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Coalition Files Intercarrier Compensation Plan With FCC

A coalition made up of carriers and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) on Monday filed its proposal for intercarrier compensation reform with the FCC. The Missoula Plan so named because key discussions took place in Missoula, Mont. provides a transition from the narrowband world to broadband by reducing and unifying intercarrier compensation […]

ITC^DeltaCom Selects GENBAND’s G6 Universal Media Gateway

ITC^DeltaCom Inc., a CLEC in the southeastern United States, is installing GENBAND Inc.s G6 Universal Media Gateway in its network. The G6 platform interworks with the Class 5 signaling protocols and packet protocols so Class 5 features and call control can be provided to telephones over the packet network. “GENBAND’s G6 is a robust gateway […]

BellSouth Launches Nationwide Business Data Service

BellSouth Corp. has launched a nationwide data service for businesses. BellSouth Managed Network VPN service utilizes the security and flexibility of MPLS to allow internetworking of multiple access methods across carrier networks for a consistent customer experience in any service location. Many businesses have the challenge of linking multiple office facilities broadly distributed throughout the […]

Hipcom Deploys NexTone MSC

NexTone Communications, which makes session management platforms, announced today at VON that Hipcom, a European provider of hosted IP telephony, has deployed the NexTone Multiprotocol Session Controller (MSC). The NexTone MSC supports both Class 4 and Class 5 call routing, and is interoperability-tested with the Broadsoft BroadWorks VoIP application server. Hipcom’s initial network deployment of […]

Channel Partners Expo Signs Charles Barkley

FORMER NBA STAR CHARLES Barkley has signed on as the keynote for the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, at 1:15, p.m., March 1, in Las Vegas. Sponsored by Voila IP, Barkley will speak with his trademark irreverence, candor and humor on lifelong learning as a foundation for a career and life marked by success and […]

Exceeding Expectations

There is a 15-year-old boy living in my house who claims to be my son. For those of you who have teens, you will understand when I say sometimes they do things that make you think that an alien has sucked the brains from their heads and snatched their bodies. This particular child is impressed […]

MetaSwitch Intros Small Class 5 Solution

MetaSwitch (Booth 1323) this week is coming out with what it calls the worlds smallest fully featured Class 5 switch, which also can be used for IP traffic.   The 7U high, 19-inch wide, 12-inch deep product serves up to 15,000 subscribers. MetaSwitch intends to sell the product, which will be available in November, for […]

Hostopia Releases WebMail 4.0

Hostopia (Booth 125), a provider of private-label wholesale hosting, e-mail and applications, has launched WebMail 4.0, which the company says is a significant evolution from its three earlier WebMail interfaces: Classic, Professional and Advanced. Hostopias research via its 350-member, private-label partner network of service providers determined that users desire a Webmail interface that was fast […]

CopperCom Offers UNE-P CLECs Rent-to-Buy Switch Program, Support

CopperCom has launched a softswitch rental program and related professional services for CLECs that need to find new business models in light of regulatory changes outmoding UNE-P. Under the program, CLECs can rent CopperComs CSX next-generation switching system, and can opt to put those rental fees toward the purchase of the switch should they elect […]

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