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TelePacific Reaches Decade Milestone

Stability can be one of a company’s greatest assets for attracting quality partners. TelePacific Communications can add that to its legend this week as the company marks its 10th year in business. TelePacific opened its doors in 1998, focusing on small and medium-sized businesses, providing them with products, services and prices previously available only to […]

TelePacific Honors Top Agents

From left, Dick Jalkut, Rick Dellar, Ken Bisnoff and Michael McKenney. Intelisys Dellar and McKenney accept the award for being TelePacifics highest-grossing master agency. CEO Dick Jalkut asks everyone to raise a glass in honor of TelePacifics top agents. TelePacifics Ken Bisnoff and Sandler Partners Joyce Breckenridge are in foreground. California-based CLEC TelePacific Communications recently […]

Dick Jalkut

THEN: Dick Jalkut was the head of network for New England Telephone, which was a  $5 billion company based in Boston and with 20,000 employees. The big news in 1987 was the seven RBOCs trying to diversify their businesses, most of which failed, he says. Also wireless was just beginning to become user friendly but […]

TelePacific Enters Wholesale Marketplace

TelePacific Communications (Booth 815) recent acquisition of Mpower Communications has created the fastest-growing CLEC in the western United States and one of the largest competitive telecommunications service providers in the country, according to the company. Combined, these companies now serve more than 75,000 customers and 800,000 access lines, and the merger enables TelePacific to enter […]

TelePacific to Buy Mpower for $204 Million

California-based CLEC TelePacific Communications is buying Mpower Communications Corp. TelePacific, which is privately held, will pay approximately $204 million, or $1.92 in cash, per Mpower share. The deal will be financed by Credit Suisse and Bank of America, and is expected to close in the third quarter. TelePacific traditionally has served California and the Las […]

Jalkut Weighs in on Future of Telecom

Dick Jalkut, a 35-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, on Wednesday talked about life after UNE-P in an industry address that melded historical and current events to highlight where telecom is headed. Jalkut is president and CEO of TelePacific Communications, a California-based CLEC. Years ago, he led NYNEX Corp., the New York carrier that eventually […]

Veteran Explains Impact of Regulation, Consolidation on Partner Channel

With the new AT&T Inc., and the merger of Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI, life after the megamergers will look a little different for those of us in the telecommunications industry. Size matters. Synergy is important. Eliminating a competitor is strategic. Filling networks is imperative, said Dick Jalkut, president and CEO of TelePacific Communications. In […]

Put Away Egos, Get Down To Business

By Dick Jalkut The news of the past quarter featuring the SBC Communications Inc. and AT&T Corp. merger and the debates between MCI and Verizon Communications Inc. and Qwest Communications International Inc. ought to be instructive to all of us involved with CLECs. Size matters. Synergy is important. Eliminating a competitor is strategic. Filling networks […]

Big Wheels Keep on Turning

Posted: 05/2005 Big Wheels Keep on Turning My brother-in-law asked me if there was anything new going on in the telecom market these days. I was attending his son’s third birthday party, so I realized he was just making conversation, but I couldn’t resist the retort: “Nothing unless you count the fact that SBC is […]

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