ECI Telecom Introduces Hi-FOCuS MiniCAB

ECI Telecom (Booth 1033) this week introduces the Hi-FOCuS MiniCAB, the latest addition to the Hi-FOCuS family of broadband platforms. The MiniCAB is an all-in-one outside-plant solution containing all the components needed for a remote broadband deployment. This unit provides increased bandwidth for evolving broadband services such as IPTV and triple play. The unit can […]

StarVox Buys NGTs International Wholesale Termination Business

New Global Telecom Inc. (NGT), a managed wholesale VoIP provider, said today it has finalized the sale of its international wholesale termination business unit to StarVox Communications Inc. StarVox is a facilities-based ASP offering wholesale and retail VoIP services. NGT says it wants to put all its focus on its outsourced network managed services, which […]

Enron Broadband Trial Imminent

Five former Enron executives who worked at the defunct broadband services unit are set to go to trial on a range of charges levied by the Department of Justice. The search for a jury began Monday, the Houston Chronicle reported. Executives from Enron Broadband Services Inc. (EBS) are accused of 170 counts of conspiracy, wire […]

Premiere Global Services Acquires Citizens Conferencing Services Unit

Premiere Global Services Inc., a company providing business communications services to enterprise customers, this month completed the acquisition of the conferencing services division of Citizens Communications Company. The company anticipates the acquisition will add to revenue and earnings and has raised its financial outlook for the year. Atlanta-based Premiere Global Services projects annual revenue of […]

Qwest Taps Wholesale Veteran to Lead Unit

Roland Thornton In December, Roland R. Thornton was promoted to executive vice president, wholesale markets, for Qwest Communications International Inc., replacing Teresa Taylor, who is now executive vice president and chief human resources officer. While Qwests CEO Richard Notebaert is known for seemingly dramatic shifts in his top management team every few years, his new […]

PicturePhone Take 2

Posted: 11/2003 PicturePhone Take 2 Consumer Video Calling Vendors Tap Telcos for Distribution By Khali Henderson Now that most telcos are gearing up for the triple play voice, data and video videophone vendors are looking at them as a ready and willing distribution channel for their broadband video calling products. These are not the videophones […]

Carrier Channel: AT&T Wholesale Turns Up the Heat

Posted: 9/2003 Competitors: AT&T Wholesale Turns Up the Heat By Josh Long AT&T Corp., with its consumer revenue shrinking year after year in the face of wireless substitution and competition from the Bell companies among other factors, is replacing sales lost from direct customers with the wholesale business of some of the very rivals assaulting […]

Comcast Deal Gives AT&T Debt Relief

The official sale Monday of its cable unit leaves telephone titan AT&T Corp. with a stronger balance sheet and the opportunity to focus on its lucrative business unit and struggling consumer segment, Wall Street analysts say. AT&T yesterday officially closed the sale of its cable unit, AT&T Broadband, to Comcast Corp. The nearly $30 billion […]

RESELLER CHANNEL: WorldCom Ditches Wireless Resale

Posted: 09/2002 WorldCom Ditches Wireless Resale By Josh Long THE NO. 1 WIRELESS RESELLER is calling it quits. WorldCom Inc. disclosed in June it would exit the wireless resale business, referring its 2 million customers to underlying carriers the company had used. Even prior to filing for Chapter 11 protection in July, the carrier was […]

Dynegy Global Communications to Pursue Ventures

Dynegy Inc. (www.dynegy.com), the Houston-based energy merchant, has assured investors for months its telecommunications unit will get out of the red. In the meantime, Dynegy has disclosed its network isn’t worth its original value. For the second consecutive quarter, Dynegy said it would post approximately a $300 million charge to reflect a noncash writedown in […]

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