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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 […]

Telecom Ramblings

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Let me start by saying this post will be all my opinion on the telecom industry. The Vonage patent loss means that many more patent lawsuits will be coming. Vonage turned to a competitor this week for help. VoIP Inc. was hired for its technology (which it wholly owns) and its […]

Dick Jalkut

THEN: Dick Jalkut was the head of network for New England Telephone, which was a  $5 billion company based in Boston and with 20,000 employees. The big news in 1987 was the seven RBOCs trying to diversify their businesses, most of which failed, he says. Also wireless was just beginning to become user friendly but […]

Telecom Rewrite Unlikely to Reach Congress Before Elections

The telecom rewrite bill spearheaded by Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, likely will not come to a vote before the November elections, Stevens told attendees of a Progress & Freedom Foundation event on Thursday. Stevens reportedly told members of the press he is a few votes shy of the 60 votes needed to bring the bill […]

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 […]

Jalkut Weighs in on Future of Telecom

Dick Jalkut, a 35-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, on Wednesday talked about life after UNE-P in an industry address that melded historical and current events to highlight where telecom is headed. Jalkut is president and CEO of TelePacific Communications, a California-based CLEC. Years ago, he led NYNEX Corp., the New York carrier that eventually […]

How Competitive Carriers Are Affected by the Megamergers

The FCC and DOJ this week approved the mergers of SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI, opening a new chapter in the history of this industry. To get the FCCs green light, these industry giants agreed to offer naked DSL, backbone peering, and net neutrality, and freeze special access and UNE rates. (For more on these issues and […]

XO Offers CLECs New UNE-P Transition Solution

With only a few months left before another set of new rates goes into effect for leasing facilities from the ILECs, XO Communications Inc. (Booths 300, 1018) is offering another UNE-P transition solution to CLECs. XO last year launched a transition solution for CLECs focused on businesses; now, it is providing a platform for CLECs […]

FiberNet Customer Base Grows

Metro data services provider FiberNet Telecom Group Inc. said this week its customer base for its Network Solutions service doubled from June 2004 to June 2005. FiberNet says its customers include RBOCs, Tier 1 international carriers, VoIP providers and traditional voice carriers. Transport capacity of circuits installed during the June 2004-June 21005 period ranged from […]

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