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iDeal or No iDeal?

UNLESS YOUVE BEEN HIDING out in the Yukon Territory, you may have heard that Apple Inc. unveiled the iPhone in January. Its a $500-$600 piece of sleek electronics that combines the iPod with wireless access (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GSM/EDGE cellular) and smartphone features. So, the question you have to ask is, should I become an […]

RADCOM Debuts R70 Tool

RADCOM Ltd. at TeleManagement World on Tuesday unveiled its R70 Probe, a monitoring and analysis tool for next-generation network infrastructures and services. The probe was designed for ILECs and cable and cellular operators restructuring their networks so they can offer next-generation services. Powered by Gear Set, RADCOMs proprietary processing engine, the LINUX-based R70 enables data […]

DBS vs. BELL: A LOSING PROPOSITION?

THE RBOCS HAVE SOLD about 1.5 million subscriptions to direct broadcast satellite (DBS) services like those offered by DIRECTV Group Inc. and DISH Network since becoming resellers for those companies in 2003. But now telcos are installing fiber access networks to roll out IPTV, which would compete with their DBS wholesale partners. In turn, DBS […]

Global Crossing Says SEC Concludes Probe

Global Crossing Ltd., the network services operator, on Monday announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission has concluded an investigation into business practices at the company without assessing a fine or making a finding of fraud. An SEC order found that Global Crossing did not comply with certain reporting obligations under securities laws, Global Crossing […]

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 […]

Round Table

ON THE NEWS IN JULY THAT NEW YORK INVESTMENT FIRM LEUCADIA NATIONAL CORP. PLANNED TO FILE A REQUEST WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE SEEKING PERMISSION TO ACQUIRE A CONTROLLING INTEREST IN MCI. “Leucadia’s bid for MCI underscores a larger trend toward industry consolidation.Other potential acquirers likely will surface if the […]

Phone Companies Ask Congress to Open Antitrust Probe

Nearly two dozen telecommunications providers on Friday asked Congress to open a probe investigating whether the country’s biggest local phone companies violated antitrust laws by plotting an enormous lobbying campaign with equipment makers to deregulate the market. “Indeed, this secret campaign appears to raise fundamental issues relating to antitrust law and specifically, whether it is […]

Escape Cell Hell

Posted: 11/2003 Escape Cell Hell EscapeCellHell.org, a service of Consumers Union, allows users to contact their members of Congress directly, urging them to uphold a Nov. 24 Federal Communications Commission deadline requiring companies give customers their phone numbers when they change providers (see related story here). One-third of the nearly 22,000 subscribers of www.ConsumerReports.org surveyed […]

Carrier Channel: Arizona Commissioners Probe Qwest Wholesale Billing

Posted: 1/2003 Arizona Commissioners Probe Qwest Wholesale Billing By Josh Long THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION (ACC) plans to conduct a hearing concerning why Qwest Communications International Inc. failed to implement new wholesale billing rates after local regulators slashed the average price of an unbundled loop nearly in half. In June 2002 the ACC cut the […]

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