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EMBARQing on the Channel

EMBARQing on the Channel Theres always something new on the horizon, and for EMBARQ Corp., that thing is its channel program. Its channel strategy is a work in progress, launched when EMBARQ was spun off a year ago this June from Sprint Nextel. And rather than take a template from competitors, the company is taking […]

Verizon Reports 4.5% Earnings Growth

Verizon Communications Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter earnings that came in 4.5 percent higher than a year ago. The nations second-largest phone company attributed the increase to growth in its wireless division. Verizon earned $1.68 billion, or 58 cents per share, up from $1.61 billion, or 55 cents per share, in the second quarter of […]

McLain Officially Named Endeavor Telecom Head

Justin McLain officially has been named president and CEO of Atlanta-based wholesaler Endeavor Telecom. McLain has served in that role unofficially since Endeavor spun off from SSI in 2002. The formal title was announced on Monday. From 1999 to 2002, McLain was vice president of sales for SSI. Endeavor Telecom www.endeavortelecom.com

Pac-West Files Bankruptcy

Wholesale service provider Pac-West Telecomm Inc. said on Tuesday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company has watched revenue from ISPs continue to decline as it simultaneously has spent millions building out its network. It also sold its retail business to TelePacific Communications in March 2005, eliminating another revenue stream for Pac-West. Pac-West […]

Cisco Snaps Up WebEx for $3.2 Billion, Positions to Fend off Microsoft

Cisco Systems Inc. will acquire Internet conferencing market leader WebEx for $3.2 billion, it said Thursday. The deal will give Cisco an on-demand Web conferencing expertise to complement its ongoing unified communications rollout, particularly in the SMB segment. It also positions Cisco to fend off deepening competition from Microsoft Corp. Cisco and Microsoft have both […]

RADVISON, Nortel Show Off Video Platform

RADVISION is demonstating applications based on its SCOPIA Interactive Video Platform with Nortels WiMAX solution at the 3GSM World Conference 2007 in Barcelon this week. The SCOPIA Interactive Video Platform, targeted for operators and service providers, combines different sources of video from wireless 3G devices, WiMAX devices, PCs, surveillance cameras and streaming content network sources, […]

ASC Announces Customer Deployment of Carrier Management Solution

Advanced Software Concepts Inc. (ASC, Booth 321) announced that its ASC Carrier Management Solution has been deployed successfully by a major North American telecom service provider. The carriers identity was not disclosed, but ASC and the ILEC are arranging one-onone meetings at the COMPTEL PLUS event to discuss the deployment with carriers. Interested parties should […]

Verilink Files Bankruptcy, Fires Company Heads

Verilink Corp., makers of broadband access equipment for ILECs, CLECs, IXCs and other carriers, said today it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Colorado-based company which distributes through VARs and other channel partners said it needs to reorganize so it can relieve some of its financial pressures, according to its news release. Verilink has […]

WWE Chooses Volantis for Mobile Content Enablement

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) is launching a new mobile portal with the help of Volantis, a supplier of applications, tools and platforms for mobile devices, the companies announced at CTIA Wireless. The demand for WWE content outside of its television programming has been growing, particularly online. To meet that demand, WWE said it will […]

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