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Attorneys for former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joe Nacchio have asked a Denver court for an acquittal, a new trial and a change of venue in his insider trading case. Nacchios attorneys said the jury that convicted him on 19 of 42 counts in April was exposed to public attacks on the defendant. A […]

PPL Corp. Sells Telecom Subsidiary

PPL Corp. said Thursday it will sell PPL Telcom, its wholesale subsidiary, to Communications Infrastructure Investments (CII) for approximately $60 million. PPL said it expects net proceeds of $50 million from the transaction. The company had announced earlier this month it wanted to sell PPL Telcom so it could focus on its energy business. CII […]

PPL Telcom Rolls Out Service Suite

PPL Telcom LLC launched its Customized Solutions, a new approach to providing scalable, flexible, cost-efficient connectivity to wireless carriers, network providers and enterprise customers. PPL Telcoms Customized Solutions combines integrated services and the services of a team of industry professionals. The one-size-fits-all model of communications doesnt satisfy the complicated and intricate needs of todays telecommunications […]

White Rock Networks Provides Transport for PPL

White Rock Networks (Booth 316), a provider of next-generation optical transport systems for metro networks, announced today that PPL Telcom LLC (Booth 726) has selected its transport and multiservice optical access products to provide backhaul capabilities to cell sites in the northeastern United States for one of the nations top wireless carriers. PPL Telcom will […]

PPL Telcom Pulls out of BPL Market

Carriers carrier PPL Telcom is getting out of the broadband over power line (BPL) business, the company announced today. It is ending its market trial for residential customers in Pennsylvanias Lehigh Valley at the end of this month. “While our market trials indicate that BPL technology is promising, the combination of a competitive marketplace and […]

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Wholesale provider Teleglobe International Holdings Ltd. is offering its regional ISP clients managed network services from Virtela Communications Inc., a network solutions company. ISP customers of Teleglobe will be able to offer Layer 3 VPN services to their enterprise customers. The deal calls for Teleglobe to market and sell Virtela’s IP VPN technology to regional […]

PPL Telcom Creates Shadow Port Service

PPL Telcom, a Pennsylvania-based transport provider serving wholesale carriers and large enterprises, has added Shadow Port service to its IP product line. The company describes Shadow Port as an IP back-up technology that meets no-single-point-of-failure requirements. Typically, a company pays for connections to multiple entrances into the building, with two local loops and two physical […]

Cellular Industry Offers New Revenue Opportunities

Carriers carriers not targeting the cellular industry are overlooking an important revenue stream. Thats the key message of todays Capturing Wireless Traffic and Extra Revenue session. We hope to be able to demonstrate there are very attractive opportunities for folks if they focus on the marketplace both from a fiber optic and cell tower leasing […]

Not Necessarily News

Hit The Spot The phenom Web reality show, “The Spot,” has graduated from the computer to Sprint PCS Vision phones. Noting America’s appetite for unscripted drama, Sprint has launched the original content series on its enhanced Nationwide PCS Network for select PCS Vision phones. Subscribers can interact with the show’s so-called Spotmates, directly influencing program’s […]

PPL Telcom Solves BPL Interference Problems, Says Executive

Mike McCabe, of Quincy, Ill., has no beef with broadband over powerline service (BPL) so long as it doesnt disrupt his hobby as an amateur radio operator. Not all his peers feel precisely the same way. In late April, the National Association for Amateur Radio (ARRL) asked President Bush to withdraw his support of BPL […]

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