Trans National Communications International files for Chapter 11 protection

Trans National Communications International (TNCI), the telecom unit of the Trans National Group of companies, filed for Chapter 11 protection on Sunday.

Founded by Boston businessman Steve Belkin, who was also an owner of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks until last year, TNCI is best known in the telecom world as a competitive provider of data, local and long-distance voice, and managed router services.    

TNCI's creditors represent a who's who of North America's largest service providers, a list that includes AT&T (NYSE: T), CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), Sprint (NYSE: S) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ).

According to the bankruptcy filing obtained by the Boston Business Journal, TNCI owes AT&T $1.66 million, CenturyLink $1.9 million, Sprint $5.04 million, and Verizon $1 million.

Harold B. Murphy of Boston-based Murphy & King is representing TNCI in its Chapter 11 filing.

For more:
- Boston Business Journal has this article

Related articles:
Sizing up the competitive shifts at COMPTEL Fall 2011


* Correction: We mistakenly wrote this as TNS when the right company name is Trans National Communications International (TNCI).

Suggested Articles

For the fourth straight year, AT&T ruled the roost for on-net fiber lit buildings in the U.S., according to research by Vertical Systems Group.

Colt's decision to invest heavily in SDN-based networking is foundational to its ability to handle increased traffic loads due to COVID-19.

Microsoft plans to work with other operators soon, including Rogers, Telefonica, Vodafone Business, SK Telecom, Telstra, Etisalat and NTT.