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Nortel Posts $37 Million Loss

Nortel Networks posted a second-quarter loss on Thursday. The company reported a $37 million loss, or 7 cents a share, compared with a net income of $342 million, or 79 cents a share a year earlier. That number was inflated by a $510 million legal settlement. Nortel said the net loss in the second quarter […]

PPL Corp. Sells Telecom Subsidiary

PPL Corp. said Thursday it will sell PPL Telcom, its wholesale subsidiary, to Communications Infrastructure Investments (CII) for approximately $60 million. PPL said it expects net proceeds of $50 million from the transaction. The company had announced earlier this month it wanted to sell PPL Telcom so it could focus on its energy business. CII […]

Qwest Reports Higher Fourth Quarter Profits

Qwest Communications International Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter profit of $194 million, or 10 cents per share, compared to a $528 million loss, or 28 cents per share, a year earlier. Qwest made headway thanks in part to an increase in Internet subscriptions it added more than 165,000 high-speed lines in the third quarter. […]

Senate Criminalizes Pretexting

The Senate this weekend passed a bill that criminalizes pretexting, or the act of fraudulently obtaining consumers private phone records. The push to make pretexting illegal stemmed from the HP scandal earlier this year, when the company used private detectives to get phone records of journalists, managers and directors. The Telephone Records and Privacy Protection […]

The Conference Group Expands Global Reach

The Conference Group (Booth 919) has expanded its global conferencing capabilities to include international toll-free access from more than 40 different countries. We have seen a significant increase in our international traffic over the last 12 months, said Greg Plum, The Conference Groups alternate channel manager. As a result, we have negotiated aggressive international rates, […]

The Conference Group Expands Global Reach

The Conference Group (Booth 514) has expanded its global conferencing capabilities to include international toll-free access from more than 40 different countries. We have seen a significant increase in our international traffic over the last 12 months, said Greg Plum, the Conference Groups alternate channel manager. As a result, we have negotiated aggressive international rates, […]

COMPTEL Names New Regulatory Affairs VP

Competitive carrier association COMPTEL said on Tuesday it has hired Karen Reidy as its vice president of regulatory affairs. Reidy replaces Jason Oxman, who left COMPTEL earlier this year for a position with another organization. Reidy previously worked as counsel at MCI for nine years. She received her B.S from the University of Maryland and […]

InfoHighway Buys Future Telecom

InfoHighway Communications Corp. said today it has acquired Future Telecom, a New York-based reseller of voice and data communications. The privately held CLEC had not made any previous announcements about the buyout and did not release terms of the deal. InfoHighway earlier this year bought Eureka, making the combined provider one of the largest in […]

CRG West Offers Voice Peering Fabric

CRG West, which operates the One Wilshire Building carrier hotel in Los Angeles, now offers Stealth Communications Voice Peering Fabric (VPF). The VPF is a distributed Ethernet network where carriers and enterprises exchange, or provide meet-points for, VoIP traffic. “The VPF will contribute a powerful telecom and business utility enabling more than 100 tenant VoIP-related […]

VoIP Inc. Appoints National Sales Director

VoIP provider VoIP Inc. has named Steve Bratton as its new national sales director for the VoiceOne Communications’ Carrier Direct Program. Bratton comes to VoIP Inc. from Level 3 Communications Inc., where he served as account director since 1998. Bratton’s sales experience includes wireless, wireline and cable. He was national sales manager for wireless startup […]

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