A New World Calls

Posted: 01/1999 A New World Calls By Kevin Kennedy In the world of telecommunications, we are at the dawn of a new age. At first blush, that statement may sound like hyperbole. However, it is no exaggeration. Driven by the rapid spread of the Internet, a new world network is emerging. In this new world, […]

The House that Deregulation Built

Posted: 11/1998 The House that Deregulation Built Telcos Target MDUs with Integrated Services By Peter Meade An increasing number of telecommunications service providers are targeting the residential multiple dwelling unit (MDU) market for the same reasons some warriors prefer bombs over bullets: One shot makes a greater impact. Those lining up their crosshairs on the […]

Data-Focused Next-Generation Telcos Join High-Capacity Trans-Pacific Cable Network

Posted: 10/1998 Data-Focused Next-Generation Telcos Join High-Capacity Trans-Pacific Cable Network By Ken Branson Breaking the old boys club, next-generation telephone companies are among the 33 companies pooling their resources to build the $1 billion Japan-U.S. Cable network, the latest–and, in terms of capacity, largest–of several transoceanic cable projects. Backers include such companies as AT&T Corp., […]

AT&T-BT Venture Adopts Carriers’ Carrier Strategy

Posted: 09/1998 AT&T-BT Venture Adopts Carriers’ Carrier Strategy By Khali Henderson As part of their global venture, AT&T Corp. and British Telecommunications PLC (BT) have announced plans to become "the industry’s pre-eminent ‘carriers’ carrier,’ providing wholesale transborder services to telecommunications companies and Internet service providers (ISPs) around the world. Despite AT&T’s poor reputation among domestic […]

What’s News

Posted: 06/1998 Westinghouse Strengthens RSL’s Data Strategy By Paula Bernier RSL COM U.S.A. Inc.’s $90 million purchase of Westinghouse Communications will be key in driving the company’s intranet services strategy targeted at businesses, says RSL COM U.S.A. President and CEO Ed Thomas. "We want to offer intranets to business–closed users groups, e-commerce via the intranet," […]

IXC Communications Inc. Walking the Talk

Posted: 04/1998 By Debera Bell-Beam IXC Communications Inc. claims "Telecommunications has a new highway," and that may well be true. One thing is certain, however: This Austin, Texas-based provider is once again paving the way. In less than six months on the job, telecom veteran and IXC President and CEO Benjamin L. Scott has wrought […]

ACC Announces Acquisition, Signs Interconnect Agreement

Posted: 02/1998 ACC Announces Acquisition, Signs Interconnect Agreement ROCHESTER, N.Y.–With the German telecommunications market slated for deregulation Jan. 1, ACC Corp.’s wholly owned subsidiary, ACC Telekommunikation GmbH, has acquired TeleNational Communications Deutschland (TNC), a privately held German telecom services provider. TNC supplies prepaid calling cards in Germany, and supports affinity programs with corporations such as […]

People on the Move

Posted: 01/1998 People on the Move AVIRNEX Communications Group has appointed Geoff Mullins President of Southeast Asia and Managing Director of AVIRNEX Communications Australia, Pty., Ltd. Mullins has substantial experience in the communications industry, having served as director and chair of a number of both public and private corporations with Australian and international operations. The […]

People on the Move

Posted: 11/1997 People on the Move Wireless Inc. appointed Donald MacLeod Vice President of its recently opened Asia/Pacific Sector Headquarters. MacLeod will establish the Wireless Inc. headquarters in Singapore to deliver wireless products and services throughout Asia. Fred Mercado has joined TresCom International Communications as Vice President of Network Operations. Mercado will be responsible for […]

Debit Card News

Posted: 09/1997 Debit Card News Prepaid Benefits From Momentum SOLONA BEACH, Calif.–Momentum Telecom recently introduced a prepaid phone card package with options to entice agents, retailers and customers. The package offers commissions up to 37 percent; a no risk, money-back guarantee; a cooperative advertising program; complete retail support; complete point-of-sale materials; and no sales-tax collection.The […]

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