WAN

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

NetCarrier Adds 130 Fiber Route Miles in Philly, NYC

NetCarrier Inc. (Booth 601), a communications provider for the Delaware Valley and North Jersey regions, has entered into a long-term agreement to expand its fiber backbone around the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas. NetCarrier brings to the table a proven track record with our premier integrated voice and data service, called TeleFlex. We […]

AccessLine Taps Quintum Gateways

Hosted VoIP provider AccessLine Communications Corp. (Booth 600-602) announced it has selected Quintum Technologies Tenor gateways to be placed on its customers premises when delivering digital access services, such as T1s and PRIs. The company sells its services through agents. AccessLine will deploy the Tenor DX product to provide one to four T1 interfaces to […]

Mammoth Networks Expands Eastward

Mammoth Networks said it has leased fiber to expand the company’s wholesale data network eastward. The Gillette, Wyo.-based company, which provides data and Internet connectivity to service providers, said it will be serving South Dakota, eastern Nebraska and southern Minnesota by November. The new coverage areas bring Mammoth’s footprint to 13 states. Mammoth’s network allows […]

EarthLink will not Further Fund Helio

Glitz-and-glamour MVNO Helio LLC will receive up to $270 million in fresh capital from parent company SK Telecom, it was reported today. But the Korean giant will fly solo; Helios other parent, EarthLink Inc., which previously reported Helio as a drag on its finances, has no plans to further fund its MVNO offspring, it said. […]

Sprint Launches First U.S. Femtocell Service

Making good on previously announced intentions, Sprint Nextel has launched a limited commercial femtocell trial in Denver and Indianapolis, dubbed AIRAVE. The service, the first of its kind in the United States, works with a Samsung-manufactured compact base station (also called AIRAVE) that plugs into a broadband Internet connection inside the home in order to […]

AT&T, RIM Unveil Wi-Fi Capable BlackBerry

AT&T Inc. and Research in Motion are releasing the first Wi-Fi BlackBerry handset, the companies said Wednesday. The BlackBerry 8820 will be available Thursday and supports 802.11a, b and g with enterprise security features. AT&Ts enterprise customers can use it with their corporate Wi-Fi networks and individual customers can use it in their homes and […]

Nokia Leaps into Internet Services, Unveils New Devices

No. 1 handset manufacturer Nokia has made an Apple-like move into the direct-to-consumer services arena with a new portal, dubbed Ovi. Ovi, which means door in Finnish, lets PC and handset users access an online music store, photo-sharing service, MySpace and FaceBook, the GPS-enabled Nokia Maps with city guides, and the N-Gage gaming service. Nokia […]

Gigabit Gold

Michael Murphy has been an agent for about four years. His company, NEF (originally New England Fiber), is a small shop of five people, but it recently eclipsed $1 million per month in contracted revenue all of it from big bandwidth sales. Its definitely not the easiest road, but for us, we are not a […]

Open Airwaves

The FCC veered from its recent pro-bigbusiness course in July when it approved rules that will, in part, foster innovation and bring new players to the broadband wireless market. At their monthly meeting, commissioners laid out the requirements for the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction. The bandwidth will open up in early 2009 as TV broadcasters […]

Pack a Punch

With Pure-Play VoIP resellers struggling to hang on in a market dominated by cablecos, attention has turned lately to the business model surrounding these virtual VoIP providers and the big margin punch the back-office can pack. A new crop of back-office enablers has arrived to help. Like their mobile cousins, VoIP virtual network operators (VVNOs) […]

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