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AOI Upgrades Local Service

Access One Inc. (Booths 407-409) has added an All You Can Talk option for their four dedicated local products, available to agents. It also has announced its largest promotion since the companys inception in 1993. In addition to the standard metered pricing, the All You Can Talk plan for local PRIs, digital T1s and two […]

Global Crossing Provides IP Network for Telmex

Global Crossing announced this week an agreement with the Telmex Group of companies including Teléfonos de México, Mexicos largest telecommunications company that will enable Telmex to interconnect its operations in Mexico, South America and the United States. Global Crossings global IP-based network will allow the Telmex Group to deliver voice, Internet protocol and network operation […]

US Signal Expands in Illinois, Wisconsin

US Signal has announced plans to light the Wisconsin portion of its fiber-optic network and expand its network in Illinois, with service availability expected by the end of the second quarter. Telecommunications carriers, resellers and channel partners in Wisconsin and Illinois will have access to US Signals long-haul transport fiber network linking the cities of […]

Round Table

… ON SPRINT CORP.’S PLANNED MERGER WITH NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS INC. “This creates three big wireless competitors carrying about 75 percent of the traffic, which is very helpful. Three major carriers can help keep prices low for customers, expenses lower for the companies and innovation high.” independent analyst Jeff Kagan “Assuming this merger is approved by […]

The 411 on VoIP DA

The regional Bell operating companies stand to lose 15 percent of residential lines with average monthly bills of $24 to cable companies, independent carriers and long-haul carriers that offer VoIP service, according to Standard & Poors. As the proliferating group of U.S. VoIP carriers signs a bigger share of customers (accounting for 12 percent of […]

WestCom Promotes Local Loop

WestCom Corp. (Booth 533), provider of dedicated private lines primarily to Wall Street and customers of agents and resellers, announces a local loop promotional offering. "Reducing local loop charges is paramount among carriers and resellers to help sell services," says Jon Jorgl, general manager for New York-based WestCom. "The success of your business depends on […]

World Telecom Group Joins PowerNet Global Agent Program

World Telecom Group (Booth 525), a communications consulting firm, has joined the PowerNet Global (Booth 404) Agent Program to market communications services to its small and medium-sized business market. "We’re pleased to move forward with PowerNet Global," says Vince Bradley, president and CEO of World Telecom Group. "They’ve earned their reputation as a solid company […]

Asia Netcom Steps Up as Silk-Road to Asia

Hong Kong-based telecommunications operator Asia Netcom (Booth 125), is readying a major push into the North American market with connectivity solutions for U.S. corporations to leverage cost savings available in the world’s fastest growing region. Founded in March 2003 by a consortium led by China Netcom (CNC), the ownership structure of Asia Netcom recently changed […]

T-Systems Expands European City Networks

T-Systemss wholesale telecommunications division, International Carrier Sales & Solutions, has expanded its city rings in six major European cities, making it easier to interconnect for transport services. London now has three points of presence across a 10Gbps city ring. Milan has increased to two PoPs across a 2.5Gbps ring. Paris now is connected through a […]

Qwest’s Earnings: Employee Raises Depend on It

Qwest Communications International Inc. employees have plenty of incentive to help their company meet earnings projections: their raises depend on it. A tentative contract agreement the Communications Workers of America reached last week with Qwest stipulates that union workers will receive a 1 percent to 3 percent raise next year and in 2005 if the […]

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