• 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
  • 19Marketplace Inks SaaS Distribution Agreement
    A brief for PHONE+ by Cara Sievers about how 19Marketplace and Computer Troubleshooters have entered a SaaS distribution partnership. ...More
    September 4, 2008 Posted in News, Software as a Service/ Cloud Services (SaaS)
  • NetWolves Emerges From Chapter 11 Reorganization
    A news brief by Cara Sievers for PHONE+ magazine about NetWolves’ emergence from Chapter 11 reorganization. ...More
    September 4, 2008 Posted in News
  • Channel Coach: Tell Suppliers What You Want
    My mom had a favorite saying: “Tell me what you want; I’m not a mind reader.” I was thinking about that statement when contemplating this month’s column, which focuses on taking the mystery out of building a relationship with a service provider.Often ...More
    September 3, 2008 Posted in Articles