• 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
  • Cisco Broadens Ethernet Portfolio From Aggregation to Edge
    Ending a yearlong lull in metro Ethernet announcements, Cisco Systems Inc. is announcing enhancements to the access and aggregation components of its carrier Ethernet portfolio that will allow carriers to migrate existing Layer 1, 2 or 3 networks to support Ethernet. ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Alaska Telco Delivers DS3 With Aktino Broadband Over Copper Platform
    Aktino (Booth 1146) is announcing that Matanuska Telephone Association (MTA), an Alaskan communications cooperative with more than 60,000 access lines, has deployed its AK3000 platform to deliver bandwidth at its wireless cell sites. “With Aktino’s AK3000 solution, we are ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Fujitsu Reveals Ethernet Access Products
    Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. (Booth 335), a supplier of IT and wireline/wireless networking solutions, is announcing new Ethernet access products that conform to the IEEE 802.3ah EFM standard. These solutions are backed by Fujitsu Network Life Cycle Services, a ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News