Media Reports: BellSouth Wants Retraction

Just days after denying it handed customer phone records over to the government, BellSouth Corp. on Thursday demanded USA Today retract certain parts of the May 11 article that named the company as providing domestic calling records to the National Security Agency, the Wall Street Journal reported. A USA Today spokesperson confirmed to the Journal […]

XO Reports First Quarter Losses

Despite strong growth in commercial and wholesale IP services, XO Holdings Inc. this week reported first quarter 2006 losses of $43.7 million. XO Holdings operates XO Communications LLC, which runs the wireline business, and Nextlink Wireless Inc., the wireless division. The company posted $349.7 million in revenue and a net loss of $43.7 million. The […]


THE SMB MARKET FOR VOIP is continuing to grow and evolve. My company, Savatar, has just completed its fifth research study of the SMB VoIP market. In this study and in each of our past studies, we surveyed more than 500 SMB owners and decision makers regarding their thoughts about VoIP, issues they might be […]

Verizon Business Enhances Portfolio for Wholesale Customers

Wholesale customers using Verizon Business Web-based tool called Portfolio now have broader flexibility and choice in accessing and managing their accounts for data products, the company says. Portfolio, launched in 2000, is a free Web-based service that Verizon wholesale customers can use to complete such tasks as online ordering of voice and data products, managing […]


Managed services provider SAVVIS Inc. has appointed a new CEO, several months after it accepted the resignation of Robert McCormick. McCormick stepped down late last year following revelations that he had spent $241,000 of company money at a topless club in New York. News reports last week noted SAVVIS and McCormick have settled the disputed […]

TIA Reports Telecom Industry is Sustaining Growth

Spending on network equipment, and revenue from telecommunications services, rose in 2005, and are expected to continue their ascent in the coming years, according to TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association), which today released to the press the findings of TIA’s 2006 Telecommunications Market Review and Forecast. 2005 was a strong year for the overall telecommunications industry, […]

FCC Investigates Phone-Records Theft, Sens. Introduce Bill

With the problem of identity theft running amuck, the FCC now is looking into reports of people using consumers Social Security numbers and other valuable information to steal wireless and wireline phone records. The thieves accomplish this by calling a carrier and pretending to be the consumer they are targeting. The so-called data brokers then […]

Reports: Feds Ready to Indict Former Qwest CEO

Federal prosecutors are ready to go after former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joe Nacchio, according to news reports. The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News said today a federal grand jury is meeting in Denver as the feds prepare to seek a criminal indictment against Nacchio. Prosecutors have said the investigation focuses on insider […]

AT&T Reports Progress Since SBC Merger

AT&T Inc. reported today on the companys progress since merging with SBC Inc., noting it already has won more than 3,900 deals from business customers and expanded its networking services. AT&T also has appointed its senior sales leadership teams and expects to have account representatives fully in place by the first week of January. The […]

UDP Releases CABS 2.0, Partners with CSS

UDP, a national provider of billing and order management systems, has released CABS 2.0, an upgraded version of its carrier access billing system. New features include monthly bills and standard reports available for viewing, printing, and e-mailing over the Web; MSECAB record creation and distribution; Web access to historical AUR and SECAB/MSECAB billing records for […]

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