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Ericsson CEO: Acquisition-Fueled Firm Faces Challenges

Broadening its portfolio of products and services beyond building base stations for wireless operators has presented daunting challenges for global networking giant Ericsson as it reels in a few big-time acquisitions. In an interview with xchange online, Ericsson President and CEO Carl-Henric Svanberg admitted his company has had limited success selling managed services to U.S. […]

Power Struggle

RECLASSIFYING BPL AS AN information service as one association is proposing could be the break the access technology needs. BPL has been fighting an uphill battle; most analysts are not bullish on the concept, and providers positions run hot and cold. Along with CURRENT Communications Group LLC, Texas-based TXU Electric Delivery, a subsidiary of TXU […]

TNS to Buy InfiniRoute, Faces Executive Buyout

Transaction Network Services Inc. (TNS), which processes debit and credit card transactions for carriers and other companies, said this week it will buy nearly all of InfiniRoute Networks Inc.s assets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. InfiniRoute provides managed VoIP peering services for carriers. TNS said the acquisition includes InfiniRoute’s flagship product, VoIP Direct. […]

Verilink Faces Nasdaq Delisting

Verilink Corp., which makes products that help ILECs, CLECs, IXCs and other carriers build converged access networks, is in danger of losing its Nasdaq listing. The trading network said Verilinks stock has sold for less than the minimum $1 requirement for the last 30 trading days. Verilink has until July 10 to regain compliance. The […]

Trinsic Faces Possible Nasdaq Delisting

Trinsic Inc., the former Z-Tel Communications Inc. that was a major player in the UNE-P space, is in danger of losing its listing on the NASDAQSmallCap Market. The NASDAQ Stock Market Inc. last week notified Trinsic that it is in violation of NASDAQ’s voting rights rule, as well as rules requiring submission of a Listing […]

Qwest Faces Criminal Investigation

Qwest Communications International Inc. (www.qwest.com) said Tuesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) informed it that the U.S. Attorney’s office had begun a criminal investigation of Qwest. The U.S. Attorney’s office did not disclose the nature of the investigation. In a statement released from its Denver headquarters, the company said Qwest will cooperate fully with […]

SOAP BOX: FCC Faces Momentous Decisions in 2002

Posted: 03/2002 SOAP BOX FCC Faces Momentous Decisions in 2002 By H. Russell Frisby Jr. H. Russell Frisby Jr. president, CompTel (www.comptel.org) The Federal Communications Commission is at a crossroads. In 2002 while Congress continues to wrestle with the fundamentally flawed Tauzin-Dingell bill (H.R. 1542), the federal regulatory agency is charged with making many key […]

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