PowerNet Global Prepares Wholesale Voice Termination

PowerNet Global Communications (Booth 205), an integrated communications provider, is preparing to extend its on-net capabilities to provide wholesale voice termination services. Routing over its Aleron OC48 nationwide backbone with Veraz Networks softswitch equipment, the solution will provide voice termination in a variety of protocols. The service is targeted at ILECs, CLECs, voice aggregators, prepaid […]

OSC to Introduce International Directory Assistance

OSC (Booth 432), a Platinum Equity company, will launch its International Directory Assistance service March 1. International DA will provide OSC’s customers access to listings in most countries throughout the world, including China, France, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom. OSC will incorporate the new service into its Directory Assistance suite of products, including […]

Big Booths, High Energy Rally Attendees

February 2004 marked the return of the big booth to the CompTel/ASCENT Alliance shows, with companies including Sprint, BellSouth Interconnection Services, Qwest Communications International Inc. and MCI contributing to the re-energized feel of the telecom industry by erecting the large booths more often found in years past. Optimism and high hopes charged the atmosphere, and […]


Posted: 03/2002 ADDS/MOVES/CHANGES * Global Prepaid Alliance Inc. (GPA) announced the appointment of Gary Kirtman as regional vice president of sales based in Miami and Ken Reese as regional vice president based in Los Angeles. Kirtman has several years experience in the prepaid industry, including senior sales positions with STC and Blue Planet Networks. He […]

Wholesale Channel – Dominion Raises $516 Million for Fiber Network

Posted: 06/2001 Wholesale Channel Dominion Raises $516 Million for Fiber Network Energy giant Dominion has created a joint venture and raised $516 million in financing to bolster fiber optic network development through private investment. The funding will help Dominion Telecom, a former wholly owned subsidiary of Richmond, Va.-based Dominion, expand its fiber optic network. The […]

Business News – Time Warner to Buy GST Assets

Posted: 10/2000 Time Warner to Buy GST Assets Time Warner Telecom Inc. ( and GST Telecommu-nications Inc. ( have announced that Time Warner will purchase GST’s assets for $690 million, excluding the majority of those in Hawaii and residual cash balances.The consideration consists of cash and assumption of certain assumed liabilities, according to the announcement […]

Business News – Network One, BellSouth Sign UNE-P Deal

Posted: 12/1999 Network One, BellSouth Sign UNE-P Deal By Khali Henderson Network One, Atlanta, has made a deal with BellSouth Interconnection Services, Atlanta, for unbundled network element (UNE) combinations and associated intelligent network and operator services under the Bell company’s UNE platform (UNE-P) throughout its nine-state region in the Southeast. The deal is valued at […]

U.S. Operators Buys New Millennium ConQuest

Posted: 12/1999 U.S. Operators Buys New Millennium ConQuest U.S. Operators Inc., San Antonio, announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase the contracts and assets relating to the operator services, long distance and enhanced call services business of New Millennium ConQuest Services Corp., Dublin, Ohio. The terms of the deal have not been released. […]

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