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Sprint Nextel Signs Deals with Cablecos

Sprint Nextel Corp. today made good on the rumors that it would partner with several cable companies to sell bundled wireless services including pay TV competing against the nations largest local phone companies. The joint venture among Sprint, Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications Inc. and Advance/Newhouse Communications is worth $200 million. Sprint will […]

Rumored Deals with Cablecos Would Favor Sprint

With Sprint Nextel rumored to be in talks with three large cable companies Comcast Corp., Cox Communications and Time Warner Inc. to resell advanced wireless services through those entities, industry analysts say that would be a move in Sprint Nextels favor. The recently merged Sprint Nextel now has the necessary spectrum to develop a WiMAX […]

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 […]

Round Table

… ON THE TEXAS LEGISLATION ALLOWING THE BELL COMPANIES TO PETITION THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION FOR A STATEWIDE VIDEO FRANCHISE LICENSE, RATHER THAN NEGOTIATE DEALS WITH EACH COMMUNITY A PROCESS THAT CAN TAKE BETWEEN SIX AND 18 MONTHS. CABLE COMPANIES MUST STILL NEGOTIATE INDIVIDUAL DEALS WITH LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES. Video represents the next great frontier in […]

Contents Under Pressure

When it comes to wireless content, most mobile operators turn to aggregators or cut licensing deals with individual companies to provide carrier-specific offerings as a competitive differentiator. However, the approach means an inherently limited array of content offerings for consumers, and an increase in management complexity for operators. Crisp Wireless mLogic Store and Billing Concepts […]

Consumers Want Deals, not Just Bundles, says CSG Survey

A survey of consumer interest in downloading content from broadband services has revealed that consumers will buy bundles of services only when those bundles offer them a discount on individual services and give them an opportunity to personalize their purchases. CSG Systems Inc., a provider of billing and management system software for broadband services, including […]

Vegas A-Glitter with Channel Partners, New Deals

The Spring Channel Partners Conference & Expo was no gamble for attendees and exhibitors, all of whom came away from the star-studded event with new sales tools, technical insights and business contacts. More than 2,500 people participated in the show. They took advantage of an array of new technology offerings and spiffs intended to lure […]

Regional Bells Ink Wholesale Deals Opening Voice Network to Rivals

BellSouth Corp., the third largest local phone company, on Friday announced signing 100 commercial agreements that govern the terms under which rivals can access its voice network. The commercial agreements replace government-mandated arrangements that expired today under FCC regulations. Atlanta-based BellSouth said the agreements covered approximately 530,000 access lines in its nine-state territory. The FCC […]

U.S. Colocation Consolidation Likely Contagious

With Switch and Data announcing yet another acquisition in January, it looks like the consolidation we have seen in the North American colocation market is continuing unabated. By contrast in Europe, where there is a strong case for similar consolidation to take place amongst a multitude of regional providers, hardly anything has happened over the […]

Volo Signs International VoIP Deals

Wholesale provider Volo Communications Inc. said today at the CompTel/ASCENT Spring 2005 Convention & Expo in New Orleans it has signed deals with a number of international companies who will offer their customers VoIP services using Volos VoiceOne broadband voice technology. Several CLECs, IXCs, cable and wireless operators, ISPs and resellers in the U.K., Canada […]

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