AT&T Touts Alternatives to Cablecos

As a result of its merger with SBC Communications Inc., AT&T Inc. said yesterday it will be able to bundle services and cut phone bills for residential customers. The company said an estimated 4 million residential subscribers with SBC local service and AT&T long-distance service are eligible to add DSL, wireless and video services at […]

Industry Pundits Share Vision of Next-Gen Convergence

A general session, The Global Vision and Promise of the Converged Next-Gen Network, organized by ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunication Industry Solutions), will feature the chief technology officers of several leading telecommunications companies in the United States. The panel includes Mark Wegleitner, senior vice president, technology and chief technology officer, Verizon; Chris Rice, executive vice president, […]

Access One Bolsters Executive Team

Service provider Access One Inc. has hired two new executives.Jonathan Mitch Mitchell will serve as vice president of operations, responsible for the network and operations departments. He will provide technical and service direction for Access One and manage its network. Prior to joining the company, Mitchell worked for corporations including MCI Inc., MFS Communications, Worldcom, […]

Jasomi Networks Releases New Version of Session Border Controller

Jasomi Networks Inc. on Wednesday unveiled version 3.3 of its PeerPoint line of session border controllers. "Similar in scope to firewalls, session border controllers allow administrators to define and enforce policies for VoIP signaling and media streams as they cross from one side of a network edge to another," Todd Simpson, chief operating officer of […]


Posted: 01/2000 ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES BroadWing Inc. (, the new company formed from the merger of Cincinnati Bell and IXC Communications Inc., has named its executive team. Former president and CEO of Cincinnati Bell Richard G. Ellenberger will remain in that capacity for the new company. Former Cincinnati Bell COO Richard S. Ponti is […]

Business News – Newbridge Acquires TimeStep, Northchurch

Posted: 12/1999 Newbridge Acquires TimeStep, Northchurch Newbridge Networks Corp., Kanata, Ontario, a provider of wide area networking (WAN) solutions, announced it has closed the acquisitions of both TimeStep Corp., Kanata, Ontario, and Northchurch Communications Inc., Andover, Mass. Acquiring the two companies enhances Newbridge’s ability to deliver comprehensive Internet protocol (IP) virtual private network (VPN) and […]

Adds, Moves & Changes

Posted: 12/1999 Adds, Moves & Changes PointOne Telecommunications Inc., Austin, Texas, has appointed 26-year industry veteran Ron Harden chief operating officer. Harden will be responsible for the management of strategic planning, customer care, sales and marketing for PointOne’s Internet protocol (IP) communications network. Harden most recently was vice president, sales and marketing at Williams Communications […]

Business News – Viatel To Buy Destia in Estimated $1 Billion Stock Swap

Posted: 10/1999 Viatel To Buy Destia in Estimated $1 Billion Stock Swap By Ken Branson Viatel Inc., New York, intends to buy Destia Communications Inc., Paramus, N.J., in a stock swap valued at approximately $1 billion. The two companies are competitive long distance carriers active in Europe, but they do different things in different countries. […]

Business News – ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES

Posted: 10/1999 ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES Thomas Welliver Thomas Norris Tim Cathcart BTI Telecommunications Services, Raleigh, N.C., has tapped two 10-year telecommunications veterans for key positions and has promoted an employee. The company has appointed Thomas Welliver director of investor relations and capital markets and Thomas Norris director of customer service, and has promoted Tim […]

Business News – ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES

Posted: 08/1999 ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES Roy A. Wilkens Roy A. Wilkens has joined the board of directors for Williams Communications Group Inc., Tulsa, Okla. Wilkens, president and CEO of WilTel until it was acquired by LDDS Communications (now MCI WorldCom Inc.), will serve as an independent director and non-executive chairman of the board. Williams […]

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