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Boingo Acquires Concourse

Wholesale Wi-Fi network aggregator Boingo Wireless Inc., on Wednesday announced its acquisition of Concourse Communications Group LLC, an airport neutral-host wireless access systems operator. The acquisition combines Concourses neutral-hosting operations with Boingo’s global Wi-Fi network aggregation and wireless Internet access services for Boingo subscribers and partners. Boingo said the business lines are complementary with no […]

Boingo Moves to Acquire Concourse Communications

Boingo Wireless Inc., a wholesale Wi-Fi network aggregator, today announced it has agreed to acquire Concourse Communications Group LLC, an operator of neutral-host wireless access systems. Terms of the deal were not announced. Boingo will operate Concourses neutral-host networks in 12 leading U.S. airports, which represent 54% of enplanements (the number of passengers departing an […]

TEM, What?

If you’ve been wondering about TEM, telecom expense management and how you can add it to your portfolio, don’t miss the mini workshop in D.C. For a sneak preview, check out Channel Partners LIVE! Web Radio today at 4 ET when our TEM session leader, Scott Levy of Telecom Solution Center will be our guest […]

Angoss Launches Tools for Predictive Analytics and Strategy Development

Angoss Software Corp. (Booth 1242) introduces KnowledgeSTUDIO version 5.1, a powerful predictive analytics and data-mining workbench, and StrategyBUILDER 1.0, an add-on module for strategy development within telecom marketing departments. KnowledgeSTUDIO 5.1 makes predictive analytics easy to use and accessible to marketing departments, by lowering the complexity, data access, performance and cost barriers associated with other […]

ALLTEL, Western Wireless Complete Merger

ALLTEL said today it has completed its $6.5 billion merger with Western Wireless Corp. ALLTEL is issuing approximately 54.3 million shares of common stock and paying $933.4 million in cash for Western Wireless. ALLTEL also will assume estimated net debt of $2.1 billion. Through the Western Wireless acquisition, ALLTEL is gaining about 1.4 million wireless […]

BellSouth Provisions Directory Assistance for Canada, Puerto Rico

BellSouth Corp. said today it now offers U.S. carrier customers international wholesale directory assistance for Canada and Puerto Rico. The offering lets carriers provide services including national directory assistance, enhanced directory assistance and international directory assistance, along with the ability to bill end users for separate types of calls.Our new international directory assistance is designed […]

DCA Services Rolls Out New, IXC-Focused Services

DCA Services Inc. (Booth 117) now offers DCA Carrier Strategies, a suite of services to help interexchange carriers add value to their reseller products, protect outstanding reseller revenue and retain resellers on their network. "Carriers are often faced with resellers that have financial, operational or credit challenges," says Bill Bricking, president of DCA Services. "We’ve […]

Workshop Shows Alliance Members How to Boost Finances, Retain Workers

CompTel/ASCENT Alliance members today will learn more about the services the Alliance announced last year in partnership with Morgan Stanley. The Investment Management & Employee Benefit Services workshop will teach companies how they can use Morgan Stanley’s expertise to improve their financial positions, and attract and keep employees. Alliance officials say the arrangement with Morgan […]

What Will the RBOCs Do Next?

Posted: 2/2003 special report: viewpoint What Will the RBOCs Do Next? By Andrew O. Isar and Lisa Korner Butler AFTER INITIATING PERHAPS one of the most bloody and costly regulatory battles ever fought to retain market dominance, what’s left for the RBOCs to do? As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) review of incumbent unbundled network […]

Understand Churn or Die

Posted: 12/1997 Understand Churn or Die Long distance industry veterans know customer churn is high, especially for the largest carriers. But other industry segments struggle with high churn as well, especially those that are competitive. Cable television historically has had annual churn in the 30 to 35 percent range, while U.S. wireless carriers see 30 […]

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