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Round TABLE

On the conclusion of the Tunney Act-based case challenging the Justice Departments 2005 approval of the SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI mergers that opponents said harm the public interest The government need not prove that the settlements will perfectly remedy the alleged antitrust harms; it need only provide a factual basis for concluding that the settlements are […]

Case Closed: Judge Says Megamergers Serve Public Interest

After nearly a year of deliberations, a federal judge has decided that the 2005 Bell megamergers were in the public interest. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan released a 56-page order on Thursday that reaffirmed the Justice Departments 2005 consent decree conditionally clearing the SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI mergers. Sullivan said his task was limited under the law […]

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes InterCall

InterCall (Booth 509) has received the Frost & Sullivan 2007 North American Conferencing Company of the Year Award. InterCall said the recognition comes for showing the strongest, most consistent growth in the conferencing industry over the past several years, including a focus on both North American and global expansion. InterCall provides audio, video, event and […]

Court Requests More Information in Merger Review

In his review of the megamergers, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday said he did not have enough information to approve or reject the consent decrees for the mergers of SBC Communications Inc. with AT&T Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. with MCI Inc. And, he […]

Judge Not Prepared to Rubber-Stamp DoJ Megamerger Approvals

The continued post-merger scrutiny of the combinations of AT&T Corp. and SBC Communications, and Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. could mean the Department of Justice and the FCC will have a harder time approving the melding of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. A federal judge on Wednesday made no decisions as to whether the […]

Court Turns Down COMPTELs Request to Intervene in RBOC Mergers

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on Wednesday granted COMPTEL friend of the court status after the competitive carrier association made its case for an independent inquiry into whether the public interest is being served by the elimination of long-distance operators AT&T Corp. and MCI Inc. (see story). The hearing lasted nearly two hours, a […]

COMPTEL to Ask Judge for Inquiry Into AT&T/Verizon Divestiture Requirements

Competitive carrier association COMPTEL will go to court on May 10 to ask for permission to intervene in the Justice Departments requirement that AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. divest some of their unused fiber networks, as part of the conditions for approving their takeovers of AT&T Corp. and MCI Inc., respectively. The DoJ last […]

MobilePro Eyes Kite Networks

MobilePro Corp., a wireless broadband provider that is especially active in municipal Wi-Fi deployments, said today it plans to acquire Mississippi-based Kite Networks Inc., a fixed-wireless broadband operator. MobilePro, which soon will offer wholesale VoIP services, said it will buy 100 percent of privately held Kite Networks stock, as well as the remaining 49 percent […]

Frost & Sullivan Awards NGT, PAETEC Customer Value Enhancement Awards

Frost & Sullivan presented New Global Telecom Inc. (NGT) and PAETEC Communications Inc. with 2005 Customer Value Enhancement Awards at the analyst firms third annual Customer Value Enhancement Awards Banquet. NGT was recognized in the managed wholesale IP telephony service market, while PAETEC was recognized for the company’s marketing strategy and customer care. NGT has […]

Slam Dunk

With easy conferencing on the rise, remote collaboration is more than just a solution for the travel-weary executive set. Conferencing is finding a home with businesses of all shapes and sizes, and vendors are looking to agents to spread the word. “In the past couple of years, the industry has gotten away from attended services […]

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