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Eschelon Telecom to Serve as CMP Case Study

Eschelon Telecom Inc. today will serve as a case study for how to successfully negotiate the change management process (CMP) clause of an ILEC interconnection agreement. Gregory Merz, a principal at Gray, Plant, Mooty helped the Minnesota-based CLEC seal the deal; he will head a panel that will give CLECs tips for following Eschelons lead. […]

NEC Buys Sphere for $42 Million

NEC Corp. has bought unified communications provider Sphere Communications Inc. for $42 million. NEC has its own unified communications division but wanted Sphere for its promising growth and its technology for building new service-oriented software the next evolution in unified communications. Sphere will keep its headquarters in Lincolnshire, Ill. It will be part of NECs […]

EarthLink Names New CEO

EarthLink Inc. has named Rolla P. Huff as president and CEO. He succeeds Garry Betty, who died in January from complications of cancer. Mike Lunsford had been serving as interim CEO. “We believe that Rolla has the experience and strategic acumen required for EarthLink to create value for its shareholders, while maintaining its track record […]

Agent Alliance Elects New Board

Comtels Ben Humphreys is the new alliance chairman. The Agent Alliance, a buying consortium and professional association of agents, elected new officers and expanded its executive board for 2007-2008. At its March 4 meeting, concurrent with the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, the group elected Ben Humphreys, president and CEO of Comtel Communications, as its […]

NetCracker Platforms to Serve UPC

UPC Broadband, Europe’s largest cable operator, will use NetCracker Technology platforms for network and service management. UPC Broadband has approximately 10 million subscribers, and provides video, broadband, high-speed Internet and traditional voice, VoIP and mobile telephony services. The company will use NetCracker’s Service and Network Provisioning platforms. UPC Broadband also will deploy NetCracker’s service assurance […]

Wire One Joins Qwest on Networx Project

Wire One Communications has been selected to serve as a member of the Qwest Communications International Inc. team that was awarded a stake in Networx Universal, the largest communications services contract in the world. The Networx contracts, worth as much as $48 billion over the next 10 years, will offer voice, data and video services […]

Agent Alliance Names New Board

The Agent Alliance, a buying consortium and professional association of agents, elected new officers and expanded its executive board for 2007-2008. At its March 4 meeting concurrent with the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, the group elected Ben Humphreys, president and CEO of Comtel Communications, as its president. Daryl Heller, president and CEO, Premier Companies […]

Vonage CEO Resigns, Company Restructures

Michael Snyder, CEO of Vonage Holdings Corp., has resigned. The company made the announcement early Thursday morning at its investor conference call. Snyders resignation was effective on April 11. It came as part of a broader restructuring, said Jeffrey Citron, Vonage founder. Citron will serve as interim CEO while Vonage searches for Snyders replacement. It […]

Cisco to Add Exclusive Partner Smart Care Service

Cisco Systems Inc. announced its partners will be given exclusive access to a new managed services offering called Smart Care Services. It will be made available on a limited basis this summer and generally by fall. Cisco Smart Care Services represents a new middle ground between reactive SmartNet tech support services and full-on managed services, […]

Its the People, Stupid

ITS THE PEOPLE, STUPID. Live by that slogan, and you can get elected to office, run a corner grocery, throw a great dinner party and even grow a $500 million telecom company with a little help from your friends. Its how we grew PAETEC. Its the people: employees, customers, suppliers and everyone else in the […]

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