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RBOC Embarks on Qwest for New CEO

Folks used to say that the RBOCs moved in lockstep. So its interesting that just two months after Ed Whitacre announced his retirement, Qwest Communications International Inc.s Chairman and CEO Dick Notebaert has done the same. Dick Notebaert, Qwest chairman and CEO, announced his retirement on June 11. The head of Qwest, a long-time fixture […]

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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 […]

Whitacre Hands Over AT&T Reins

Ed Whitacre, one of the most influential and polarizing figures in telecom history, planned to retire from his post as AT&T Inc.s chairman and CEO in early June. The 65-year-old spent nearly two decades at the helm of SBC Communications Inc., a once poorly regarded regional Bell that Whitacre has transformed into a powerhouse. Ed […]

AT&T Chief Whitacre to Retire

AT&T Inc. CEO Edward Whitacre, who turned SBC into the country’s largest carrier and is one of the most polarizing and controversial figures in telecom, plans to retire June 3. His long-time protégé, COO Randall Stephenson, will take over as chairman and CEO. Whitacre made the announcement Friday morning during a shareholders meeting in San […]

AT&Ts Whitacre to NARUC: Lets Boost Broadband Deployment

In a rare address to state regulators, AT&T Inc. Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre on Tuesday described his companys plans to foment competition against cable operators, namely by continuing to roll out services in rural areas to help boost Americas low broadband rankings, which sit at 16th in the world. Wed like to see that […]

Whitacre In, Dorman Out at New AT&T

SBC Communications Inc. yesterday named the senior management team that will lead the company once it has acquired AT&T Corp. Missing from the lineup is AT&T CEO and Chairman David Dorman. Instead, current SBC head Edward E. Whitacre Jr. will serve as chairman of the board and CEO of the new AT&T. Dorman will resign […]

SBC Says Its On Track to Deliver Video Services

SBC Communications Inc. at TELECOM 05 yesterday let the industry know its on track with plans to deliver video services as part of its Project Lightspeed strategy, which aims to reach 18 million households by mid-2008. The company just completed a field trial of video, will make its early market entries with the service late […]

SBC Says Its on Track to Deliver Video Services

SBC Communications Inc. at TELECOM 05 yesterday let the industry know its on track with plans to deliver video services as part of its Project Lightspeed strategy, which aims to reach 18 million households by mid-2008. The company just completed a field trial of video, will make its early market entries with the service late […]

SBC CEO to Open TELECOM 05

Ed Whitacre, CEO of SBC Communications Inc., will keynote the TELECOM 05 Annual Conference & Exhibition with a preview of whats next for the telecom industry. SBC holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which serves 50.4 million wireless customers, and is moving forward with a $4 billion investment to offer IP-based TV, […]

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ROUNDTABLE… ON RULES THE FCC RELEASED FREEING THE BIGGEST LOCAL PHONE COMPANIES FROM OBLIGATIONS TO SHARE LOCAL LOOPS WITH COMPETITORS IF THEY BUILD A FIBER NETWORK WITHIN 500 FEET OF A HOME OR SMALL BUSINESS. “This relief was necessary to restore incentives to make substantial investments of capital, which come with no assurance of any […]

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