Lightyear

 

RESELLER CHANNEL: NEWS BRIEFS

Posted: 6/2003 NEWS BRIEFS * Qwest Communications International Inc. is pursuing ways to expand its wireless coverage. "We are pursuing numerous options to deliver a national wireless footprint to our customers," says Qwest spokeswoman Carey Brandt, who declined to discuss a story in the Wall Street Journal that reported Qwest entered talks with Verizon Communications […]

Vendor Q&A Provides a Window into the Future

The buzz in the meeting room was palpable as attendees got ready to hear from the participants in the show’s biannual Vendor Panel. Always a forum for stirring up dust, this year’s panelists gave valuable insight into what to expect in the next few months. The panelists were: Don Green, senior director of marketing and […]

RESELLER CHANNEL: Long-Distance Resellers Moving to Any-Distance Bundle

Posted: 4/2003 Long-Distance Resellers Moving to Any-Distance Bundle By Josh Long AT&T Corp., WorldCom Inc. and Sprint Corp. have made it clear that providing American households local phone service is crucial to their future. They are not alone. Long-distance resellers say they also must incorporate any-distance calling to stay competitive with their larger rivals, including […]

In Box

Posted: 06/2002 In Box The Good, The Bad, The UNE – The Errors! I have just read your article on UNE-P and found it interesting but think you misinterpreted some points. First, there are many more UNE-P CLECs than you mentioned. We have more than 6,500 lines on the UNE-P and we are not the […]

RESELLER CHANNEL: VarTec-Lightyear Merger Bust Blamed on Banks

Posted: 04/2002 VarTec-Lightyear Merger Bust Blamed on Banks By Josh LongVarTec Telecom Inc., the privately held long-distance company known for its dial-around success, has called off plans to merge with Louisville, Ky.-based Lightyear Communications Inc., a switchless reseller, which markets to small and medium-sized businesses mostly through agents. What could have gone wrong between two […]

ROUND TABLE

Posted: 04/2002 RESELLER CHANNEL THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UNE Resellers Draw on UNE-P in Local Service Showdown Instead of letting the Bell operating companies beat them at the local game, competitive carriers are shooting for customers by using the unbundled network element platform (UNE-P). VARTEC-LIGHTYEAR MERGER BUST BLAMED ON BANKS What went wrong […]

VarTec to Close Lightyear, Excel in 2002

Posted: 11/2001 Partner Channel Headlines VarTec to Close Lightyear, Excel in 2002 By Josh Long Sherman Henderson In its second blockbuster deal of the year, Dallas-based VarTec Telecom Inc. has agreed to purchase the North American operations of Excel Communications Inc. Excel, known for its multilevel marketing strategy and massive network of independent representatives, is among […]

Partner Channel: VarTec to Close Lightyear, Excel in 2002

Posted: 11/2001 Partner Channel VarTec to Close Lightyear, Excel in 2002 By Josh Long Sherman Henderson In its second blockbuster deal of the year, Dallas-based VarTec Telecom Inc. has agreed to purchase the North American operations of Excel Communications Inc. Excel, known for its multilevel marketing strategy and massive network of independent representatives, is among […]

Wholesale Channel Links

Posted: 11/2001 Wholesale Channel Links   Wholesale Channel Links 3R Soft Inc. www.3rsoft.comAccess One Inc. www.accessoneinc.comAlaska Native Wireless LLC www.attws.comAmeritech Corp. www.ameritech.comATLANTIC-ACM www.atlantic-acm.comBellSouth Corp. www.bellsouth.comCapRock Communications Corp. www.caprock.comCisco Systems Inc. www.cisco.com Data Corp. Ltd. www.idc.comEasyLink Services Corp. www.easylink.comElectric Mail Company Inc. www.electricmail.comFederal Communications Commission www.fcc.govFrost & Sullivan www.frost.comGartner Inc. www.gartner.comJamcracker Enterprise Inc. www.jamecracker.comIDC www.idc.comLightyear Communications […]

Partner Channel – Lightyear’s Payment Shows Equity Programs Alive, Kicking

Posted: 08/2001 Partner Channel Lightyear’s Payment Shows Equity Programs Alive, Kicking By Tara Seals Lightyear Communications Inc. (www.lightyearcom.com) surprised everyone this summer by paying an equity disbursement to its “founding agents” after a merger with VarTec Telecom Inc. (www.vartec.net) was announced. In fact, contrary to what the dismal capital markets may indicate, the idea of […]

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