• Comcast Invests in Municipal Wi-Fi Company BelAir
    BelAir Networks, which makes equipment for municipal broadband networks, has completed Series C funding led by Comcast Interactive Capital, the financing arm of Comcast Corp., and McLean Watson Capital. This recent round means BelAir now has raised $44 million, says Phil ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • FCC to Take Up Cable Franchise Rules Next Month, Chairman Says
    The FCC will consider the cable franchise rules at its next meeting, which is set for Thursday, Nov. 3, according to the commission’s Chairman Kevin Martin, who delivered a keynote address today at TELECOM ’05. Martin, who joined the group via live satellite video, said the ...More
    October 26, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • NeuStar Unveils SIP-IX, Announces Partnerships
    NeuStar Inc., a provider of third-party interoperability services, at TELECOM ’05 introduced SIP-IX, services that enable network-to-network peering among partners trading voice, video and content using SIP-based technologies such as IMS and VoIP. With SIP-IX, network ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • PAETEC Helps VoIP Providers Comply with 911 Rules
    PAETEC Communications Inc. said yesterday it has created a transport service that helps VoIP providers comply with looming federal requirements regarding emergency 911 access. PAETEC says its Emergency Access Transport Service will allow VoIP providers to use its dedicated ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Robbins to Telcos: ‘Bring it On’
    Cox Communications President and CEO Jim Robbins came out swinging for his keynote speech yesterday morning. “I want you to know we’re ready for you,” he told the TELECOM ’05 audience. “As I’ve always said to competition ‘Bring it on.’” While the major telcos are just ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Barrett Expounds on Broadcasters’ View of IPTV
    In his keynote speech yesterday, David Barrett made the case for local TV and said telcos and broadcasters like his company, “are natural allies in the multicasting debate.” While broadcasters like Hearst-Argyle Television, of which Barrett is president and CEO, want their ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Nortel, Calix to Outfit Sprint Nextel with Access Solution
    Sprint Nextel’s local telecom division has selected Nortel to supply it with new broadband access solutions for use in 18 states as part of the carrier’s move to packetization. While Nortel will provide integration and other services, the access equipment used in the ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • SBC Says It’s On Track to Deliver Video Services
    SBC Communications Inc. at TELECOM ’05 yesterday let the industry know it’s on track with plans to deliver video services as part of its Project Lightspeed strategy, which aims to reach 18 million households by mid-2008. The company just completed a field trial of video, ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • BTI Leads Customers to Profitability
    BTI (Booth 1529) is enabling customers in North America, Europe and Asia to extend their services footprint with a new economic cost equation for WDM that sets them on a path to service profitability. BTI’s Netstender platform, built specifically for the needs of the Metro ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • CTC Picks MetaSwitch Softswitch Platform
    MetaSwitch (Booth 1323) announced this week CTC Communications is using its softswitch platform to deliver a range of hosted business services. CTC is one of the largest converged communications service providers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. “Compatibility ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News