• Lending Voice to Ethernet
    The LAN protocol Ethernet long ago infiltrated the metro as service providers sought to provide seamless data networks to their enterprise customers. Now, those same networks are being updated to handle the QoS requirements of voice and video. BellSouth Interconnection ...More
    June 1, 2004 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
    - LDMI Telecommunications is launching ConnecT, the company's new allinclusive, low-priced Internet service, available to authorized LDMI agents. ConnecT will provide dedicated Internet access at speeds of up to 1.536Mbps, up to five IP addresses and 20 e-mail accounts as ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Will Mobile Operators WiSE Up?
    Executives at Global Crossing Ltd. hope they will. The carrier services group has been working the spring trade show circuit with a new service offering targeted at mobile operators. Called the Wireless Service Exchange, or WiSE, the new service seeks to cut costs of ...More
    June 1, 2004 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Souping Up the SuperNode
    At its late April Customer Business Xchange (cbx) meeting in New York, telx Group Inc. announced improvements to its 60 Hudson St. SuperNode and its intentions to acquire more floor space by buying 56 Marietta in Atlanta. Hunter Newby, chief strategy officer for the neutral ...More
    June 1, 2004 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
    By Rollouts of VoIP as a local service replacement have been accelerating over the past two quarters with announcements from service providers such as AT&T Corp., Qwest Communications International Inc., Cox Communications Inc., Level 3 Communications Inc. and a slew of ...More
    June 1, 2004 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Standing Watch
    VoIP monitoring and quality assurance are growing in importance as IP-based voice services enter the mainstream. A number of vendors now offer tools designed specifically to help service providers and businesses monitor, analyze and test their IP-based voice networks and ...More
    June 1, 2004 By Paula Bernier Posted in Articles
  • Products
    TELCO INTRODUCES T5 COMPACT TARGET IDENTIFIER Telco Systems has introduced its T5 Compact Target Identifier, a switch that lets carriers conserve IP addresses by aggregating the management of up to 480 network elements through a single IP address using the Bellcore ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Just One Word – Plastic
    VARs, system integrators and agents would do well to watch some old movies every so often to get a little business advice. Remember the scene in the "The Graduate" when a Los Angeles businessman takes Dustin Hoffman aside and declares, "I just want to say one word to you – ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • PPL Telcom Solves BPL Interference Problems, Says Executive
    Mike McCabe, of Quincy, Ill., has no beef with broadband over powerline service (BPL) so long as it doesn’t disrupt his hobby as an amateur radio operator. Not all his peers feel precisely the same way. In late April, the National Association for Amateur Radio (ARRL) asked ...More
    May 19, 2004 Posted in News
  • UTC Chairman Expresses Frustration over Spectrum Policy
    United Telecom Council Chairman James Stahl on Monday expressed frustration the FCC has not given utilities dedicated spectrum to use for such emergency management purposes as dispatching crew to secure downed power lines during a natural disaster. "If I sound a little ...More
    May 18, 2004 Posted in News