PARTNER CHANNEL: WorldxChange, RSL, Transpoint Rebrand As Acceris

Posted: 4/2003 WorldxChange, RSL, Transpoint Rebrand As Acceris By Tara Seals Three agent-focused telecom players have come together under a new name: Acceris Communications Inc. The new moniker officially was unveiled at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, held March 24-26 in Las Vegas. Sister companies WorldxChange Corp., RSL COM USA Inc. and Transpoint Communications […]

PARTNER CHANNEL: WorldCom Revamps Channel Approach

Posted: 4/2003 WorldCom Revamps Channel Approach DISGRUNTLED AGENTS SKEPTICAL OF CLAIMS By Tara Seals WorldCom’s Ron McMurtrie WorldCom Inc. Chairman and CEO Michael Capellas in January laid out a plan for the first 100 days of 2003, the period leading up to the bankrupt giant’s reorganization plan filing set for this month. Among other initiatives, […]

PARTNER CHANNEL: WorldxChange, RSL U.S.A., Transpoint Merger to Create New Brand

Posted: 11/2002 WorldxChange, RSL U.S.A., Transpoint Merger to Create New Brand By Khali Henderson and Tara Seals WORLDXCHANGE COMMUNICATIONS INC., RSL Com U.S.A. Inc. and Transpoint Communications Inc. unveiled a plan to merge under one brand at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in September. The details were still under wraps at press time, but […]

Business News – Adds, Moves & Changes

Posted: 10/2000 Adds, Moves & Changes* Paul B. Domorski has been appointed president and CEO of RSL Communications Ltd. (, succeeding Itzhak Fisher, who remains as a consultant to the company’s board of directors.Domorski had been president of British Telecom Syncordia Solutions ( since 1997. Syncordia is BT’s worldwide value-added solutions business, covering outsourcing, network […]

Business News – ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES

Posted: 08/2000 ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES Sprint PCS president and COO Andrew Sukawaty has left the company to pursue other opportunities. Ronald T. LeMay, president and COO of Sprint Corp. (, will replace him on an interim basis. Sukawaty, 44, acted as a consultant to LeMay for his last month with the company to assist […]

Agency Channel: Taking Stock in Equity

Posted: 08/2000 News Briefs * Startup IP service provider Igaea ( is establishing stateside and international agent programs to bring its services to market. Igaea will offer phone-to-phone IP products and services including long distance, fax over IP, Internet access, data transmission, prepaid calling services, video conferencing, unified messaging and call-back services through its agent […]

Agency Channel: News Briefs

Posted: 07/2000 News Briefs RSL COM USA Inc. ( has restructured its agent program to include new training, support and products. The company has consolidated sales and technical training into one program called "RSL University.” Classes will be held centrally as well as in the field. To better support its agents, RSL COM is placing […]

Prepaid Long Distance

Posted: 03/2000 Prepaid Long Distance Blackstone, Qwest Team Up To Roll Out Card Program Prepaid services provider Blackstone Calling Card Inc. ( has teamed with long-distance provider and international telecom carrier Qwest Communications International Inc. ( in a multimillion-dollar partnership for the rollout of Blackstone’s "The Right One" prepaid calling card program. Blackstone, which distributes […]


Posted: 01/2000 ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES BroadWing Inc. (, the new company formed from the merger of Cincinnati Bell and IXC Communications Inc., has named its executive team. Former president and CEO of Cincinnati Bell Richard G. Ellenberger will remain in that capacity for the new company. Former Cincinnati Bell COO Richard S. Ponti is […]

Business News – ADDS, MOVES, CHANGES

Posted: 09/1999 ADDS, MOVES, CHANGES Bringing more than 15 years of telecommunications industry and distribution experience, Brian R. Friedt has joined Telcorp, Hewlett, N.Y., as vice president, alternate sales channel markets. He will be working to attract telecom agents to the Agent Equity Program, of which Telcorp, CMS and PTC are principals. Friedt has held […]

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