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Intelliverse Mourns Raveills Passing

Paul Raveill, vice president of wholesale services at Intelliverse, died Dec. 23. He was 49. Intelliverse said Raveill had been suffering for the past year from Sarcoidosis, a multiorgan disease, which attacks the organs when granulomas (masses of inflamed tissue or lumps) form and cause an abnormality. Because of the type of person Paul was, […]

Level 3 CEO: Provisioning Problems Affected Earnings

Level 3 Communications Inc. reported a net loss of $174 million, or 11 cents per share, during the third quarter of 2007, a slight improvement over the second quarters $202 million net loss. CEO James Crowe called the results disappointing. While we continued to grow core communications services revenues, and we did meet our guidance […]

Level 3 Completes Broadwing Acquisition

Level 3 Communications Inc. has completed its $1.4 billion acquisition of Broadwing Corp. Level 3 will pay consideration to Broadwing shareholders of $8.18 in cash plus 1.3411 shares of Level 3 common stock for each share of Broadwing common stock outstanding at closing. Level 3 will pay approximately $744 million of cash and issue approximately […]

Broadwing, CallTower Sign Distribution Agreement

Broadwing Communications LLC has signed a deal to allow its sales channels to distribute CallTower Inc.’s hosted voice and data services. The products target businesses needing disaster-proof communications options that include unified communications. “Our Broadwing partnership is part of our aggressive expansion of our distribution strategy to meet the growing market demand for innovative, disaster-proof, […]

XO: Selling Not in the Cards

On the same day Level 3 Communications Inc. committed to buying Broadwing Corp., XO Holdings Inc. said it will not sell its wireline division. For now. Industry experts have speculated for several months Level 3 would buy XO Communications. In August, Current Analysis Inc. analyst Brian Washburn told xchange magazine that XO Holdings Chairman and […]

Level 3 to Buy Broadwing for $1.4 Billion

Level 3 Communications Inc. said today that it agreed to buy Broadwing Corp. for $1.4 billion in cash and stock, nearly doubling its enterprise telecom business and deepening its wholesale position. “This provides significant value for investors beyond the obvious benefit of industry consolidation,” said Level 3 CFO Sunit Patel said during a conference call. […]

Connecting QoS: The Key to Quality End-to-End Networking

Customers today expect a high level of network performance and reliability, regardless of whether their services are offered by one or several communications services providers.Yet the industry just now is defining quality of service relative to intercarrier connections, said David Malfara Sr., president and CEO of Remi Communications. During todays Carrier Track session, Malfara and […]

Workshop Helps CLECs Survive in Era of Consolidation

In an era of unprecedented consolidation, CLEC executives need to know how to keep their companies afloat or make them attractive to prospective buyers. The workshop Financial & Strategic Actions for Success slated for this afternoon at 3:10 p.m. will do just that teach members how to achieve financial and strategic success in an ever-more […]

Broadwing Announces Fiber-Based, Real-Time Media Multicast Solution

Broadwing Communications LLC, a consolidated subsidiary of Broadwing Corp., today announced the availability of North America’s largest fiber-based, real-time media multicast solution that allows media and broadcasting outlets to more efficiently and cost-effectively distribute media content to multiple locations. The service is available from any of Broadwing’s 180-plus network PoPs. Managed by Broadwing’s Television Operations […]

Pack Up Your Circuits: VoIP is Moving In

Moving everything to VoIP may seem an obvious step, but economically and efficiently connecting service provider and enterprise VoIP networks is the key. Panelists today will discuss the driving factors behind successful VoIP migration for end user and service provider alike. Session leader Michael Khalilian, president of the IMS Forum (formerly IPCC) and CTO at […]

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