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XO: Selling Not in the Cards

On the same day Level 3 Communications Inc. committed to buying Broadwing Corp., XO Holdings Inc. said it will not sell its wireline division. For now. Industry experts have speculated for several months Level 3 would buy XO Communications. In August, Current Analysis Inc. analyst Brian Washburn told xchange magazine that XO Holdings Chairman and […]

Stevens Bill Readies for Thursday Vote

The third draft of Ted Stevens Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006 was unveiled on Monday as it prepares for a committee vote on Thursday. The second draft was 151 pages; the new one stands at 159. The House already has passed the controversial Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement (COPE) Act as […]

TNS to Buy InfiniRoute, Faces Executive Buyout

Transaction Network Services Inc. (TNS), which processes debit and credit card transactions for carriers and other companies, said this week it will buy nearly all of InfiniRoute Networks Inc.s assets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. InfiniRoute provides managed VoIP peering services for carriers. TNS said the acquisition includes InfiniRoute’s flagship product, VoIP Direct. […]

Barkley Meets the Press

Yesterday, Mike Saxby and I had a brush with fame during a pre-show meeting with former NBA pro Charles Barkley, the keynote speaker for this weeks Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Talk about larger than life. Sir Charles is just that, literally. When I asked him about his favorite gadgets, his special edition black Motorola […]

Shareholders Give Thumbs-Up to Sprint-Nextel Merger

Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. shareholders have given the companies the go-ahead to merge into the new Sprint Nextel Corp.Sprint made the announcement yesterday at its annual shareholders meeting. The deal is worth an estimated $35 billion.The merger will form the No. 3 wireless company in the United States. The Associated Press also reported […]

AT&T Shareholders Give Nod to SBC Merger

AT&T Corp. shareholders on Thursday voted to approve SBC Communications Inc.s $16 billion acquisition of AT&T. Approximately 98 percent of voting shareholders approved the landmark agreement with less than 1 percent opposed, The Associated Press reported. AT&T Chairman and CEO Dave Dorman said the merger is expected to close in late 2005 or early 2006 […]

VoIP Providers Slam FCC E911 Decision

VoIP service providers and industry members attacked the FCC’s May 19 order requiring VoIP operators to provide E911, saying the ruling sets up requirements that are impossible for the industry to meet within the timeframe set by the agency. Compliance with the rules must be within 120 days of the order’s publication in the Federal […]

Qwest Hires Firm in Fight for MCI

Qwest Communications International Inc. is not giving up in the fight with Verizon Communications Inc. to acquire MCI. Qwest has hired the Altman Group, a proxy solicitation firm, in a sign the regional phone company could ask MCIs shareholders to vote on Qwests offer as an alternative to the deal MCI has reached with Verizon, […]

Forget the Die – Press a Button!

Posted: 03/2005 Forget the Die – Press a Button! What is the most addictive game to enter the 21st century? A: The Trivial Pursuit mobile game Trivial Pursuit, the quint-essential game for pop culture junkies, has moved off the game board and onto mobile handsets. Starwave Mobile and Horn Abbot Ltd., owner of the Trivial […]

DCA Services Expands Printing, Mailing Capabilities

DCA Services Inc. (Booth 206) has added offset press services to its print and mail capabilities in what the company says gives clients a one-stop-shop for their printing and mailing requirements. The company also has upgraded its inserting capabilities. DCA currently offers its clients in-house variable image printing for their invoices and inserting capabilities and […]

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