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Super Tier 2 Carriers Emerge

IN THE YEARS SINCE the telecom bust, competitive carriers have struggled to pull themselves together, refining their business plans and appeasing creditors. The survivors, who number in the tens down from hundreds, are now engaged in different pursuit one for scale, reach and density. While this is a sure sign of a maturing industry, the […]

AND WHAT ABOUT THE CHANNEL …

With fresh memories of telecom bust era acquisitions out of bankruptcy and current concerns over the mega-telcos efforts to reconcile diverse partner programs, agents are understandably anxious about consolidation and, frankly, how it impacts their revenue streams. So, how does the channel figure into the recent CLEC mergers? Was it top of mind or an […]

Broadview CEO: Operating Leverage Does Matter

Broadview’s Mike Robinson Eighteen months after Broadview Networks Inc. completed its merger with BridgeCom, the company announced in June 2006 another transaction — this time an acquisition of ATX Communications Inc. The combined company creates a CLEC operating in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states with revenue of around $400 million. PHONE+ Editor Khali Henderson spoke […]

Speaking of IPOs …

WALL STREET LAST SAW a flood of IPOs from competitive carriers just before the telecom industry went bust. Now, as more CLECs wean themselves off UNE-P, specialize in IP services and bring their balance sheets into the black, the question arises: who will go public? Continued merger activity will pave the way for more CLECs […]

Time Warner Telecom SVP: Extending Fiber Footprint is Key

Time Warner Telecoms Michael Rouleau Time Warner Telecom Inc. announced it late July its intention to snap up Xspedius Communications LLC, a privately held CLEC based in Missouri, for $531.5 million. About a month after the deal was announced, PHONE+ Editor Khali Henderson spoke to Time Warner Telecoms Michael Rouleau, senior vice president of business […]

FCC Tightens Leash on VoIP

ON JUNE 27, THE FCC released the text of its Universal Service Contribution Methodology Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which, for the first time, extends Universal Service Fund contribution requirements to interconnected VoIP providers. The ruling additionally requires interconnected VoIP providers to register with the FCC as providers of domestic, interstate services. […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

Harry Newton If telecom transformations have your head spinning, you might need a new reference point, and Harry Newton has come to the rescue with the 22nd edition of Newtons Telecom Dictionary. The 1,040-pagetome includes 22,950 definitions, enough to satiate any telecom geek or neophyte. This time around, Newton also has included four bonus sections: […]

ADTRAN Claims Market Share of Microwave Radios

ADTRAN Inc., a supplier of microwave radios today at CTIA Wireless said it now holds the leading worldwide market share for these products, citing a report by Skylight Research. According to the 2005 Microwave Radio Point-to-Point Market Share Report, at the fourth quarter of 2005, ADTRAN now holds at least 28 percent of the worldwide […]

NPRG Report Forecasts Intensifying Telecom Competition

The annual Competitive Carrier Report 2006, 20th Edition, published by New Paradigm Resources Group Inc. (NPRG, Booth 600), forecasts another year of brass-knuckle market combat as the competitive local telecom industry enters its 10th year under the Telecom Act and the winners will be companies that fight smart, not just hard, according to NPRG. NPRG […]

InterCall Ranked Largest North American Conferencing Provider

InterCall (Booth 814), a subsidiary of West Corp., has been ranked the largest overall conferencing service provider in North America by Wainhouse Research in its recent North American Collaboration Services Market 2005 report. The ranking is based on revenue from the combined sales of audio, Web and video conferencing services. InterCall revenue has been boosted […]

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