Class 5 Switching Goes Condo

Houston-based i3 Voice & Data Inc. now offers CLECs displaced by the phase-out of UNE-P a la carte access to TDM- and IPbased switching facilities based on a time share concept. The 1-year-old companys UNE-3 Fractional Switch Ownership program service goes live this month. With UNE-3, CLECs purchase only the ports they need (the minimum […]

TIA Creates New Member Class, Elects Motorolas Barth

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has changed its bylaws to establish a membership class for general service providers and enterprises. It was time to update our member classifications to reflect the changes in our industry and to simplify membership marketing, explains Matthew J. Flanigan, TIA president. We had always included carriers and international manufacturers in […]

Product News

VOCALTEC EXPANDS VOIP PLATFORM LINE VocalTec Communications Ltd., a telecom equipment provider, has expanded its Essentra BAX Broadband VoIP Access Platform line to include a variety of access interfaces, required for Class 5 migration to next-generation networks. Click to Enlarge VocalTec has incorporated Megaco line-side signaling functionality to the Essentra BAX platform, letting carriers continue […]

Product News

OPENET UPGRADES FUSIONWORKS OSS provider Openet Telecom Inc. has released FusionWorks Mediation Version 4.1 so carriers can manage distributed operations and reduce new services’ time to market. The upgraded version includes a featured named Multiple Workspaces, the Fast Data Store and enhanced error-event management. Multiple Workspaces reduces the resources required to support additional installations and […]

Vortex Deploys Tekelecs Next-Generation Network Solutions

Tekelec (Booth 317) announced Vortex Broadband Communications has deployed the Tekelec 7000 Class 5 Packet Switch (C5), including a Packet Interface Card (PIC) and the Tekelec 6000 application server, to deliver VoIP and IP Centrex services to business and residential customers throughout southern Florida. The Tekelec solution provides the foundation for Vortex Broadbands all-IP network. […]

MetaSwitch Broadens Call Agent, Distributed-Network Choices

MetaSwitch (Booth 828), a vendor of Class 5 VoIP softswitches, has extended its portfolio of softswitch products with the introduction of a new high-capacity call-agent server, the CA9020 Call Agent. In addition, the company has announced that its VP3510 can be configured as a standalone media gateway and/or signaling gateway, enhancing the vendors distributed softswitch […]

US LEC Turns Up Tekelecs SanteraOne Switch in NYC

Tekelec has announced US LEC Corp. recently has activated its SanteraOne switch in New York City. SanteraOne will enable US LEC, a super-regional telecommunications carrier providing integrated voice, data, and Internet services to enterprise customers, to offer new services with Class 4 and Class 5 functionality to businesses in New York City and surrounding markets […]

Phone Plus Prepaid: Prepaid: Choice of Payment, Not Class of Service

Posted: 9/2003 Prepaid: Choice of Payment, Not Class of Service By Jim DeMarco Open a London newspaper today, and youre likely to see David Beckham pitching the ability to get your Premiership scores using Hutchisons 3 service. Watch American television for a short while, and eventually youll see Verizon Wireless advertising its text messaging to […]

VoDSL: Ready For Prime Time

Posted: 11/2000 VoDSL: Ready For Prime Time By Stefan Knight By Stefan Knight VoDSL is coming of age as carriers are rolling out services throughout the United States. Among the carriers who have entered this growing market are Focal Communications Corp. ( with NorthPoint Communications Group Inc. ( Mpower Communications Corp. (www. Network Plus […]

End-to-End IP Vision Comes Into Focus

Posted: 09/2000 End-to-End IP Vision Comes Into Focus By Charlotte Wolter A carrier’s carrier that takes traffic nationwide from customer premises to customer premises, all on the same network?That would be a rare prize today, but a number of new carriers and established network providers are beginning to use new technology to fulfill that vision.The […]

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