CDW Helps Businesses Simplify Networks

CDW Corp. said Monday it has provided design assistance to implement simplified, converged audio, video and data network platforms for Summer Bay Resorts, Pentax Medical Co. and The Riverside Co. CDW works with telecommunications partners such as Global Crossing to meet customers business and technology requirements. Global Crossings portfolio of IP services includes VoIP, IP […]

Summer of the Small Business

Summer of the Small Business Mike Rowley is the treasurer for Rowleys Tires & Automotive Services Inc., in Bay City, Mich. He is the third generation of Rowleys in the business, which was started by his grandfather in 1921. Like many people in family-owned businesses, Rowley has worked at the company for most of his […]

NextWeb to Resell First Avenues Services

NextWeb Inc., Californias largest fixed-wireless ISP for businesses, has signed on to resell First Avenue Networks Inc.s wireless services. NextWeb said the deal will allow it to reach underserved areas of the metropolitan wireless and Ethernet markets, particularly in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and the San Francisco Bay Area. “As a carrier’s carrier, creating reseller […]

PacketFront Helps PAXIO Deliver Advanced FTTH to Bay Area

PacketFront Inc. (Booth 421) has announced that Anaheim, Calif.-based PAXIO Inc., a CLEC providing Internet and VoIP services, has chosen PacketFronts unique BECSTM control and provisioning system for the deployment of advanced IP services in new residential developments in California. Working closely with one of the nations largest home builders, PAXIO is offering FTTH to […]

Gatespeed Joins SkyWeb Alliance

The SkyWeb Alliance, a coalition of fixed wireless ISPs in California, has added Gatespeed Broadband Inc. as its newest member, and the first from the San Francisco Bay area. NextWeb Inc. started the SkyWeb Alliance. Adding Gatespeed to its roster expands NextWebs ability to sell services in the South Bay and Santa Cruz regions. Also […]

Business News – Linx, PCS Telecom Team Up in San Francisco

Posted: 09/1999 Linx, PCS Telecom Team Up in San Francisco Newton, Mass.-based Linx Communications has partnered with PCS Telecom, Hayward, Calif., to resell Linx’s enhanced services. Under the terms of the agreement, PCS will resell Linx services, including its LinxConnect unified communications service and LinxOffice virtual private branch exchange (PBX) service, to San Francisco Bay-area […]

Lucent Buys Answer Nortel/Bay, Cisco Challenges

Posted: 03/1999 Lucent Buys Answer Nortel/Bay, Cisco Challenges By Ken Branson When Lucent Technologies Inc., Murray Hill, N.J., announced it would buy Ascend Communications Inc., Alameda, Calif., and Kenan Systems Corp., Cambridge, Mass., it seemed to be sliding toward a packet-switched future in which operations support systems (OSSs) and billing and customer care systems would […]

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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