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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 […]

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  Vol 21, No. 10 October 2007 SHOP TALK ON THE LEVEL: A Q&A WITH LEVEL 3S KEVIN OHARA AGENTS STEAMED OVER TRINSIC BANKRUPTCY FALLOUT ENTERPRISE MOBILE VOIP PARTNER PROGRAM DEBUTS NUVOX ROLLS OUT WHOLESALE SERVICES COLOTRAQ DEBUTS REFERRAL PROGRAM LAWSUIT HAS LITTLE IMPACT ON SHORETEL IPO NEWS BRIEFS PORTFOLIO WHY SELL WEB HOSTING? By adding […]

Platinum Equity Gobbles Up Another Telecom Provider

Platinum Equity said Wednesday it has acquired Startec Global Communications for an undisclosed amount. Startec is a facilities-based provider headquartered in Maryland. It sells long-distance services to ethnic markets in the United States and Canada; in fact, the company just launched new Web sites in Russian and Spanish. Startec distributes through channel partners. Startec was […]

Platinum Uproots Trinsic Ops

Platinum Uproots Trinsic Ops Platinum Equity Group has been battening down the hatches at Florida-based Trinsic Inc., the bankrupt CLEC it bought at the end of March.

Platinum Uproots Trinsic Ops

Platinum Equity Group has been battening down the hatches at Florida-based Trinsic Inc., the bankrupt CLEC it bought at the end of March. Michael Rogers, the channel manager, was laid off in mid-April and CEO Trey Davis has been told he wont be part of the new company. At press time, he still was working […]

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  Vol 21, No. 6 June 2007 SHOP TALK SPRINT CUTBACKS REACH CHANNEL MITEL/INTER-TEL JOIN TO TACKLE SMB MARKET TELEPACIFIC HONORS TOP AGENTS WHITACRE HANDS OVER AT&T REINS PLATINUM UPROOTS TRINSIC OPS AGENT ALLIANCE ELECTS NEW BOARD NEWS BRIEFS PORTFOLIO FOR THE RECORD Call centers and virtually any other business can get rid of manual […]

Platinum Equity Wins Trinsic Auction

Platinum Equity LLC, an investor that buys ailing companies and then runs them, has purchased bankrupt Trinsic Inc. for $25.5 million. Platinum bought Trinsic in late March after two auctions typically, there is only one. However, the first time, Trinsic tried to sell to multilevel phone marketer American Communications Network Inc. (ACN), even though Platinum […]

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  Vol 21, No. 5 May 2007 SHOP TALK DIGIUM TAPS MAINSTREAM CHANNELS SPEAKEASYS PARTNERS A BEST BUY FOR RETAILER CISCO TARGETS SMALL BUSINESSES PLANETONE HONORS PRESIDENTS CLUB PLATINUM EQUITY WINS TRINSIC AUCTION NEWS BRIEFS PORTFOLIO FITTING IN Conferencing seeks its place in a unified communications world. TOOLBOX CHANGING GEARS Quick time to market has […]

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  Vol 21, No. 4 April 2007   SHOP TALK TRINSIC BK: AN END TO AN ERA? BROADVIEW BUYS INTO BIG LEAGUES BELAIR AIDS VAR ENTRY INTO MUNI WIRELESS MARKET TBI SIGNS WITH COVAD, LEVEL 3 AGENT ALLIANCE TEAMS WITH TNCI NEWS BRIEFS PORTFOLIO HOSTED PBX: NOT JUST FOR CARRIERS Lower-cost hosted IP PBX solutions […]

End of an Era?

In the saga of the post-UNE-P world, Trinsic Inc. has entered a new chapter 11, that is. After years of customer losses, overspending and botched service offerings, the former Z-Tel Technologies Inc., the one-time star of competitive telecom, has filed for bankruptcy protection. Executives touted plans to emerge from bankruptcy with absolved balance sheets and […]

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