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Frontier Wholesale Services To Offer GreaterGlobalization

Posted: 09/1999 Frontier Wholesale Services To Offer Greater Globalization By Liz Montalbano The wholesale services division of Frontier Corp. will have a stronger international presence now that the Rochester, N.Y.-based carrier will merge with Hamilton, Bermuda-based Global Crossing Ltd., according to Anthony J. Palma, vice president of carrier marketing for Frontier. "I think the biggest […]

Regulatory News – FCC, Bells Agree on Merger Conditions

Posted: 08/1999 FCC, Bells Agree on Merger Conditions By Kim Sunderland Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff has reached agreement with SBC Communications Inc., San Antonio, and Ameritech Corp., Hoffman Estates, Ill., that 28 conditions be placed on the Bell companies’ proposed merger. The full commission plans to put out the conditions for public comment, with […]

Broadband Wireless a Rising Star

Posted: 08/1999 Broadband Wireless a Rising Star By Charlotte Wolter The world of wireless broadband services has expanded dramatically in the last few months, as service providers such as Sprint Corp. and MCI WorldCom Inc. have feverishly snapped up multichannel multipoint distribution service (MMDS) bandwidth in a play to offer data and voice services. Combined […]

Business News – Qwest Makes Play for US WEST, Frontier

Posted: 07/1999 Qwest Makes Play for US WEST, Frontier By Liz Montalbano In what could prove to be the shot that fires off this summer’s down-and-dirtiest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) wrestling match, Denver-based Qwest Communications International Inc. has made an offer to acquire both Denver-based regional Bell operating company (RBOC) US WEST Inc. and Rochester, […]

Business News – Network Plus Launches Wholesale SDSL

Posted: 06/1999 Network Plus Launches Wholesale SDSL Integrated communications provider (ICP) Network Plus Inc., Quincy, Mass., announced that it is making its symmetric digital subscriber line (SDSL) service available for resale. The announcement coincides with the launch of the company’s new Command Plus Communications Network, a proprietary network in the Northeast and the Southeast. The […]

BellSouth Takes a Stake in Qwest

Posted: 06/1999 BellSouth Takes a Stake in Qwest By Ken Branson BellSouth Corp., Atlanta, ever anxious for the day when it can offer long distance service, has taken a $3.5 billion, 10 percent stake in Qwest Communications International Inc., Denver. The companies will share sales forces and technical resources, marketing to each other’s customers when […]

Straight Talk – Part One

Posted: 05/1999 Straight Talk – Part One Resellers on Becoming Local Telephone Companies Roundtable Participants Moderator: Bob Titsch Jr., Former Group Editor, Telecom Division, Virgo Publishing Inc., Phoenix Panelists: Philip Bethune, President, Vista Group International, Westlake, Ohio Jack Burk, President, Integrated TeleServices, Fresno, Calif. Bob George, President, Discount Long Distance, Knoxville, Tenn. Gene "Skip" Lane […]

Straight Talk – Part One

Posted: 05/1999 Straight Talk – Part One Resellers on Becoming Local Telephone Companies Roundtable Participants Moderator: Bob Titsch Jr., Former Group Editor, Telecom Division, Virgo Publishing, Phoenix Panelists: Philip Bethune, President, Vista Group International, Westlake, Ohio Jack Burk, President, Integrated TeleServices, Fresno, Calif. Bob George, President, Discount Long Distance, Knoxville, Tenn. Gene "Skip" Lane Jr., […]

Is Local Resale a Sinking Ship?

Posted: 05/1999 Is Local Resale a Sinking Ship? Voyagers Prefer Facilities; Hope Floats in UNE-P By Ken Branson Illustration by Ben Folkertsma It looked like a plan in 1996 when Congress passed the Telecommunications Act: The incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) had networks, but couldn’t sell beer on a troopship; competitive companies–brand-new–had no networks, but […]

Carrier Channel: IXCs: Don’t Let DA Slip Away

Posted: 05/1999 IXCs: Don’t Let DA Slip Away By Larry Butler Since 1964, consumers have dialed 411 for local directory assistance (DA) and NPA-555-1212 for numbers outside their local area. This approach has worked reasonably well for years, but no longer. Multiple local exchange carriers (LECs) and number portability are among the reasons that a […]

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