• White Rock Networks Provides Transport for PPL
    White Rock Networks (Booth 316), a provider of next-generation optical transport systems for metro networks, announced today that PPL Telcom LLC (Booth 726) has selected its transport and multiservice optical access products to provide backhaul capabilities to cell sites in ...More
    October 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • IPCC to Hold Meeting Tuesday
    The International Packet Communications Consortium (Booth 219) Tuesday at the show will hold its Service Provider Interconnectivity Working Group Meeting. The event is expected to be held in the Chicago Room, but is subject to change, according to IPCC. The meeting is open ...More
    October 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • ALLTEL to Expand Fiber Network
    ALLTEL (Booth 310) is announcing the expansion of its fiber-optic network to include a PoP in Birmingham, Ala., in 2006. Birmingham is an expanding market that will fulfill network needs from Atlanta and Dalton, Georgia, as well as Memphis and Nashville, Tenn. ALLTEL’s ...More
    October 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • New CompTel Chief: Internet is the New PSTN
    Four months after his appointment to lead CompTel, Earl W. Comstock is set to address his first convention of the association membership today at 1:15 p.m. As the competitive industry’s chief advocate before Congress, the FCC, the White House and other federal and state ...More
    October 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • CEO Forum Explores the Changing Landscape of Communications
    From regulatory changes to evolving networks and product sets, the competitive industry has endured unprecedented and rapid change over the past few years. To get a sanity check on current challenges and future opportunities, leading CEOs will share their insights in a ...More
    October 10, 2005 Posted in News
  • COMPTEL Elects 2005-2006 Board of Directors
    COMPTEL members yesterday elected their 2005-2006 Board of Directors at the annual membership meeting. The full board will meet this morning and select the new chairman, vice chairman, vice chairman-treasurer and executive committee.  Nine board members were elected in ...More
    October 10, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • Crowe: VoIP the Biggest Thing Since AT&T’s Breakup
    IP and WDM have hit the industry with such force that they have created a tsunami that is overturning communications and creating new opportunities, says Level 3 Communications Inc. CEO James Q. Crowe, yesterday’s keynote speaker. Over the centuries mankind has been through ...More
    October 10, 2005 By Paula Bernier Posted in News
  • Comstock Unveils Logo, Lobbying Initiative
    COMPTEL’s new president and CEO Earl W. Comstock addressed his first convention of the association’s membership by unveiling a new logo and a new lobbying initiative designed to reflect a new era in the competitive telecommunications market. After mergers with three other ...More
    October 10, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • CEOs Put Open Access on Policy Wish List
    Access to incumbent networks topped the wish list of line items to be included in a rewrite of the Telecom Act for executives gathered for yesterday’s CEO Forum: Open Markets, Open Networks, Open for Business. “Without access to open networks, we are going to be out of ...More
    October 10, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • IPCC’s Khalilian: CLECs Need to Embrace VoIP
    Michael Khalilian, chairman and president with the International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC), says that despite the fact that UNE-P is going away and CLECs clearly need to find new business models, CLECs as a whole are not investing in VoIP. CLECs “really need ...More
    October 10, 2005 By Paula Bernier Posted in News