Monday, February 21, 2011

Telecom Provider News For February

Here's Telecom provider news for February .... with a heads up on special deals, new offerings, and added capabilities for you to take advantage of for your business voice/data network.

1. AT&T -

AT&T is entering 2011 with a new generation of mobile broadband products and services. The telecommunications titan announced plans to accelerate the development of its fourth generation, or 4G, network based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology.

2. Ernest Communications -

Effective immediately, Ernest will only accept orders with a minimum of $250 MRC (approximately 5 lines).

3. Level 3 Communications -

* Level 3 Communications, Inc. announced that, building on the company's extensive experience offering its Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) and virtual private network (VPN) service portfolios in North America, it will make the services available in several European markets, including France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

* Level 3 Communications, Inc. announced that it has launched the MyLevel3 portal, an enhanced customer Web portal designed to streamline business transactions with Level 3. With a new dashboard homepage, expanded functionality and simplified navigation, MyLevel3 offers enterprise and wholesale customers improved control and flexibility to manage their services with one comprehensive tool.

4. Qwest -

* Qwest Communications International Inc. launched a new low-latency Ethernet private line solution, Qwest iQ E-Line service.

* The CenturyLink-Qwest Communications deal passed a key regulatory hurdle this week, gaining support from the Washington State Attorney General's Office and after the companies agreed to invest at least $80 million in broadband infrastructure in Washington over the next five years, as well as freeze basic residential telephone prices for three years.

5. Smoothstone -

Smoothstone announced the availability of Smoothstone's cloud-based voice solutions combined with Mobile Integration delivered over the Sprint Global MPLS network to provide unprecedented flexibility and performance for the most dynamic and demanding businesses.

6. Telx -

* Interconnection and colocation specialist Telx will deploy its Ethernet Exchange service at three more of the company's data centers, the company said. The new sites are located in Miami, Dallas and Los Angeles, which will join existing locations in New York, Chicago, Atlanta and San Francisco.

* Telx, a leading interconnection and colocation provider in strategic North American markets, announced that leading voice and data networking company One Source Networks has joined the Telx Ethernet Exchange.

* Telx, a provider of colocation and interconnection services filed for an initial public offering in which it hopes to raise up to $100 million. The company intends to use the money to accelerate the growth of its business through expanding and upgrading its data centers, and possibly acquisitions. The company is expected to trade on the Nasdaq under the symbol TELX.

7. Time Warner Cable Business Class -

Effective immediately, Time Warner Cable Business Class' sales partners will begin using market-based pricing which mirrors the rates utilized by their direct sales teams.

8. XO Communications -

* XO Holdings Inc. announced that it formed a special committee of its board of directors to evaluate a proposal by an affiliate of billionaire Carl Icahn to acquire the telecommunications company for 70 cents per share in cash.

* BridgeWave Communications announced that XO Communications, one of the nation's larggest communications service providers, has deployed BridgeWave's FlexPort80 links to provide high-speed wireless network connectivity for customers not directly connected to the XO nationwide fiber network.

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