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DialToneServices to Distribute MSV Products

DialToneServices has signed a three-year agreement with Mobile Satellite Ventures LP for the distribution of MSV satellite communications products and services. DTS will distribute MSV voice and push-to-talk products and services to extend communications services to uncertificated telecommunications regions areas that are presently un-served or under-served by telephone companies, the company said. DTS provides fixed […]

USCarrier Telecom Announces Executive Appointments

Adding to its senior executive team, USCarrier Telecom LLC promoted Joaquin Luna to CFO and named Greg Frikor as sales director. As CFO, Luna is responsible for the companys strategic planning, direction and operations. From 2002 to 2005, Luna served as USCarriers vice president of finance, guiding the companys restructuring, planning and growth efforts. He […]

CIMCO Names Chief Marketing Officer

CIMCO Communications Inc. has named Mary Rodino chief marketing officer. She will oversee the marketing and sales departments and will be responsible for the development and execution of the companys strategies in those areas, including sales management and operations, marketing, advertising and brand management. Rodino most recently held the position of chief sales officer with […]

AT&T to Buy Dobson

AT&T Inc. said Friday it will acquire Dobson Communications Corp. for approximately $2.8 billion in cash. The RBOC said it wants to get more market share among rural wireless subscribers Dobson operates under the Cellular One brand and has provided roaming service to AT&T since 1990. It has 1.7 million subscribers. The company will be […]

ROUND TABLE

… On the Universal Service Fund at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in March and changes the federal government should consider The USF must be configured like a pyramid: it must have a broad and stable base of contributions at the bottom, and a narrow but sufficient distribution of support at the top. Issues related […]

Cisco Adds Master Specialization

Cisco Systems Inc. is rewarding VARs and other partners for having a concentrated expertise in certain technology practice areas, by adding a new designation to its certification and training program: that of Master Specialization. This is the next evolution of the partner program, explains Richard McLeod, director of unified communications solutions for Ciscos worldwide channels […]

H. Russell Frisby Jr.

THEN: In 1987, H. Russell Frisby Jr., was an attorney for the firm Melnicove, Weiner, Kaufman, Weiner, Smouse & Garbis. This post followed four years spent working as an attorney adviser in the FCCs Common Carrier Bureau. While there he was an author of the commissions landmark Final Decision in the Second Computer Inquiry, which […]

Panasonic, Cingular Add Toughbook Feature

Panasonic Computer Solutions Co. (PCSC) and Cingular Wireless said this week the Toughbook CF-74 notebook now features built-in support for the 3G UMTS/HSDPA BroadbandConnect Service from Cingular using Novatel Wireless Embedded Module. The CF-74 joins the CF-29 and the CF-18 as part of the Panasonics portfolio of UMTS/HSDPA-enabled notebooks. With this additional certification, users will […]

Cavalier to Buy Talk America for $251 Million

Privately held provider Cavalier Telephone & TV said on Friday it is buying publicly traded Talk America Inc. for $251 million, or $8.10 per share. There was no word whether Cavalier would remain private or go public à la PAETECs transaction with US LEC. The deal is slated to close in December. Talk America shareholders […]

FCC Issues NPRM on 700MHz Band

The FCC this week adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would change rules governing wireless licenses in the 698MHz to746MHz, 747MHz to 762MHz and 777MHz to792MHz spectrum bands, which could be used for WiMAX and other so-called 4G technologies down the road. These portions of the 700MHz band are set aside for commercial […]

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