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USTelecom Congratulates Chairman Martin on His Senate Confirmation

The following statement is from Walter B. McCormick Jr., president & CEO of USTelecom: We congratulate Chairman Martin on his confirmation and look forward to his continued role at the helm of the FCC. With so many pressing issues before the Commission, we appreciate the Chairmans leadership and vision for a vibrant, market-based communications industry. […]

TIA, USTELECOM Get Back Together for 2007 Event

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) announced Wednesday that they will renew their partnership for a single telecom industry event in 2007. The new event, NXTcomm, will be held June 18-21 in Chicago at McCormick Place and will replace both GLOBALCOMM and TelecomNEXT in 2007. The two associations TIA […]

SAVVIS Names New CEO

Managed services provider SAVVIS Inc. has appointed a new CEO, several months after it accepted the resignation of Robert McCormick. McCormick stepped down late last year following revelations that he had spent $241,000 of company money at a topless club in New York. News reports last week noted SAVVIS and McCormick have settled the disputed […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

The Next Tom Clancy? Kenin Spivak isnt your typical CEO. The head of wireless software company Telemac Corp., has brought pharmaceutical intrigue to life in the new thriller The Karasik Conspiracy. The books creation is tinged with a bit of intrigue of its own. Spivak, a lawyer and former Hollywood executive, claims the pharmaceutical lobbying […]

TelecomNEXT Exhibits to Triple TELECOM 05 in Size

While TELECOM 05 this week at the Venetian Conference Center has 50,000 net square feet of exhibit space and is expected to draw 7,000 attendees. USTelecoms next big event, TelecomNEXT, will be about three times that size, says Walter B. McCormick Jr., president and CEO of USTelecom. “TelecomNEXT is a new kind of trade show, […]

Upbeat Opening Showcases Blurring Business Lines

For the traditional telecom crowd, USTelecoms opening remarks were an exciting multimedia affair set against the backdrop of contemporary music and MTV-style sound bites and images. As Marshall McLuhan would say, the medium is the message. This departure of form is in line with a key theme of the show: business lines are blurring. The […]

USTA Unveils New Trade Show for 2006

The United States Telecom Association unveiled plans for a new trade show to be held in spring 2006 that USTA President and CEO Walter B. McCormick says will replace SUPERCOMM as the premier industry event. Called, TelecomNEXT, the new trade show is set for March 19-25, in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay. The new […]

Round Table

  …ON THE RESIGNATION OF FCC CHAIRMAN MICHAEL POWELL. “Chairman Powell’s tenure at the FCC has not resulted in a better deal for America’s telecommunications consumers. Regulatory uncertainty under Powell’s watch has created ideal conditions for a ‘perfect storm’ of endless litigation that has set back the development of a 21st century telecommunications policy by […]

Telecom Industry Rules Must Catch Up with the Marketplace

By Walter B. McCormick Jr. As the industry prepares to gather this month in Las Vegas for TELECOM ’04, the annual conference for the United States Telecommunications Association, this is an appropriate time to reflect on the tremendous changes we have seen in the telecom industry and the steps that must still be taken to […]

Phone Companies Ask Congress to Open Antitrust Probe

Nearly two dozen telecommunications providers on Friday asked Congress to open a probe investigating whether the country’s biggest local phone companies violated antitrust laws by plotting an enormous lobbying campaign with equipment makers to deregulate the market. “Indeed, this secret campaign appears to raise fundamental issues relating to antitrust law and specifically, whether it is […]

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