PowerNet Global Prepares Wholesale Voice Termination

PowerNet Global Communications (Booth 205), an integrated communications provider, is preparing to extend its on-net capabilities to provide wholesale voice termination services. Routing over its Aleron OC48 nationwide backbone with Veraz Networks softswitch equipment, the solution will provide voice termination in a variety of protocols. The service is targeted at ILECs, CLECs, voice aggregators, prepaid […]


Posted: 8/2003 ‘WIDER-FI’ FILLS GAP FOR LOW-CO$T BACKHAUL By Khali Henderson As part of the evolution toward carrier-class Wi-Fi, metro broadband wireless is being groomed for lower-cost backhaul as well as traditional first-mile fiber replacement. Critical to this evolution is the emergence earlier this year of the IEEE’s 802.16a WirelessMAN standard, which supports licensed and […]

Carrier Channel: Catch Air

Posted: 5/2003 Catch Air How to Play in the Wi-Fi Game By Khali Henderson The rumors are true. McWi-Fi is on the menu. McDonald’s restaurants in three U.S. cities will offer one hour of free high-speed wireless access to anyone who buys a value meal. By year’s end, McDonald’s will extend access to 300 McDonald […]

Carrier Channel: Electric Utilities Power Up

Posted: 5/2003 Electric Utilities Power Up Wholesale Wi-Fi Networks By Khali Henderson In trying to solve the problem of getting subscribers to its fiber assets, electricity giant American Electric Power — along with technology partners Cisco Systems Inc. and RedLeaf Group Inc. — stumbled upon a delivery mechanism for high-speed wireless access or Wi-Fi. That […]

ITXC Device Eliminates Backhaul for InternationalCarriers, Resellers

Posted: 07/1999 ITXC Device Eliminates Backhaul for International Carriers, Resellers By Khali Henderson Enabling speedy market entry and eliminating backhaul costs for Internet telephony service providers (ITSPs), ITXC Corp., Princeton, N.J., has developed the SNARC, a device that attaches through an E1 or T1 port to an international reseller or carrier’s switch and takes voice […]

Why Not?

Posted: 11/1997 Why Not? Call me a dreamer, but I’m stilling waiting for some crazy all-distance carrier to take advantage of network architecture–not just new technology–and change the way things are done in the public network space. Here’s an example. I routinely am told by the smart guys in the switching world that today’s state-of-the-art […]

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