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… On a federal courts ongoing review of recent megamergers and whether the governments requirement that AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. divest some of their unused fiber networks was sufficient and in the public interest … The Department of Justice has never made the case that its flimsy settlement protects the public from the […]

Interactive Intelligence Simplifies Communité Installation for Resellers

Interactive Intelligence Inc., a developer of business communications software, is offering its Communité resellers single-SKU/single-price ordering, port-based sizing options, and a complete, pre-packaged system. The program is intended to simplify installation of the companys communications system, Communité, usually adopted by small and medium organizations with Microsoft networks. By offering private-labeled servers imaged and pre-loaded with […]

Level 3 Buys Additional Transatlantic Capacity

Wholesale provider Level 3 Communications Inc. is buying 300GB of transatlantic capacity from Apollo Submarine Cable System Ltd. to accommodate the growth of its IP network. “The purchase increases the total available capacity on our transatlantic network to more than 700 gigabits immediately and greater than 1,000 gigabits should we exercise our right, said Brady […]

Brightpoint Opens First Fono Wireless Store

Mobile phone distributor Brightpoint Inc. said today the company has opened its first Fono Wireless retail store in Noblesville, Ind., a city approximately 20 miles north of Indianapolis. Brightpoint will license the Fono Wireless brand to retailers that will own and operate each store location; they will sell products and services from providers including Sprint […]

FiberNet Launches Professional Services Subsidiary

FiberNet Telecom Group Inc., which sells metro access and colocation services to service providers, has formed a wholly owned subsidiary called Availius LLC that helps customers with product planning, project execution and ongoing network management. Prior to the creation of Availius, FiberNet already offered these services, but the creation of the subsidiary signals the company […]

i3 Offers CLECs Alternative to UNE-P

As some CLECs experience hardships after the loss of UNE-P rules, another company has introduced an alternative to reselling RBOC lines. Houston-based i3 Networks, a voice and data telecommunications firm, has developed UNE-3 Fractional Switch Ownership for CLECs. The company says the model contains four elements. The first part is fractional ownership of a MetaSwitch […]

US LEC Adds SIP to Dynamic T

US LEC Corp., a CLEC in the eastern United States, said yesterday it has bolstered its Dynamic T voice and broadband Internet service with SIP for direct IP peering with IP PBXs. The company sells Dynamic T through its channel partners.US LEC says adding SIP to Dynamic T facilitates interconnection with TDM PBXs as well […]

WSJ: Qwest to Augment MCI Offer

Qwest Communications International Inc. is expected to raise its $8 billion offer for MCI Inc. this week in the ongoing bidding war between Qwest and Verizon Communications Inc. for the former WorldCom, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The Journal did not say by how much Qwest planned to increase its proposal. Although Verizon […]

TeleSource Kicks Off Recruitment Campaign

TeleSource Communications Inc. (Booth 329), which is a master agent for BellSouth, has kicked off its nationwide recruitment campaign of agent partners, by exhibiting its online direct-order software. Charlotte, N.C.-based TeleSource provides customer-ordered software, enabling one to place/track orders directly with BellSouth; commissions management including payment and reconciliation; training and support throughout the sales cycle; […]

The Agent-LEC Relationship

Posted: 05/1998 The Agent-LEC Relationship Dream Date or Ongoing Nightmare? By Kieren J. McCobb While trading war stories at the AgENt Trade Fair in Houston at the end of February, I somehow got involved in a conversation with another agent regarding local exchange carriers (LECs). After dramatically closing his eyes and nodding his head from […]

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