Nitel Names Basa, Zilch to Top Sales Posts

Virtual network operator Nitel Inc., formerly Network Innovations Inc., has named industry veteran Tim Basa as vice president of sales and marketing and David Zilch as senior director of business development. Basa is responsible for overseeing Nitel’s sales force nationwide, expanding marketing and business development strategies and unifying teams to drive revenue growth. Basa’s priorities […]

Pac-West Exits Markets, Files Reorganization Plan

Pac-West Telecomm Inc. is plowing ahead with bankruptcy plans; the wholesaler has closed operations in more than two dozen states and filed an official reorganization plan. Pac-West two weeks ago told customers in 24 states and the District of Columbia that it no longer operates in those markets. The provider pulled out of East Coast, […]

Wholesaler Vanco Direct Makes Debut at COMPTEL PLUS

Vanco Direct (Booth 413), the wholesale division of virtual network operator Vanco, is showcasing its tools and services, which it offers to carriers across the globe thanks to its acquisition last year of Universal Access. Vanco Direct used to be Universal Access and is making its debut at the COMPTEL PLUS Convention + Expo in […]

First Avenue, First Mover

With the deregulation of copper access pipes, ISPs and CLECs looking for alternative customer access could consider deploying WiMAX or Wi-Fi in licensed bands. First Avenue Networks hopes to be a first mover in such a carrier-grade virtual broadband wireless access operator market, offering capacity on a resale basis. No stranger to the wholesale business, […]

VSNL to Buy Wholesaler Teleglobe

Wholesale provider Teleglobe International Holdings Ltd. said today it has agreed to be acquired by Indian provider Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL). VSNL will pay $239 million for Teleglobe.Teleglobes board of directors has approved the transaction, which should close in the next six to eight months. Reuters India reported VSNL officials said today the deal […]

SBC to Keep Using Wholesaler WilTel

WilTel Communications and SBC Communications Inc. said today they have extended their relationship by signing a new master services deal good through 2009. WilTel, the Oklahoma-based wholesale carrier, earlier this year feared it could lose business with its biggest customer SBC if the No. 2 local phone company bought AT&T Corp. Fitch Ratings even had […]

CloseCall to Use CommPartners for VoIP

MobilePro Corp. subsidiary CloseCall America has signed a commercial agreement with VoIP wholesaler CommPartners to offer digital phone service to CloseCall America broadband users. “Our goal is to give customers a choice in how they want their telephone service provisioned without noticing any difference in the quality of service or the number of service options, […]

Outsourcers IP-Enable DA

As more consumers migrate to their services, VoIP providers are beginning to face pressure to emulate the consumer experience offered by TDM voice providers. E911 is the hot button in this regard, but it is not the only one. Operator services like directory assistance (DA) also are in demand from a broadening user base. Indeed, […]

Wholesaler Puts Network Expansion On Fast Track

Global Crossing Ltd. wants to help carriers more quickly extend their networks - not just their reaches, but their service features - with a new portfolio of wholesale services it announced in October. Global Crossing’s Fast-Track Services offer wholesale customers the ability to deliver uniform services across both their own and the Global Crossing networks, matching their […]

How to Deliver VoIP Wholesale

VoIP is the here and now, and competitive carriers are looking at the numerous ways to make money from this exploding technology. But theres a lingering question as to whether it is profitable to deliver VoIP in a wholesale model. Todays session, featuring PHONE+ Telecom Division Group Editor Khali Henderson and speakers Rich Grange, president […]

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