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…ON CINGULAR WIRELESS’ PENDING ACQUISITION OF AT&T WIRELESS… “This merger shouldn’t raise prices. Since AT&T wasn’t a low-price leader this should not have an impact on prices. But after the wave of mergers is complete, I think we’ll see a more intelligent approach to pricing which means the carriers might not be giving away the […]

Kevin Martin Has Plenty to Talk About

Kevin Martin has clean-cut schoolboy looks, but don’t let his appearance fool you. He is one of the country’s most experienced and influential telecommunications regulators. Martin, who is among the three Republican commissioners serving on the FCC, was the planned keynote speaker today, but was unexpectedly called back to Washington, D.C., to attend to FCC […]

PARTNER CHANNEL: WorldCom Revamps Channel Approach

Posted: 4/2003 WorldCom Revamps Channel Approach DISGRUNTLED AGENTS SKEPTICAL OF CLAIMS By Tara Seals WorldCom’s Ron McMurtrie WorldCom Inc. Chairman and CEO Michael Capellas in January laid out a plan for the first 100 days of 2003, the period leading up to the bankrupt giant’s reorganization plan filing set for this month. Among other initiatives, […]

PARTNER CHANNEL: WorldxChange, RSL, Transpoint Rebrand As Acceris

Posted: 4/2003 WorldxChange, RSL, Transpoint Rebrand As Acceris By Tara Seals Three agent-focused telecom players have come together under a new name: Acceris Communications Inc. The new moniker officially was unveiled at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, held March 24-26 in Las Vegas. Sister companies WorldxChange Corp., RSL COM USA Inc. and Transpoint Communications […]

108th Congress Unlikely to Push Controversial Telecom Bills

Posted: 1/2003 108th Congress Unlikely to Push Controversial Telecom Bills By Josh Long THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION and the Republican-controlled Congress will focus on key issues such as homeland security and the economy during the 108th Congress and are unlikely to push any other issues, including telecom legislation, experts told a recent press briefing hosted by […]

Congress Unlikely to Introduce Controversial Telecom Legislation, Say Experts

The Bush Administration and the Republican-controlled Congress will focus on key issues such as homeland security and the economy during the 108th Congress and are unlikely to push any controversial bills, including telecom legislation, experts said Wednesday during a press briefing hosted by the Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel). It is hard to fathom Congress supporting […]

PARTNER CHANNEL: WorldxChange, RSL U.S.A., Transpoint Merger to Create New Brand

Posted: 11/2002 WorldxChange, RSL U.S.A., Transpoint Merger to Create New Brand By Khali Henderson and Tara Seals WORLDXCHANGE COMMUNICATIONS INC., RSL Com U.S.A. Inc. and Transpoint Communications Inc. unveiled a plan to merge under one brand at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in September. The details were still under wraps at press time, but […]

Combat Duty: CompTel Elects The Few, The Proud

Posted: 05/2002 Combat Duty: CompTel Elects The Few, The Proud They knew the job was dangerous, but they took it. During CompTel’s annual spring conference and exposition, members elected a new Board of Directors and officers. Considering a tough economy and potentially disruptive legislative, regulatory and judicial agendas in Washington, D.C., and around the country, […]

Ted Pierson Sees the Present as the Past

Posted: 11/2000 Ted Pierson Sees the Present as the Past By Bruce Christian Vital Stats Name: W. Theodore (Ted) Pierson Jr. Title: Founder, Chairman and CEO Hobbies: Skiing, sailing, kayaking, cycling. An active supporter of the arts and programs to aid area youth-at-risk. Management philosophy: "Out of diversity comes understanding. Out of chaos comes order;" […]

ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES

Posted: 01/2000 ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES BroadWing Inc. (www.broadwinginc.com), the new company formed from the merger of Cincinnati Bell and IXC Communications Inc., has named its executive team. Former president and CEO of Cincinnati Bell Richard G. Ellenberger will remain in that capacity for the new company. Former Cincinnati Bell COO Richard S. Ponti is […]

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