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Stock Watch – Earnings Warnings Dampen Investor Enthusiasm

Posted: 09/2001 Stock Watch Earnings Warnings Dampen Investor Enthusiasm Technology and blue chips enjoyed some gains during the month-long trading period that ended July 16, as investors hoped the economy is showing signs of recovery. However, as we move into the second quarter reporting period, several substantial earnings warnings kept the lid on investor enthusiasm, […]

Wholesale: DSL Provider Stays Course

Posted: 10/2000 DSL Provider Stays Course By Khali Henderson and Ken Branson Following the merger of its wholesale DSL business with that of megacarrier Verizon Communications (www.verizon.com), NorthPoint Communications Group Inc. (www.northpoint.net) expects to bolster its carrier’s carrier strategy by doubling the coverage and resources for improved support services. The companies expect the deal to […]

Regulatory News – Inquiry 2000 Proceeds on Deployment of Advanced Services

Posted:  04/2000 Inquiry 2000 Proceeds on Deployment of Advanced Services BY KIM SUNDERLAND The FCC has initiated a second inquiry into whether advanced services are being deployed in a reasonable and timely manner.Commission Chairman William E. Kennard says the FCC (www.fcc.gov) particularly is interested in deployment rate for rural and inner-city areas, and for people […]

Business News – Siemens Demonstrates 3.2-Terabit Transmission

Posted: 10/1999 Siemens Demonstrates 3.2-Terabit Transmission Using a combination of dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) and its own data multiplexing technology, The Siemens Information and Communication Networks Group, Boca Raton, Fla., has demonstrated transmission of 3.2 terabits per second (tbps) over fiber. The lab demonstration, which Siemens calls a "world record," used 80 DWDM channels each […]

Second Phase of Carrier Consolidation Begins

Posted: 10/1999 Second Phase of Carrier Consolidation Begins By Ken Branson Mergers and acquisitions are always described by the people involved as a "win-win situation" or "the creation of a powerhouse" or some such superlative. However, things get lost, as well as gained, in a merger. The business of corporate consolidation used to be simple. […]

Business News – Lucent Unveils Optics Minus Fiber

Posted: 09/1999 Lucent Unveils Optics Minus Fiber By Peter Lambert Telecommunications carriers soon may be able to take the fiber out of local fiber optic economics, thanks to WaveStar OpticAir, an over-the-air optical laser technology introduced by Lucent Technologies Inc. on July 14. By next March, Murray Hill, N.J.-based Lucent promises to deliver an initial […]

Business News – TRA Elects 3 to Board

Posted: 07/1999 TRA Elects 3 to Board In a heated race, 11 nominees, including two incumbents, vied for three open seats on the Telecommunications Resellers Association’s (TRA’s) board of directors. Voting company members made their selections during the annual membership meeting at TRA Spring 1999 Conference & Exhibition, and new board members were announced immediately […]

No Sweat

Posted: 02/1999 No Sweat It all started when I moved. A short move–half a mile within the same local phone exchange. Can I just transfer the phone numbers and services from my old address to my new address around the corner? No sweat, I thought. I called US WEST Inc. well in advance to place […]

The Companies that Helped Blaze the Path to Telecom Competition AreBack for a Second Try

Posted: 03/1998 The Companies that Helped Blaze the Path to Telecom Competition Are Back for a Second Try By Paula Bernier The warriors of the early telecommunications wars have returned to the battlefield. Resurgens Communications Group Inc., Kiewit Diversified Group Inc. and Williams are back, and they’re building up new network arsenals for the next […]

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