• Cinergy Taps Motorola
    Cinergy, the Cincinnati-based gas and electric utility, has signed a contract with Motorola to upgrade and integrate its communications system. Cinergy will install a private voice and data IP network called Harmony Wireless Communications System throughout its ...More
    May 18, 2004 Posted in News
  • Wi-Max is Hype, but Will That Change?
    Wi-Max is a promising technology that could allow service providers to blanket entire cities with Internet access at lightning speeds. It's all hype for now, but Patrick Leary, Alvarion's assistant vice president of marketing said there are some key developments on the ...More
    May 18, 2004 Posted in News
  • Ambient, DS2 Form New Pact to Offer High-Speed BPL
    Ambient Corp., an equipment maker for the broadband over powerline market (BPL) and DS2, a supplier of silicon chipsets, on Monday disclosed a new agreement geared to allow service providers to deliver such high speed applications as video-on-demand (VOD) and video ...More
    May 18, 2004 Posted in News
  • Coalition Submits Proposal to Fix Intercarrier Compensation Regime
    The telecommunications industry has begun outlining proposals to fix the controversial, complex, and what many call antiquated, system governing how phone companies pay one another to complete calls. Within the past week, a coalition announced a proposal to replace a ...More
    May 17, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Interconnection Renegotiations Seen Bearing Little Fruit
    As the clock winds down to the day FCC rules are slated to expire, telecommunications providers have cut few agreements to lease the regional Bell networks. That begs the question: If new agreements are not reached by June 15, will the biggest local phone companies honor or ...More
    May 11, 2004 Posted in News
  • FCC Commissioner Says Court Ruling Represents “Body Blow”
    Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps today described a court’s decision to vacate network unbundling rules as “a body blow” to competitors and consumers. “This is no way to be dealing with such a transformational technology, and I am alarmed about the impact it ...More
    May 11, 2004 Posted in News
  • j2 Global Selects Convergys Infinys
    Convergys Corp. will license its convergent Infinys billing software to j2 Global Communications, a unified messaging provider. j2 will use Infinys for rating and billing, order management and mediation management to enhance billing operations and support new service ...More
    May 7, 2004 Posted in News
  • Wisor Updates OSS Portfolio
    Wisor Telecom Corp. launched 1A, an interactive agent software product that allows OSS applications to connect between an electronic data interchange translator and the network firewall for real-time transactions, at Billing and OSS World 2004. It also announced its trouble ...More
    May 7, 2004 Posted in News
  • Agilent Updates acceSS7 for Wireless Inter-Carrier Traffic
    Aglilent Technologies Inc. announced at Billing and OSS World 2004 that its revenue assurance solution now allows local exchange carriers in the United States to ensure proper payment for use of their networks to carry wireless intercarrier backhaul traffic. The acceSS7 ...More
    May 7, 2004 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • CSG Systems Enhances Data Mediation
    CSG Systems announced at Billing and OSS World 2004, an update of its data mediation product which now supports the latest Oracle database, handles WLAN and PacketCable records and adds open-standards APIs to communicate with other applications throughout the enterprise, ...More
    May 7, 2004 Posted in News