Agents Bullish on Speakeasy Deal

Agents are upbeat about the potential for the merger of Speakeasy with Covad and MegaPath a combo that creates a stronger company in terms of scale, product breadth and channel-friendliness.

Speakeasy To Merge with MegaPath-Covad

In a three-way transaction hyped as a next-generation CLEC, Speakeasy, Covad and MegaPath plan to merge, but analysts see it as a deal primarily about scale and Best Buys chance to step back from the telecom business.

Covad Wholesale Ethernet Now Available Nationwide

As promised in March, Covad Communications announced Thursday it will begin allowing wholesale partners to order its new nationwide Ethernet services, which are available at speeds from 1.5mbps to 35mbps that reach approximately 10 million businesses. The new Ethernet services are designed “to run business-class, real-time applications like Voice over IP, video, gaming, VPNs and […]

Covad, MegaPath Merge, Will Focus on Managed Services

Privately held Covad Communications Co. and MegaPath Inc. said on Wednesday they’re merging, a move that signals ongoing consolidation in the competitive provider community. A number of analysts and telecom industry insiders have said such M&A needs to keep happening among CLECs. That’s because, together, smaller carriers form formidable rivals to rural LECs, the Baby […]

Covad Expands Ethernet Nationally

COMPTEL PLUS — Pushing forward in its effort to become a single-point provider of integrated voice and data access, Covad Communications Group today said it will launch nationwide Ethernet service in mid-April. The service will comprise Ethernet-over-copper service primarily in the Los Angeles market, an expansion of the company’s Ethernet-over-DS1 product, as well as the […]

Covad MPLS VPN Available Nationwide

Covad Communications has announced the nationwide availability of Covad MPLS VPN services, along with new Quality of Service (QoS)/Class of Service (CoS) capabilities that complete the company’s rollout of an intelligent network platform partners can use to deliver innovative services at reduced costs. “Adding QoS/CoS capabilities to Covad’s MPLS infrastructure allows our partners to deliver […]

Seven Keys to the MPLS Kingdom

The rise of cloud computing and virtualization is just one reason MPLS-enabled solutions are beginning to stir up more buzz. Geoffrey McCarroll, director of operations for master agent Global Systems Telecom (GST), said MPLS is hot right now because customers are gaining a better understanding of technology. “Today, most companies are looking for ways to […]

Covad Communications Selected as a PHONE+ Top 50 Channel Program

PHONE+ magazine, a resource for the telecommunications indirect sales channel, announced that Covad Communications has been selected as a Top 50 Channel Program. The results of this contest are published in the October issue of PHONE+ magazine and in the online Channel Program Guide. The winners also will be recognized at the Channel Partners Conference […]

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