Carrier Channel: IP Transit Victim of Price Wars

Posted: 5/2003 IP Transit Victim of Price Wars By Khali Henderson There’s a war going on — not just in the deserts of Iraq, but also in the cyberworld of IP transit where pricing has declined at a cutthroat pace. IP transit has dropped 40 percent to 50 percent in each of the last two […]

Rack ‘Em Up

Posted: 5/2003 Rack ‘Em Up Neutral Colos Repositioning as Alternate Sales Channels By Khali Henderson Neutral colocation facilities have long positioned themselves as "marketplaces" for carriers. However, this role largely has been passive — facilitating bilateral cross-connects or playing host to an IP peering exchange. This year, however, several neutral colos have stepped up their […]

Carrier Channel: IPv6 Peering Coming to America

Posted: 3/2003 IPv6 Peering Coming to America Like many progressive peering models, IPv6 traffic exchange is coming to America with European carriers. "One of the driving factors for IPv6 is the 3G phenomenon, which is being widely accepted in Europe and the Far East," says Richard Mataka, director of sales and marketing for TELEHOUSE International […]

News Briefs

Posted: 2/2003 News Briefs * WilTel Communications Group Inc. has cleared the regulatory hurdles necessary to operate with a new investor. The company, after emerging from bankruptcy last fall, began trading in December on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol WTEL. WilTel, formerly known as Williams Communications, had traded on the over-the-counter board since […]

Neutral Colos Hawk

Posted: 1/2003 special report To Serve & Protect Neutral Colos Hawk peace of mind By Khali Henderson Among the security measures at an Equinix IBX is a biometric scanner. THE REALITIES OF THE POST-SEPT. 11 world have been visited on numerous businesses, perhaps none more so than the IT and telecom infrastructure providers that keep […]

Carrier Channel: News Briefs

Posted: 12/2002 News Briefs * WorldCom Inc. said Nov. 5 it has advised the Securities and Exchange Commission its restatement of earnings could top $9 billion. WorldCom made the announcement after the New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported that WorldCom is close to reaching an agreement with the SEC, which would result in […]

Carrier Channel: News Briefs

Posted: 09/2002 News Briefs * Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. and Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte. Ltd. will take control at Global Crossing Ltd. The companies agreed to invest $250 million for a 61.5 percent interest in Global Crossing — a third of what they initially offered in January. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of […]

Carrier Channel: Nacchio Resigns

Posted: 07/2002 Nacchio Resigns; Notebaert Takes Qwest’s Helm By Josh Long The man who led Qwest Communications International Inc. from an upstart telephony company into a global communications giant, Joseph P. Nacchio, resigned June 16 as the firm’s chairman and CEO. Joseph P. Nacchio Like many telecommunications companies today, Qwest faces a multitude of problems […]


Posted: 05/2002 Briefs * Four broadband network companies serving eight states in the Southeast have created a new partnership to join their systems into one major network, DDR Broadband Networks. Founding companies Access/On of North Carolina, PalmettoNet of South Carolina, USCarrier of Georgia, and ValleyNet of Virginia each represents a consortium of independent telcos in […]

Trading Desk – News Briefs

Posted: 12/2001 Trading Desk News Briefs * eXchange Colocation (SIC) LLC, a carrier-neutral, e-commerce-focused collocation facility in Northern California, will offer metro services access to its carriers and service provider customers. Companies can provision metro SONET, wavelength services and gigabit ethernet services from metro carrier Sigma Networks. In a similar move, pooling point provider LighTrade Inc. […]

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