• New Directions for UNE-P CLECs
    Z-Tel Technologies Inc. typifies the evolution of competitive local phone companies as they move to continue supporting millions of consumers and small businesses in the wake of changing federal regulations. For months, Z-Tel has been planning to deliver voice services to ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Powell's Prize Fight
    It looks like cable companies may be on the defense for the first time in their battles with the Bells over consumer spending.Cable companies have long enjoyed dominance in the higher-margin entertainment business and handily outmaneuvered the telcos in delivering ...More
    February 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • I Have the Power!
    Georgia Tech has developed a microgenerator that produces enough power to run devices as small as cell phones. Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a microgenerator that produces enough power to run small electronics like cell phones. The microgenerator is about the ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Round Table
    ... ON SPRINT CORP.'S PLANNED MERGER WITH NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS INC. "This creates three big wireless competitors carrying about 75 percent of the traffic, which is very helpful. Three major carriers can help keep prices low for customers, expenses lower for the companies ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Wholesaler Puts Network Expansion On Fast Track
    Global Crossing Ltd. wants to help carriers more quickly extend their networks - not just their reaches, but their service features - with a new portfolio of wholesale services it announced in October. Global Crossing's Fast-Track Services offer wholesale customers the ...More
    February 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Sprint Nextel Backs MVNOs
    AT&T Corp. and sports media icon ESPN Inc. are gearing up to offer mobile phone service over the network of Sprint Corp., the carrier that is betting its future on a planned merger with Nextel Communications Inc.And Time Warner Cable may be Sprint's next partner. Other ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    Metropolitan Telecommunications (MetTel) has signed a commercial agreement with Verizon that will replace the company's UNE-P arrangement. The deal includes restructured pricing and services not offered under the existing plan, MetTel says. Verizon's Wholesale Advantage ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Technology, Policy Face-Off in 2005
    J. Sherman Henderson III and James F. Geiger If you thought 2004 was eventful - with an explosion of VoIP offerings and high-stakes regulatory proceedings at the FCC - just wait. Expect 2005 to be an even more turbulent year when advances in technology and critical policy ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • VPN Demand Keeps Growing
    As workers become more mobile, in and outside of the office, and as companies work to accommodate that mobility, VPNs increasingly are the answer. The key is, there are network VPNs and CPE VPNs; both types have grown in popularity over the past year, and experts say demand ...More
    February 1, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • POTS to PANS: VoIP Offers for SMEs Grow to Meet Opportunity
    VoIP will take us from Plain Old Telephone Services (POTS), to a world of Pretty Advanced New Services (PANS), to borrow a phrase from Leapstone Systems Inc.'s Paul Shaneck. And, small businesses will be one of the most fruitful target segments. Whereas enterprise early ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony