John Chambers

THEN: John Chambers was working for Wang Laboratories and was in the midst of a job transition from vice president of the central region U.S. operations to senior vice president, Americas/Asia Pacific operations. He would stay with Wang for two more years, returning his focus to U.S. operations. NOW: Today he is one of the […]

AccessLine Offers Hosted VoIP in Pacific Northwest

Hosted VoIP provider AccessLine Communications has launched its SmartVoice Service in the Pacific Northwest, selling it largely through its distributors. SmartVoice targets SMBs combining local, long-distance and toll-free services and does not require additional phone equipment. It is available in a number of Oregon and Washington cities. Most of the new Internet Protocol telephone services […]

Telstra Uses Global Crossings Fast-Track Services

Telstra Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of the Australian carrier Telstra Corp. Ltd., has signed on to use Global Crossings wholesale Fast-Track portfolio so it can better roll out IP and network services to companies in North America. In return, Telstra is providing Global Crossing with dedicated private line connectivity and managed services throughout the Asia […]

Pacific Wireless Debuts New Parabolic Antennas

Pacific Wireless Manufacturing Inc. (Booth 1013) has released the newest edition of its DA5 series of solid parabolic dish antennas. The dual-polarity feed system of the new DA5x-27-DP antenna features two ports, one for vertically polarized signals and one for horizontally polarized signals. This is useful for polarization-diversity systems and also for increased bandwidth systems […]

BT Acquires Infonet

BT Group plc has completed the acquisition of Infonet Services Corp., a California-based company providing global managed voice and data network services to corporate customers. United Kingdom-based BT has renamed the company BT Infonet and it becomes part of BT Global Services. BT said the agreement valued at $965 million would extend its global reach […]

Business News – ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES

Posted: 05/2001 ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES Paul Vixie, founder of neutral Internet exchange, Inc. (www.paix. net), has been appointed its president. A 20-year industry veteran, Vixie will lead the company’s international expansion and manage all operations, including sales, engineering and service. is a subsidiary of Metromedia Fiber Network Inc. (, and operates as […]

Regulatory News – Dorman Named AT&T President

Posted: 01/2001 Dorman Named AT&T President David Dorman, 46, has been appointed president of AT&T, chairman and CEO C. Michael Armstrong announced. The present CEO of Concert–the worldwide venture between AT&T Corp. ( and British Telecommunications (BT,–Dorman will manage operations of the company’s core consumer and business services units in addition to its network services […]

Agency Channel: Trans Com Wins by Integrating

Posted: 10/2000 Trans Com Wins by Integrating By Tara Seals The buzzword for telecom agents these days is “integrated services.” Agents gain an edge with their consultative approach and their ability to offer cost-effective solutions.Trans Com Network ( garnered millions doing just that for Administrative Services Corp. (ASC), the largest taxicab company in the western […]

Wireless – Texas Pacific Group Invests in Gemplus

Posted: 06/2000 Texas Pacific Group Invests in Gemplus Texas Pacific Group, an international private equity firm, will invest between $300 and $500 million in equity into Gemplus (, a provider of smart card-based solutions and technologies.Texas Pacific Group will join Founder and Chairman Marc Lassus, Gemplus employees and members of the Quandt Family of Germany, […]

Stock Watch – Market Battered on High Inflation Numbers

Posted: 06/2000 Market Battered on High Inflation Numbers Cash flew out of Wall Street at the end of our trading session after the government’s Consumer Price Index’s core rate jumped by 0.4 percent, double what economists had expected. It also was the largest gain in five years. Three major indices registered their largest one-day point […]

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