Resource to Merge with Intelisys

Master agency Intelisys Communications Inc. is merging with Resource Communications LLC, another telecom master agency. The combined company will be named Intelisys Communications Inc. The companies expect the transaction to be completed by the end of 2005, and say the companies bring together complementary business models that will push sales for suppliers and partners. With […]

FCC: Sprint and Nextel Okay to Merge

The FCC today approved the proposed merger between Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. Sprint says the companies now have completed all required regulatory transactions and soon will wrap up the merger. The deal creates the No. 3 wireless company in the United States. The combined company stock will trade on the New York Stock […]

Eureka, InfoHighway Announce Plans to Merge

Eureka Networks and InfoHighway Communications, two CLECs serving SMBs in the northeastern U.S., said today they intend to merge. The combined entity will have annual sales of more than $100 million, serve approximately 14,000 customers and offer 150,000 access lines in 14 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, the companies say.The deal is expected to close in […]

Qwest Slams AT&T-SBC Merger

Qwest Communications International Inc., the regional phone company seeking to acquire MCI Inc., is opposing the planned $16 billion merger of AT&T Corp. and SBC Communications Inc. Denver-based Qwest claims the AT&T-SBC combination would hurt retail and wholesale customers by driving up prices, reducing service quality, and resulting in less choice and innovation. Qwest also […]

Telecom Companies in New England to Merge

CTC Communications and Lightship Telecom, two telecommunications providers supporting businesses in New England, on Friday announced an agreement to merge under terms that were not disclosed. The merged company will combine Lightships skills in data networking and traditional phone service with CTCs experience building fiber-optic networks and implementing business-class IP phone services, the private companies […]

Globix and NEON Communications Merge

Globix Corp., a public company providing managed applications and hosted services to businesses, on Tuesday announced completing the acquisition of NEON Communications Inc. Westborough, Mass.-based NEON provides optical networking to carriers and large enterprise customers in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions. The new company has approximately 1,500 customers and generated combined revenue last year of […]

News Briefs

ITC^DeltaCom Inc. is scrapping plans to merge with Florida Digital Network Communications Inc. (FDN). The mutual agreement means ITC^DeltaCom does not plan to merge with Network Telephone Corp. because the agreement was contingent on the FDN merger closing. ITC^DeltaCom did not reveal why it is terminating the agreement with FDN. In September, ITC^DeltaCom announced plans […]

Competitive Industry Groups to Merge

As the competitive telecom services industry seeks to marshal its forces under increasing pressure from changing regulations, the two remaining organizations with CLEC memberships have announced their intentions to merge. CompTel/ASCENT on Dec. 3 announced plans to merge with the Association for Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS) - the third such combination for the group over the […]

All 4 One: Master Agencies Merge

Three master agencies - UteleSys, Communications Industries and Telelink Communications - have come together to form X4 Communications LLC, consolidating carrier commitments and back offices to improve commissions and efficiencies for their subagents. The new company launched in April. “Our cradle-to-grave approach to managing agent processes and focus on quality control will allow us to provide the […]

The Longest Mexican Standoff

I don’t know how long the lengthiest Mexican standoff lasted, but the Bell companies must be giving the recordholder a run for his money. It is now 20 years since divestiture and eight years since the Telecom Act of 1996, and the RBOCs have not encroached on each other’s territories, opting instead to merge with […]

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