Analyst: Palm Pre Return Rate as High as 40%

Just two weeks ago, an analyst at Auriga USA encouraged you to run out and buy Sprint stock, thanks in big part to the success of the Palm Pre. Now, another analyst says you should sell your Palm stock because too many people are returning their new phones to the stores, taking a bite out […]

Nortel Has S&P Ratings Withdrawn

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services today said it withdrew its ratings, including its ‘D’ long-term corporate credit rating, on telecommunications equipment manufacturer Nortel Networks Ltd. (NNL) and its related entities at the company’s request. On Jan. 14, 2009 – the day Nortel’s bankruptcy was announced – S&P lowered its long-term corporate credit rating on NNL […]

ATLANTIC-ACM Announces Wholesale Excellence Awards

ATLANTIC-ACM, a leading telecommunications research consultancy, announced its 2006 U.S. Wholesale Carrier Excellence Awards Monday at the COMPTEL PLUS Spring Convention + Expo in San Diego, Calif. The awards, presented by Dr. Judy Reed Smith, ATLANTIC-ACM’s CEO, were based on the results of the 2006 edition of ATLANTIC-ACM’s Wholesale Carrier Report Card, which evaluates the […]

Wholesale Competition Remains Fierce

The seventh edition of ATLANTIC-ACM’s U.S. Wholesale Long Distance Carrier Report Card reveals wholesale voice and data industry growth will remain modest - and competitive - for years to come. Total wholesale long-distance voice and data revenue will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.57 percent through 2008, taking the U.S. wholesale industry to […]

Lose Some, Win Some

It’s nearly D-Day. At press time it’s only a month away from the date that could change the CLEC landscape forever. The extended stay of a court ruling overturning portions of the FCC’s Triennial Review Order was expected to end June 15. The court said the FCC was not authorized to delegate rulemaking authority to […]

Wall Street to Reform Analyst Conflicts

Aiming to close one of the darkest chapters in the history of Wall Street, federal and state regulators announced a $1.4 billion settlement agreement Friday with the largest brokerage firms to penalize them for bogus ratings and separate future research from investment banking opportunities. The agreement has not been finalized and requires the approval of […]

Comcast Deal Gives AT&T Debt Relief

The official sale Monday of its cable unit leaves telephone titan AT&T Corp. with a stronger balance sheet and the opportunity to focus on its lucrative business unit and struggling consumer segment, Wall Street analysts say. AT&T yesterday officially closed the sale of its cable unit, AT&T Broadband, to Comcast Corp. The nearly $30 billion […]

Customers Critical of Carrier Care

Posted: 02/2000 Customers Critical of Carrier Care by Dwight Allen, Barbara Deskey and Steven M. Martin Corporate telecommunications managers should be in a great mood. Choices among carriers have multiplied, prices are down, the variety of services is up and one-stop shopping is increasingly available. Yet, at many companies, telecom managers are not so happy–relationships […]

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