Tellabs Enhances 3G Wireless Transport

Tellabs has expanded the wireless transport capabilities of the Tellabs 5500 digital cross-connect with optimization of wireless backhaul, integration of voice-quality enhancement and DS-0 grooming. This evolution of the Tellabs 5500 system creates more backhaul flexibility and capacity for service providers while shrinking the total footprint and simplifying their radio access networks, said Dan Kelly, […]

Cramer Unveils New OSS Vision

Traditionally known as an inventory company, Cramer Systems this week shifted its ideology toward becoming a service factory, with the launch of Cramer6, an end-to-end fulfillment suite. The suite contributes seven new integrated products to the Cramer portfolio, with an eye to being a complete OSS platform for rolling out new services. The launch takes […]

Tellabs Shows New PON and ROADM Capabilities

Tellabs Inc. introduced two new optical products that expand bandwidth and provide more options for IP networks. The company introduced two new Tellabs 1600 Series Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) that can be employed to consolidate network infrastructure, eliminate copper loops and improve service management via passive optical network (PON) technology. The products are aimed at […]

Siemens Enters U.S. Carrier Ethernet Market With SURPASS hiD

Siemens Communications Inc. has announced the availability of its SURPASS hiD Carrier Ethernet products in the United States, meant to ensure efficiency and quality of service for subscribers with sub-50 milliseconds resiliency, the company said. The scalable SURPASS hiD Carrier Ethernet platform features a hybrid architecture of Ethernet and MPLS technologies designed for providers offering […]

Fujitsu Upgrades Wavelength Access Platform

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. announced today a new release of its FLASHWAVE 7420 wavelength access platform targeting the metro access providers with a pay-as-you-grow architecture. With the new 7420, carriers can start with low-cost, low-end applications and literally grow it, said Mike Sabelhaus, director of photonics planning for Fujitsu. He explained the 7420 upgrade adds […]

BellSouth Combines Next-Gen Optical Services With Advanced Ethernet

BellSouth Corp. has announced it is enhancing its advanced, self-healing optical services to provide further integration with Ethernet services, extending business continuity capabilities deeper into enterprise customers’ operations. BellSouth is providing a carrier-class solution that enables Layer 1 and Layer 2 Ethernet traffic to be protected by the self-healing qualities of SONET infrastructure, said Lee […]

Control Point Adds Revenue Assurance to Margin Management

Control Point Solutions (Booth 1323) has enhanced its integrated Margin Management Solution for carriers, combining revenue assurance and expense management. New software enhancements to our revenue-assurance practice have strengthened our professional services capabilities, said Theresa McClure, Control Point Solutions director of revenue assurance. We now employ rough call detail record level usage audits and new […]

Excell Expands CRM Capabilities

Excell Services (Booth 1516), a provider of directory assistance and operator services, has announced the expansion of its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) group. Although it already provides inbound customer care services, Excell has expanded its CRM infrastructure in its Lubbock, Texas, and San Antonio call centers in order to accommodate the increasing inbound customer care […]

Savatar: VoIP Meeting SMB Performance Expectations

SMBs in the U.S. who have deployed VoIP systems say their new converged voice and data infrastructure has met or exceeded expectations, but not for the reasons VoIP providers have been touting, according to a new study from consulting firm Savatar. The findings were released at the VON show in San Jose, Calif. While providers […]

Level 3 Expands Wholesale VoIP Services

Level 3 Communications Inc. now offers an expanded portfolio of wholesale voice services, thanks to its WilTel acquisition, the company said today at VON. The addition of WilTel’s Feature Group D traditional voice network gives customers access to nationwide toll-free services, end-to-end switched services and expanded international termination capabilities, Level 3 said. The expansion also […]

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