• Qwest Enhances iQ Networking
    Qwest Communications International Inc. has enhanced its iQ Networking enterprise WAN data suite by expanding its global footprint, adding a new QoS prioritization queue and providing new CPE options. “Our customers want smart transport, lots of access options and service ...More
    October 5, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Cordia International Establishes Hong Kong PoP
    Cordia International Corp. (CIC), a subsidiary of Cordia Corp. that develops Web services platforms for CLECs and ISPs, said today it has established a PoP in Hong Kong as it continues to deploy a global VoIP network. The PoP is located at the HKCOLO Limited facility in the ...More
    October 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • XO Joins Stealth’s VPF
    XO Communications Inc. said today it has interconnected with Stealth Communications' Voice Peering Fabric (VPF), the world's largest peering network that allows members to exchange VoIP traffic without relying on traditional telephone networks. The VPF allows calls on ...More
    October 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • OEN Builds All-IP, 1gbps Network for ‘Triple Play Plus’ Services
    Competition in Houston is going to heat up quickly for incumbent cable TV company Time Warner Cable. Startup Optical Entertainment Networks (OEN) has built an all-IP, fiber-to-the-home network in Houston over which it expects to offer a wide variety of voice, video and data ...More
    October 4, 2005 By Paula Bernier Posted in News
  • Talk America Signs Deal with SBC
    Virginia-based CLEC Talk America said today it has signed a commercial agreement with the ILEC subsidiaries of SBC Communications Inc., the company's largest network supplier. Talk America says the deal means customers will experience a “seamless transition” from SBC’s ...More
    October 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • PPL Telcom Pulls out of BPL Market
    Carrier’s carrier PPL Telcom is getting out of the broadband over power line (BPL) business, the company announced today. It is ending its market trial for residential customers in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley at the end of this month. "While our market trials indicate that ...More
    October 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • Product News
    VAPPS RELEASES HYBRID CONFERENCING PLATFORM Audio conferencing systems provider Vapps has upgraded its Conference Bridge 1000 platform. The device now accommodates hybrid technologies; this means if the Internet connection goes down, the platform automatically switches from ...More
    October 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • XO Helps Keep UNE-P CLECs in the Neighborhood
    XO Communications Inc.’s Wholesale Local Voice services platform now can help CLECs serving residential customers transition off of the RBOCs’ UNE Platforms and instead use central office and transport services from XO to deliver telephone services.“As the largest ...More
    October 1, 2005 By Paula Bernier Posted in Articles
  • Cross-Selling Crash Course
    It’s my job to help telecom service providers improve their customer service practices and increase sales of their products and services. Because I get up close and personal with telephone companies in this regard, I speak with authority when I say they are missing ...More
    October 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • reseller channel: Will BPL, Wireless Save ISPs?
    This summer the FCC in a 4-0 vote adopted an order classifying DSL as an information service, not a telecom service, under Title I, in line with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June on cable modem service in NCTA v. Brand X. The deregulation effectively releases the ...More
    October 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles