iPhone Due June 29

Apple Inc.s iPhone will be released June 29 according to TV and Internet commercials the company began airing over the weekend. The much anticipated device, which will include Web, phone and iPod capabilities, will cost $499 for a 4GB version and $599 for the 6GB product. AT&T Inc. will be the exclusive carrier for the […]

ANI Networks Ships Desktop Video Cameras

ANI Networks has begun supplying desktop video cameras, which will allow for video conferencing, to some of its wholesale customers. The company demonstrated the application at COMPTEL Plus last month and began shipping Web cameras shortly thereafter. ANI Networks said research shows that video conferencing offers the benefits of face-to-face meetings. ANI said video conferencing […]

BSG CEO Steps Down

Billing Services Group Ltd. said Friday Roland Bopp is resigning as CEO and as a director of the company. BSG has named Randall Brouckman his successor. The move is effective immediately. Bopp was named CEO in March and began work in April. At the time, BSG said the move was a response to the companys […]

IPtimize Announces VP of Sales, Marketing

Managed VoIP solutions provider IPtimize Inc. on Wednesday announced it has named Clay H. Storer as its vice president of sales and marketing. IPtimize said Storer brings to the company 20 years of front-line experience building and developing top-performing sales teams. Storers career began as an entry-level sales rep in New York City where he […]

XOs Wireless Encore Leads With Wholesale

XO COMMUNICATIONS INC. LIFTED THE curtain in November on a plan to spin off its national wireline business for $700 million in cash, creating a new fixed wireless wholesale company under a different, as-yet-undecided name. The news brings the company spotlight full circle: It began life as wireless provider NEXTLINK Communications Inc., after all. We […]

What’s Next in International Wholesale?

Profound change lies ahead for the international wholesale market. A very few may have detected its imminence and possibly its scale, which is likely to be equivalent in magnitude to the emergence of refile in the mid-1990s following market liberalization. At the time, control of international wholesale and its pricing structures began to slip from […]

Telegration Expands Long-Distance Offering to Agents

Telegration Inc. (Booth 229) will begin offering access to its long-distance products to agents and their customers throughout the Midwest. Telegration, based in Troy, Mich., is the nation’s largest SBC-authorized agent and has been an MCI rebiller for 13 years. "Our SBC sub-agents were running into Telegration long-distance bills in our target markets and began […]

Wholesale Channel – Montana Power Decides Future Lies in Telecom

Posted: 06/2001 Wholesale Channel Montana Power Decides Future Lies in Telecom By Bruce Christian As utility companies look to the future and see potential in adding bandwidth to their natural gas, oil, coal and electricity, the Montana Power Company ( has decided its future lies strictly in telecommunications.The company announced in late February that it […]

Trading Desk – Here Come the Utilities

Posted: 05/2001 Trading Desk Here Come the Utilities By Bruce Christian The accelerating pace of energy companies’ entry into the wholesale telecommunications market seems destined to have a major impact on bandwidth trading and, conceivably, the way the telecom industry is ultimately structured. Utilities of every description from the natural gas, oil and electrical power […]

Not Necessarily News

Posted: 09/2000 Overheard … “Competition in communications, like other ‘networked’ industries such as electric power, railroads and airlines, depends on open, cost-effective and nondiscriminatory connection of the networks of competing companies.” –James Q. Crowe, president and CEO, Level 3 Communications Inc. (, on megamergers and competition in the telecommunications industry. Plug Pulled on Park PayphoneCalifornia’s […]

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