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Orca Wave Launches New U.S. Domestic Routing Software

With increased options for U.S. termination and code management to six or seven digits and the capability to manage 124,000 to 1.24 million code breakouts, Orca Wave LLCs Orca Intelligent LCR supports a level of code granularity that greatly improves margin. And the product now offers the capability to integrate the originated call number as […]

DCI Voice Solutions Strengthens Global Sales Team

DCI Voice Solutions announced the appointment of two new senior national business managers: Patrick Murphy and Robert Condito. Murphy and Condito, both former senior carrier account executives for XO Communications Inc., have joined DCI under the ranks of Vice President of Sales John Condenzio. After working with both talented individuals for years, I have the […]

Knology to Acquire PrairieWave

Knology Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PrairieWave Communications, a voice, video and high-speed Internet broadband services provider in South Dakota, as well as portions of Minnesota and Iowa, for roughly $255 million. PrairieWave currently serves approximately 57,000 residential customers and 7,200 business customers in two primary market areas surrounding […]

FCC Grants Qwest Forbearance Petition

The FCC has agreed to ease regulations on Qwest Communications International Inc.s long-distance operations, a move the company said will help it improve service to subscribers. The FCC on Feb. 20 voted 4-0, concurring that Qwest no longer is the dominant carrier in its 14-state region and that it faces intense competition from VoIP, wireless […]

Bernie Ebbers

THEN: Bernie Ebbers was CEO for Mississippi-based long-distance reseller Long Distance Discount Service (LDDS), which in 1995 became WorldCom Inc. The companys legendary buying spree — 65 transactions since the company was created in 1983 including the $40 billion merger with MCI in 1997. In 1997, PHONE+ named him the most influential person in the […]

Time Warner Telecom Starts Xspedius Channel Integration

Integration of Xspedius Communications LLCs channel partner program with that of Time Warner Telecoms is under way now that Time Warners acquisition of the CLEC is complete, although executives are not able to divulge many details. Through the end of the year, operations will remain business as usual, said Graham Taylor, senior vice president of […]

Qwest Boosts Internet Telephony Offerings for QBPP Members

Qwest Communications International Inc. on Wednesday announced that Qwest Business Partner Program members now can include Qwest OneFlex IP Long Distance and Qwest OneFlex IP toll-free products as part of their portfolios. The new products allow customers to receive toll-free calls and make domestic and international calls using their IP service. “IP telephony products provide […]

Designated Drivers

TOLL-FREE NUMBERS COULD be described as lifelines vital links between companies and their customers, between organizations and their members, government agencies and their constituents. Order takers, help desks, crisis hotlines and more depend on these inbound lines for their very existence. Controlling them, then, can be paramount. Resellers have long sold end users and their […]

Whats Next for Long-Distance Resellers?

IN THE LATE 80S, LONG-DISTANCE resellers were among the first to strike out into a newly competitive galaxy, ultimately settling the planet of the 20- cent Long-Distance Minute and doing very well. Now, atmospheric forces far beyond their control have made living conditions there less habitable. The 20-cent minute has become the 2-cent minute, alternative […]

Long-Haul Wholesale Field Narrows

The Level 3 Communications Inc. merger with WilTel Communications Group LLC mirrors the industrywide predilection for consolidation, and analysts predict it will help the former rivals land customers neither could get flying solo and, perhaps more importantly, inspire more stable pricing in the wholesale market. It also may mean Level 3 will stay true to […]

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