WAN

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

 

Extending the WAN With Wireless

DEALERS TAKE NOTE: WIRELESS is becoming an integral part of the WAN sale as mobility continues to become intrinsic to the business environment. A new study from In-Stat says business-related wireless data service will have an average growth rate of 18 percent per year through 2009. The transformation of telecom spending continues unabated, In-Stat analyst […]

Wanted: Modd (Mobile Device Defense) Squad

WHILE THE INTERNET SECURITY WAR rages on, wireless users may have a vague notion of security concerns at a hotspot. But most dont think twice about using their Palm Treos or accessing a unified messaging center with a Wi-Fi-enabled softphone, and the truth is, mobile data devices are increasingly the weakest points in the enterprise […]

Made to Order

A market for specialized wireless solutions to business problems is proliferating: Companies with field forces and in vertical markets like health care can leverage a dizzying array of mobile applications to improve productivity and digitize the paper trail. Increasingly, businesses are relying on VARs and consultants to bring applications to the table, slice through the […]

Verizon Wireless Changes the Channel

Mobile behemoth Verizon Wireless has launched a two-tier channel program to tap the nations 3.2 million small and medium businesses with voice and advanced 3G applications. The new Business Solutions Program will act as a conduit to SMBs for the VZOffice suite of voice and data services, along with turnkey, prepackaged vertical applications to be […]

Bell-Friendly Policy Rewrite to Face Critics

Intensifying support for telecom policy reform in Washington points to a sweeping revision of the rules that could go well beyond what the courts and the FCC have done previously to strengthen the competitive positions of the largest players. In both houses of Congress, leaders on telecom policy are pushing legislation that in effect rewrites […]

Why Broadband Critical Mass Matters More Than Ever

By John Logan A recent study shows 43 percent of online households connect to the Internet via broadband. Good news? Not good enough, actually. It is not broadband critical mass. The statistic largely ignores the fact that millions of citizens in the United States have no Internet access at all. Hurricane Katrina reflects how lack […]

Why Rip & Replace?

VoIP is the hottest topic in premisesnetworking today, and justifiably so. It offers end-user businesses clear and tangible benefits, and offers resellers and integrators tremendous opportunities for designing, installing and maintaining new networks. But if VoIP is not implemented and managed properly, the cost savings may never materialize. Stranded investment in existing, functional telecommunications equipment […]

First Avenue, First Mover

With the deregulation of copper access pipes, ISPs and CLECs looking for alternative customer access could consider deploying WiMAX or Wi-Fi in licensed bands. First Avenue Networks hopes to be a first mover in such a carrier-grade virtual broadband wireless access operator market, offering capacity on a resale basis. No stranger to the wholesale business, […]

The Internet is the New PSTN

By Earl Comstock The CompTel fall show is shaping up to be a huge success, evidence perhaps that the competitive communications industry is on the rebound. There is a certain buzz in the air as entrepreneurs gather to make deals, see the newest technology, and learn more about the business potential of WiMAX, BPL, VoIP […]

XO Helps Keep UNE-P CLECs in the Neighborhood

XO Communications Inc.s Wholesale Local Voice services platform now can help CLECs serving residential customers transition off of the RBOCs UNE Platforms and instead use central office and transport services from XO to deliver telephone services. As the largest independent national local exchange carrier, XO can offer CLECs a more cost-effective facilities-based alternative to the […]

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