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Private equity firm Warburg Pincus will invest at least $245 million to obtain a substantial equity interest in Integra Telecom Inc. The proceeds from the transaction will be paid to existing Integra investors in exchange for outstanding shares. Integra Telecom will continue to operate as a privately held company and will not raise any primary […]

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Beleaguered MVNO Ampd Mobile Inc. was purchased out of bankruptcy Aug. 1 by Prexar Mobile, a nationwide provider of wireless services operated by USA Telephone, a CLEC. Launched in 2005, Ampd filed for Chapter 11 protection on June 1. Joe Nacchio, Qwest Communications International Inc.s embattled former CEO, was sentenced July 27 to six years […]

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  Vol 21, No. 9 September 2007   SHOP TALK SUNROCKET CRASHES TMC GIVES AGENTS CUSTOMERS SPECIAL TREATMENT VOCIO TAILORS TEM FOR SMBS INTELLIVERSE CUTS CHANNEL STAFF NEWS BRIEFS PORTFOLIO HIGHER CALLING Hosted contact center solutions help agents move up the VoIP value chain. GIGABIT GOLD How agents can profit from the big bandwidth boom by […]

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Apples iPhone debuted this summer with lines of people clammoring for the sleek $500 device. Available exclusivley on the AT&T Inc. network, there are three new service plans, all of which include unlimited data, Visual Voicemail (which allows consumers to see a listing of their voice mails, decide which to listen to, then go directly […]

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  Vol 21, No. 7 July 2007   SHOP TALK AVAYA GOES PRIVATE MOTOROLA SEEKS VARS COMPTEL SEARCHES FOR NEW CEO QWEST CEO TO RETIRE GLOBAL CROSSING CHANGES CHANNEL NEWS BRIEFS PORTFOLIO SECURING OPPORTUNITIES Offering a holistic managed security service can help agents secure VoIP sales. TOOLBOX VERIFICATION, REFINED Advances in mature third-party verification services […]

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Attorneys for former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joe Nacchio have asked a Denver court for an acquittal, a new trial and a change of venue in his insider trading case. Nacchios attorneys said the jury that convicted him on 19 of 42 counts in April was exposed to public attacks on the defendant. A […]

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Wholesale service provider Pac-West Telecomm Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 1. The beleaguered company has secured $18.5 in debtor-inpossession financing to fund operations during reorganization. Pac-West has watched revenue from ISPs decline as it simultaneously has spent millions building out its network. It also sold its retail business to TelePacific Communications in […]

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Telecom industry veteran Howard Janzen is taking over as CEO of One Communications. Janzen replaces Thomas Casey, who served as CEO after CTC Communications and Choice One Communications merged last year. Janzen also will sit on the board of directors. He most recently was president of Sprint Business Solutions, where he oversaw Sprints worldwide business […]

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  Vol 21, No. 5 May 2007 SHOP TALK DIGIUM TAPS MAINSTREAM CHANNELS SPEAKEASYS PARTNERS A BEST BUY FOR RETAILER CISCO TARGETS SMALL BUSINESSES PLANETONE HONORS PRESIDENTS CLUB PLATINUM EQUITY WINS TRINSIC AUCTION NEWS BRIEFS PORTFOLIO FITTING IN Conferencing seeks its place in a unified communications world. TOOLBOX CHANGING GEARS Quick time to market has […]

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SkyPort International Inc., a satellite communications provider, has launched its SkyPort Partners Program, for sales of its satellite solution to customers, either as a primary or a backup means of communication. The SkyPartners Program already has attracted a number of partner affiliates, including Avaya Inc., Catalyst Telecom and Source Inc. Participants have access to SkyPorts […]

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