WAN

News and analysis about the technology and partner opportunity surrounding wide area networks (WAN).

 

GCG Offers Flat Rate for MPLS IP WAN Platform

Global Capacity Group Inc. (GCG), a virtual network operator, is offering enterprises an MPLS IP WAN platform anywhere in the country for a flat-rate price of $700 per location. The rate includes access, a router and GCGs Gold Level monitoring and management service, which provides online admittance to the companys network operations center, QoS, SNMP […]

FCC Order Would Make Wireless Broadband an Information Service

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is circulating an order that would classify wireless broadband Internet access service as an information service, rather than a telecommunications service. Communications services classified under the information service header face far less regulation than those categorized as telecommunications service, such as wireline offerings. Martin made the statement late last week during […]

House Members Seek Permanent Internet Tax Ban

The House Ways and Means Committee is considering a bill that would keep the Internet tax-free permanently. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., introduced the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act of 2007 on Jan. 31. Congressional members on both sides of the aisle co-sponsored the bill, including Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. The first Internet tax moratorium […]

ADTRAN Names Vice President of Channel Sales

ADTRAN Inc. has promoted Ted Cole to vice president of channel sales for the company’s Enterprise Networks Division. Cole joined the company a little more than a year ago as senior director of sales responsible for sales of routers, switches and IP telephony solutions to major service providers. Cole now will focus on setting strategy […]

iPass Unveils New 3G, Satellite Services

iPass Inc, which specializes in mobility software and services, has added new 3G service based on the high-speed CDMA EV-DO Rev A standard. The intent is to better enable enterprise productivity in the United States. The company also has signed on to become a distribution provider for Inmarsats Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) service. The […]

Allworx, Bandwidth.com Team to Provide SMBs VoIP

Allworx and Bandwidth.com have teamed to provide a VoIP platform to resellers that service SMBs. Bandwidth.com offers business-class VoIP services that include SIP trunk connectivity across IP PBX/Key systems, T1 or T3 data circuits, network monitoring, management and security. Allworxs IP PBX/Key systems are designed for businesses with 30-100 employees per site. The combination of […]

New Edge Networks Names President

New Edge Networks Inc. has named Linda Beck as president of the business network company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of EarthLink Inc. Beck, an executive vice president of EarthLink and general manager of EarthLink Business Solutions, had been interim president of New Edge Networks since August. The appointment is effective immediately. She had […]

Vonage to Resell EarthLink Wi-Fi

Vonage Holdings Corp. said Monday that one of its subsidiaries, Vonage Network Inc., has signed a three-year contract with EarthLink Inc. to offer customers Wi-Fi Internet access in selected cities. Vonage will buy Internet access on a wholesale basis from EarthLink in the cities where that company will build, own and operate municipal wireless networks. […]

Cisco Enters Computer Security Market With IronPort Acquisition

Cisco Systems Inc. announced on Thursday it is buying privately held IronPort Systems Inc., which makes anti-spam and antivirus security products, for $830 million in cash and stock. Cisco has ruled the networking world with its routers and switches, and said it now wants to branch out into computer security “We feel there is enormous […]

United Online to Use Covad Network in DSL Expansion

United Online Inc. will expand its recently launched NetZero DSL broadband Internet service offering using the Covad Communications Group Inc. network. The agreement allows United Online to offer NetZero broadband services to DSL-eligible customers within Covads service area. United Online estimated that with the expansion NetZero will be able to offer broadband services to approximately […]

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