Carrier Channel: Crossing the Pond

Posted: 06/1999 Crossing the Pond Global Carriers Build, Buy or Lease Undersea Cable By Ken Branson The bottom of the North Atlantic has been accumulating submarine cable since 1858, when the first one was laid between North America and Europe–a telegraph cable. Since then, coaxial and then fiber optic cable has snaked under the water. […]

The Network Backbone – Not Just an IP Highway

Posted: 03/1999 The Network Backbone – Not Just an IP Highway By Charlotte Wolter Internet protocol (IP) architecture in the backbones of large long distance carriers is a new phenomenon in telecom. As recently as two years ago, most network providers had no IP in their backbone, except as traffic carried along on another transport […]

Frontier Reinventing Itself … Again

Posted: 11/1998 Frontier Reinventing Itself … Again By Ken Branson "We’re a 100-year-old telecommunications company celebrating its first anniversary," says Joesph P. Clayton, the new president and CEO of Rochester, N.Y.-based Frontier Corp. Frontier, which sprang from the venerable Rochester Telephone Company, is in the midst of a transition, which began roughly at the time […]

Fiber Buildout Boom Continues

Posted: 09/1998 Fiber Buildout Boom Continues By Peter Meade Think "real estate" is the tip for the slew of long distance carriers that have made recent announcements about buildouts of their fiber optic networks. Image: Frontier "Optronics" Network Completion Schedule The market for building fiber networks has a lot of parallels with the real estate […]

Pump Up the Bandwidth

Posted: 08/1998 Pump Up the Bandwidth Long-haul applications for dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) are bigger, faster and better than ever. By Peter Meade Bigger, faster, better. While this is the time of the year when football coaches look for these qualities in their players, this quest is never out of season for long distance […]

Bandwidth Builders Employ Wholesale Strategies

Posted: 08/1998 Bandwidth Builders Employ Wholesale Strategies Resellers Run Gamut of IXCs, CLECs and ISPs By Ken Branson Kent Lanum, director of brand management at UniDial Communications Inc., says it succinctly: "Voice will go wherever data goes." With data traffic growing by 30 to 40 percent annually, and voice plugging along at 5 percent or […]

IXC Communications Inc. Walking the Talk

Posted: 04/1998 By Debera Bell-Beam IXC Communications Inc. claims "Telecommunications has a new highway," and that may well be true. One thing is certain, however: This Austin, Texas-based provider is once again paving the way. In less than six months on the job, telecom veteran and IXC President and CEO Benjamin L. Scott has wrought […]

The Companies that Helped Blaze the Path to Telecom Competition AreBack for a Second Try

Posted: 03/1998 The Companies that Helped Blaze the Path to Telecom Competition Are Back for a Second Try By Paula Bernier The warriors of the early telecommunications wars have returned to the battlefield. Resurgens Communications Group Inc., Kiewit Diversified Group Inc. and Williams are back, and they’re building up new network arsenals for the next […]

Standing Out in a Crowd

Posted: 02/1998 Standing Out in a Crowd The long distance market is a pretty crowded place. And with the entry of new satellite concerns, Internet telephony providers, resellers of all stripes, and–perhaps sooner than we all expected–the former Bell companies, it’s only going to get worse. On the up side, it’s the little guys that […]

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