MCI, Cisco Team to Sell SMBs on VoIP

MCI and Cisco Systems Inc. announced in late February they have joined forces to enable channel partners to sell IP-based services to small and medium businesses. The partnership leverages Cisco’s VAR network and MCI’s sales channels to deliver either MCI’s hosted VoIP service, MCI Advantage, or Cisco’s premise-based Call Manager with connectivity and managed services […]

Today Marks Last Day for Talks Between MCI, Qwest

Today is the final day for MCI Inc. and Qwest Communications International Inc. to discuss Qwests revised $8 billion buyout bid. Qwest is hoping to outdo an offer from Verizon Communications Inc., and this week upped the ante to $8.45 billion. Verizon told MCI it would give the company a two-week window to talk with […]

Digital Realty Trust Signs New Carriers for Meet-Me-Rooms

Technology property company Digital Realty Trust Inc. said this week it has added new customers to its meet-me-rooms in California and Texas, and signed deals for some existing tenants to expand their capabilities. Some companies included in the agreements are AT&T Corp., ILD Telecommunications, Looking Glass Networks, OnFiber Communications, Qwest Communications International Inc., Sprint Corp., […]

ILD Adds USF Feature

ILD Telecommunications Inc. (Booth 218) has enhanced its LEC Billing Services Group product with a State USF Feature. The software flags the states where administrative fees are allowed. ILD points out that not all states require a USF fee, so not all of them allow providers to charge administrative fees. ILD says it is working […]

TeleSource Kicks Off Recruitment Campaign

TeleSource Communications Inc. (Booth 329), which is a master agent for BellSouth, has kicked off its nationwide recruitment campaign of agent partners, by exhibiting its online direct-order software. Charlotte, N.C.-based TeleSource provides customer-ordered software, enabling one to place/track orders directly with BellSouth; commissions management including payment and reconciliation; training and support throughout the sales cycle; […]

Innovative Aligns with Level 3 To Offer BusinessesPrivate Networks

Posted: 12/1999 Innovative Aligns with Level 3 To Offer Businesses Private Networks Innovative Communications Networks, a subsidiary of Innovative Communications Technologies, Seattle, has teamed up with Level 3 Communications Inc., Omaha, Neb., to offer businesses a dedicated virtual private network (VPN) solution that will send voice and data out as local calls without the burden […]

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