Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Sprint Nextel Files Lawsuit Against Alleged 'Traffic Pumping'

Kelly Hill writes on RCR Wireless News:

Sprint Nextel Corp. has joined the cadre of telecom companies who have sued small Iowa operators and Internet calling services for alleged “traffic pumping,” while the small companies themselves have formed a coalition to formally oppose the telcos’ efforts.

Sprint Nextel’s complaints virtually mirrored those of earlier filings by AT&T Inc. and Qwest Communications International Inc. The carrier said that rural local exchange companies in Iowa have been partnering with companies that offer free conference or international calls and adult chat lines.

More here.


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