• Kelley Drye Workshop Tackles Regulatory Front
    Partners from the law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP will host Wednesday’s series of regulatory workshops that will examine issues ranging from high-level FCC overviews to in-depth analysis of intercarrier compensation. CompTel/ASCENT attendees interested in a high-level ...More
    October 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • Mobile Mark Introduces Omni-Directional Antennas
    Mobile Mark Inc. (Booth 1016) has introduced a new line of omni-directional antennas for applications in frequencies above 3GHz. These include WiMAX at 3.5GHz, public safety at 4.9GHz, broadband 802.11a at 5.2 -5.8GHz and DSRC at 5.9GHz. The new omni-directional ECO Series ...More
    October 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • OSS, Billing Puts the Muscle Behind Successful Offerings
    It may not be as exciting as ordering pizza with your television remote, but the back office and billing keep the communications market humming along much more effectively than a cheese with pepperoni ever could. OSS is the personal assistant to the diva, the blue-collar ...More
    October 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • More than Lip Service
    Several years ago I used to hang out with one of the ad reps at my magazine. She would joke that whenever one of her clients began discussing sports she would say “don’t get me started,” indicating once she got started talking about football, for example, they wouldn’t be ...More
    October 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • OSG Improves PAETEC’s Billing Design, Functionality
    PAETEC Communications Inc. (Booth 804), a subsidiary of PAETEC Corp., has chosen OSG Billing Services (Booth 817) to manage its invoice presentment and distribution services. PAETEC provides integrated communication services, including local and long-distance voice ...More
    October 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • Building a Wireless CLEC
    Since the FCC classified DSL and cable as information services this summer, Bells and cablecos are not officially required to make circuits available to competitors at reasonable cost. But fiber is expensive, and many promising emerging technologies are untested: Enter the ...More
    October 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • Cisco Delivers Next-Gen, Optical Education Track
    As part of its platinum sponsorship of the CompTel/ASCENT Convention & Expo, Cisco Systems Inc. is facilitating educational programming on next-generation and optical networks to carrier executives attending the Orlando event today. The track includes three sessions ...More
    October 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • BellSouth Inks Internetworking Deal with Sprint
    BellSouth Corp., the nation’s third-largest local phone company, said yesterday it has signed an internetworking agreement with Sprint Nextel Corp. The deal enables connectivity for BellSouth’s IP data customers; BellSouth expects to launch that service in the first quarter ...More
    October 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • Exhibit Hall Teems with Energy
    The show floor at CompTel/ASCENT Fall 2005 Convention & Expo is teeming with energy, as its 130-plus exhibitors promote both existing and new products and services. “The fall show continues to grow, and it is a testament to the entrepreneurial nature of our members,” ...More
    October 10, 2005 By Paula Bernier Posted in News
  • RCN Relaunches Business Solutions
    RCN Corp. – a triple play provider of competitive cable TV, high-speed Internet and local and long-distance phone services – has reorganized its commercial sales and service efforts to relaunch its RCN Business Solutions organization. RCN Business Solutions is a wholly ...More
    October 10, 2005 By Paula Bernier Posted in News