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Intelliverse Mourns Raveills Passing

Paul Raveill, vice president of wholesale services at Intelliverse, died Dec. 23. He was 49. Intelliverse said Raveill had been suffering for the past year from Sarcoidosis, a multiorgan disease, which attacks the organs when granulomas (masses of inflamed tissue or lumps) form and cause an abnormality. Because of the type of person Paul was, […]

Level 3 Expands Wholesale VoIP Services

Level 3 Communications Inc. now offers an expanded portfolio of wholesale voice services, thanks to its WilTel acquisition, the company said today at VON. The addition of WilTel’s Feature Group D traditional voice network gives customers access to nationwide toll-free services, end-to-end switched services and expanded international termination capabilities, Level 3 said. The expansion also […]

Level 3 to Buy Progress Telecom for $137 Million

In another strategic acquisition that narrows the wholesale field, Level 3 Communications Inc. said today it is buying Progress Telecom LLC, a wholesale network services company based in St. Petersburg, Fla., although it has agreed not to touch certain parts of the companys wireless assets. Progress Telecom is jointly owned by Progress Energy Inc. and […]

Yankee Group: Wholesale Buyers Look for Differentiation

When it comes to quality among wholesale service providers, Sprint Corp. and BellSouth Corp lead the pack, according to new research from Yankee Group. The firm polled more than 140 wholesale buyers, ranging from RBOCs and ILECs to IXCs, CLECs, resellers and integrators for its report, Yankee Group 2005 U.S. Wholesale Data Services Survey. Wholesale […]

Level 3 Completes Acquisition of WilTel

Level 3 Communications Inc. said today it has completed its acquisition of WilTel Communications Group LLC. The wholesaler paid Leucadia National Corp., WilTels parent company, 115 million shares of Level 3 common stock and $386 million in cash. The deal between the two former rivals was announced in late October and was expected to close […]

Level 3 to Buy WilTel for $680 Million

Level 3 Communications Inc. said today it plans to acquire wholesale carrier WilTel Communications Group LLC, part of Leucadia National Corp. Level 3 will pay $370 million plus 115 million shares, which, based on Fridays closing price of $2.70, comes out to about $310.5 million. Level 3 maintains the right to substitute cash for stock. […]

Market Trends Session Analyzes Impact of Consolidation on Wholesalers

While the industry evolves and major providers continue to consolidate, service providers are left to wonder what the future holds for wholesale services in domestic and international voice and data markets. Todays general session, Wholesale Market Trends, will address those concerns and more. Moderated by ATLANTIC-ACM CEO Judy Reed Smith, the session will discuss shifts […]

Harden Moves from Volo to VoX

Ron Harden, former vice president of sales and marketing for Volo Communications, as well as former chairman for CompTel/ASCENT, has joined VoIP provider VoX Communications as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Volo recently was acquired by VoIP Inc. Ron has a great reputation and will be a strong addition to our VoX team, […]

Digital Realty Trust Signs 18 Contracts

Meet-me-room operator Digital Realty Trust Inc. says it has signed 18 contracts with new and expanding customers. The company says a number of providers are using facilities in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Santa Clara and San Francisco. According to Digital Realty Trust, those operators are: 360networks; Broadwing Communications; ColoExchange; FiberTower; Level […]

WilTel Extends Voice Services to Enterprises

WilTel Communications, the national telecommunications carrier, said Tuesday it would offer domestic and international voice services to enterprise customers. The voice services include business-centric features and offer standard phone service and VoIP access options for businesses migrating to IP-based solutions, the Oklahoma-based carrier stated in a news release. For years, WilTel has been carrying the […]

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