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GlobalTouch Lands Greenfield Communications

Hosted VoIP and video provider GlobalTouch Telecom Inc. (Booth 708) landed a new customer in Greenfield Communications. The company builds FTTH networks for master-planned communities. Residents in Greenfield communities have had access to GlobalTouch digital voice services since July. As wired communities continue to sprout across the country, such as those developed by Greenfield, its […]

Sirius Telecom Expands in New York

Sirius Telecommunications Inc. (Booth 428) has expanded its site and services in New York City. The colocation provider has expanded its 60 Hudson location by 8,000 square feet. Thanks to that growth, Sirius now offers 24/7 access and tech support, with cabinets, racks and cage space available. In addition, the company added new HVAC and […]

USCarrier Upgrades Georgia Network to Enhance Services

USCarrier Telecom LLC (Booth 613, and COMPTEL sponsor), a wholesale provider of high-speed, long-haul, fiber-optic transport, plans to upgrade an existing OC48 ring that will allow the company to deliver advanced SONET, Ethernet and wavelength services. The network upgrade is set to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2007. This upgrade […]

Is Ethernet the Holy Grail of Transport?

The network of the future is under construction as we speak. It is a project that has no clear beginning and likely no end. However, there are some clear goals for this network. First and foremost is to support highbandwidth, any-to-any services like video, gaming, telecommuting, e-commerce, mobility, etc. As grand as the vision might […]

Federal Lawmakers Take Time Out for Telecom Policy Issues

Congress appears to be taking a renewed interest in telecom issues. In the past week, two subcommittees have held hearings on special access, Bell forbearance petitions and copper loop retirement. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., held the first hearing last week. He is chairman of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. Kerry wanted to examine ways […]

Rivermine Announces Verizon Business eBonding

TEM solution provider Rivermine said it has Verizon Business eBonding capabilities, allowing the companys Fortune 1000 and government customers to communicate securely and automatically with Verizon Business. Rivermine said it is the first TEM provider to offer eBonding capabilities, which provide an electronic interface between Rivermines TEM software and Verizon Business back-office systems for ordering […]

AT&T To Acquire Conference-Provider Interwise

AT&T Inc. announced today that it has agreed, through one of its subsidiaries, to acquire privately held Interwise Inc., a leading global provider of voice, Web and video conferencing services to businesses. AT&T will pay approximately $121 million in cash for the company. The transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter, strategically […]

Agents Steamed Over Trinsic Bankruptcy Fallout

The post-Trinsic-bankruptcy plot thickens. And if it werent for the fact that were talking about telecom, the story would sound an awful lot like a soap opera. It all started in February, when Trinsic Inc., the former Z-Tel Technologies Inc., filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. After much back-and-forth, private equity firm Platinum Equity LLC landed Trinsics […]

Weve Come a Long Way

This month marks the 20th anniversary of PHONE+. Most of you know that we have been celebrating all year long, but since October was the official launch issue, I wanted to note the occasion by thanking all of our readers for sticking with us over the past two decades. Surprisingly, many of you have been […]

ColoTraq Debuts Referral Program

  ColoTraq, a telecom B2B marketplace pioneer, is launching a referral program wherein it will pay a percentage of monthly recurring fees for two years for any business closed from referrals to its telecom marketplace. There are no quotas or commitments, and the program is non-exclusive. The ColoTraq telecom marketplace offers connectivity, colocation, managed services […]

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