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Nokia Files Complaint Against Qualcomm

Nokia has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) asking it to bar Qualcomm Inc. from importing products that allegedly violate Nokia patents. Nokia says Qualcomm has participated in unfair trade practices, including importing products, selling products for importation, and selling products after importation, among other things. Qualcomm has allegedly infringed on […]

Nacchio Sues Over Legal Fees

Former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joe Nacchio has filed a lawsuit in a Delaware court over his legal costs. He said Qwest is balking at paying his legal fees and he is asking the court to require the company to keep footing the bills. Nacchio last month was found guilty on 19 of 42 […]

Access One Earns Top Business Bureau Rating

The Better Business Bureau has named competitive carrier Access One an AAA provider in its top business markets. This marks the fourth year Access One a voice, data and Internet provider has maintained the status in its home base Chicago market; the company also recently earned the same title in the Los Angeles/Riverside/San Bernadino and […]

IDT Gets $44 Million from Settlement

IDT Corp. says it will receive $44 million from Spain-based Telefonica S.A. now that the two companies have settled a lawsuit. IDT, a CLEC, in January 2001 filed a complaint against Telefonica and its Terra Networks division because Telefonica had gone back on a contract to operate jointly its Internet services in the United States. […]

Qwest Penalized in SEC Probe

In an agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Qwest Communications International Inc. will pay a $250 million penalty over government accusations that it fraudulently recognized more than $3.8 billion in revenue and excluded $231 million in expenses between 1999 and 2002 as part of a strategy to meet optimistic revenue and earnings projections. Denver-based […]

Protect Against Prepaid Service Problems

Can your agreement protect you from prepaid scams and prepaid service problems? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is a solid “maybe.” If you find yourself involved in a true scam, chances are the company scamming you will not have the financial wherewithal to remedy your damages (this is, of course, assuming you have negotiated […]

Adopt an Anti-Slam Plan

FINES AND PENALTIES LEVIED BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION AND STATE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSIONS AGAINST CARRIERS FOR SLAMMING ACTIVITY, PARTICULARLY CARRIERS RELYING UPON TELEMARKETING, CAN BE CRIPPLING. SINCE 2000, THE FCC HAS ASSESSED - EITHER IN FORFEITURE ORDERS OR THROUGH SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS - CARRIER FINES OF AT LEAST $14 MILLION AND STATE PUCS IN TOTAL HAVE ASSESSED […]

Carrier Channel: SEC: Enron Broadband A Fairy Tale

Posted: 7/2003 SEC: Enron Broadband A Fairy Tale By Josh Long In January 2000, Wall Street was so enamored with the broadband services unit of Enron Corp. that its shares rose 36 percent one day after executives gloated over its ability to connect with every network in the world and deliver advanced capabilities that would […]

Round Table

Posted: 2/2002 Round Table   On FCC enforcement of Bell Section 271 compliance …  “As the BOCs continue to gain Section 271 approvals, the bureau may be getting more 271 complaints on backsliding in the coming months. We’re committed to handling them as quickly as we can. But [remember that] the purpose of enforcement is […]

Business News – WorldPort Closes U.S. Headquarters; Suit Filed in Federal Court

Posted: 10/1999 WorldPort Closes U.S. Headquarters; Suit Filed in Federal Court By Ken Branson Anyone looking for rock bottom, in business terms, might ask the employees and stockholders of WorldPort Communications Inc., Kennesaw, Ga. Their office has been closed, the company has been delisted from NASDAQ, their stock price closed recently at 71 cents per […]

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