ISPhone Offers U.S. Local, Toll-Free Numbers

ISPhone, a provider of wholesale services to VoIP service providers, on Tuesday announced the availability of U.S. local and toll-free telephone numbers, or DIDs. The service lets resellers offer their customers a U.S. presence, no matter where they are based, ISPhone said. DIDs may be pointed to gateways and other devices anywhere in the world. […]

Judge: Nacchio Must Forfeit Assets of $52 Million

Qwest Communications International Inc.s former CEO, Joe Nacchio, must forfeit $52 million in assets he gained after illegal stock sales. The federal government has tried since late 2005 to force Nacchio to hand over those proceeds. A federal judge in Denver released the forfeiture order on Friday as Nacchios sentencing hearing was starting. Nacchio in […]

Readying for Apples iPhone

You may have heard that the iPhone is set to arrive this week. The sleek little $500 device will be available June 29 and is getting its close-up in Time magazine, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal, while generating a bevy of press relations announcements from partner vendors and starring in a series of demo […]

Towerstream Closes Stock Offering, Shares Decline

Towerstream Corp.s stock has taken a beating since the fixed wireless broadband provider went public on the Nasdaq in late May. Its share prices fell 3 percent during the first week of trading, however, and now the company has sold $40 million of its stock for less than market price. Towerstream announced last week it […]

Appeals Court Rejects Vonage Request

A federal appeals court today denied Vonage Holdings Corp.s request that the jury verdict against it be thrown out and that the company get a new trial. We believe that Vonage has not yet made a sufficient argument to justify a new trial, said analysts for investment bank Stifel Nicolaus in a memo to clients. […]

McLeodUSA Again Files for IPO

McLeodUSA Inc. plans to once again go public. The CLEC on March 22 filed to sell stock worth up to $172.5 million. The company deregistered from the Nasdaq about a year ago, after its second bankruptcy. Now it proposes to trade on the Nasdaq Global Market under the new ticker symbol MUSA. The previous symbol […]

Seven Steps Toward Control

Forgive me for sounding like a self-help book. Thats not my intention. Many of you have spoken to me privately about my recent editorial (February 2007) on carrier commitment and ways that your partner sales organizations are trying to insulate themselves from the inevitable ups and downs of carrier compensation and engagement policies. Many of […]

World Telecom Groups Annual Tee & Sea to Take Place May 17-18 in Malibu

World Telecom Group (WTG, Booth 301) will be whooping it up with agents again this spring for the fifth year in a row. The master agencys annual Tee & Sea event replete with food, recreation and relaxed networking will take place May 17-18 in Malibu, Calif. Agents will get to choose among three daytime activities: […]

Rivermine Unveils New TEM Platform

Telecom expense management platform provider Rivermine has released its Rivermine 5.0. The release debuts the Rivermine Clarity Decision Engine, which enables organizations to analyze data to make network migration and rate plan decisions as well as benchmark key performance areas, the company said. Other new features include international currency support and enhanced wireless management capabilities. […]

XO: Selling Not in the Cards

On the same day Level 3 Communications Inc. committed to buying Broadwing Corp., XO Holdings Inc. said it will not sell its wireline division. For now. Industry experts have speculated for several months Level 3 would buy XO Communications. In August, Current Analysis Inc. analyst Brian Washburn told xchange magazine that XO Holdings Chairman and […]

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