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Carrier Channel: OTC Bandwidth Brokers Partner

Posted: 08/2000 News Briefs * AT&T Corp. (www.att.com) will provide communications services to 7.5 million active duty, retired and reserve Army, Air Force and National Guard personnel and their families worldwide under a $700 million contract with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. The contract, effective July 1, grants AT&T sole concession on Army […]

Mediation Remains Key to Next-Generation Networks

Posted: 05/2000 Mediation Remains Key to Next-Generation Networks By Charlotte Wolter The platforms sometimes called “mediation switches” were pioneers in the movement toward call control using software and generic computing platforms that have culminated in what now is called a softswitch.This original softswitch was a highly flexible call control solution that usually was structured as […]

Business News – General Bandwidth Prepares to Take On Voice Over All Broadband

Posted: 04/2000 General Bandwidth Prepares to Take On Voice Over All Broadband Peter Lambert LECs, cable operators and broadband wireless operators are poised to undercut the economics of local telephony access, and startup vendor General Bandwidth Inc. says it can supply a single gateway solution for them.Launched on Valentine’s Day by former NetSpeed Inc. executives–a […]

Williams to Deploy Packet Switches for EnhancedWholesale Services

Posted: 02/2000 Williams to Deploy Packet Switches for Enhanced Wholesale Services In an effort to extend its menu of wholesale services to include not only fiber capacity but all enhanced voice and data services, emerging carriers’ carrier Williams Communications Group (www.wilcom.com) agreed to a $20-million purchase of packet telephony switches from Sonus Networks Inc. (www.sonusnet.com). […]

Redefining Carrier Class

Posted: 12/1999 Redefining Carrier Class By David Gunning The current definition of "carrier class," which focuses primarily on the physical characteristics and attributes of telecommunications equipment (power consumption, earthquake survivability, etc.), is based on an antiquated view of the telecommunications industry. For decades, network operators and vendors have worked to comply with the various Network […]

ATM Key to Bringing Intelligence to Edge

Posted: 08/1999 ATM Key to Bringing Intelligence to Edge By Peter Lambert and Paula Bernier Intelligent access now may be winning as the service provider networking buzzphrase of the 1990s, judging by the new products–and the emerging new classes of products–touted during the SUPERCOMM ’99 exhibition in Atlanta. The goal of the new gear: build […]

Know Thine Enemy; Know Thyself

Posted: 08/1999 Know Thine Enemy; Know Thyself By Arik R. Johnson Benchmarking is best described, and explored, as a framework for competitive strategic planning. Once the areas of the company to be studied have been identified, metrics can be applied to the key success factors of the industry or marketplace. Everybody remembers when WorldCom Inc. […]

Business News – Voice Takes DSL Center Stage at SUPERCOMM ’99

Posted: 08/1999 Voice Takes DSL Center Stage at SUPERCOMM ’99 By Peter Lambert Over the past year, national digital subscriber line (DSL) competitive carriers have established a model for reselling high-speed local transport to Internet service providers (ISPs), enabling the latter to offer Internet access speeds more than 100 times faster than dial-up Internet access. […]

Client-Server Technology Comes to Telephony Switching

Posted: 02/1999 Client-Server Technology Comes to Telephony Switching Alternative to Mainframe CO Gear Promises Lower Costs, Open Applications Development By Peter Lambert Illustration by Ben Folkertsma Just as distributed servers and client workstations replaced many bulky, centralized mainframe computers in data networks over the past decade, so distributed networks of servers, workstations and software have […]

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