Pac-West Delivers VoiceSource

Pac-West Telecomm Inc. (Booth 323), a provider of communications services in the western United States, this week launched VoiceSource. Targeted at carriers, cable operators and providers of enhanced services, such as VoIP, VoiceSource provides a single source for the key components required to deliver IP-based local phone service, including local telephone numbers, access to the […]

In Search of a Cost-Effective Alternative to Optical Switching

Posted: 12/2003 Perspective: In Search of a Cost-Effective Alternative to Optical Switching By Lynne Craver Industry conversations and trade publications are full of laments about the lack of realistic options for cost-efficient optical switching, particularly in key metro markets. Interconnect costs, combined with the high price of labor associated with the installation of patch facilities […]

Toward Cost-Effective ‘Convergence’

Posted: 03/2000 Toward Cost-Effective ‘Convergence’ By Pedro Colaco Deregulation and fierce competition are reducing revenue and eroding profit margins, which no longer surprises any voice service provider. Also, revenue growth in the voice services market virtually has halted at between 2 percent and 5 percent in the United States and is only slightly higher globally. […]

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