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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 […]

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 […]

AT&Ts Whitacre to NARUC: Lets Boost Broadband Deployment

In a rare address to state regulators, AT&T Inc. Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre on Tuesday described his companys plans to foment competition against cable operators, namely by continuing to roll out services in rural areas to help boost Americas low broadband rankings, which sit at 16th in the world. Wed like to see that […]

WiMAX, IMS, Ethernet Key Areas of Focus for Siemens at Show

WiMAX, IMS and Ethernet seem to be two key themes at TelecomNEXT, as evidenced by the news from Siemens Communications this week at the show. Noting that Verizon has an RFP out for broadband wireless gear, Harald Braun, president of the networks division of Siemens, told xchange in an advance interview that the company will […]

Personix Unit of Fiserv Recognized in Best Practices Study

The Personix unit (Booth 201) of Fiserv Inc. has received the highest rating of participants in a 2005 study of best business practices conducted by Madison Advisors, a Texas-based consulting firm specializing in customer communication technologies. Personix also received the highest rating in the 2003 version of this biannual study. Madison Advisors Best Practices Study […]

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