Merger Anyone? Experts Share Financial Insights

Are you interested in raising capital, pursuing a merger or acquisition, or understanding how a company is valued? A group of finance experts will discuss such issues today during a panel at CompTel/ASCENT ’04. Consolidation leads to higher valuations, resulting in a more favorable environment for raising capital, say the panelists of this session. Analysts long […]

Broadwing CEO Delivers Keynote

Broadwing Corp.s CEO Dr. David R. Huber addresses CompTel/ASCENT 04 attendees today on the evolution of the communications industry and how service providers must adapt. “Telecom companies have been forced to choose between three paths in this challenging marketplace: evolution, revolution or dissolution, says Huber in an advance copy of his remarks. As founder of […]

MetaSwitch Makes Executive Changes

MetaSwitch (Booth 809) has hired Michael Ward as senior vice president of sales. The company, a privately held division of Data Connection, says the move allows John Lazar to step up as chief executive. Lazar was vice president of sales and marketing. Ian Ferguson, founder of MetaSwitch and Data Connection, remains chairman. Ward is a […]

Carrier Channel: Briefs

Posted: 5/2003 Briefs * Grande Communications acquired a 3,000-mile backbone network spanning four states from C3 Communications. American Electric Power, of Columbus, Ohio, sold the assets for $7 million. Grande will sell SONET protected point-to-point private line and wavelength services to other communications providers over the fiber-optic network, which spans Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. […]

Wholesale – Soliton Solution

Posted: 05/2001 Wholesale The Soliton Solution Packing Multiple Photonic Signal Streams into Single Wave Gets Powerful Results By Josh Long Imagine the savings a trucker could realize if he didn’t have to refuel from Boston to Chicago. In the optical business, that is what Corvis Corp. ( says its new product can do–support a truckload […]

David Huber: The Joy of Seeing the Vision Through

Posted: 10/2000 David Huber: The Joy of Seeing the Vision Through By Ken Branson The vision of an all-optical network, unaided and unencumbered by electronics, did not originate with David Huber. But he’s held on to it for an awfully long time–since he finished graduate school at Brigham Young University more than 20 years ago.Huber […]

Business News – Carriers, Corvis Achieve Optical Networking Milestones

Posted: 09/2000 Carriers, Corvis Achieve Optical Networking Milestones With news reports appearing that say particle physicists claim they have broken the speed of light by accelerating light pulses 300 times their normal velocity, the applications of such a breakthrough are not even being deployed in the lab.Still, other optical milestones currently are taking place in […]

Business News – Qwest, Broadwing to Buy Intelligent Optical

Posted: 07/2000 Qwest, Broadwing to Buy Intelligent Optical By Charlotte Wolter Qwest Communications International Inc. ( and Broadwing Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Broadwing Inc. (, have announced large deployments of intelligent optical technology in their long-haul and metro networks.They join Williams Communications Inc. (, Level 3 Communications Inc. ( and several European long-haul […]

Carrier Channel: News Briefs

Posted: 01/2000 News Briefs Broadview Networks (, an ICP serving the Northeast, has announced a service plan for residents in New York that offers a flat-rate package for local, regional and long distance calling and Internet access. The Broadview No Limits plan is $29.95 per month and currently is available for residents of New York, […]


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