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TelePacific Launches Integration Office

TelePacific Communications (Booth 211) announced the launch of a new structured integration process and created the Integration Program Management Office (IPMO) to manage its recent acquisition of Mpower Communications. The merger created the leading CLEC in the Western United States, and one of the largest telecommunications service providers headquartered in California, said TelePacific. The combination […]

MegaPath, Netifice Wrap Up Merger

VPN and managed services providers Netifice Communications Inc. and MegaPath Networks Inc. have completed their merger, which the companies announced in February. They did not disclose the terms of the transaction, although they did say Netifices acquisition of MegaPath involved an undisclosed amount in stock and cash, and included $35 million in additional funding from […]

TELUS Installs Convedia Media Servers

TELUS, a Canadian service provider, has deployed Convedia Corp.s media servers in its IP-One Innovation service, Convedia said today at VON. IP-One Innovation is an IP telephony product for businesses. Convedias servers process IP media for services including IP Centrex and VoIP teleconferencing. Supporting carrier-class VoIP services requires a cost-efficient, scalable, and reliable IP media […]

Farewell to a Friend

Delivering a eulogy is never sought, but always taken to heart. In this spirit we say farewell to one of competitive telecoms pioneers. Michael L. Bird, 62, died at his home in Park City, Utah, Saturday, July 30, following nearly a year of respiratory difficulties. Mike was born in 1943, and spent his early years […]

Verizon Promotes Exec to Federal Regulatory Team

Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday named David Young, an executive who has overseen Internet and technology policy, as vice president of federal regulatory affairs. He will be responsible for the development and analysis of intercarrier compensation and interconnection proposals for evolving communications platforms, Verizon said. Young assumes the position at a time when federal regulators […]

Communications Companies Seek Tax Reform

There is a tax on American phone bills that dates back more than a century to the Spanish-American War. The franchise tax was imposed to help pay for the war, says Steve Davis, senior vice president of policy and law and deputy general counsel with Qwest Communications International Inc. The government “pretty much covered that […]

Regulatory News – Separate Entities

Posted: 01/2001 Separate Entities As Convergence Alters Telecom Policy, Local Competition Needs to Separate BOC Affiliates By Kim Sunderland H. Russell Frisby Jr. CompTel president Competitive carriers want state and federal regulators to require the RBOCs to split their local exchange service operations into separate retail and wholesale affiliates. If not, the onslaught of cross-subsidization and […]

A Sentimental Journey … Into the Future

Posted: 12/1998 A Sentimental Journey … Into the Future As I sit down to address this letter, I am torn over what to talk about. Access reform. Slamming. Election results. Each current. Each controversial. Yet, my thoughts keep coming back to one thing–my grandmother, Edith Smith LaBronte Cox. She died yesterday; she was 89. She […]

Back Office Takes Center Stage

Posted: 06/1998 Back Office Takes Center Stage Maintaining Your Billing Process–and Your Cool–is Easier Said than Done By Peter Meade A recent survey revealed that 36 percent of responding resellers were "largely dissatisfied" with their current billing system. Worse yet, the survey conducted by Young Communications Inc. found an even larger number of respondents feel […]

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