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Qwest Backs Out of Fight for MCI

After months of back-and-forth offers to try and buy MCI Inc., Qwest Communications International Inc. has pulled out of the fight for the ailing carrier, which stands to be acquired by Verizon Communications Inc. Qwest Chairman and CEO Richard Notebaert at a shareholders meeting yesterday told attendees, [W]e arent looking at MCI. Thats over. Notebaert […]

Sprint Nextel Backs MVNOs

AT&T Corp. and sports media icon ESPN Inc. are gearing up to offer mobile phone service over the network of Sprint Corp., the carrier that is betting its future on a planned merger with Nextel Communications Inc. And Time Warner Cable may be Sprint’s next partner. Other companies, including Qwest Communications International Inc. and Virgin […]

Trading Desk: Sphera Influence: Metro Carrier Backs Virtual Trading Hub

Posted: 11/2001 Trading Desk Sphera Influence: Metro Carrier Backs Virtual Trading Hub By Josh Long and Khali Henderson Executives at metropolitan carrier Sphera Optical Networks Inc. say they are executing a plan, the MetroHub Initiative, to put the “virtual pooling point” concept into practice.Their goal is to overcome end-point connectivity at the metro level, which […]

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