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MegaPath, Netifice Wrap Up Merger

VPN and managed services providers Netifice Communications Inc. and MegaPath Networks Inc. have completed their merger, which the companies announced in February. They did not disclose the terms of the transaction, although they did say Netifices acquisition of MegaPath involved an undisclosed amount in stock and cash, and included $35 million in additional funding from […]

CTC, Choice One to Buy Conversent

Mirroring the overall industry penchant for consolidation, CTC Communications and Choice One Communications two CLECs that have yet to complete their own merger said today they will jointly acquire Conversent Communications Inc. The move creates an even stronger competitor to the incumbent local exchange carriers like Verizon and AT&T, explained Ray Allieri, president and CEO […]

WCS Takes Wraps Off VIPnet

Wholesale Carrier Services Inc. (WCS, Booth 427) at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo unveiled its latest service, Virtual Intelligent Peering Network (VIPnet). The new addition to the WCS product portfolio gives WCS channel partners the ability to access a route and a cost-efficient IP backbone for their voice and data telecommunications, the company said. […]

CTC Communications, Choice One to Merge

CTC Communications and Choice One Communications announced today they are merging to create one of the largest CLECs in the United States, and the largest privately held CLEC in the Northeast. The merger creates a behemoth competitor to carriers such as InfoHighway, one of the largest CLECs in the Northeast created by the merger of […]

Sprint Expands Partnership with Quiconnect

Systems integrator Quiconnect, which is headquartered in London, is helping Sprint Nextel Corp. broaden its European WLAN presence; it has signed a bilateral access and interconnect services agreement with RoamPoint to give Sprint’s corporate customers access to Wi-Fi supplier The Cloud’s 7,000 hotspots in the United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden. RoamPoint manages the interconnection of […]

Formula Telecom Buys Viziquor

Israel-based Formula Telecom Solutions Ltd., a CRM and billing provider, said today it has acquired U.S.-based Viziqor Solutions Inc., a privately held developer of billing and business support systems. Formula Telecom Solutions said the buyout gives it a stronger presence in the North American market. Some of Viziquors products are designed specifically for U.S. companies. […]

Western Wireless, ALLTEL Merger to be Official on Monday

Nearly three weeks after the FCC approved the proposed merger between Western Wireless Corp. and ALLTEL, Western Wireless said today its shareholders also have given the thumbs-up to the deal. The companies expect the merger to be official as of Monday, Aug. 1, now that all entities have consented. Through the Western Wireless acquisition, ALLTEL […]

iPCS Completes Horizon PCS Merger

iPCS Inc., a PCS Affiliate of Sprint Corp., has completed its merger with Horizon PCS, Inc., another PCS Affiliate of Sprint headquartered in Chillicothe, Ohio. The combined company will be called iPCS Inc. The merger, originally announced last March, creates the second largest PCS Affiliate of Sprint in terms of covered POPs. This is a […]

5Linx Rebrands Packet8 Services

8×8 Inc., the Packet8 VoIP provider, said this week 5Linx, a network marketing company specializing in telecommunications sales, will offer Packet8 services under the re-branded Globalinx name. The Rochester, N.Y.-headquartered 5Linx sells to independent salespeople throughout the United States. “Our reps are eager and motivated to introduce their customers to the tremendous savings and benefits […]

Business News – Coalition Formed to Promote Convergence

Posted: 08/2000 Coalition Formed to Promote Convergence More than a dozen telecommunications company have formed the National Convergence Alliance (www.convergencealliance.com), an organization whose mission is to define, promote and educate about convergence in the communications industry.“Industry leaders have been looking for a means of bringing together the elements of convergence clearly and understandably,” says Don […]

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