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Profitec Expands Its Western Business

Profitec Billing Services Inc., a Wallingford, Conn.-based billing and back-office services provider, announced the opening of its Southern Arizona sales office. The new office will allow Profitec to better serve its existing customers and will provide easier access for visitations and meetings with potential new customers. During this past year we have signed major new […]

Alltel Completes Purchase of Midwest Wireless

Alltel Communications Inc. has completed its $1.075 billion cash purchase of Midwest Wireless Holdings of Mankato, Minn. Alltel expects to gain approximately 450,000 wireless customers in southern Minnesota, northern and eastern Iowa, and western Wisconsin, expanding the companys 850MHz wireless business into contiguous markets that cover a population of 1.9 million. Alltel is purchasing Midwest […]

Improved Masergy Financials Bode Well for Agents

Thanks to some first-time positive financials, Masergy Communications Inc. recently has been able to price its products and services more competitively, giving its agents more options and benefits as they compete against major carriers. Masergy, founded in late 2000, made news in late June when it announced it had become EBITDA-positive. Most analysts and investors […]

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

360networks to Deploy Wholesale VoIP

360networks Corp. will roll out a SIP-based wholesale VoIP service in the latter part of the year. 360networks, a regional fiber-based CLEC, will launch the wholesale service throughout the western half of the United States. It will offer broadband service providers VoIP-to-PSTN call origination and PSTN-to-VoIP termination, and an a la carte menu of services […]

Alltel Plans to Buy Midwest Wireless

Rural wireless operator Alltel Corp. said today it will buy privately held Midwest Wireless Holdings Inc., gaining 400,000 customers in southern Minnesota, northern and eastern Iowa, and western Wisconsin. Alltel will pay $1.075 billion in cash for Midwest Wireless licenses, customers and network assets, which include 1.9 PCS spectrum. Alltels stock fell 11 cents on […]

ALLTEL, Western Wireless Complete Merger

ALLTEL said today it has completed its $6.5 billion merger with Western Wireless Corp. ALLTEL is issuing approximately 54.3 million shares of common stock and paying $933.4 million in cash for Western Wireless. ALLTEL also will assume estimated net debt of $2.1 billion. Through the Western Wireless acquisition, ALLTEL is gaining about 1.4 million wireless […]

Western Wireless, ALLTEL Merger to be Official on Monday

Nearly three weeks after the FCC approved the proposed merger between Western Wireless Corp. and ALLTEL, Western Wireless said today its shareholders also have given the thumbs-up to the deal. The companies expect the merger to be official as of Monday, Aug. 1, now that all entities have consented. Through the Western Wireless acquisition, ALLTEL […]

FCC OKs ALLTEL-Western Wireless Merger

The FCC has given ALLTEL Corp. approval to acquire Western Wireless Corp., but imposed conditions requiring the divestiture of Western Wireless assets in 16 markets in Arkansas, Kansas and Nebraska. Federal regulators concluded the merger of Little Rock, Ark.-based ALLTEL and Bellevue, Wash.-based Western Wireless will serve the public interest, convenience, and necessity. Through the […]

Pac-West Telecomm Announces Expansion into Utah

Pac-West Telecomm Inc. today announced it has expanded its SuperPOP network into Utah to address demand from its service provider customers looking to partner with Pac-West in additional states outside of the companys current five-state Western U.S. footprint. In addition to Utah, Pac-West has operations in Arizona, California, Nevada, Washington and Oregon, where it is […]

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