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AT&T-DirecTV Merger Almost a Done Deal

The $48.5 billion deal between AT&T and DirecTV is just the latest in a handful of mega-mergers involving the big wireless operators and cable companies.

Regulators Open Enquiry Into Wireless Competition

Ever notice that there are now just four main facilities-based nationwide carriers? The FCC has come to that realization, and on Thursday launched an official enquiry into the state of competition in the wireless industry. At issue is whether the control that Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and T-Mobile USA is consolidated enough […]

Round Table

… On the challenges facing VoIP service providers from executives attending Internet Telephony Conference & Expo East We all love Vonage because theyre out there promoting VoIP. Its just were not all looking forward to going to zero on the [price point].Greg Welch, GlobalTouch Telecom chairman and CEO Simply making the audio quality better.Mark Fedor, […]

Regulators Not Paying Attention

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO We see that the Pennsylvania courts rule that the merger of Verizon and MCI should not have been approved. Once again regulators have failed to protect the ratepayers. In the case of Verizon and Pennsylvania, Verizon is being sued by TeleTruth for collecting $2 billion of rate increases that were granted […]

European Commission Approves Verizon-MCI Merger

European regulators today approved the merger of Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. The $8.4 billion transaction has yet to be approved in the United States, although MCI shareholders yesterday gave their thumbs-up to the deal. The European Commission determined the deal will not harm competition in the region. Verizon and MCI issued a joint […]

ATIS Releases Service Migration Guidelines

ATIS, a technical planning and standards development organization, today released its Local Service Migration Guidelines, Issue 2, a reference to help state regulators and telecom carriers manage the transfer of customers from one service provider to another. Issue 2 includes guidelines for service migration between wireline and wireless service providers, as well as migration scenarios […]

New York Regulators Find MCI-Verizon Merger Troubling

New York regulators have tentatively concluded the pending merger of MCI Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. would increase the market power of the two carriers, resulting in less competition and potential harm for consumers. In a white paper released this week, the New York State Public Service Commission recommended remedies to prevent harmful effects of […]

Qwest Slams AT&T-SBC Merger

Qwest Communications International Inc., the regional phone company seeking to acquire MCI Inc., is opposing the planned $16 billion merger of AT&T Corp. and SBC Communications Inc. Denver-based Qwest claims the AT&T-SBC combination would hurt retail and wholesale customers by driving up prices, reducing service quality, and resulting in less choice and innovation. Qwest also […]

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