Conversent Communications, FiberNet Complete Merger

Conversent Communications and FiberNet have completed a merger that creates a telecommunications company operating in 11 states throughout the Northeast and Mid Atlantic. Conversent, of Marlboro, Mass., also said it has secured a $225 million debt facility from a group of investors led by Bank of America. The telco said it would use the money […]

BellSouth Strikes Wholesale Accord with AT&T

BellSouth Corp. on Wednesday announced signing a long-term commercial agreement with AT&T Corp. to open its local phone network to Old Ma Bell throughout its nine-state territory in the Southeast. Atlanta-based BellSouth says it has negotiated more than 100 commercial agreements governing the terms under which competitors can access its voice network. AT&T began retreating […]

Volo Debuts i-911 Service

Wholesale provider Volo Communications this week said it now offers a ubiquitous 911 solution to CLECs, IXCs, cable and wireless operators, ISPs and resellers throughout North America. The company is using technology developer HBF Group Inc.’s 911 service, i-911, and says it lets providers make VoIP a primary offering. Part of Volos VoiceOne Information Service (VOIS), […]

5Linx Rebrands Packet8 Services

8×8 Inc., the Packet8 VoIP provider, said this week 5Linx, a network marketing company specializing in telecommunications sales, will offer Packet8 services under the re-branded Globalinx name. The Rochester, N.Y.-headquartered 5Linx sells to independent salespeople throughout the United States. “Our reps are eager and motivated to introduce their customers to the tremendous savings and benefits […]

Global Crossing Provides IP Network for Telmex

Global Crossing announced this week an agreement with the Telmex Group of companies including Teléfonos de México, Mexicos largest telecommunications company that will enable Telmex to interconnect its operations in Mexico, South America and the United States. Global Crossings global IP-based network will allow the Telmex Group to deliver voice, Internet protocol and network operation […]

MCI Wholesale Debuts VoIP Gateway Services

MCI Wholesale Network Services (Booth 201) is introducing SIP and TDM voice gateway services that transport VoIP media between IP networks and the PSTN. These new services will allow MCI wholesale customers to offer VoIP telephony products and services to their end subscribers. Both gateway products include full E911 throughout the entire MCI offering area, […]

BellSouth, Granite Sign Long-Term Commercial Agreement

BellSouth Corp. and Granite Telecommunications (Booth 323) announced theyve signed a long-term commercial agreement for the provisioning of wholesale local phone services throughout the nine-state BellSouth region in the Southeast. The deal brings to 22 the number of commercial agreements BellSouth has signed with its wholesale customers. Granite executives say they have signed similar contracts […]

Cinergy Taps Motorola

Cinergy, the Cincinnati-based gas and electric utility, has signed a contract with Motorola to upgrade and integrate its communications system. Cinergy will install a private voice and data IP network called Harmony Wireless Communications System throughout its 25,000-square-mile service territory. The network will integrate voice and data communications across Cinergys territory to provide mobile workers […]

Telegration Expands Long-Distance Offering to Agents

Telegration Inc. (Booth 229) will begin offering access to its long-distance products to agents and their customers throughout the Midwest. Telegration, based in Troy, Mich., is the nation’s largest SBC-authorized agent and has been an MCI rebiller for 13 years. "Our SBC sub-agents were running into Telegration long-distance bills in our target markets and began […]

US Signal Expands Fiber Network

US Signal (Booth 700) announces the expansion of its Indiana fiber network with the addition of a new point-of-presence (POP) site in Kokomo, Ind., which was lit in January. Grand Rapids, Mich.-based US Signal says the new POP site is its 29th in that state, providing telecommunications carriers and resellers multiple points of direct access […]

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