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MCI Returns to Profitability

MCI Inc. said today it returned to profitability in the second quarter of 2005. The company, which is being acquired by Verizon Communications Inc., had net income of $64 million, or 19 cents per share. That compares to a net loss of $71 million a year earlier, or 22 cents per share. Sales fell 10 […]

Qwest Cost-Cutting Lowers Losses

Qwest Communications International Inc. today reported a lower loss in earnings than compared to the second quarter a year ago, crediting cost-cutting for the better results. The fourth-largest U.S. phone company showed a loss of $164 million, or 9 cents per share, as compared to last years second-quarter decline of $776 million, or 43 cents […]

U.S. Wireless, Lightyear Sign Exclusive Agreement

U.S. Wireless Online Inc., a fixed wireless broadband network operator, has made a three-year wholesale marketing agreement with CLEC Lightyear Network Solutions LLC. In return, Lightyear will exclusively promote and sell U.S. Wireless Onlines broadband service to its business customers in U.S. Wireless Online’s network coverage area. The contract calls for Lightyear to sell a […]

Excel Switching, NACT Provide Prepaid Products

Excel Switching Corp. and NACT Telecommunications have partnered to integrate Excel’s gateways with NACT’s applications and management software as packaged prepaid solutions. The combination gives service providers a platform for sending customized services over IP and PSTN networks. NACT also plans to take the partnership further in the second half of 2005 with the release […]

Regulators Clear Verizon Wireless Purchase of NextWave Licenses

The FCC has approved Verizon Wireless $3 billion agreement to acquire licenses in 23 markets from NextWave Telecom Inc., according to national media reports. Verizon Wireless, the second largest U.S. wireless carrier, is acquiring licenses in such big cities as Boston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., as well as smaller markets, including Portland, […]

US Signal Expands in Illinois, Wisconsin

US Signal has announced plans to light the Wisconsin portion of its fiber-optic network and expand its network in Illinois, with service availability expected by the end of the second quarter. Telecommunications carriers, resellers and channel partners in Wisconsin and Illinois will have access to US Signals long-haul transport fiber network linking the cities of […]

Channel Partners Chicago Style

TAG National’s Dale Stein moderates VoIP Toolkit: Part II. The Fall Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Chicago let agents, VARs, VADs and others dig into issues tastier than a deep-dish pizza. No matter how you sliced it, the show was topped with a range of exhibitors, vendors’ newly rolledout agent programs and fun, informative […]

TelePacific Posts Positive EBIDTA in the Second Quarter

TelePacific Communications (Booth 504), a provider of telecommunications solutions to businesses in California and Nevada, reported it that it generated positive is now earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) positive in the second quarter of 2004. The company also noted the following other operational developments: exited April 2004 with more than 200,000 lines […]

Wi-Max is Hype, but Will That Change?

Wi-Max is a promising technology that could allow service providers to blanket entire cities with Internet access at lightning speeds. It’s all hype for now, but Patrick Leary, Alvarion’s assistant vice president of marketing said there are some key developments on the horizon. "No one can give you a Wi-Max case study" because there are […]

Wi-Max is Hype, but Will That Change?

Wi-Max is a promising technology that could allow service providers to blanket entire cities with Internet access at lightning speeds. It’s all hype for now, but Patrick Leary, Alvarion’s assistant vice president of marketing said there are some key developments on the horizon. "No one can give you a Wi-Max case study" because there are […]

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