Janzen In as New One Communications CEO

Telecom industry vet Howard Janzen is taking over as CEO of One Communications. Janzen replaces Thomas Casey, who served as CEO after CTC Communications and Choice One Communications merged last year. One Communications on Monday would only say that Casey is no longer with the company. It would not provide further details. Casey previously had […]

Ernie Kelly

THEN: In 1987, Ernie Kelly was working for the Communications Satellite Corp. (COMSAT) as director of government relations. AT&T was the big boy on the telecom block, doing everything it could to bully and intimidate competitors, he recalls of that year. NOW: Today, he is a self-employed consultant in the telecom industry, a role that […]

NPRG Merges With Connecticut Research

Telecom research firm New Paradigm Resources Group Inc. (NPRG) has merged with Connecticut Research Inc., a consulting group that serves the telecommunications, electronics, electric utilities and information services sectors. The combination better positions NPRG to help clients in the IP telecom and information services arenas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. NPRG will keep […]

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 […]

One More Time With Feeling

Posted: 7/2003 One More Time With Feeling In case you havent heard it by now, youll read in our review of the ASCENT 2003 Spring Conference & Networking Center on page 60, that ASCENT and CompTel are talking merger. Again. The groups have discussed a combination at least twice before. While its hard to hold […]

The Pitch: Lampooned Telemarketing Still Effective

Posted: 04/2000 Unifying the Newly Merged Sales Force By Kevin Davis or a recently merged organization to achieve its growth goals, it must analyze its sales force’s skills to determine what it lacks. Then it can create a unified sales force by installing a common selling language, which delivers a single message to its customers.Failure […]

Sprint, MCI WorldCom Announce $115 BillionMerger

Posted: 11/1999 Sprint, MCI WorldCom Announce $115 Billion Merger By Ken Branson MCI WorldCom Inc. and Sprint Corp. have agreed to merge in what may be the biggest U.S. corporate combination ever. When the merger closes some time in the second half of 2000, the new company’s name will be WorldCom, company officials say. The […]

SBC Completes Acquisition of Ameritech

Posted: 11/1999 SBC Completes Acquisition of Ameritech By Liz Montalbano and Kim Sunderland SBC Communications Inc., San Antonio, has completed its acquisition of Ameritech Corp., Hoffman Estates, Ill., giving the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) control of three of the original seven Baby Bells, as well as sizeable chunk of customer base and facilities in […]

Business News – Bell Atlantic Merges 2 Wholesale Organizations

Posted: 10/1999 Bell Atlantic Merges 2 Wholesale Organizations New York-based Bell Atlantic Corp. merged its carrier services and telecom industry services (TIS) groups Sept. 1. The regional Bell operating company (RBOC) decided on the consolidation to enhance the level of service to its wholesale customers and to improve efficiency. The two units are part of […]

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