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COMPTEL’s Comstock Resigns

Earl Comstock has resigned as president and CEO of COMPTEL, the competitive carrier association announced late Wednesday. Jerry James, former president of Grande Communications and a past chairman of COMPTEL, will serve as interim CEO of COMPTEL, effective immediately. Comstock said he is leaving COMPTEL to pursue other interests. He served as head of the […]

COMPTEL Exhibitors Adapt to New Competitive Environment

Dozens of exhibitors and 2,200 attendees converged on the world’s largest Marriott Hotel this week to champion a new era in the competitive carrier community — an era of rebirth characterized by mergers and acquisitions, and the introduction of new technologies. Up to 2,500 people were expected to participate in the Fall 2006 COMPTEL PLUS […]

COMPTEL Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The COMPTEL PLUS convention opened Monday with celebratory speeches and a cake sponsored by Progress Telecom marking COMPTEL’s 25th Anniversary. COMPTEL Chairman Sherm Henderson applauded companies that have “stayed the course for 25 years.” He reflected on the past quarter of a century by looking at the value competitors have brought to consumers and businesses. […]

Lightyear Receives Cisco-Powered Network Status for XSTREAM VoIP

Lightyear Network Solutions LLC (Booth 1016), a residential and business telecommunications service provider, has earned Cisco Systems Inc.s Powered Network status for its Lightyear XSTREAM VoIP. Based on Ciscos network technology, Lightyear XSTREAM VoIP provides customers with an array of advanced telephone customization options that far exceed the capabilities of traditional VoIP services, according to […]

Lightyear Enhances XSTREAM Dynamic T1 Product

Lightyear Network Solutions LLC (Booths 904-905) has announced the enhancement of its Lightyear XSTREAM Dynamic T1 product. Partnering with Cisco Systems Inc., Lightyear will use Ciscos 2430 series Internet access devices to connect to customers telephone systems and internal networks. The Cisco 2430s allow Lightyear to connect to the widest variety of customer systems from […]

Solidarity to Strengthen Competitors Voice in the Face of More Changes

2005 will bring a number of changes to the telecommunications industry, from an anticipated rewrite of the Telecom Act and implementation of the FCCs Triennial Review Remand Order, to more widespread deployment of VoIP and other new technologies, and an evolution in the type of providers delivering services to consumers and businesses. CompTel/ASCENT leaders at […]

Industry Leaders: Turn, Face the Change

Adapt to change was the advice given to attendees at the CompTel/ASCENT convention in remarks by both the associations CEO H. Russell Frisby Jr., Chairman Sherm Henderson, who is also president and CEO of Lightyear, and its keynote speaker Broadwing CEO David R. Huber. Frisby, quoting a Bob Dylan song, said the times they are […]

CompTel/ASCENT Alliance Elects 2004 Board

CompTel/ASCENT Alliance members have elected the 2004 board of directors, and Lightyear Communications president and CEO Sherman Henderson is the new chairman of the Washington D.C.-based trade group. Henderson is stepping in for nii Communications Ltd. president and CEO Richard Burk, who has been named vice chairman of the CompTel/ASCENT Alliance. Joe Ambersley, president of […]

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