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AT&T Worker Accuses Union of Threats

An AT&T employee in St. Louis says the Communication Workers of America union threatened him with legal action, and he’s not happy about it. David McBride has filed unfair labor charges against the CWA, saying union officials told him they would take him to court if he decided not to go on strike, an event […]

Qwest, Union to Try Chatting Again

Qwest and the Communications Workers of America are headed back to the bargaining table next week. The talks will resume Thursday, with a midnight deadline Friday for reaching a new tentative agreement. The union rejected a three-year contract earlier this week.

OpenMarket Connects 10 Additional Mobile Operators

OpenMarket, which provides OpenMarket Exchange to enable off-portal mobile commerce, has announced 10 new mobile service providers connected to its platform. OpenMarket has relationships with AT&T Inc./Cingular Wireless, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corp., T-Mobile USA Inc. and Alltel Wireless, and now has added Virgin Mobile USA, metroPCS, Ampd Mobile, SunCom Wireless, Midwest Wireless, Voce Wireless, […]

Federal Judge Rules Warrantless Wiretapping Unconstitutional

A federal judge on Thursday declared the governments warrantless wiretapping program unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor also ordered an immediate halt to the surveillance by the National Security Agency, the Associated Press and other media reported. Taylor, a judge in Detroit, is the first to shoot down the governments efforts to listen in […]

Locus Telecommunications Partners With Western Union

Customers of Oxygen Wireless GSM, a prepaid service offered by MVNO Locus Telecommunications, now can replenish their minutes at more than 47,000 Western Union locations. Locus Telecommunications launched Oxygen Wireless GSM in April 2005. The company is headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and offers long-distance, wireless, point-of-sale and carrier services. Locus Telecommunications    www.locustelecom.comWestern Union    www.westernunion.com

U.S. to Maintain Internet Governance

Leaders at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia have agreed to keep, for now, governance of the Internets domain name system in the hands of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the California-based nonprofit group that answers to the U.S. government. A number of countries had joined the European […]

Union Telephone Deploys Intecs Convergent Service Activation Solution

Intec (Booth 1119), a global provider of OSS/BSS, has confirmed the production cutover by Union Telephone Company of Wyoming to Intecs Inter-activatE. The convergent service activation solution enables Union Telephone to automate and streamline its service operations by using Inter-activatE for uniform delivery of bundled diverse service packages, including POTS, TDMA, GSM/GPRS, voice mail, as […]

IPcelerate Makes IM Deal with AOL

IPcelerate Inc. said today it has teamed with AOL Inc. The companies are integrating their instant messaging software for college students. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. AOL is adding its AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) service into IPcelerates MyNORA software, which includes a Virtual Student Union version. The MyNORA software client provides IP voice […]

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ON THE SUPREME COURTS RULING TO UPHOLD THE FCCS TREATMENT OF CABLE MODEM SERVICE, DEALING A VICTORY TO THE CABLE INDUSTRY AND REGIONAL PHONE COMPANIES SEEKING DEREGULATION OF THEIR DSL NETWORKS. This decision provides much-needed regulatory clarity and a framework for broadband that can be applied to all providers.We can now move forward quickly to […]

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…ON VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC.’S PLANS TO ACQUIRE MCI INC. “Given MCI’s rapidly shrinking revenues, the transaction will slow Verizon’s revenue growth over the foreseeable future.” - Morgan Keegan in an equity research note “Moody’s believes that [Verizon’s] purchase of MCI will complement its current business activities and establish it as the number two provider in enterprise […]

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