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Case Closed: Judge Says Megamergers Serve Public Interest

After nearly a year of deliberations, a federal judge has decided that the 2005 Bell megamergers were in the public interest. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan released a 56-page order on Thursday that reaffirmed the Justice Departments 2005 consent decree conditionally clearing the SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI mergers. Sullivan said his task was limited under the law […]

Pandora Networks Enhances Partner Program

Pandora Networks (Booth 502), a provider of hosted unified communications services for business, has restructured its partner program by automating the process in which channel partners will conduct day-to-day business. With the introduction of its new online Partner Portal, Pandora is enabling partners to increase their productivity while providing real-time data and support. Pandora said […]

Twombly Case Not Just Telecom Antitrust Suit

The case many experts call the most important antitrust suit in 20 years would, if decided in favor of the plaintiff, impact industries across the board, far beyond telecom. That is the contention of industry watchers keeping an eye on the Bell Atlantic (Verizon Communications Inc., Qwest Communications International Inc., SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth […]

Rugged & RF-Ready

WIRELESS-ENABLED LAPTOPS are regarded widely by business executives as critical tools. A recent survey of small businesses attests to this trend. In its poll of nearly 1,500 small businesses, the American Small Business Travelers Alliance (ASBTA) found owners believe wireless technology is essential to their businesses. Most (80 percent) rely on wireless devices to stay […]

Megamerger Review Drags On

WHETHER A FEDERAL JUDGES review of the four recent RBOC megamergers will change how future deals are approved remains a matter of speculation. What regulatory experts do agree on is the judge has no plans to let the government walk on him as he examines whether the Department of Justice (DoJ) did due diligence in […]

Moving From Frame Relay to Ethernet: A Case Study

Corporations are continually adding remote offices to better serve their clientele, but in so doing, increase their needs for solutions to handle the voice and data needs of those remote sites. The networking options that are available to solve companies IT needs seem to be as numerous as the number of companies themselves. So, how […]

Case Study: Securing a Path to VoIP for Saflink

Seattle area-based Saflink Corp., a biometrics security solutions company, recently tackled a multifaceted telecom problem. Faced with a pending office relocation and the potential loss of its existing phone number bank, Saflink had the daunting task of finding a service provider that could help it implement an immediate low-cost solution. Through telecom expense and inventory […]

Federal Judge Rules Warrantless Wiretapping Unconstitutional

A federal judge on Thursday declared the governments warrantless wiretapping program unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor also ordered an immediate halt to the surveillance by the National Security Agency, the Associated Press and other media reported. Taylor, a judge in Detroit, is the first to shoot down the governments efforts to listen in […]

BellSouth Shareholders Approve Deal With AT&T

BellSouth Corp. shareholders on Friday morning voted overwhelmingly to approve the companys $67 billion merger with AT&T Inc., despite misgivings from employees about the future of their jobs and retirement benefits. This is a significant step in the merger approval process, said F. Duane Ackerman, BellSouths chairman and CEO. He said preliminary results indicated the […]

Judge Not Prepared to Rubber-Stamp DoJ Megamerger Approvals

The continued post-merger scrutiny of the combinations of AT&T Corp. and SBC Communications, and Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. could mean the Department of Justice and the FCC will have a harder time approving the melding of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. A federal judge on Wednesday made no decisions as to whether the […]

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