• COMPTEL: INDATELgroup Announces New Member
    INDATELgroup (Booth 915), an organization owned by independent telcos that provides alternate access and wholesale services in rural areas, announced a new member, Peninsula Fiber Networks (PFN) LLC, which is based in the upper peninsula of Michigan. PFN is a fiber-optic ...More
    February 25, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • COMPTEL: View from the Top Session to Offer Wealth of Perspective
    The three executives featured in today's "View from the Top" panel have a breadth of experience in communications, and that's ex-actly what led COMPTEL to tap them for this session, says COMPTEL CEO Jerry James, who will lead this afternoon's discussion. Dan Caruso, ...More
    February 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • COMPTEL: Knology Closes Graceba Acquisition
    Knology Inc. (Booth 213) announced it closed its previously announced acquisition of Graceba Total Communications Inc., a voice, video and high-speed Internet broadband services provider to residential and business customers in Dothan, Ala., in January. The $75 million ...More
    February 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • TIA Forecasts Sustainable Growth in Telecom Through 2011
    The communications market is generally in good shape and, despite the shaky U.S. economy, should continue to see stainable growth both domestically and abroad through 2011. That’s the word from TIA and Wilkofsky Gruen Associates, which on Friday highlighted the results of ...More
    February 22, 2008 By Paula Bernier Posted in News
  • Birch Becomes Official Part of Access
    Access Integrated Networks Inc. said Thursday it has completed its merger with Birch Telecom Inc. The CLECs announced the deal in November, but didn’t say how much it was worth as both are privately held. Vincent Oddo, CEO of Access, now serves as president and CEO of the ...More
    February 21, 2008 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Corporate Phone Bill to Hit $133 Billion
    Spending by businesses on wired and cellular calling will hit $133 billion by the close of 2008, according to a new market research report from Insight Research. The study predicts that cellular calling will account for nearly 39 percent of the corporate phone bill for ...More
    February 21, 2008 Posted in News
  • InterCall Deal 'Genesys' of New Opportunity for Channel Partners?
    West Corp. on Tuesday proposed to buy France’s Genesys Conferencing and pair it with its InterCall Inc. division to create the largest conferencing provider in North America and Europe. And by all indications, the deal looks good for channel partners. West, ...More
    February 21, 2008 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Microsoft Thinks Outside Business Box in the Battle for the Wireless Prosumer
    Microsoft Corp.'s wireless division wants you. And everyone else as well. In a shift in strategy announced last week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the software giant noted, a bit creepily, that it will be our constant "companion in a world of change." In fact, it ...More
    February 19, 2008 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Verizon Seeks Forbearance in All of Rhode Island
    Verizon Communications Inc. on Thursday filed another forbearance petition sure to incite controversy. After losing its request for forbearance in six metro markets in December, the nation’s second-largest phone company is asking the FCC for widespread relief in Rhode ...More
    February 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • VoIP Inc. Strategy a Mystery
    VoIP Inc. is off the grid and on the prowl. The Florida-based provider, which owns Volo and ran a channel program, has shut down all telecom “revenue-generation operations.” It reportedly is reorganizing into a provider of “click-to-call” and “pay-per-click” applications, ...More
    February 15, 2008 By Kelly Teal Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony