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COMPTEL: TransNexus Deploys Single Intelligent Routing Solution at BroadRiver

TransNexus Inc. (Booth 523), a newly licensed MetaSwitch OSS/network management partner, successfully has deployed a least-cost routing and billing solution at BroadRiver Communication Corp., enabling the Atlanta-based CLEC to deliver VoIP to its cable customers. BroadRiver selected the MetaSwitch VP 3500 softswitch, which features a full range of Class 5 features with SIP and SS7 […]

CNS Re-Enters IXC Market

Consolidated Network Services (CNS, Booth 807) is re-entering the interexchange carrier wholesale network market in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri after completing several network additions. CNS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Communications Inc., which serves markets in Illinois and Texas and is the 15th largest independent local telephone company in the nation. CNS recently […]

PARTNER CHANNEL: DA Reseller Finds New Number for Agents

Posted: 7/2003 DA Reseller Finds New Number for Agents By Khali Henderson Directory assistance (DA) calls run upwards of $2.99 with convenience add-ons like call completion and are costing U.S. businesses more than $3.7 billion a year, or about $25 per employee, according to an estimate from TeleDeal Inc. Recognizing this cost center, TeleDeal founder […]

Potential Bell Merger with a Big 3 IXC

Posted: 05/2002 Potential Bell Merger with a Big 3 IXC“Over the next few years we’ll see the merging of local and long-distance companies, but this time it won’t be so threatening to regulators, and they won’t be blocked. Over the next year or two, local and long-distance companies will start to offer the same kinds […]

Customers Critical of Carrier Care

Posted: 02/2000 Customers Critical of Carrier Care by Dwight Allen, Barbara Deskey and Steven M. Martin Corporate telecommunications managers should be in a great mood. Choices among carriers have multiplied, prices are down, the variety of services is up and one-stop shopping is increasingly available. Yet, at many companies, telecom managers are not so happy–relationships […]

Broadwing Secures $2.1 Billion in Private Equity;Hires ‘E’ CFO

Posted: 03/2000 Broadwing Secures $2.1 Billion in Private Equity; Hires ‘E’ CFO By Ken Branson Hoping to become considerably more than the sum of its parts, Broadwing Inc. (www.broadwing.com) continues its metamorphosis. Broadwing, which grew out of the merger late last year of the former Cincinnati Bell Telephone Co. and the former IXC Communications Inc., […]

BroadWing Takes Flight — But How High?

Posted: 01/2000 BroadWing Takes Flight — But How High? By Ken Branson "The world’s no longer driven by the big eating the small; it’s now the fast eating the slow," says Rick Ellenberger, president and CEO of BroadWing Inc. Ellenberger believes that BroadWing (www.broadwing.com), the newly launched amalgam of Cincinnati Bell Inc. and IXC Communications […]

Business News – IXC Prepares for CBI Merger

Posted: 11/1999 IXC Prepares for CBI Merger By Ken Branson Used-to-bad-news IXC Communications Inc., Austin, Texas, is turning around as it prepares to be acquired by Cincinnati Bell Inc. (CBI), Cincinnati, in the fourth quarter. In the wake of the news of CBI’s intention to acquire IXC in a $3.2 billion stock swap, a river […]

Business News – CBI To Buy IXC; Carrier Turns from Wholesale Roots

Posted: 09/1999 CBI To Buy IXC; Carrier Turns from Wholesale Roots By Ken Branson John Zrno, president and CEO of IXC Communications Inc., Austin, Texas, already has begun turning the carrier away from its wholesale business, a process he expects will accelerate when IXC’s $3.2 billion acquisition by Cincinnati Bell Inc. (CBI), Cincinnati, goes through […]

Regulatory News – IXC Slamming Plan Won’t Work, States Say

Posted: 09/1999 IXC Slamming Plan Won’t Work, States Say By Kim Sunderland An industry-sponsored proposal calling for an independent third-party administrator (TPA) to handle slamming complaints just isn’t feasible, according to state regulators. Companies that slam, or switch a consumer’s long distance or local carrier without permission, are committing deceptive trade practices, which "are illegal," […]

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