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Former Sprint Exec Joins Aptela

Internet-based business communications services provider Aptela Inc. announced on Tuesday Art MacDowell, former vice president of wholesale services for Sprint Nextel, has joined the firm as vice president of alternate channels. In this role, MacDowell assumes responsibility for Aptelas channel sales including wholesale, VAR and master agent programs. MacDowell spent more than 17 years at […]

Sage Names New President, COO

Terry W. Lewis has been named president and COO of Sage Telecom Inc. Lewis has more than 23 years of experience in the communications industry, most recently as group senior vice president-international operations for Verizon Communications. Lewis also served as president of GTE Telecommunications Inc., was vice president of marketing and product management for GTE […]

Regulatory News – FCC’s 25 Conditions to Ensure Open Competition

Posted:  08/2000 FCC’s 25 Conditions to Ensure Open Competition Separate Affiliate for Advanced Services. Bell Atlantic/GTE will create separate affiliates to provide all advanced services in the combined region. Surrogate Line Sharing Discount. Bell Atlantic/GTE will provide data CLECs the economic equivalent of “line sharing” by providing them a second loop at a 50 percent […]

Regulatory News – BA-GTE Pairing Heads Up Local, Wireless Race

Posted:  08/2000 BA-GTE Pairing Heads Up Local, Wireless Race By Kim Sunderland There’s a new leader in the race to control the local and wireless segments of the telecom industry since the FCC (www.fcc.gov) approved the Bell Atlantic Corp. (www.bell-atl.com) and GTE Corp. (www.gte.com) merger earlier this summer.Setting 25 conditions, the FCC approved a two-year-old […]

Business News – ATC Teleports Buys General Telecom for $30 Million

Posted: 07/2000 ATC Teleports Buys General Telecom for $30 Million By Ken Branson It’s Big Bang Day for Melissa Craig. ATC Teleports Inc. (www.atcteleport.com) will buy Craig’s company, General Telecommunications Inc., for $30 million, she has announced.This is not like Bell Atlantic Corp. (www.bell-atl.com) buying GTE Corp. (www.gte.com), but in the corner of the telecom […]

Business News – Teradyne Opens Cable Farm in Midwest

Posted: 06/2000 Teradyne Opens Cable Farm in Midwest By Stacy Lane Linkmeyer From the Midwestern breadbasket of Deerborn, Ill., a modern farm–of sorts–has appeared on the landscape.Missing are rows of corn, grain or soybeans. They’ve been replaced by more than 95,000 feet of cable of varying gauges and lengths, cross-connects, pedestals, switches, network equipment and […]

Stock Watch – Market Battered on High Inflation Numbers

Posted: 06/2000 Market Battered on High Inflation Numbers Cash flew out of Wall Street at the end of our trading session after the government’s Consumer Price Index’s core rate jumped by 0.4 percent, double what economists had expected. It also was the largest gain in five years. Three major indices registered their largest one-day point […]

Business News – Four Companies Pair Off in Wireless Ventures

Posted: 05/2000 Four Companies Pair Off in Wireless Ventures BY KEN BRANSON AND STACY LANE LINKMEYER Bell Atlantic Corp. (www.bell-atl.com) and Vodafone AirTouch plc (www.vodafone.com) launched a joint wireless and paging joint venture, Verizon Wireless on April 4.One day later, BellSouth Corp. (www.bellsouth.com) and SBC Communications Inc. (www.sbc.com), said they too would come together with […]

Regulatory News – Competitors Urge Denial of MCI WorldCom-Sprint Merger

Posted:  04/2000 Competitors Urge Denial of MCI WorldCom-Sprint Merger BY KIM SUNDERLAND As two of the nation’s largest IXCs attempt to combine forces in one of the new millennium’s first and biggest telecom mergers, the FCC (www.fcc.gov) prepares to issue its determination of whether the controversial deal benefits the public interest. To hear competitive carriers […]

Vodafone, Bell Atlantic Make Nice in $70 BillionWireless Deal; GTE Goes Along

Posted: 11/1999 Vodafone, Bell Atlantic Make Nice in $70 Billion Wireless Deal; GTE Goes Along Once they fought over AirTouch. Now, AirTouch is them, and they are AirTouch. Bell Atlantic Corp., New York, and Vodafone AirTouch PLC, Newbury, England, have decided to merge their wireless operations into a new, and yet unnamed, wireless giant in […]

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