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Etex Telephone Cooperative to use OSG

OSG Billing Services said Wednesday it will manage invoice presentment and distribution services for ETEX Telephone Cooperative, a telecom provider that services more than 17,000 members in rural Texas. ETEX provides communications, entertainment and information services. It had conducted billing in house, but said use of employees time, postal costs and new regulations were reasons […]

UDP Adds Customers to Roster

UDP (Booth 619) has finalized billing service agreements with a number of communication companies: Valley Telephone Cooperative, an ILEC in Ramondville, Texas; ATX Communications, a provider of voice, data and network security services; OneEighty Networks, a provider of broadband Internet, private line and hosting services out of Montana; and Tel West Network Services, a facilities-based […]

Citizens Mutual Deploys CopperCom CSX Softswitch

CopperCom announced at the TelecomNEXT show in Las Vegas that Citizens Mutual Telephone Cooperative, an IOC servicing subscribers throughout Davis County, Iowa, has replaced its legacy switch with a next-generation CopperCom Converged Switching eXchange (CSX) softswitch. This deployment of the CopperCom CSX marks the IOC’s move to next-gen telecommunications technologies, such as VoIP, and ensures […]

Pioneer Telephone Cooperative Starts Ruckus with Wi-Fi

Pioneer Telephony is planning a phased rollout of the Ruckus Wireless Inc. Wi-Fi system as part of its popular broadband services, including commercial IPTV, throughout 2006 in a move to lower in-home installation costs and give its services a broadband footprint in the home. Until now, Pioneer had to send technicians to install Category 5 […]

IOCs Choose Tekelec to Deploy SIP Services

Seven independent operating companies (IOCs) in Iowa have selected an integrated solution for next-generation services that combines Tekelecs 7000 Class 5 Packet Switch and the 6000 VoIP Application Server. The contracts are worth several million dollars, Tekelec said. The IOCs plan to replace legacy switches with the Tekelec platforms, and deliver advanced SIP-based services and […]

Optical Solutions Awarded GPON Contract

Gigabit passive optical network (GPON) provider Optical Solutions Inc. (Booth 1540) has announced that Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative of Vernon, Texas, has initiated services with its FiberPath 500 GPON system, in the first of several competitive FTTH deployments planned for the next five years. According to Santa Rosa General Manager Dennis Raines, a large number […]

Round Table

… ON AN FCC RULING DECLARING INTERNET PHONE SERVICE OFFERED BY VONAGE HOLDINGS CORP. IS NOT SUBJECT TO TRADITIONAL STATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATIONS. “I strongly support the FCC’s decision to exempt Internet telephony from state regulation. VoIP services offer innovative new ways for consumers to communicate, and blur the traditional distinctions between intra- and interstate telephone […]

PARTNER CHANNEL: Cooperative Sales Put Channel Partners  In With The ‘In Crowd’

Posted: 6/2003 Cooperative Sales Put Channel Partners  In With The ‘In Crowd’ By Tara Seals US LEC’s Dennis Patti Far from the days of being the 100-pound weakling in a class of direct sales jocks, today’s channel partners are cool guys to have around for efficiency-minded service providers. It started when agents and partners began […]

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