COMPTEL: Covista Signs Up for CustomCalls BPM Solution

CustomCall Data Systems (Booth 414) announced that Covista Communications has selected CustomCalls hosted Webtop BPM solution for bill processing, order management and workflow. According to Randy Weinberger, vice president of operations for Covista Communications, CustomCall is a great choice for us because of their distinct bill-processing capabilities, order management workflow and client support. Covista, a […]

Covista Commercial Agent Program Returns

Covista Communications is getting back into the commercial business, following the Aug. 14 expiration of a noncompete agreement in connection with the Aug. 14, 2004 acquisition of its commercial base by PAETEC Communications Inc. The re-entry also means the company has relaunched its commercial agent program. We are back in the commercial market, said President […]

Covista Communications Announces New Business Services

Covista Communications Inc. (Booth 703) has announced that it will streamline its commission structure, and increase service availability areas in tandem with rolling out a new suite of business communication plans. The product suite will include local, long-distance, DSL and integrated T1 services within the Verizon Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp. territories. We are simplifying […]

Covista Taps MetaSwitch

MetaSwitch has added another service provider to its list of customers. Today the company announced Covista Communications will integrate a next-generation network based on switching and applications technology from the vendor. Covista, which has more than 200,000 subscribers and switching centers in three major metropolitan areas, offers local and long-distance services. The service provider is […]

News Briefs

PAETEC Communications Inc., a telecommunications provider operating in 27 markets, says it has acquired commercial accounts, switches and related facilities from Covista Communications Inc. for $13.5 million, gaining approximately 6,500 customers. Forty-nine former Covista employees also have joined PAETEC, according to the company. PAETEC, a privately held company based in Fairport, N.Y., says it anticipates […]

News Brief

MCI Inc. will offer and support DSL services in more than 300 metropolitan areas across the United States through New Edge Networks’ expanded broadband reach called BigFoot. New Edge Networks will enable MCI to triple its current DSL footprint to reach more than 7,800 switching locations nationwide. MCI will enhance its current DSL services and […]


Posted: 10/2003 NEWS BRIEFS ATI, a long-distance and data reseller, has signed Global Systems Telecom Inc. (GSTI), a Coconut Creek, Fla.-based master agent, as a channel partner. ATI offers dedicated voice products to large enterprise and wholesale customers exclusively through master agents. Among other things, ATI offers dedicated long-distance (T1, DS3 and OC3) and toll-free […]

Crackdown on Telemarketers Equals Risk, Opportunity for Telcos

Posted: 12/2002 Crackdown on Telemarketers Equals Risk, Opportunity for Telcos By Josh Long FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS MANDATING do-not-call lists are making life complicated for the $669 billion telemarketing industry. Twenty-seven states have implemented do-not-call list laws restricting organizations from making cold calls to particular phone numbers. And, legislators across the rest of the country […]

Back Office Links

Posted: 03/2002 BACK OFFICE Back Office Links Alopa Networks Inc. www.alopa.comAplion Networks Inc. www.aplion.comAxiom Systems Ltd. www.axiom-eu.comCapsule Communications Inc. www.capsulecom.comConnexn Technologies www.cnnxn.comCovista Inc. www.covista.comDell Computer Corp. Corp. www.dset.comIBM Corp. Inc. www.ispsoft.comMicrosoft Corp. Technology Inc. www.netcracker.comOpen Telecommunications North America Inc. www.ot-usa.comOrchestream Ltd. www.orchestream.comQuallaby Corp. www.quallaby.comTalk America Inc. Inc. www.telegea.comTelution Inc. www.telution.comVitria Technology […]

Business News – Covista Communications Inks Agreement to Acquire Capsule

Posted: 09/2001 Business News Covista Communications Inks Agreement to Acquire Capsule By Josh Long In a merger valued at nearly $12.58 million, Little Falls, N.J.-based Covista Communications Inc. has inked an agreement to acquire Capsule Communications, gaining a larger footprint in the commercial sector in the Northeast. The acquisition, which is subject to shareholder and […]

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