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RNK Telecom to Acquire iOnosphere

RNK Telecom Inc., a provider of PSTN and VoIP telephony services, on Monday announced it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire iOnosphere Inc., a South Carolina-based provider of VoIP products and services, and international long-distance wholesale carrier. The transaction is expected to close by Aug. 31. The company said the combined entity’s […]

TIA Creates New Member Class, Elects Motorolas Barth

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has changed its bylaws to establish a membership class for general service providers and enterprises. It was time to update our member classifications to reflect the changes in our industry and to simplify membership marketing, explains Matthew J. Flanigan, TIA president. We had always included carriers and international manufacturers in […]

Qwest Director Donohue Resigns

Qwest Communications International Inc. said today that Thomas Donohue, a director of the company, resigned from his role as of Monday, July 11. Donohue is president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Bob Toevs, a Qwest spokesman, says Donohue stepped down to focus on that position. Donohue was a director since 2001. […]

Qwest Posts Profit on Wireless Sale

Qwest Communications International Inc. on Tuesday reported a profit after realizing a gain on the sale of wireless assets. The company reported earnings of $57 million, or net income per diluted share of 3 cents, compared to a loss of $310 million in the quarter a year ago. Revenue declined year-over-year from $3.48 billion to […]

Round Table

… ON THE FIGHT BETWEEN QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC. AND VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. TO ACQUIRE MCI INC. “Qwest must capture MCI – otherwise its future is very bleak.The company will have very few places to turn if it loses MCI to Verizon.” - Probe Financial Associates Inc. COO Allan Tumolillo “Verizon aims to compete head-to-head with […]

AP: Qwest Raises Offer for MCI

Qwest Communications International Inc. on Thursday raised its offer for MCI Inc. to $8.94 billion in a bidding war with Verizon Communications Inc., the Associated Press reported. Qwest CEO Richard Notebaert set a deadline of midnight April 5 for MCIs board of directors to respond to the offer before it would be withdrawn, the Wall […]

Transitions

Telecom industry veteran Jeffrey ‘Clay’ Garey, 39, died Sept. 8 following a short battle with cancer. Garey and his father, Richard, were instrumental in starting National Telephone Exchange (NTX), which was sold to USLD Communications. Garey was a computer analyst and network engineer for several long-distance telephone companies. “I had the fortune of working with […]

Excelergy Announces Legacy OSS Extension Program

Excelergy Corp. rolled out the Legacy OSS Extension Program at Billing and OSS World 2004. Service providers can add new functionality to existing OSS and billing systems by implementing components linked by WDSL and XML services, reducing or deferring new OSS capital expenditures. Capabilities include: creation of a consolidated management view across multiple products, services […]

Ameritech Chairman, CEO Announces Retirement

Posted: 12/1999 Ameritech Chairman, CEO Announces Retirement After 31 years at Ameritech Corp., Hoffman Estates, Ill., Richard C. Notebaert, chairman and CEO of the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC), has announced he will retire effective Dec. 30. The retirement announcement comes after SBC Communications Inc., San Antonio, another ILEC, completed its $73 billion acquisition of […]

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