• VoIP Regulation at Heart of FCC’s Upcoming Meeting
    Jeff Pulver could be all smiles come Thursday. That is when the FCC is expected to rule on a request that the Internet phone service he launched in November 2002 -- Free World Dialup -- is not subject to a vast web of telecom rules. During a Feb. 12 meeting at FCC ...More
    April 21, 2004 Posted in News
  • OMNI TeleCom Showcases New Backup Solution
    OMNI TeleCom Inc. (Booth 432) wants to know who backed up your company's data today, posing the question, "When disaster strikes, how quickly can you restore the lifeblood of your organization: your data?" The company is introducing what it terms an affordable, ...More
    April 21, 2004 Posted in News
  • NEWS BRIEFS
    UNE-P reseller Z-Tel Communications Inc. plans to launch broadband voice and data services based on Cisco Systems Inc. equipment. Z-Tel initially will focus on the small to medium-sized business market, multiple dwelling units such as condominiums, apartment buildings, and ...More
    April 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • The Longest Mexican Standoff
    I don't know how long the lengthiest Mexican standoff lasted, but the Bell companies must be giving the recordholder a run for his money. It is now 20 years since divestiture and eight years since the Telecom Act of 1996, and the RBOCs have not encroached on each other's ...More
    April 1, 2004 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Round Table
    ...ON CINGULAR WIRELESS' PENDING ACQUISITION OF AT&T WIRELESS... "This merger shouldn't raise prices. Since AT&T wasn't a low-price leader this should not have an impact on prices. But after the wave of mergers is complete, I think we'll see a more intelligent ...More
    April 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Products
    ILEC-PRICER CALCULATES COSTS Network Design and Analysis (NDA) Corp. plans to release its new ILECPricer software product this month. ILEC-Pricer, a Web application that calculates ILEC costs in the United States and Canada, was designed to eliminate time consuming tariff ...More
    April 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Wholesale Lambdas' Second Wave
    Metro fiber providers are reporting an uptick in demand for their wholesale wavelength services in recent months, logging new business among an ever-widening pool of service providers and carrier-class enterprise clients.The Yankee Group forecasts wholesale metropolitan ...More
    April 1, 2004 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • TPV QoS Techniques Secure the Sale
    Recent changes in telecom, such as Do Not Call compliance and wireless local number portability, as well as changes in the telecom consumer base are complicating the pursuit of telecom sales and driving a push for increased quality in third-party verification, according to ...More
    April 1, 2004 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • Bells Cook Up Instant Managed Services
    Resellers that want to get into the premium managed services business can look no further than the local telephone company for a turnkey package, including transport, CPE and professional services.Two Bell companies - Qwest Communications International Inc. and BellSouth ...More
    April 1, 2004 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Allegiance-XO: Wholesale's Double-Team
    XO Communications Inc. President of Carrier Services Ernie Ortega says he cannot break down the numbers, but the big picture is clear. XO will have better network coverage in U.S. cities following the acquisition of Allegiance Telecom Inc., helping the Reston, Va., company ...More
    April 1, 2004 Posted in Articles