• Members OK CompTel/ASCENT, ALTS Merger
    The members of CompTel/ASCENT and the Association for Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS) voted last week to approve the merger of the two organizations. The merger, which will be completed March 1, combines more than 350 companies in support of the development and ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • Weather Keeps It Comfortable for Golfers
    The rain cleared up on Monday, giving 27 foursomes a pleasant day to play 18 holes at Oak Harbor Golf Club. Opened to critical acclaim in 1992, Oak Harbor was nominated by Golf Digest for “America’s Best New Course of 1992” and was rated Four Stars by “Golf Digest Places to ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • ATLANTIC-ACM Delivers Wholesale Carrier Awards
    ATLANTIC-ACM announced the 2005 U.S. Wholesale Carrier Excellence Awards and introduced its Seals of Excellence Tuesday at the CompTel/ASCENT opening session. The awards were presented by ATLANTIC-ACM CEO Dr. Judy Reed Smith and Vice President Taher Bouzayen. The Wholesale ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • Excel, Platform Experts Bring Voice Over Broadband to CLECs
    Excel Switching Corp. (Booth 126) and Platform Experts Inc. now are offering a carrier-grade voice over broadband offering for small to medium CLECs. Platform Experts’ SiPX, the company’s newest product based on Excel, enables CLECs to operate as VoIP broadband phone ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • Expo Draws Praise from Exhibitors
    CompTel/ASCENT got off to a strong start this week, with exhibitors giving the show high marks for attendance, quality leads and positive energy. “This show’s always been great,” says Emily Hope, marketing communications specialist at Tekelec (Booth 317), adding that the ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • Long Storey Short: ‘Be Smart, Drive Change’
    Jeff Storey, president and CEO of WilTel Communications, delivered his keynote address at the CompTel/ASCENT convention with the dry humor characteristic of WilTel’s signature marketing campaign featuring editorial cartoons by Fred Hilliard. Indeed, the kickoff slide was ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • CEO Forum: Despite Challenges, Opportunities Exist
    While consolidation of the large carriers will create even larger Goliaths for competitive carriers to battle against, these combinations could create benefits for CompTel/ASCENT members, according to executives on Tuesday afternoon’s CEO Forum titled “The Future of CLEC ...More
    February 16, 2005 By Paula Bernier Posted in News
  • Ethernet Looms Large at CompTel/ASCENT
    Ethernet is a hot topic at the show this week, with at least a handful of companies announcing new Ethernet-based services. For example, Global Crossing this week formally launched a point-to-point LAN interconnection Ethernet IP service for wholesale and business ...More
    February 16, 2005 By Paula Bernier Posted in News
  • HTLT Partners with SSI, Offers New Routing Solutions
    HTLT Technologies announced this week it has partnered with Software Synergy Inc. (SSI) to combine the SSI Universal Routing Solution with the HTLT NetPlan Product Suite, creating a complete solution for the “best cost” routing of domestic and international traffic. The ...More
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  • XO Offers Alternatives to UNE Transport, UNE-P
    XO Communications Inc. (Booth 717) announced it is ready to assist service providers affected by new rules issued in December by the FCC that limit their abilities to obtain cost-based rates for leasing network facilities from the regional Bell operating companies. Due to ...More
    February 16, 2005 Posted in News