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TBI XOs Top Business Partner

Master agency Telecom Brokerage Inc. (TBI) (Booth 301-303), a Channel Partners Conference & Expo sponsor, recently earned XO Communications designation as the carriers top-selling business partner for the first half of 2007. Jennifer Gallego, business partner channel director for XO, said TBIs back-office support is among the key reasons the agency is a tremendous asset […]

AT&T Makes More Concessions in Bid to Close BellSouth Merger

AT&T Inc. late Thursday made additional concessions in its bid to acquire BellSouth Corp.; critics have complained that the Bell companys Oct. 13 compromises did not go far enough. AT&T filed a letter with the FCC on Dec. 28, stating it was trying to break the impasse created by the two Democratic FCC commissioners who […]

PAETEC CEO: ‘We Need to Work Better Together’

“We need to work better together,” said Arunas Chesonis, CEO of PAETEC Communications Inc., in his keynote yesterday, addressing an audience of competitive providers. “We are just a small part of the telecom universe,” he said. “We should do more work together. …We are not each other’s real competition.” Chesonis, who has been in the […]

COMPTEL Exhibitors Adapt to New Competitive Environment

Dozens of exhibitors and 2,200 attendees converged on the world’s largest Marriott Hotel this week to champion a new era in the competitive carrier community — an era of rebirth characterized by mergers and acquisitions, and the introduction of new technologies. Up to 2,500 people were expected to participate in the Fall 2006 COMPTEL PLUS […]

FCC Spectrum Auction Closes, T-Mobile Among Top Winners

The FCCs first auction of Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) spectrum licenses ended on Monday, with 104 bidders winning 1,087 licenses. FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin called the auction the biggest and most successful in the agencys history. The spectrum offered was the largest amount of spectrum suitable for deploying wireless broadband ever made available in […]

Broadview Networks to Acquire ATX

Broadview Networks Holdings Inc. on Tuesday announced it will acquire ATX Communications Inc., an integrated communications provider that serves business customers in the Mid-Atlantic region including Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Details of the transaction were not released. However, the transaction is expected to close in 90 to 120 […]

XO Enhances XOptions Flex

XO Communications has enhanced XOptions Flex, its VoIP services bundle for medium businesses, to work with TDM PBXs. Sold through the carriers indirect and direct channels, XOptions Flex now offers a hybrid solution so companies can use the bundle with existing PBXs connected to a primary rate interface or digital trunk. XOptions Flex combines local […]

iBasis Joins Stealths VPF

Wholesale VoIP carrier iBasis Inc. said today it has interconnected with Stealth Communications’ Voice Peering Fabric (VPF), a peering network that allows members to exchange VoIP traffic without relying on traditional telephone networks. Stealth created the VPF to enable the exchange of calls among different VoIP networks without the cost and potential quality degradation of […]

Martin Defends Decision Not to Act on Verizon Petition

Fearing that incumbents will continue to slow infrastructure investment if they are forced to share their networks with competitive carriers, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin on Monday defended his decision to effectively allow Verizon Communications Inc. to reclassify its broadband services from telecommunications to information services. Among other implications, that could mean Verizon will no longer […]

ComTec Upgrades Print Platform

ComTec Inc. (Booth 1422), a print and electronic customer communications provider, has announced plans to upgrade its printing technology and install state-of-the-art highlight color printers in its facilities in Minnesota and New Jersey. According to ComTec, the Docutech 180 Highlight Color printer is among Xerox latest innovations in production printing and places the company at […]

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