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Fishing for Finance

Fishing for Finance After some slow years, private money again is fueling the communications sector. Its a breeze for the big-name companies to score funding, yet not so simple for lesser-known providers or resellers. Plus, if you dont want more than $10 million, major investment banks and venture capitalists wont even look at you. So […]

Vodafone Wont Sell Stake in Verizon Wireless

Vodafone said Wednesday it wont sell its stake in Verizon Wireless. The British company owns a 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless and had an option to sell up to $10 billion of it to Verizon Communications Inc. By declining to sell, Vodafone ends recent speculation about what it would do with its U.S. arm. […]

What Happened in Vegas

WHAT A WEEK. FOR THE FIRST TIME, COMPTEL and PHONE+ piggybacked their spring shows so the telecom industry could spend eight full days networking and seven nights living the Vegas high life. Both events the Spring 2007 COMPTEL PLUS Convention + Expo and the Spring 2007 Channel Partners Conference & Expo were held at the […]

McDowell Wont Vote on AT&T-BellSouth Merger

FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell late Monday announced he will not vote on the pending $85 billion merger between AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. Late last week, the FCCs general counsel, Samuel Feder, wrote in an analysis that McDowell could indeed take part in the matter, if he so chose. It was not known which way […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

Controlling cell phone use in the classroom is a big challenge for teachers, but most American parents do not want schools to forbid children from bringing the devices onto school property. A recent survey by OSS provider ACE*COMM Corp. shows parents mostly are concerned about scheduling and safety issues. Of the 1,000 parents polled: 99 […]

Info Directions Nominated for Operational Excellence

Info Directions has been nominated for an Operational Excellence award in the Sixth Annual TeleStrategies Billing World 2006 Excellence Awards. The Excellence Awards recognize achievement in the systems and software that drive the world of communications. The Operational Excellence award recognizes projects that have resulted in significant improvements in customer operational performance. Info Directions has […]

Lucent Wins Auction for Riverstone Business

Riverstone Networks Inc. announced Lucent Technologies as the winner of the auction for the sale of Riverstone’s business. Lucent’s final bid was $207 million in cash, as well as certain modifications to the Asset Purchase Agreement originally signed by the parties on February 7, 2006. The terms are subject to final approval by the U.S. […]

COMPTEL Tees Off Show With Golf Tournament

Nineteen foursomes took to the links in the semi-annual COMPTEL Golf Tournament Sunday at EastLake Country Club. The event was sponsored by Microsoft. The course, located 20 minutes from downtown San Diego, is an 18-hole, par 72 Ted Robinson-designed championship golf course featuring colorful fairways of bluegrass and rye and a view of nearby Mt. […]

An Evening of Music With Kenny Loggins

After a full day of exploring the show floor at the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2006 Convention + Expo, get ready to rest your feet but keep your toes tapping. This evenings entertainment An Evening with Kenny Loggins is being presented by Compass Global and held at 8:15 p.m. at 345 B St (4th and B; […]

Notebaert: Qwest Wont Block Content, but It Will Charge

Richard Notebaert, chairman and CEO of Qwest Communications International Inc., told a large audience at his keynote speech at the VON Spring 2006 conference in San Jose, Calif., that Qwest will step up to net neutrality. He added that Qwest will not block anything on the Internet. As for the four Internet freedoms articulated by […]

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