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Exploring Carrier Media Options: Speeds and Needs

Technological advancements fueling broader media opportunities have increased the speeds for customer needs, with options designed for service providers, as discussed in-depth in this afternoon’s session, Next-Generation Technology Fiber vs. Copper vs. Gigabit Wireless. The event features speakers from copper bonding gear vendor Actelis Networks Inc., point-to-point microwave radio maker BridgeWave Communications and service provider […]

COMPTEL Wraps with Comprehensive Regulatory Workshop

COMPTEL will cap off the Fall 2007 Conference & EXPO tomorrow with a morning of workshops designed to update members on the latest in federal policy proceedings. First up are: wireline regulatory issues. Genny Morelli, a partner at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP and frequent COMPTEL panelist, will host the session. Christopher McKee, vice president […]

MRV Muxponder Modules Enable Backbone Aggregation for Gigabit Ethernet Links

MRV Communications Inc. (Booth 918) has introduced the TM-GM8D and TM-GM8CD, two eight-port gigabit Ethernet muxponder modules for its LambdaDriver WDM platform. They provide cost-effective aggregation of gigabit Ethernet links onto a 10-gigabit DWDM backbone. The TM-GM8D optical module uses eight SFPs for network access, while the TM-GM8CD copper module uses RJ45 connectors for network […]

Actelis Delivers High-Speed Internet, VoIP Services to Rural Iowa

Actelis Networks announced at the COMPTEL show that Farmers Mutual Telephone Cooperative (FMTC) has deployed Actelis Carrier Ethernet over Copper solution to deliver high-speed Internet and VoIP services over its voice-grade copper facilities. Actelis supplied FMTC with its ML628 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) and EFMplus technology, enabling the independent telco headquartered in Shellsburg, Iowa, to […]

Top Execs to Discuss Forbearance, Copper Retirement and Personal Style

Forbearance and special access are among the key issues expected to be discussed during todays The View from the Top panel. But beyond delivering updates on such important topics, this panel should provide a fair amount of fun, considering the format COMPTEL President and CEO Jerry James has put together for this colorful cast of […]

Federal Lawmakers Take Time Out for Telecom Policy Issues

Congress appears to be taking a renewed interest in telecom issues. In the past week, two subcommittees have held hearings on special access, Bell forbearance petitions and copper loop retirement. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., held the first hearing last week. He is chairman of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. Kerry wanted to examine ways […]

Copper Conferencing Extends $5,000 Bonus Program

Copper Conferencing (Booth 112) has continued its $5,000 bonus opportunity for the channel until the end of the year. Qualified sales partners can earn a $5,000 bonus for each $5,000 in new monthly sales, in addition to their commissions. The promotion, termed the 500,000 Pennies Promotion, was originally launched at the PHONE+ Channel Partners Conference […]

Out of the Loop

Out of the Loop The Bells are on course to do away with more copper loops than ever, an apparent rush to beat the clock in case the FCC institutes a stringent review process.

OUT OF THE LOOP

  THE BELLS ARE ON COURSE to do away with more copper loops than ever, an apparent rush to beat the clock in case the FCC institutes a stringent review process. CLECs view the retirements as attempts to foil competition; they use the loops to deliver DSL, Ethernet and other services to customers. They also […]

Taking Copper to its Limits: A Technology Tutorial

Copper transmission technologies have made remarkable advancements over the last 20 years, producing mature, nearly optimal architectures for signaling over a single copper pair. Transmission over copper, once seen as antiquated in a world moving toward fiber, has had a rebirth. With its ability to handle broadband speeds, it is central to solving the last-mile […]

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