Wireless – Omnipoint to use OSI’s Billing Solution

Posted: 06/2000 Omnipoint to use OSI’s Billing Solution Objective Systems Integrators Inc. (, a provider of integrated service and network management solutions, recently announced that Omnipoint Communications Inc. ( has licensed the AM Exel accounting management solution.Omnipoint will use the product to automate the collection and management of billing records for its No Fee Prepay […]

Business News – ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES

Posted: 04/2000 ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES As part of its strategy to grow its core business and expansion into Internet-related services, Teltrust Inc. ( has named Doris Granatowski as CEO overseeing the company’s outsourcing business. Granatowski also was appointed a member of the board of directors. She replaces Marc Cohen, who resigned. Granatowski has more […]

Business News – New Technologies Reign, CompTel Attendance Pours Past Previous High

Posted: 04/2000 New Technologies Reign, CompTel Attendance Pours Past Previous High BY STACY LANE LINKMEYER The normally sunny skies of California turned stormy, making for a wet entrance and exit to the Long Beach Convention Center, which housed more than 200 exhibitors at the CompTel Conference and Exhibition.The continuous downpour couldn’t dampen spirits, however, as […]


Posted: 02/2000 ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES Business Telecom Inc. (BTI) ( has appointed John Leach vice president of sales. Leach is responsible for BTI’s Private Line and Wholesale Fiber Network Sales groups as well as for the Data Sales Services and BTI’s Dealer Agent program. He most recently served as senior vice president of sales […]

Business News – ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES

Posted: 03/2000 ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES Joseph A. Basile Jr., president and CEO of GST Telecommunications Inc. ( has announced his resignation to pursue other interests. Basile will continue to serve as a member of GST’s board of directors. Tom Malone, GST’s COO, is serving as interim CEO pending a search for a permanent CEO. […]

eGlobe To Merge with Trans Global Communications

Posted: 12/1999 eGlobe To Merge with Trans Global Communications eGlobe Inc., Washington, and Trans Global Communications Inc., New York, have entered into a merger agreement. The Letter of Intent (LOI) the two companies signed values Trans Global equity at about $80 million, which will be paid to eGlobe stock at closing, at which time eGlobe […]

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 […]

Business News – ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES

Posted: 08/1999 ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES Roy A. Wilkens Roy A. Wilkens has joined the board of directors for Williams Communications Group Inc., Tulsa, Okla. Wilkens, president and CEO of WilTel until it was acquired by LDDS Communications (now MCI WorldCom Inc.), will serve as an independent director and non-executive chairman of the board. Williams […]

Business News

Posted: 04/1999 It’s Our Party Industry Celebrates Telecom Act, CompTel/ACTA Merger, Competition The Morehouse College marching band entertains the crowd as part of the festivities. Photo: Charlene O’Hanlon Amid a light show, hundreds of balloons, confetti cannons, noisemakers, a marching band and some 650 opening-event attendees, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair-man William E. Kennard and […]

Qwest Throws Down Services Gauntlet with Microsoft Deal

Posted: 02/1999 Qwest Throws Down Services Gauntlet with Microsoft Deal By Peter Lambert New-generation backbone carrier Qwest Communications International Inc., Denver, won’t remain content as a long distance pipe seller for long, now that it’s powered by Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft Corp.’s technology and services. Qwest’s new business services unit will attempt to couple far-reaching packet […]

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