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Embarq Adds Gephardt to Board

Embarq Corp. said Monday that former Congressman Richard A. Gephardt will join the companys board of directors. Gephardt, a Democrat, served as House majority leader from 1989 to 1995 and as minority leader from 1995 to 2003. We are very pleased to be enhancing a strong board of directors even further by adding someone with […]

Jury Debates Nacchio Fate

The trial of Joe Nacchio, former CEO of Qwest Communications International Inc., went to the jury today, shortly after noon Mountain Time. A jury of eight men and four women is considering whether Nacchio took part in insider trading for sales of $100.8 million in Qwest stock between Jan. 2, 2001, and May 29, 2001. […]

ZyXEL Releases VoIP IAD, Router

ZyXEL Communications on Monday unveiled its newest VoIP products, an IAD and a router, for SMBs migrating to IP systems. Both devices sold through the companys distributors enable multiline VoIP service either by hosting VoIP services or by integrating with an existing analog PBX system. The P-2608HWL is an all-in-one VoIP IAD that includes a […]

Tellabs Shows New PON and ROADM Capabilities

Tellabs Inc. introduced two new optical products that expand bandwidth and provide more options for IP networks. The company introduced two new Tellabs 1600 Series Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) that can be employed to consolidate network infrastructure, eliminate copper loops and improve service management via passive optical network (PON) technology. The products are aimed at […]

DBS Offers Wholesale Wireless and Enablement

Prepaid wireless company DBS Communications Inc. has launched Versent Mobile to serve the MVNO space as an enabler and wholesale airtime partner. Versent Mobile offers provisioning, billing, retail and customer care technology platforms; airtime on the Sprint-Nextel Corp. and Cingular Wireless networks; and operational consulting in designing, launching and running a wireless service offering. The […]

Quintum Debuts Tenor AF, New Session Server

Quintum this week at the Internet Telephony Conference & Expo is debuting two new products. The VoIP gateway maker yesterday introduced Tenor AF, which can be deployed in a branch office. It comes with eight analog or trunk interfaces in a gateway or termination configurations. The device is smaller than the companys Tenor AS, but […]

Digital Realty Trust Expands Meet-Me-Room Facilities

Digital Realty Trust Inc., an owner and manager of corporate data centers and Internet gateways, has announced recent agreements with eight new tenants in its Meet Me Rooms across the nation. Meet Me Rooms facilities allow telecom carriers and network service providers to cross-connect their networks to support the buying, selling and sharing of bandwidth. […]

Multi-Technology Introduces Click-to-Talk Server

Multi-Technology Systems Inc. (Booth 1327), a provider of products for data communications and telecom, debuts its TalkAnytime Media Server designed to add real-time voice calls over the Internet between Web site visitors and company representatives, also known as click-to-talk. The calls, made as VoIP into the PBX, can be used for e-commerce, online support or […]

Hatteras Adds Optical Interface, Subtending Features

Hatteras Networks has added an optical interface as well as a subtending feature to its line of to its Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) products, the company announced today. The HN400-U typically sits in the central office close to the copper termination/master distribution frame. But if the carriers switch is elsewhere within the CO, […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

Posted: 9/2003 Overheard… At the rate were going, MTVs The Real World will take place in a geriatric unit before we see action by the Federal Communications Commission. Tom Tauke, senior vice president for public policy and external affairs at Verizon Communications Inc., speaking to a congressional subcommittee, arguing that government action clearing a path […]

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