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ROUND TABLE

… On surviving carrier consolidation as a channel partner according to panelists on the Executive Roundtable at the Fall 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo (see related story). When you do have these megamergers, it does leave holes from an agent perspective. Last year, we were selling AT&T, SBC, MCI and Verizon often in all […]

Level 3 Communications Introduces Business Partner Program

Channel Partners Conference & Expo sponsor Level 3 Communications Inc. (Booth 413) announced the Level 3 Business Partner Program. With recent acquisitions of ICG, Progress Telecom, TelCove and the pending acquisition of Looking Glass, Level 3 acquired a existing agent program and is building on that foundation to provide a best-in-breed program. Level 3 Business […]

Time Warner Telecom to Buy Xspedius for $531.5 Million

Consolidation fever struck again late Thursday as Time Warner Telecom Inc. announced it has snapped up Xspedius Communications LLC, a privately held CLEC based in Missouri, for  $531.5 million. The deal is expected to close within the next six months. Time Warner Telecom will pay $212.5 million in cash and $319 million in shares of […]

Broadview Networks to Acquire ATX

Broadview Networks Holdings Inc. on Tuesday announced it will acquire ATX Communications Inc., an integrated communications provider that serves business customers in the Mid-Atlantic region including Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Details of the transaction were not released. However, the transaction is expected to close in 90 to 120 […]

Level 3 Plunks Down $165 Million for Looking Glass

Less than a week after closing its acquisition of ICG Communications, Level 3 Communications Inc. on Monday said it will continue its buying spree by paying $165 million for Looking Glass Networks Inc. The deal is expected to be wrapped up in the third quarter. Level 3 will pay total consideration to Looking Glass’ security […]

Level 3 Snaps Up TelCove

Level 3 Communications Inc. is at it again. The wholesale provider, which two weeks ago announced its third acquisition of the year, said on Monday it next will buy TelCove Inc., a privately held CLEC based in Pennsylvania. Level 3 already has snapped up competitive carriers Progress Telecom and WilTel Communications Group LLC within the […]

GO Networks Introduces Cellular Wi-Fi System

GO Networks at CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas on Monday introduced its cellular Wi-Fi system, the outdoor Metro Broadband Wireless (MBW) system that lets carriers deploy metropolitan networks for residential and urban areas, school and corporate campuses, and public spaces. More service providers are investigating metro Wi-Fi networks to provide subscribers with voice, video, data […]

Now Entering Big City Limits

WHOLESALE BROADBAND WIRELESS is striking out from its small-deployment roots and bringing its friend VoIP along for the ride. For instance, Aspen Communications, a regional service provider, rolled out a WiMAX infrastructure in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, metroplex area to support other wireless broadband service providers beginning last month. Aspen has created an initial network […]

White Rock Debuts CWDM/DWDM Platform

White Rock Networks introduced this week the VLX1020, a passive 1-RU WDM platform that can be configured as either a CWDM or DWDM system. The CWDM components include an eight-wavelength mux/demux and eight single-wavelength optical ADMs for point-to-point, linear and ring deployments. The VLX1020 also features a combiner/splitter that allows CWDM overlay onto an existing […]

Is Carrier-Class Ethernet Ready for Prime Time?

Though Ethernet is becoming standard in metro networks, carriers still face the challenge of extending it to small and medium enterprises. Executives from service providers and Ethernet gear vendors will discuss approaches to delivering Ethernet access services on a broader scale with the SLAs customers want and the economics that make it sustainable for carriers. […]

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