consolidation

 

EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER Posted: 08/2006 The Sky is Falling THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION lately has been on the impact of industry consolidation. PHONE+ devoted its cover story to it yet again last month. While this issue does not contain an article specifically on market consolidation, it informs everything our editors are writing about namely how to […]

EDITOR’S LETTER

THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION lately has been on the impact of industry consolidation. PHONE+ devoted its cover story to it yet again last month. While this issue does not contain an article specifically on market consolidation, it informs everything our editors are writing about namely how to weather it. There are many ways the primary […]

EDITOR’S LETTER

    EDITOR’S LETTER Posted: 08/2006 The Sky is Falling THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION lately has been on the impact of industry consolidation. PHONE+ devoted its cover story to it yet again last month. While this issue does not contain an article specifically on market consolidation, it informs everything our editors are writing about namely […]

Is Bigger Better?

Theres a scene in the animated movie Iron Giant where the 50-foot-tall, metal-eating extraterrestrial robot is blown apart. Each arm, leg, nut and bolt has a homing beacon that recalls them back to the machines head and body, allowing it to rebuild anew. This same thing seems to be happening in the telecom industry with […]

COMPTEL Honors Sensenbrenner as Competition Champion

F. James Sensenbrenner, a long-time Republican representative from Wisconsin, on Sunday night was named COMPTEL’s Champion of Competition in the association’s 25th year, for his record of defending competition in telecommunications and other markets. Sensenbrenner — whom COMPTEL Chairman J. Sherman Henderson III termed “a humdinger” of a candidate for the evening’s award — heads […]

Veteran Explains Impact of Regulation, Consolidation on Partner Channel

With the new AT&T Inc., and the merger of Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI, life after the megamergers will look a little different for those of us in the telecommunications industry. Size matters. Synergy is important. Eliminating a competitor is strategic. Filling networks is imperative, said Dick Jalkut, president and CEO of TelePacific Communications. In […]

Notebaert: Qwest Scanning for M&A Options

Responding to questions about whether Qwest Communications International Inc. will need to merge with another company as its Bell brethren have done, Qwest CEO Richard Notebaert said Thursday company executives continue to scan the horizon for opportunities to merge with or acquire other companies. His comments were made at the companys Qwest Business Partner Program […]

Comporium Packages Integrated Approach

Comporium (Booth 1452) announces the consolidation of its integrated services for telcos under the name Comporium Business Solutions. These services include OSS, directory publishing, engineering, operator, marketing and advertising services as well as its security dealer program. Comporium is the nations 20th largest ILEC and among the Top 50 cable TV operations. It was among […]

Market Trends Session Analyzes Impact of Consolidation on Wholesalers

While the industry evolves and major providers continue to consolidate, service providers are left to wonder what the future holds for wholesale services in domestic and international voice and data markets. Todays general session, Wholesale Market Trends, will address those concerns and more. Moderated by ATLANTIC-ACM CEO Judy Reed Smith, the session will discuss shifts […]

MCI Shareholders Approve Merger with Verizon

MCI Inc. shareholders today voted to approve the pending $8.4 billion merger with Verizon Communications Inc. The companies still are working to obtain remaining federal, state and international approvals for the transaction that is expected to close later this year or in early 2006. A combination of Verizon and MCI brings together the largest local […]

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