… On the Universal Service Fund at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in March and changes the federal government should consider The USF must be configured like a pyramid: it must have a broad and stable base of contributions at the bottom, and a narrow but sufficient distribution of support at the top. Issues related […]

Brightpoint Signs 8th MNVO Customer

Brightpoint Inc., a distributor that provides wireless devices and sales expansion help to its customers, said today it has signed a deal with its eighth MVNO customer. Brightpoint will provide XE Mobile LLC with inventory management, product fulfillment and distribution, reverse logistics, and product customization services. XE Mobile is a pay-as-you-go wireless service that targets […]

Switch and Data, Last Mile Partner

Neutral interconnection and colocation provider Switch and Data and Last Mile Connections, a One Equity Partners company, have partnered to give their carrier customers more options at the local loop and interconnection levels. Switch and Data plans to enable its sites with Last Miles Online Exchange, a neutral e-marketplace using reverse auctions for selling and […]

Last Mile Offers Online Exchange

Last Mile Connections, a One Equity Partners company, this week launched the Online Exchange, a neutral e-marketplace using reverse auctions for selling and buying telecom bandwidth services. The Online Exchange, found at, is a customer-focused application designed to connect buyers and sellers of bandwidth from around the globe through a single point of contact. […]

WTI Takes VoIP Solution Nationwide; Offers Stock Plan

Orange County based-WTI Communica-tions Inc. (Booth 414) announces the nationwide launch of its hosted IP 3 VoIP Business Solution. As a Certified Level (3)-enabled partner, WTI is offering protected territories to new master agents who sell all of WTIs voice and data products. The company also is providing a stock option plan to the first […]

Going Once, Going Twice…

Posted: 08/2000 Going Once, Going Twice… Bandwidth’s on the Auction Block By Khali Henderson In early June, bandwidth trading floor RateXchange Corp. ( conducted what is believed to be the largest online auction to date.On behalf of an unnamed carrier, the company commenced on June 7 five separate auctions of bandwidth in Europe valued at […]

Cognigen Goes Public, Quietly

Posted: 11/1999 Cognigen Goes Public, Quietly By Jill Collins Although Seattle-based Cognigen Communications, an Internet marketer of long distance telecommunications services, went public Aug. 19, it didn’t do it the old-fashioned way. "We performed a reverse merger rather than going through the usual nightmare of an IPO (initial public offering)," says Cognigen founder and President […]

The Rules of the M&A Road

Posted: 02/1999 The Rules of the M&A Road By Duane W. Richardson It has been an explosive time for mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the telecom industry. MCI Communications Co. and WorldCom Inc. have joined forces. AT&T Corp. is negotiating with Tele-Communications Inc., focusing its sights on combining voice, data and video services over a […]

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