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TelePacific Celebrates 10 Years

Facilities-based carrier TelePacific Communications marks its 10-year anniversary in 2008. The company provides voice and data services on TelePacific-owned switches and network infrastructure, and manages more than 75,000 customer accounts throughout California and Nevada. The company was named the 14th-fastest-growing company in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal; and prior to that, the […]

Talkstern Names President

Mobile communications company Talkster Inc. has appointment Jim Ferguson president. Ferguson, who has more than two decades of telecom experience, was previously president of sales and marketing at Mpower, where he guided a team of 150 employees in marketing, sales, field support, engineering and product life cycle teams that delivered more than $200 million in […]

Dick Jalkut

THEN: Dick Jalkut was the head of network for New England Telephone, which was a  $5 billion company based in Boston and with 20,000 employees. The big news in 1987 was the seven RBOCs trying to diversify their businesses, most of which failed, he says. Also wireless was just beginning to become user friendly but […]

X4 Heads West

It seems X4 Communications is taking that old adage, Go West, young man, to heart. The master agency is bulking up its presence in California, Colorado, Nevada and Texas, with the help of a new regional agent manager, and thanks largely in part to TelePacific Communications acquisition of Mpower Communications Corp. Those two factors put […]

TelePacific Goes Wholesale

When TelePacific Communications bought Mpower Communications Corp. in August, it also took on that carriers successful wholesale division. The same people and services now operate under the TelePacific umbrella, giving the California-based CLEC another line of business. TelePacifics Russ Shipley The move is significant for TelePacific, which has made its name as a retail carrier. […]

TelePacific Enters Wholesale Marketplace

TelePacific Communications (Booth 815) recent acquisition of Mpower Communications has created the fastest-growing CLEC in the western United States and one of the largest competitive telecommunications service providers in the country, according to the company. Combined, these companies now serve more than 75,000 customers and 800,000 access lines, and the merger enables TelePacific to enter […]

Mpower Formally Folded Into TelePacific

The money has officially changed hands and Mpower Communications Corp. now belongs to Los Angeles-based TelePacific Communications. The deal was announced in May and was financed by Credit Suisse and Bank of America. TelePacific paid approximately $204 million for Mpower and is transforming Mpower from a publicly traded corporation to a privately held one. The […]

Mpower Purchase Triggers $500,000 Agent Equity Payout

The pending aquisiton of CLEC Mpower Communications Corp. by rival TelePacific Communications will trigger more than $500,000 in payouts to Mpower agents that earned warrants in the company. JR Cook, vice president of alternate channels for Mpower, says the company issued 1,054,576 warrants to agents since the program was announced in October 2003. The total […]

TelePacific to Buy Mpower for $204 Million

California-based CLEC TelePacific Communications is buying Mpower Communications Corp. TelePacific, which is privately held, will pay approximately $204 million, or $1.92 in cash, per Mpower share. The deal will be financed by Credit Suisse and Bank of America, and is expected to close in the third quarter. TelePacific traditionally has served California and the Las […]

Level 3 to Buy ICG Communications

Fresh off its Progress Telecom acquisition, Level 3 Communications Inc. said today it will acquire all of the stock of ICG Communications Inc., a privately held Colorado-based telecommunications company for $163 million. “This transaction gives Level 3 the opportunity to further expand our footprint into areas where we see demand for our services, and to […]

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