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… ON THE FIGHT BETWEEN QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC. AND VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. TO ACQUIRE MCI INC. “Qwest must capture MCI – otherwise its future is very bleak.The company will have very few places to turn if it loses MCI to Verizon.” - Probe Financial Associates Inc. COO Allan Tumolillo “Verizon aims to compete head-to-head with […]

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… ON SPRINT CORP.’S PLANNED MERGER WITH NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS INC. “This creates three big wireless competitors carrying about 75 percent of the traffic, which is very helpful. Three major carriers can help keep prices low for customers, expenses lower for the companies and innovation high.” independent analyst Jeff Kagan “Assuming this merger is approved by […]

Few Differences In Bush, Kerry Telecom Platforms

President Bush and Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry have vowed to expand high-speed Internet access in the country and make more spectrum available, but executives and analysts see few differences in their telecommunications platforms. The president says Americans should have universal, affordable access to broadband technology by 2007. Kerry has pledged to speed up the adoption […]

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ON THE NEWS IN JULY THAT NEW YORK INVESTMENT FIRM LEUCADIA NATIONAL CORP. PLANNED TO FILE A REQUEST WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE SEEKING PERMISSION TO ACQUIRE A CONTROLLING INTEREST IN MCI. “Leucadia’s bid for MCI underscores a larger trend toward industry consolidation.Other potential acquirers likely will surface if the […]

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…ON CINGULAR WIRELESS’ PENDING ACQUISITION OF AT&T WIRELESS… “This merger shouldn’t raise prices. Since AT&T wasn’t a low-price leader this should not have an impact on prices. But after the wave of mergers is complete, I think we’ll see a more intelligent approach to pricing which means the carriers might not be giving away the […]

WNP Worsens Wireless War

Posted: 11/2003 WNP Worsens Wireless War By Josh Long The U.S. wireless industry, where six phone giants spar each quarter to protect their turf and acquire new customers, is poised to get even more cutthroat. Nov. 24 is the day Verizon Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. mobile carrier, and its rivals must start allowing customers […]

No Need to Panic Yet

Posted: 11/2003 No Need to Panic Yet As wireless-to-wireless portability takes center stage this month (see here), the countrys big telcos are starting campaigns to combat the next phase in portability wireless-to-wireline portability. Aside from the marketing nightmare that is sure to ensue, the potential for wireline replacement could be ushered in as connectivity becomes […]

PARTNER CHANNEL: Got IT?

Posted: 5/2003 Got IT? Solution Provider Alliance Debuts By Khali Henderson Russell Morgan This month marks the debut of a new alliance of information technology solution providers. The Information Technology Solution Providers Alliance is a nonprofit trade association, but its charter is not to network and lobby regulators like so many industry groups. It instead […]

RESELLER CHANNEL: UNE-P: Are the Bells Subsidizing Their Rivals?

Posted: 10/2002 UNE-P: Are the Bells Subsidizing Their Rivals? By Josh Long UBS WARBURG ANALYSTS CONTEND the Bells are being required to lease portions of their local network at a loss in 18 states stretching from Massachusetts to Washington. Other industry-watchers pooh-pooh the report’s methodology and claim there is no reason the Bells should be […]

Wholesale Channel Links

Posted: 11/2001 Wholesale Channel Links   Wholesale Channel Links 3R Soft Inc. www.3rsoft.comAccess One Inc. www.accessoneinc.comAlaska Native Wireless LLC www.attws.comAmeritech Corp. www.ameritech.comATLANTIC-ACM www.atlantic-acm.comBellSouth Corp. www.bellsouth.comCapRock Communications Corp. www.caprock.comCisco Systems Inc. www.cisco.com Data Corp. Ltd. www.idc.comEasyLink Services Corp. www.easylink.comElectric Mail Company Inc. www.electricmail.comFederal Communications Commission www.fcc.govFrost & Sullivan www.frost.comGartner Inc. www.gartner.comJamcracker Enterprise Inc. www.jamecracker.comIDC www.idc.comLightyear Communications […]

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