• Qwest, AT&T Land More Deregulation
    The FCC this week quietly granted two Bell forbearance petitions, one of which almost landed automatic approval under the “deemed granted” clause. The decisions appear mundane, yet the precedents on which they’re built and that they set could serve more ...More
    April 25, 2008 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Motorola: Still Bleeding, but New Strategies in Works
    Could the next iPhone copycat come from Motorola Inc.? Greg Brown, president and CEO of the struggling equipment manufacturer, said on Thursday Motorola will “pursue areas where we’re not competing.” Those areas, he said, include mobile messaging and touch ...More
    April 24, 2008 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Level 3 Poised as CDN Powerhouse Despite $181M Loss
    Level 3 Communications Inc. seems to have made the right decision by adding content delivery network (CDN) services to its portfolio. Even though the carrier remains unprofitable by a long shot, it’s becoming a new media powerhouse as the CDN group consistently tacks ...More
    April 23, 2008 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • AT&T Earnings Soar on Wireless Gains
    Wireless once again has proven to be AT&T Inc.’s cash cow and the carrier will rely on its new spectrum holdings to power that trend. On Tuesday, AT&T reported its first quarter earnings, highlighting continued strength in wireless and gains in wireline, even ...More
    April 22, 2008 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Capitalizing on Colo: GCN Grows Agency with Global Colocation, Connectivity
    China, Holland, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Sweden, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom – these are but a few of the exotic locations where Global Communication Networks Inc., Pompano, Beach, Fla., is contracted to set up colocation space for its clients this year. This is ...More
    April 22, 2008 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Private Investors Keep Tabs on Pending Forbearance Petitions
    Forbearance might be an old topic, but it’s still a hot one with three dockets percolating at the FCC. One even is due for a decision by July 26. The usual suspects continue to weigh in. Yet there’s one set of perhaps-overlooked voices that stands out: private ...More
    April 21, 2008 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • Sonus Buys Atreus for Provisioning Capabilities
    Sonus Networks Inc. said on Monday it has acquired Atreus Systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The two companies have worked together for five years. Sonus makes IP infrastructure; Atreus develops IP telephony service provisioning software. Sonus said it will use ...More
    April 21, 2008 Posted in News
  • Channel Coach: Does Your Prospect Qualify For Your Time?
    Got Questions?Ask the Channel Coach.  Send your questions to  Please include your name, city, state and a phone number where you can be reached. First names and locations only will be published.  One of the most difficult ...More
    April 18, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • deltathree Hopes Shakeup Spells Success
    Yet another VoIP provider faces an uncertain future. Wholesaler deltathree Inc. has been kicked off the Nasdaq, and is replacing longtime president and CEO Shimmy Zimels. The problem that plagues the VoIP industry – selling service at unprofitable prices – has ...More
    April 18, 2008 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Colo Agents Form Consortium
    What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas unless it happens to be the germ of a good idea. S. Chris Palermo, president of agency Global Communication Networks Inc., met with Michael Murphy, president of like-minded agency NEF Inc., Framingham, Mass., during the Channel Partners ...More
    April 18, 2008 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles