ICG Pacts with New Global Telecom for IP Centrex

In a swing away from its current IP Centrex platform, based on software by VocalData, now a division of Tekelec Inc., ICG Communications Inc. announced it has made a strategic agreement with New Global Telecom Inc. (NGT) to use that companys IP Centrex system, which is based on BroadSoft Inc. software. Under the deal, ICG […]

Mpower Acquires ICG, Signs Contract with Tierzero

Mpower Communications (Booth 611) announced it has acquired ICG Communications Inc.s California customer base and network assets in California. The acquisition provides Mpower with a statewide SONET fiber network with fiber rings in six major metropolitan markets and 128 on-net fiber-lit commercial buildings. It also provides a wholesale channel for Mpower as it becomes a […]

ICG Goes to Venture Capitalists

ICG Communications Inc. emerged from bankruptcy two years ago, but the restructuring did not lead to prosperity. In fact, the Englewood, Colo., telecommunications company disclosed this fall in a proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it would likely have to file for bankruptcy again and liquidate assets if it did not […]


AT&T Corp. is offering consumer broadband service in 11 additional states for a total of 25 states in which the No. 1 long-distance provider offers DSL as part of a package of residential services. The new states are Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Tennessee. AT&T has […]

One-stop Shopping Programs on the Rise

Posted: 12/2003 One-stop Shopping Programs on the Rise By Tara Seals Facing an ever-expanding sea of communications options, more businesses are turning to channel partners to help them navigate the waters. Customers are demanding channel businesses become one-stop ports of call for voice, data and converged solutions. Vendors capitalizing on the trend include Verizon Communications […]

New Attitude

Posted: 6/2003 New Attitude Record-Breaking Attendance Sets Upbeat Tone for Channel Partners Expo By Tara Seals The Channel Partners Conference & Expo, held March 24-26 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, attracted more than 1,800 people, making it a record-breaking event for host PHONE+. The Las Vegas fervor carried into the […]

PARTNER CHANNEL: ICG Rolls Out Hosted IP PBX Service Through Partners

Posted: 4/2003 ICG Rolls Out Hosted IP PBX Service Through Partners By Khali Henderson ICG Communications Inc. is rolling out VoicePipe, a nationwide hosted IP voice and data solution for businesses that it plans to sell through its partner channel. "We see it as the flagship product of our partner program," says Bob Beaty, senior […]

PARTNER CHANNEL: Agents: Carriers Exiting Bankruptcy Want You!

Posted: 12/2002 Agents: Carriers Exiting Bankruptcy Want You! By Josh Long ICG COMMUNICATIONS INC. had a difficult decision to make a few years ago. In its quest to eliminate unprofitable product lines during its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the company parted ways with many independent sales representatives. ICG, a national competitive local exchange carrier that filed […]

Stock Watch – Market Climbs on Long-Term View

Posted: 07/2001 Stock Watch Market Climbs on Long-Term View The Federal Reserve’s rate cut of 50 basis points announced on the last day of our trading session (May 15) failed to rally Wall Street, but the more positive outlook on the economy gave a boost to the market. The rate cut, the fifth this year, […]

Stock Watch

Posted: 12/2000 Stock Watch High Wholesale Prices Spark Inflation Fears Rising wholesale prices in September, boosted by high energy costs and continuing consumer demand, sent inflation fears spiraling, further fueling fears of interest rate hikes when the Federal Reserve meets again. The Labor Department’s Producer Price Index (PPI) rose 0.9 percent, after falling 0.2 percent […]

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