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Supreme Court Dismisses Twombly Suit

Citing a lack of specifics, the Supreme Court has dismissed what stood to be the most important antitrust case in 20 years. Judges on Monday voted 7-2 to reject the Bell Atlantic (Verizon Communications Inc., Qwest Communications International Inc., SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp.) v. Twombly suit. In a memo to clients, lawyers for […]

Fitting In

Fitting In Amidst movements by Cisco Systems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to integrate conferencing as simply one more application within a unified communications framework, Web and audio conferencing service providers are taking stock of the opportunities and threats within a newly converged landscape of collaboration and are repositioning to compete.

RCN Exits San Francisco Market, Struggles to Compete

In evidence of the cost of competing with bigger incumbents with deep pockets, RCN Corp. has decided to sell its San Francisco assets for $45 million in cash, while enduring challenging financials for last year. RCN, which entered markets without networks to compete with giants such as Comcast Corp., seems to be contracting more than […]

IP Telesis Announces Partner Agreements With ONS Communications, MyVoIPFon

IP Telesis (Booths 306-308), a wholesale provider of privatelabeled hosted VoIP services, announced it has signed channel partner agreements with ONS Communications and MyVoIPFon. Mike Hinton, president of ONS Communications, said the company chose IP Telesis because of flexible differentiation options. IP Telesis demonstrated to us how we can differentiate ourselves and our service offerings […]

DATACORP Partners With Perimeter

Value-added reseller DATACORP said Thursday it has addedPerimeter eSecuritys disaster recovery and security services to its consulting and integration offerings. DATACORP is a Cisco Systems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. partner. Using Perimeter means the company now can provide on-demand computer network security and disaster recovery services to its business customers. Perimeters partner program helps organizations […]

Verizon, DIRECTV Team to Offer Triple-Play Services

As of July, Verizon Communications Inc.s wholesale customers will be able to sell voice, DSL and DIRECTV services in a bid to offer an alternative to cables triple-play rollouts, the companies said this week. Service providers using Verizons Wholesale Advantage voice and certain high-speed data services now can add on DIRECTV. Terms of the deal […]

InPhonex Offers VARs Free Phone Adapter With U.S., Canada Plan

InPhonex.com LLC (Booth 627), a privately held provider of Internet telephony, announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo it is offering resellers a free Linksys PAP2 telephone adapter with new orders for the U.S. and Canada Unlimited plan with quarterly payment. InPhonex said the incentive allows the company to help its VARs compete against […]

Level 3 to Buy WilTel for $680 Million

Level 3 Communications Inc. said today it plans to acquire wholesale carrier WilTel Communications Group LLC, part of Leucadia National Corp. Level 3 will pay $370 million plus 115 million shares, which, based on Fridays closing price of $2.70, comes out to about $310.5 million. Level 3 maintains the right to substitute cash for stock. […]

SBC Says Network Pact Will Help It Compete Nationally

SBC Communications Inc. on Wednesday announced a three-way pact that the regional phone company says will allow it to compete more effectively outside 13 states following its $16 billion acquisition of AT&T Corp. The pact calls for Time Warner Telecom to provide the combined AT&T and SBC special access and other last mile network services […]

Polls

Which brand-new event at Channel Partners Evolution, Oct. 9-12, will you attend? (select up to two)

  • Business Innovation Hackathon (32%, 10 Votes)
  • Datto's Cyber Security Summit (19%, 6 Votes)
  • MSP 501 Awards Dinner (19%, 6 Votes)
  • Avant Special Forces Training (16%, 5 Votes)
  • Channel NX2Z Workforce Symposium (13%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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