C’mon, Get ‘Appy

The Web-hosting market is back after a long hiatus, but with a new act: It’s joining with applications and business services, making the space a bit more profitable for resellers willing to bundle Web presence with applications like e-mail and online transaction engines, or hosted software applications like enterprise resource planning. Unlike the Partridges, this […]

T-Systems Expands European City Networks

T-Systemss wholesale telecommunications division, International Carrier Sales & Solutions, has expanded its city rings in six major European cities, making it easier to interconnect for transport services. London now has three points of presence across a 10Gbps city ring. Milan has increased to two PoPs across a 2.5Gbps ring. Paris now is connected through a […]

Progress Telecom Doubles Metro Presence In Nation’s Capital

In response to demand from corporate and government clients, Progress Telecom LLC (Booth 615) announced today expansion of its presence in northern Virginia, increasing metro access to Washington D.C. and doubling its points of presence that market from four to eight. In addition, Progress Telecom’s customers can now access peering hub connection facilities, including Switch […]

Case Study

Posted: 7/2003 Case Study BasicPhone Boosts Customer Service Quality with Secure, Instant Messaging Texas-based BasicPhone Inc., a provider of long-distance and residential phone services in 12 states, has found instant messaging (IM) to be key to its successful customer service processes and policies. After researching available enterprise IM offerings, BasicPhone tested several competitive products and […]

OnFiber Acquires Telseon

OnFiber Communications Inc., a metropolitan wholesale carrier, has acquired its rival Telseon Inc. for pennies on the dollar, marking the company’s second bargain acquisition over the last three months. OnFiber, a privately held company based in Austin, Texas, acquired most of Telseon’s assets – valued at $85 million – for between five cents and 20 […]

Trading Desk: LighTrade to Deliver Aquila Energy’s Bandwidth

Posted: 01/2001 LighTrade to Deliver Aquila Energy’s Bandwidth LighTrade Inc. has announced a long-term commitment with Aquila Energy, in which the utility company will use LighTrade’s pooling points for telecommunications bandwidth it buys and sells. LighTrade’s ( delivery of bandwidth eliminates the normal time it takes to transfer bandwidth among networks. The company’s pooling points […]

Service on a Portal

Posted: 01/2001 Service on a Portal Web-user Interface Enables Enhanced Communications By Khali Henderson Communications portal. What does that mean? If you think of Internet telephony service providers such as Net2Phone Inc. ( and (, you’d be right–at least under the strictest definition. Certainly by now, Webster’s wordsmiths would have added a few more […]

WorldxChange Buys ACC from AT&T

Posted: 01/2000 WorldxChange Buys ACC from AT&T In a move that expands its presence in Europe, WorldxChange Communications Inc. ( announced it has bought ACC, United Kingdom, from AT&T Corp. ( ). According to Worldx-Change, the combined company has annual revenues of US$640 million. The deal includes ACC’s operating companies in France, Germany and Italy, […]

Justice Launches New International CarrierSwitch

Posted: 11/1999 Justice Launches New International Carrier Switch Los Angeles-based Justice Technology Corp. has completed deployment of its latest international carrier gateway switch, a Richardson, Texas-based Nortel Networks DMS 250/300. The switch is housed in the telco hotel at 60 Hudson St. in New York and will serve carrier and retail customers, double Justice Technology’s […]

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