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FTC Sues Bankrupt Reseller

In the latest chapter of a bankrupt telecommunications reseller, the Federal Trade Commission has charged NorVergence Inc. with defrauding consumers through claims that it could offer them years of savings on their telephone, wireless and Internet bills. The New Jersey-based company promised customers a black box known as the ‘Matrix’ would be partly responsible for […]

Matrix Rolls Out TeleConvergence

Matrix Telecom is introducing TeleConvergence, a new service that integrates enterprise-class local, long-distance and data communications in a VoIP solution. The company says this service offers savings over traditional services by using a single access circuit. Clearly VoIP technology is going to be the next revolution in telecommunications, and Matrix Telecom intends to leverage this […]

Matrix Telecom Assembles CLEC Co-op

Matrix Telecom debuted a new wholesale service called Network Matrix, which is designed to give CLECs the ability to offer customers seamless nationwide service. Network Matrix is a kind of CLEC cooperative, explains Rick Nagel, director of wholesale for Network Matrix. Matrix will serve as a gateway to several independent networks across the country, he […]

Been There, Done That

Before NorVergence, there was Minimum Rate Pricing. Both companies were telecommunications resellers in New Jersey, fell victim to bankruptcy, faced investigations questioning their business practices and both involved a family: brothers Peter and Thomas Salzano. Minimum Rate Pricing, which listed assets of $33 million and liabilities of $116 million in a 1999 bankruptcy filing, settled […]

Co-opetition Comes to the Local Market

With little to sustain them in the way of wins on the regulatory front, competitive service providers are getting creative. AT&T Corp., for example, announced marketing agreements with cablecos Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Charter and Mediacom which allow AT&T to refer CallVantage purchasers to the appropriate local cable operator for the broadband connection required for […]

CLECs to Trade Traffic, Bypass Bells

Against that backdrop of an uncertain regulatory environment, Matrix Telecom rolled out in mid-September a new wholesale service called Network Matrix, which is designed to give CLECs the ability to offer customers a seamless nationwide service. Network Matrix is a kind of CLEC cooperative, explains Rick Nagel, director of wholesale for Network Matrix. “Matrix will […]

Resale Gets Another Black Eye

By now you’ve heard about the NorVergence bankruptcy. Certainly, it’s not the largest in telecom’s recent past, but it is significant nevertheless. The company had a novel business model wherein it aggregated network services through its Merged Access Transport Intelligent Xchange or MATRIX System installed at the customer premises. Typically, located in the customer wiring […]

TMI Offers Expanded Publications

Technologies Management Inc. (TMI Booth 710) is offering expanded publications to help telecom services providers with customer and consumer obligations that states and the FCC now require. The available titles are: Carrier Recurring Customer Notice Requirements which, along with support reference information, provides recurring customer notice requirements in electronic format; Credit, Billing and Disconnection Rules […]

Trading Desk: Offers Change Hubs into Trading Centers

Posted: 01/2001 Offers Change Hubs into Trading Centers By Khali Henderson Neutral collocation facility operators are moving beyond real estate and access management to provide services that will facilitate city-to-city and metro capacity trading. Telx (www.telx.com), which has operated a neutral collocation facility at 60 Hudson St. in New York for the past three years, […]

Cisco Scales Routing Products to 5 Terabits

Posted: 02/2000 Cisco Scales Routing Products to 5 Terabits BY CHARLOTTE WOLTER n an effort to provide flexible pipes for what it sees as the coming growth waves in data networking, Cisco Systems Inc. (www.cisco.com) has unveiled a strategy to make its core network routing product line scalable to 5 terabits of capacity by early […]

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