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Arbinet-thexchange Inc. has announced “mobile on thexchange,” its new market for trading, routing and settling mobile capacity. Mobile on thexchange provides a single interconnection for direct routing among network operators for mobile-tomobile, mobile-to-fixed and fixed-to-mobile calls. It optimizes traffic management, routing and settlement, impacting call signaling, answer seizure ratio, average call duration and roaming. Improvement of these key performance metrics generates more minutes per call, thus more revenue per user for mobile operators, incumbents and resellers, says Arbinet. Charter mobile on thexchange members include: Telecom Italia, with 10 international subsidiaries in Europe and Latin America; Western Wireless, with eight international subsidiaries in North and South America, Europe and Africa; and Globacom, the mobile operator in Nigeria.

T-Systems North America, a division of Deutsche Telekom, is using New Edge Networks’ frame relay over DSL and xDSL broadband access services to expand its global IP VPN service. The agreement gives T-Systems immediate access to approximately 90 percent of businesses addresses covered by DSL, New Edge says. The wholesale provider’s core and extended DSL coverage spans about 9,000 telephone company central office locations equipped for DSL service.

Staci Pies

Staci L. Pies, vice president, governmental and regulatory affairs, PointOne was elected president of the VON Coalition for a one-year term. The Voice on the Net, or VON, Coalition is the most politically active organization for the VoIP industry. It consists of VoIP companies developing and delivering voice innovations over the Internet. The coalition takes a “hands-off” approach to regulation of VoIP and the Internet in general. Pies said, “With the right policy framework, emerging Internet-based voice communications can help increase demand for broadband, jump-start the next wave of the information revolution, spark a powerful new cycle of job creation and economic growth, and unleash a set of extraordinary new consumer benefits.”

Looking Glass Networks Inc., a facilities-based provider of metropolitan data transport services, has launched CentraGLASS, a service that includes hosting and colocation services for customers that need high-bandwidth connections. Looking Glass says the service provides a neutral business environment and will offer numerous connectivity options with large, established carriers, creating a virtual marketplace for companies to offer their services to others. Initial deployments of CentraGLASS in the United States will include data centers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and Washington D.C.

Wholesaler Global Internetworking Inc. has appointed co-founder Todd Vecchio as its new president and named John Hendler as vice president of sales. Vecchio - who previously was executive vice president of sales - replaces fellow co-founder Mike Keenan, who will serve as Global’s CEO and chairman of the board of directors. Hendler takes Vecchio’s former position of head of sales. He has worked for MCI WorldCom and MFS International; he has been in telecom and sales for 25 years.


Arbinet-thexchange Inc.
New Edge Networks
T-Systems North America
Looking Glass Networks Inc.
Global Internetworking Inc.

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