• Cisco Delivers Next-Gen, Optical Education Track
    As part of its platinum sponsorship of the CompTel/ASCENT Convention & Expo, Cisco Systems Inc. is facilitating educational programming on next-generation and optical networks to carrier executives attending the Orlando event today. The track includes three sessions ...More
    October 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • BellSouth Inks Internetworking Deal with Sprint
    BellSouth Corp., the nation’s third-largest local phone company, said yesterday it has signed an internetworking agreement with Sprint Nextel Corp. The deal enables connectivity for BellSouth’s IP data customers; BellSouth expects to launch that service in the first quarter ...More
    October 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • Exhibit Hall Teems with Energy
    The show floor at CompTel/ASCENT Fall 2005 Convention & Expo is teeming with energy, as its 130-plus exhibitors promote both existing and new products and services. “The fall show continues to grow, and it is a testament to the entrepreneurial nature of our members,” ...More
    October 10, 2005 By Paula Bernier Posted in News
  • RCN Relaunches Business Solutions
    RCN Corp. – a triple play provider of competitive cable TV, high-speed Internet and local and long-distance phone services – has reorganized its commercial sales and service efforts to relaunch its RCN Business Solutions organization. RCN Business Solutions is a wholly ...More
    October 10, 2005 By Paula Bernier Posted in News
  • GlobalFon Implements Info Directions’ CostGuard.NET OSS/BSS Solution
    Herndon, Va.-based service provider GlobalFon Inc. has implemented Info Directions’ (Booth 910) CostGuard.NET OSS/BSS software solution to manage rating, billing and customer care functions for its global leisure and business travel communications products. GlobalFon ...More
    October 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • FiberLight Rolls Out New Managed Service Products
    FiberLight LLC (Booth 400), formerly known as Xspedius Fiber Group, has come out with a new product line — LightSource — that provides FiberLight customers with the first all-private fiber interface for DS-3 through OC-192 and GigE capacity. LightSource is a fully managed ...More
    October 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • CNS Re-Enters IXC Market
    Consolidated Network Services (CNS, Booth 807) is re-entering the interexchange carrier wholesale network market in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri after completing several network additions. CNS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Communications Inc., which serves ...More
    October 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • Moving from Just VoIP to Convergence
    Amid all the hoopla and noise about VoIP, whenever the industry has an opportunity to reflect on the revolution, they always will underscore that it is about IP communication, not just IP voice. IP networks can transport any kind of content. Voice, video, pictures, instant ...More
    October 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • Emerging Markets Sessions Offer Insight on the New World of IP-Based Services
    Delivering IPTV services will be no small task for telephone companies. You have to make sure the user experience is consistent with expectations in terms of service availability, picture quality and the variety of programming offered. As always, customer care is also a ...More
    October 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • INDATELgroup Adds Two New Members
    The INDATELgroup (Booth 911) has added two new members to its organization. The Independent Optical Network (ION) has deployed a statewide network within New York. The Indiana Fiber Network (IFN) has established a statewide network within Indiana. These two groups bring the ...More
    October 10, 2005 Posted in News