• IP PBXs More Secure with Nortel’s Pingtel Acquisition
    Nortel’s (NT) recent acquisition of Pingtel should give small business owners more security when it comes to their open-source IP PBXs. Large vendors are generally considered best equipped to provide the type of security that comes with upgrades and ...More
    August 26, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • IPtimize Buys American Fiber Systems
    IPtimize Inc. (IPZI) said it’s doubling the number of IP endpoints it serves with the acquisition of American Fiber Systems Inc.The Denver-based broadband voice and data service provider announced earlier this week that it has purchased AFS’s broadband access ...More
    August 21, 2008 Posted in News
  • Qwest ‘Strikes’ Deal With Unions
    They say if union workers know one song, it’s “Solidarity Forever.” Looks like that’s what Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q)  workers have – for the next three years, anyway. The Denver-based Baby Bell and its two unions have ...More
    August 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • TNCI, Agent Alliance Review Equity Plan
    TNCI President Brian Twomey and Agent Alliance CEO Bill Power will host an in-depth review of the recently announced TNCI/Alliance Equity Plan at 3 p.m., Monday, in the Amphitheater at the World Trade Center immediately following the opening general session of the Fall 2008 ...More
    August 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Execs Explain Lightyear-Wherify Pairing
    Wednesday’s announcement that Lightyear Network Solutions LLC, a reseller and facilities-based VoIP provider, would merge with Wherify Wireless Inc., a developer of wireless location solutions and services for GPS-enabled devices, raised questions about the possible ...More
    August 15, 2008 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • Lightyear + Wherify = An Interesting Combo
    Ours is not to reason why, ours is to tell you Lightyear’s buying Wherify. A CLEC plus a GPS technology company? Curious. The deal, announced Wednesday, means Lightyear Network Solutions LLC will go public and Wherify Wireless LLC (WFYW) will do away with its ...More
    August 14, 2008 Posted in News
  • XO’s Financials Looking Better and Better
    Things just seem to keep looking up for XO Holdings (XOHO). The Virginia-based CLEC this week reported lower quarterly losses, compared to the same quarter a year ago and even the first three months of 2008. (The respective numbers are: -$29.7 million, -$36.4 million, ...More
    August 14, 2008 Posted in News
  • Strike Fever: Verizon Off, Qwest Possibly On
    On the same day Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) avoided a strike, Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q) union workers got the go-ahead to walk off the job if talks don’t produce a new contract. Verizon workers were ready to walk today, but they settled on a ...More
    August 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • Wagon Hitching Continues in TEM Space
    Telecom expense management giants continue to bring smaller, more targeted TEM solutions under their wing as Tangoe announced this week a transaction with Information Strategies Group Inc. (ISG).Attracted by ISG’s call accounting product, billing chargeback and ...More
    August 7, 2008 Posted in News
  • Qwest Makes One of Its Own COO
    Tom Richards, who’s served as EVP of the business markets group for Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q) since 2005, has been promoted to COO. It’ll be a lucrative assignment. Richards’ base salary will total $700,000 – that doesn’t ...More
    July 29, 2008 Posted in News