Investment bank shutdowns and bankruptcies, coupled with billions in government bailouts for private companies, have strangled the credit market. In fact, money is so hard to come by that Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q) and Cablevision Systems Corp. (CVC) ...More
    September 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • What Wall Street’s Collapse Means for Telecom
    Thanks to the Sept. 15 stock market crash, more than one long-time telecom professional probably is wheezing into a paper bag, trying to cope with flashbacks to the dot-com bust. Analysts say telecom’s okay for now, but that might not be the case in the next few ...More
    September 16, 2008 Posted in News
  • XM’s Euteneuer Appointed New Qwest CFO
    John Richardson is out at Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q) and Joseph Euteneuer is in. The Denver-based RBOC said in April that Richardson – who’d been with Qwest for five years – would resign; no reason was given. Today, Qwest said Euteneuer ...More
    September 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • TeleDynamics Added as Syspine Distributor
    Quanta Computer announced today the addition of Austin-based TeleDynamics as a distributor of the Syspine Digital Operator Phone System.Syspine, an IP phone system designed for small businesses with up to 50 employees, was created for ease of use, low costs and integration ...More
    September 9, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Despite Economy, Telecom Workers Confident in Sector
    Is telecom made up of a bunch of Pollyannas or realists who know something we don’t?Respondents to a new survey say they’re confident the sector will grow even as the rest of the economy suffers, and even as many carriers and manufacturers deal with tumbling ...More
    September 9, 2008 Posted in News
  • tw telecom Hit With Lower Ratings, Stocks Fall
    tw telecom (TWTC) shares fell to their lowest point in more than a year when Citigroup on Tuesday downgraded ratings for the company. Standard & Poor’s maintained its ‘hold’ recommendation, while Merriman Curhan changed its rating to ...More
    September 9, 2008 Posted in News
  • AT&T, Verizon Fuel Rise in Business Ethernet Services
    Business Ethernet services continue to grow rapidly in the U.S. That’s according to the latest market share analysis from Vertical Systems Group. The number of installed domestic computer ports rose by more than 16 percent in the first half of this year.So what ...More
    September 5, 2008 Posted in News, Ethernet/ MPLS