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Qwest Now a One-Stop Shop

Qwest Communications International Inc. has become the first Bell under the 1996 Telecom Act allowed to combine local and long-distance operations in its territory. Qwest says the relief granted by the FCC means it will save money and improve customer service. Critics fear the company will use its new status to raise prices. The FCC […]

Seven Steps Toward Control

Forgive me for sounding like a self-help book. Thats not my intention. Many of you have spoken to me privately about my recent editorial (February 2007) on carrier commitment and ways that your partner sales organizations are trying to insulate themselves from the inevitable ups and downs of carrier compensation and engagement policies. Many of […]

FCC Grants Qwest Forbearance Petition

The FCC has agreed to ease regulations on Qwest Communications International Inc.s long-distance operations, a move the company said will help it improve service to subscribers. The FCC on Feb. 20 voted 4-0, concurring that Qwest no longer is the dominant carrier in its 14-state region and that it faces intense competition from VoIP, wireless […]

Level 3 to Buy Progress Telecom for $137 Million

In another strategic acquisition that narrows the wholesale field, Level 3 Communications Inc. said today it is buying Progress Telecom LLC, a wholesale network services company based in St. Petersburg, Fla., although it has agreed not to touch certain parts of the companys wireless assets. Progress Telecom is jointly owned by Progress Energy Inc. and […]

AT&T to Launch Ads on New Years Eve

AT&T Inc. today said it will start a new marketing campaign on New Years Eve. The campaigns first TV ad, Eclipse, will debut on Dec. 31 during various New Years Eve specials, including Dick Clarks New Years Rockin Eve 2006. The company has developed a new tagline Your World. Delivered. and plans to run ads […]

Motorola Settles Lawsuit with Ex-Exec

Motorola Inc. said today it has agreed to settle its lawsuit against its former president and COO, Mike Zafirovski. Zafirovski recently was named president and CEO of Nortel Networks, and Motorola claimed he had breached his non-compete, confidentiality and no-solicitation contracts. In agreeing to dismiss the lawsuit, Motorola is requiring Zafirovski to protect the companys […]

Under the Influence

Posted: 3/2003 Under the Influence An editorial cartoon by Leo Cullum in the New Yorker shows an executive speaking to company shareholders. He says, "I want each of you on the way home tonight to stop, look up, ponder the heavens and consider how insignificant our second-quarter loss really is." The bit was published in […]

Special Report: Terrorism Forces Review of Communications Policy

Posted: 11/2001 Special Report Restoring America’s Connections Terrorism Forces Review of Communications Policy By Kim Sunderland The nation’s communications regulatory stage will be set and reset during the coming months, as policymakers grapple with the rules and decisions that will affect telecom, broadcast and the information sectors in light of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks […]

Trench Warfare

Posted: 11/1999 Trench Warfare How To Fight and Win in the Courtroom By Neil S. Ende Litigation. The mere mention of the word often is enough to wobble the knees of even the most experienced and hardened telecommunications executives. Even most in-house counsel dread the very thought of litigating with a major telecommunications carrier. But, […]

IP Telephony Interoperability Remains Topical

Posted: 08/1999 IP Telephony Interoperability Remains Topical By Paula Bernier In general, Internet protocol (IP) telephony and, specifically, interoperability, were hot topics at SUPERCOMM ’99 in Atlanta. Of course, as with all new technologies, interoperability among different vendors’ products is always an issue, and IP telephony is no exception. Although the 3 1/2-year-old industry quickly […]

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