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EarthLink Cuts Jobs

EarthLink Inc. said on Tuesday it will cut 900 jobs and close four offices because it needs to reduce operating costs. The companys stock was up 48 cents on the news, closing at $7.34. The loss of 900 employees represents about half of EarthLinks work force. EarthLink is closing its offices in Harrisburg, Penn., Knoxville, […]

Alcatel-Lucent Net Drops

Alcatel-Lucent posted a net loss 8 million euros, or $10.8 million, during the first quarter mostly because of the companys $11 billion dollar merger. The French-American equipment maker reported first quarter net income of 199 euros ($268 million), or 9 cents per European share, compared with 306 million euros, or 13 cents per share, during […]

IPcelerate Introduces IPsmartSuite for Cisco UC500

IPcelerate Inc. introduced today a suite of turnkey business process applications for small businesses designed for use with Cisco Systems Inc.s Smart Business Communications System. Called IPsmartSuite, a small appliance with the software embedded in it, the applications include plug-and-play functionality designed for vertical markets and horizontal functions like recording and collaboration. The initial release […]

Sprint Launches EV-DO Rev. A

Sprint Nextel Corp. announced Tuesday it has implemented CDMA2000 EV-DO Revision A technology in San Diego, the first of 21 markets scheduled to be upgraded this year. It is the first carrier to commercially deploy the super 3G upgrade in the United States. Sprint’s existing EV-DO network, Power Vision, covers more than 164 million people […]

Pioneer Telephone Cooperative Starts Ruckus with Wi-Fi

Pioneer Telephony is planning a phased rollout of the Ruckus Wireless Inc. Wi-Fi system as part of its popular broadband services, including commercial IPTV, throughout 2006 in a move to lower in-home installation costs and give its services a broadband footprint in the home. Until now, Pioneer had to send technicians to install Category 5 […]

XO to Sell Wireline Business for $700 Million

XO Communications Inc. is selling its wireline assets for $700 million and turning itself into a fixed broadband wireless services provider for businesses and carriers. The company is selling to its largest creditor, billionaire investor Carl Icahn, whose company, Elk Associates LLC, will take over the XO name. XOs board of directors several months ago […]

CommPartners Expands Network

Wholesale VoIP operator CommPartners says it has expanded its network coverage area to include more than 92 percent of the calling public in the United States, including Hawaii. The company says it now works with more than 50 U.S. service providers. It is using Level 3 Communications Inc. as its underlying carrier for this latest […]

Talk America Closes LDMI Buyout

Talk America has completed its acquisition of Midwestern provider LDMI Telecommunications Inc. The $48.1 million deal gives SBC Communications Inc. sizeable competition in the region. LDMI provides service on more than 131,000 voice equivalent lines and 27,000 data equivalent lines, primarily in Michigan and Ohio. Talk America expects the combined companies to use its softswitch […]

TelePlus Resells Wireless Minutes to E-Mobile

TelePlus Wireless Corp., an MVNO subsidiary of TelePlus Enterprises Inc., has signed a wireless service agreement with E-Mobile group of Companies LLC in Dallas. TelePlus Wireless will resell wireless airtime minutes to E-Mobile, and E-Mobile will sell those services under its brand name. TelePlus earlier this week announced a licensing agreement with E-Mobile, allowing E-Mobile […]

CommPartners Raises $15M for Network Buildout, Sale Channel Development

CommPartners (Booth 109), an IP-based network operator and telephony services and solutions company, has completed a $15 million capital financing round that will let it accelerate the buildout of its nationwide IP/PSTN for VoIP services, and augment its sales channel and carrier services programs. The company plans to extend its IP/PSTN network coverage to 95 […]

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