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Trading Desk NEWS BRIEFS

Posted: 03/2002 TRADING DESK NEWS BRIEFS* Arbinet-thexchange introduced “peak/of-peak” trading on its voice minutes exchange in select European markets. The service allows members to buy or sell minutes on the same destination at two different prices depending on the time of day or day of week. A service provider terminating calls during weekday business hours […]

Business News – Level 3 Repositions Sales Focus in $2.3 Billion Savings Plan

Posted: 08/2001 Business News Level 3 Repositions Sales Focus in $2.3 Billion Savings Plan By Josh Long The global transport market demonstrated additional signs of weakness early this summer as Level 3 Communications Inc. (www.level3.com) lowered its revenue projections and announced a plan to save $2.3 billion through 2003. Broomfield, Colo.-based Level 3 reduced its […]

Wholesale – Lambda Boom

Posted: 07/2001 Wholesale Channel Lambda Boom SP Shift From Dark Fiber to Wavelength Transport Intensifies By Josh Long and Fred Dawson The capital shortage in telecom combined with cost and other considerations is producing a rapid swing away from the use of dark fiber toward the purchase of wavelengths on the part of CLECs, wholesale […]

Business News – Velocita Earns Larger Network Contract with AT&T

Posted: 05/2001 Velocita Earns Larger Network Contract with AT&T By Josh Long and Bruce Christian Building along some of the most coveted rights of way in the nation, Velocita Corp. (www.velocita.com) won a contract in February to develop roughly 1,300 additional route miles of AT&T Corp.’s (www.att.com) fiber optic network. From excavating to installing the […]

Shake Out, Rattle and Roll

Posted: 04/2001 Shake Out, Rattle and Roll A funny thing happened on the way to endless prosperity. The roof caved, crushing many an upstart. But with any disaster, rebuilding begins immediately. And so it is in the telecom industry, which has been hit hard in this current economic downturn. However, during the February CompTel (www.comptel.org) […]

Wholesale: Level 3 Tops $2 Billion in Dark Fiber Sales

Posted: 02/2001 Level 3 Tops $2 Billion in Dark Fiber Sales By Josh Long In a cash-parched market, Level 3 Communications Inc. (www.level3.com) complemented its $5 billion portfolio of available cash through year 2000 sales of dark fiber and related services valued at more than $2 billion. Last November, the carrier’s carrier announced dark fiber […]

Business News – Wholesalers Ride the Wavelengths

Posted: 07/2000 Wholesalers Ride the Wavelengths By Khali Henderson In the past nine months, several prominent wholesalers have rolled out optical wavelength services for their carrier customers. Broadwing Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Broadwing Inc. (www.broadwing.com), and Level 3 Communications Inc. (www.level3.com) are the latest to unveil a wholesale wavelength service. These come on […]

Carrier Channel: CLECs Move in Force to Buy Wholesale Fiber

Posted: 05/2000 CLECs Move in Force to Buy Wholesale Fiber By Ken Branson Everyone has a plan of attack to connect the dots, and how many dots to connect and how they connect them,” says Jeff Miller, vice president of business development at Adelphia Business Solutions Inc. (www.adelphia.com). “Do they construct themselves a network? Or […]

Identity Crisis

Posted: 03/2000 Driven by regulation, emerging competition and strong bandwidth demand, U.S. long-distance carriers have significantly expanded their fiber optic networks over the past three years. As carriers complete national networks in 2001, building will shift to metro, local and last mile. Miles To Go Fiber Build Boooms – But for How Long? By Neil […]

Internet, Old Media Marriage Rattles Wall Street

Posted: 03/2000 Internet, Old Media Marriage Rattles Wall Street The buzz at the end of our trading session was the proposed merger between America Online Inc. (AOL) (www.aol.com) and Time Warner Inc. (www.timewarner.com). After the initial elation, shares for both stocks were pummeled as investors worried about the two companies’ abilities to weave their lives […]

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