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VIP Communications Selects Level 3 for Voice Services

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) today announced that it has been selected to deliver voice services to VIP Communications, which provides prepaid long-distance service in the U.S. and more than 30 countries worldwide.

Under the contract, Level 3 will provide international voice termination (IVT) services to VIP. Level 3’s IVT service is designed to deliver a high-quality, cost-effective solution for service providers with significant voice traffic by delivering real-time reporting and routing as well as real-time pricing.

“VIP is constantly on the lookout for cost-effective network solutions, and Level 3’s network provided the reach and efficiency we were looking for,” said Pete Rogers, senior vice president of Business Operations & Development for VIP Communications. “With our constantly growing call volume, we also needed a network that provides the flexibility to adapt to our changing business needs, and Level 3 delivered on that front as well.”

Ashburn, Va.-based VIP Communications Inc. provides long-distance and international calling services that enable customers to stay in touch with family and friends and business contacts, worldwide. VIP’s calling services are available from both land lines and cell phones at competitive rates.

“Delivering solutions that take advantage of the reach, flexibility and efficiency of our network represents the heart of Level 3’s value proposition,” said William Ganey, Level 3’s general manager for Washington, D.C. “And we pride ourselves on combining our extensive fiber footprint with a local customer support team to deliver an unmatched customer experience.”

Level 3’s Business Markets Group leverages the power of the company’s extensive fiber-optic network, metro assets, and locally focused sales and sales support organization to deliver world-class services to enterprise customers and service providers throughout the United States.

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Alcatel Lucent Q1 2009 results


Alcatel Lucent KEY NUMBERS Q1 2009

  • Revenues of Euro 3.598 billion, down 6.9% year-over-year
  • Adjusted2 gross profit of Euro 1.133 billion or 31.5% of revenues
  • Adjusted2 operating income1 of Euro (254) million or (7.1)% of revenues
  • Operating cash flow3 of Euro (43) million
  • Net debt of Euro (841) million as of March 31, 2009
  • Full-year 2009 guidance to break-even at the adjusted operating income level reiterated


Ben Verwaayen, CEO, commented:

Ben Verwaayen

FCC Deadlines – FCC Form 499-Q

Clients and Interested Parties:

The information below represents a non-exhaustive list of FCC regulatory assessment and reporting requirements coming due May 1st through June 30th, 2009. The filing deadlines generally apply to diverse types of service providers, including interexchange or long distance telecommunications service providers, prepaid calling card providers, wireless providers and MVNOs, as well as other types of providers. If your company holds an FCC 214 authorization or files FCC Forms 499, chances are that one or more of the requirements covered in this Alert may apply to your company. Interest on late payments and/or other penalties may apply if filings or payments are not submitted on time. Continue reading FCC Deadlines – FCC Form 499-Q

TelePacific expands coverage in Carson City

TelePacific Communications, a provider of business telecommunications network solutions serving customers in Nevada and California, today announced that it has expanded its Nevada service area to include the state capital, Carson City. TelePacific now serves all major cities in Nevada. Continue reading TelePacific expands coverage in Carson City