Telstra Wraps Pacnet Acquisition Pending U.S. Approval

The acquisition two-and-a-half years after Pacnet announced an initiative to expand its channel efforts in the U.S. in 2012. The company promoted Jason Kitzmiller as director of channel sales a year ago.

Level 3 Buys Additional Transatlantic Capacity

Wholesale provider Level 3 Communications Inc. is buying 300GB of transatlantic capacity from Apollo Submarine Cable System Ltd. to accommodate the growth of its IP network. “The purchase increases the total available capacity on our transatlantic network to more than 700 gigabits immediately and greater than 1,000 gigabits should we exercise our right, said Brady […]

News Briefs

PAETEC Communications Inc., a telecommunications provider operating in 27 markets, says it has acquired commercial accounts, switches and related facilities from Covista Communications Inc. for $13.5 million, gaining approximately 6,500 customers. Forty-nine former Covista employees also have joined PAETEC, according to the company. PAETEC, a privately held company based in Fairport, N.Y., says it anticipates […]

Product News

Posted: 05/2000 Product News ECI Telecom’s XDM Reduces Optical Network CostsAt CeBIT 2000, ECI Telecom launched XDM, a revolutionary optical platform. XDM is the first product to integrate within a single shelf the functionality of a DWDM optical networking multiplexer, narrow, wide and broadband Digital Cross-Connects, IP routing, ATM switching and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) […]

Carrier Channel: Crossing the Pond

Posted: 06/1999 Crossing the Pond Global Carriers Build, Buy or Lease Undersea Cable By Ken Branson The bottom of the North Atlantic has been accumulating submarine cable since 1858, when the first one was laid between North America and Europe–a telegraph cable. Since then, coaxial and then fiber optic cable has snaked under the water. […]

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