THEN: Dick Jalkut was the head of network for New England Telephone, which was a $5 billion company based in
NOW: Today, Jalkut is president and CEO of TelePacific Communications, a west coast CLEC with 1,200 employees and more than $400 million in annual revenue. In 2007, we will continue to see industry consolidation, says Jalkut, noting the companys own string of mergers and acquisitions, which include ATG, Pac-Wests CLEC holding, ICG, Mpower and Arrival. TelePacific will acquire and integrate Arrival by second quarter 2007. We will then be a company approaching 1 million access lines, he adds.