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You Will, but Not Like That

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO YouTube has a set of commercials from AT&T from 1993 that are titled “You Will. It’s funny, but 14 years later, all that innovation is NOT from AT&T, but from a myriad collection of start-ups (or the giants that bought them like Yahoo, Google, eBay). We have most of the innovation […]

ATLANTIC-ACM Delivers U.S. Metro Carrier Excellence Awards

Research firm ATLANTIC-ACM announced its 2007 U.S. Metro Carrier Excellence Awards yesterday at the COMPTEL PLUS Convention & EXPO. The awards are based on the results of ATLANTIC-ACMs 2007 Metro Carrier Report Card, which evaluates the performance of metro carriers by their wholesale and business customers and is based on more than 3,000 individual carrier […]

RBOC Embarks on Qwest for New CEO

Folks used to say that the RBOCs moved in lockstep. So its interesting that just two months after Ed Whitacre announced his retirement, Qwest Communications International Inc.s Chairman and CEO Dick Notebaert has done the same. Dick Notebaert, Qwest chairman and CEO, announced his retirement on June 11. The head of Qwest, a long-time fixture […]

FCC Grants Qwest Forbearance Petition

The FCC has agreed to ease regulations on Qwest Communications International Inc.s long-distance operations, a move the company said will help it improve service to subscribers. The FCC on Feb. 20 voted 4-0, concurring that Qwest no longer is the dominant carrier in its 14-state region and that it faces intense competition from VoIP, wireless […]

And Then… There Were Three

THE $85.8 BILLION DEED has been done and the number of regional Bell companies reduced from four to three. The merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. is not the classic monopoly, but the marketplace is really getting to look much more pre-1984 than ever before, says Bill Collier, co-founder of Oasys Solutions Group, a […]

USCarrier Adds Local Offices to Network

USCarrier Telecom LLC (Booth 709), a wholesale provider of high-speed long-haul transport, has added three new local offices to its existing long-haul network. The locations include PoPs and interconnect facilities at the RBOC main local central offices. The RBOC colos are the main PoPs in Augusta, Savannah and Macon, Ga. These new locations will supply […]

Court Turns Down COMPTELs Request to Intervene in RBOC Mergers

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on Wednesday granted COMPTEL friend of the court status after the competitive carrier association made its case for an independent inquiry into whether the public interest is being served by the elimination of long-distance operators AT&T Corp. and MCI Inc. (see story). The hearing lasted nearly two hours, a […]

Hatteras Adds Optical Interface, Subtending Features

Hatteras Networks has added an optical interface as well as a subtending feature to its line of to its Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) products, the company announced today. The HN400-U typically sits in the central office close to the copper termination/master distribution frame. But if the carriers switch is elsewhere within the CO, […]

XO Targets Residential-Focused CLECs Wanting to Move Off RBOC Facilities

XO Communications Inc.s Wholesale Local Voice services platform now can help CLECs serving residential customers transition off of the RBOCs UNE-P, and instead use central office and transport services from XO to deliver telephone services. CLECs using the XO services typically will save between 15 and 30 percent compared to what they would spend through […]

A Price Too High

Posted: 12/2003 A Price Too High BellSouth Corp. and AT&T Corp. merger talks broke down in late October because BellSouth said the $19 billion price tag for the long-distance giant was too high. I have to admit I breathed a sigh of relief on this one. I thought the price was too high, too, but […]

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