• Broadwing Announces Layer 2/3 MPLS
    Broadwing Communications LLC (Booth 511) this week has divulged that in June it will introduce new Layer 2 and Layer 3 MPLS solutions. Both will be based on the Tellabs 8860 Managed Service Switch Router, which does switching and routing in one chassis, and with one network ...More
    February 15, 2005 By Paula Bernier Posted in News
  • Advantage Telcom Features New ADTRAN Products
    Texas-based Advantage Telcom (Booth 426) is showing some of the new ADTRAN Inc. products it is distributing for use in service providers’ networks. ADTRAN makes products ranging from IP access routers and VPN devices to IADs and Ethernet switches. Advantage offers several ...More
    February 15, 2005 Posted in News
  • IPCC Establishes Wireless Wireline Convergence Working Group
    The International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC) said today that it has established a new working group to define the reference architectures that will provide feature transparency and seamless mobility across wireline and wireless networks. The organization made ...More
    February 14, 2005 Posted in News
  • Lightyear Expands XSTREAM Product Line
    Lightyear Network Solutions LLC today announced a new product at the CompTel/ASCENT Convention & Expo in New Orleans that will let VARs and wholesalers deliver VoIP to their users. The CLEC has added XSTREAM EnterpriseIP to its XSTREAM family, rolling it out with the ...More
    February 14, 2005 Posted in News
  • Volo Signs International VoIP Deals
    Wholesale provider Volo Communications Inc. said today at the CompTel/ASCENT Spring 2005 Convention & Expo in New Orleans it has signed deals with a number of international companies who will offer their customers VoIP services using Volo’s VoiceOne broadband voice ...More
    February 14, 2005 Posted in News
  • AT&T-SBC Pact Threatens Demise of Competitors’ Giant Lobbyist
    The competitive wireline industry could lose its heavyweight champion before the FCC and on Capitol Hill: AT&T Corp. AT&T has been a lobbying machine fighting for the rights of competitors to access the local networks controlled by the regional Bell phone companies. ...More
    February 3, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Go-Between Aids PCS Providers
    While carrier's carriers are finding a play in providing services to mobile operators, one telecom broker also has found a niche with PCS providers. Paradigm Telecom has cultivated a business of helping these wireless carriers specify and source network and equipment via a ...More
    February 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Switch and Data Adds Another "Layer"
    When it comes to layers, neutral colocation provider Switch and Data is more the parfait variety than the onion as Shrek's Donkey would say. It's most recent acquisition of LayerOne sweetens the company's existing offers with additional infrastructure, points of presence ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Cablecos Get Feet Wet Reselling VoIP
    After years of hype, 2005 will see the cableco triple play - bundled voice, video and data offers - come to fruition on a widespread level as the major MSOs roll out VoIP on their PacketCable infrastructure. That's good news for the big cablecos sweating competitive ...More
    February 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • New Directions for UNE-P CLECs
    Z-Tel Technologies Inc. typifies the evolution of competitive local phone companies as they move to continue supporting millions of consumers and small businesses in the wake of changing federal regulations. For months, Z-Tel has been planning to deliver voice services to ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles