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US Conferencing Debuts Channel Program

US Conferencing Inc. is launching its first partner program for sales of its integrated audio and Web conference services this month at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. The new program will include a traditional agent program and a private-label reseller option. Uniquely, both offer partners buy rates they can mark up; […]

Time Warner Telecom to Buy Xspedius for $531.5 Million

Consolidation fever struck again late Thursday as Time Warner Telecom Inc. announced it has snapped up Xspedius Communications LLC, a privately held CLEC based in Missouri, for  $531.5 million. The deal is expected to close within the next six months. Time Warner Telecom will pay $212.5 million in cash and $319 million in shares of […]

TelePacific to Buy Mpower for $204 Million

California-based CLEC TelePacific Communications is buying Mpower Communications Corp. TelePacific, which is privately held, will pay approximately $204 million, or $1.92 in cash, per Mpower share. The deal will be financed by Credit Suisse and Bank of America, and is expected to close in the third quarter. TelePacific traditionally has served California and the Las […]

Level 3 to Buy ICG Communications

Fresh off its Progress Telecom acquisition, Level 3 Communications Inc. said today it will acquire all of the stock of ICG Communications Inc., a privately held Colorado-based telecommunications company for $163 million. “This transaction gives Level 3 the opportunity to further expand our footprint into areas where we see demand for our services, and to […]

Black Box Signs Agreement to Buy NextiraOne

Several months after announcing it would buy NextiraOne LLC, Black Box Corp. has signed an agreement to purchase the systems integrator. Black Box, a network infrastructure services company, in December 2005 said it would acquire NextiraOne, projecting it would close the deal last month. Those plans have been changed to the end of April. The […]

Siemens Releases Multi-Standard Base Station

Siemens Communications Inc. yesterday at CTIA Wireless released its Siemens Multi-standard Base Station (MBS). The system provides Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) cellular operators with one platform for supporting the radio elements for 2G and 3G mobile networks, without needing to buy individual systems for each technology. Using the Siemens MBS, operators can upgrade […]

PayPal Launches Mobile Purchasing Service

PayPal, part of online auction giant eBay Inc., on Thursday introduced PayPal Mobile, a text message-based service that lets consumers in the United States and Canada send money using their mobile devices. People also can buy items using PayPal Mobiles Text to Buy service. Companies including 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Bravo, MTV and the […]

Vimio Releases JukeBox Application

Vimio plc, a provider of media distribution solutions and content to mobile network operators, at CTIA Wireless announced the availability of JukeBox, an application that delivers live TV, full track music, video, karaoke, ringtones, true tones, Java games, audio books and other mobile content over 2.5G, EDGE and 3G networks from one platform. “Video from […]

Bango, mBlox Partner

Bango, the mobile content enabler, and mBlox, a mobile transaction network, have announced a global collaboration to deliver an integrated content billing solution. By integrating the mBlox billing platform with Bangos browse-and-buy technology, users get a portal style payment experience for mobile content even though the underlying billing mechanism is Premium SMS. When content is […]

CTC, Choice One to Buy Conversent

Mirroring the overall industry penchant for consolidation, CTC Communications and Choice One Communications two CLECs that have yet to complete their own merger said today they will jointly acquire Conversent Communications Inc. The move creates an even stronger competitor to the incumbent local exchange carriers like Verizon and AT&T, explained Ray Allieri, president and CEO […]

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