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PAETEC CEO: ‘We Need to Work Better Together’

“We need to work better together,” said Arunas Chesonis, CEO of PAETEC Communications Inc., in his keynote yesterday, addressing an audience of competitive providers. “We are just a small part of the telecom universe,” he said. “We should do more work together. …We are not each other’s real competition.” Chesonis, who has been in the […]

COMPTEL Exhibitors Adapt to New Competitive Environment

Dozens of exhibitors and 2,200 attendees converged on the world’s largest Marriott Hotel this week to champion a new era in the competitive carrier community — an era of rebirth characterized by mergers and acquisitions, and the introduction of new technologies. Up to 2,500 people were expected to participate in the Fall 2006 COMPTEL PLUS […]

Trinsic Buys Sprint Local Lines

Trinsic Inc., the Florida-based CLEC that uses IP to deliver broadband and voice services, will buy Sprint Nextels local access lines for which it provides services under a wholesale, private label agreement. The former Z-Tel Technologies Inc. made the announcement yesterday, and would not disclose the deals terms. Trinsic says it provides wholesale services for approximately […]

PAETEC Helps VoIP Providers Comply with 911 Rules

PAETEC Communications Inc. said yesterday it has created a transport service that helps VoIP providers comply with looming federal requirements regarding emergency 911 access. PAETEC says its Emergency Access Transport Service will allow VoIP providers to use its dedicated T1s to terminate emergency calls to the appropriate PSAP in the callers location. A PSAP is […]

Robbins to Telcos: Bring it On

Cox Communications President and CEO Jim Robbins came out swinging for his keynote speech yesterday morning. I want you to know were ready for you, he told the TELECOM 05 audience. As Ive always said to competition Bring it on. While the major telcos are just starting to roll out video services to complete their […]

Arbinet Marks Member Milestone

Minutes-trader Arbinet-thexchange Inc. said yesterday the worlds 10 largest international carriers are now members of its exchange.This is a significant achievement for us, said Curt Hockemeier, president and CEO, in a news release. Having all 10 of the worlds largest international carriers, plus hundreds of other members of all sizes, underscores the value proposition and […]

European Commission Approves Verizon-MCI Merger

European regulators today approved the merger of Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. The $8.4 billion transaction has yet to be approved in the United States, although MCI shareholders yesterday gave their thumbs-up to the deal. The European Commission determined the deal will not harm competition in the region. Verizon and MCI issued a joint […]

SBC Reportedly to Use AT&T Name

Media reports yesterday said SBC Communications Inc. will use the AT&T Corp. name once the companies merger is completed. Howard Riess, a spokesman for SBC, said today the company has yet to make any announcements on its branding strategy. We value the AT&T brand as well as SBCs; we value the heritage and strength of […]

Eschelon Telecom Closes IPO

After lowering its share prices to $14 last week, Eschelon Telecom yesterday closed its initial public offering, which garnered net proceeds of $69.8 million. Eschelon sold 5.3 million shares, leaving nearly 804,000 for its underwriters. The company now trades on the Nasdaq under the symbol “ESCH.” Some of the proceeds from the IPO will go […]

Shareholders Give Thumbs-Up to Sprint-Nextel Merger

Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. shareholders have given the companies the go-ahead to merge into the new Sprint Nextel Corp.Sprint made the announcement yesterday at its annual shareholders meeting. The deal is worth an estimated $35 billion.The merger will form the No. 3 wireless company in the United States. The Associated Press also reported […]

Polls

Which brand-new event at Channel Partners Evolution, Oct. 9-12, will you attend? (select up to two)

  • Business Innovation Hackathon (32%, 10 Votes)
  • Datto's Cyber Security Summit (19%, 6 Votes)
  • MSP 501 Awards Dinner (19%, 6 Votes)
  • Avant Special Forces Training (16%, 5 Votes)
  • Channel NX2Z Workforce Symposium (13%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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