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Master Agency American Wireless Forms E-Commerce Unit

Wireless master agency American Wireless has formed a new e-commerce business unit to create, deploy and manage e-commerce Web sites for specialty businesses to offer wireless phones, devices, service plans and accessories at special pricing. Mitch McCoy, formerly vice president of marketing for American Wireless, has been tapped to lead the new unit. Since we […]

BSG Clearing Solutions Acquires Business Unit From VoiceLog

BSG Clearing Solutions North America LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Billing Services Group Ltd., a clearing and settlement, payment and financial risk-management solutions group, announced the acquisition of VoiceLog LLCs (Booth 110) third-party verification (TPV) business. The all-cash deal values VoiceLog at $15.63 million and will be financed from the existing resources and facilities […]

Level 3 Closes Looking Glass Acquisition

Level 3 Communications Inc. has completed its acquisition of Looking Glass Networks Inc. Level 3 paid Looking Glass security holders approximately 21.3 million unregistered shares and $8.7 million in cash. The wholesale carrier also repaid $67 million of outstanding Looking Glass debt. Level 3 will add Looking Glass to its recently announced Metro Services business […]

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Interconnect Shared Technologies Inc. acquired two subsidiaries of United Asset Coverage Inc. that provide on-site maintenance support to 70 U.S. enterprise customers with more than 1,100 offices. As a result, 150 techs will join the company. Transaction terms were not announced. EarthLink Inc. expanded and renamed its SMB unit to incorporate capabilities from its subsidiary […]

Earthlink Expands SMB Unit, Launches Channel Programs

EarthLink Inc. on Monday announced it is expanding and renaming its small and midsized businesses unit to incorporate capabilities from its wholly owned subsidiary New Edge Networks Inc. The new unit, EarthLink Business Solutions, also will expand its channel program with changes to its VAR program, and the addition of referral and agent programs. Historically, […]

Siemens Releases Multi-Standard Base Station

Siemens Communications Inc. yesterday at CTIA Wireless released its Siemens Multi-standard Base Station (MBS). The system provides Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) cellular operators with one platform for supporting the radio elements for 2G and 3G mobile networks, without needing to buy individual systems for each technology. Using the Siemens MBS, operators can upgrade […]

Qpass Creates New OpenMarket Business Unit

Qpass Inc., a mobile commerce platform provider to operators, has launched a new business unit aimed at a new target: content providers and media companies looking to directly reach consumers through the mobile channel. Steve Shivers, currently Qpass senior vice president of corporate strategy and development, will head up the new business unit as general […]

Personix Unit of Fiserv Recognized in Best Practices Study

The Personix unit (Booth 201) of Fiserv Inc. has received the highest rating of participants in a 2005 study of best business practices conducted by Madison Advisors, a Texas-based consulting firm specializing in customer communication technologies. Personix also received the highest rating in the 2003 version of this biannual study. Madison Advisors Best Practices Study […]

Tollgrade Completes Emerson Acquisition

Tollgrade Communications Inc., a developer of test systems for telecom and cable companies, has completed its acquisition of the wireline test system unit of Emerson Network Power, Energy Systems, North America Inc., a subsidiary of Emerson. Emerson Network Power provides wireline testing software and hardware products for DSL and traditional POTS applications. Tollgrade paid approximately […]

Siemens Communications Names New Executive

Siemens Communications Inc. yesterday named Berndt Baumgartl its new president and CEO. Baumgartl succeeds Andy Mattes, who has left the company, and will serve on the Siemens Communications board. Baumgartl joined Siemens AG in Munich, Germany in July of 1986, where he held management positions in the Defense Electronics Group until late 1993. He then […]

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