Savatar: VoIP Meeting SMB Performance Expectations

SMBs in the U.S. who have deployed VoIP systems say their new converged voice and data infrastructure has met or exceeded expectations, but not for the reasons VoIP providers have been touting, according to a new study from consulting firm Savatar. The findings were released at the VON show in San Jose, Calif. While providers […]

TelePacific Adds QoS to Private IP VPN

TelePacific Communications this week launched its private IP MPLS VPN with QoS for companies using VoIP equipment. “Unlike other carriers who have deployed QoS from the customer’s router and at their edge router, TelePacific deployed QoS from end to end,” said Rob Madore, TelePacific’s senior vice president of network engineering and operations. “This important feature […]

INDATELgroup Adds Two New Members

The INDATELgroup (Booth 911) has added two new members to its organization. The Independent Optical Network (ION) has deployed a statewide network within New York. The Indiana Fiber Network (IFN) has established a statewide network within Indiana. These two groups bring the total number of members represented by the INDATELgroup up to 24 across 23 […]

SiP Micro Deploys MERAs Softswitch

SiP Micro Systems Inc. has deployed the VoIP Transit Softswitch (MVTS) from MERA Systems (Booth 212) on its international VoIP network. MVTS will enable the U.S.-based telco to extend its presence in the Latin American and African markets. The carrier utilizes MVTS to centralize route management of its carriers and assure compatibility with various codecs […]

UshaComm Deploys at Lattelekom

UshaComm announced at the Latvias largest service provider, Lattelekom, has deployed its Unicorn billing platform and Medusa mediation solution. Lattelekom was formed in 1994 and is co-owned by the Republic of Latvia and TeliaSonera.

Regulatory News – Senator Introduces Bell-friendly Bills

Posted: 08/2001 Regulatory News Senator Introduces Bell-friendly Bills By Kim Sunderland Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) has introduced legislation intended to spur the deployment of DSL services by the ILECs. Brownback’s proposed bills are similar to the regulatory relief approach of House Resolution 1542 (H.R. 1542), also known as the Tauzin-Dingell bill, which competitors are fighting.Brownback’s […]

Business News – Carriers, Corvis Achieve Optical Networking Milestones

Posted: 09/2000 Carriers, Corvis Achieve Optical Networking Milestones With news reports appearing that say particle physicists claim they have broken the speed of light by accelerating light pulses 300 times their normal velocity, the applications of such a breakthrough are not even being deployed in the lab.Still, other optical milestones currently are taking place in […]

PHONE+ Goes Prepaid

Posted: 03/2000 Overheard … … at a January luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington … "My lawyers tell me that the most important question that regulators have to ask when reviewing our merger [with Sprint Corp.] or any merger is whether the merged company can raise and sustain a 5 percent price increase […]

Qwest To Roll Out All-Optical IP Network

Posted: 01/2000 Qwest To Roll Out All-Optical IP Network Qwest Communications International Inc. ( has announced plans to roll out an all-optical Internet protocol (IP) network that will provide customers with new Internet and managed bandwidth services while reducing operation costs by as much as 70 percent over traditional network technologies. The optical carrier (OC)-192-speed […]

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