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INTEC RELEASES LATEST VERSION OF INTERCONNECT OPTIMIZED ROUTING

Posted: 12/2003 INTEC RELEASES LATEST VERSION OF INTERCONNECT OPTIMIZED ROUTING Intec Telecom Systems, an OSS provider, is releasing the latest version of its InterconnecT Optimized Routing (OR). InterconnecT OR optimizes an operators margins through tighter control of costs and revenue when trading international traffic minutes, says the company. InterconnecT OR is fully integrated with Intecs […]

Playing for Profits: Games of Chance vs. Games of Skill

Posted: 6/2003 Playing for Profits: Games of Chance vs. Games of Skill Game Promotions: Playing By the Rules — Part 2 of 3 David O. Klein and Deena B. Burgess So, you have decided that a promotional tie-in would be a good marketing tool for your business. In order to offer the promotional tie-in, you […]

FCC’s Adelstein Says No Surprises So Far

Jonathan Adelstein says the controversial and emotionally charged Triennial Review is a “huge challenge” but no activity on the eighth floor so far has startled the new FCC commissioner. Adelstein, a former legislative aide to U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), was sworn in as the fifth commissioner Dec. 3, leaving the self-described champion of rural […]

Bells: On the Verge of a Crisis or a Reclaimed Monopoly?

Posted: 011/2002 Bells: On the Verge of a Crisis or a Reclaimed Monopoly? By Josh Long THE BELLS INSIST UNFAIR REGULATORY policies are forcing them to subsidize their rivals and slash thousands of jobs, stemming innovation and the investment necessary to bolster broadband development across the country. Meanwhile, experts representing competitive service providers grappling to […]

Appeals Court Says FCC was Right to Restrict UNEs

The U.S. Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a Federal Communications Commission temporary ruling that limits certain network elements competitive carriers can lease from their rivals, the Bell operating companies, at a more favorable pricing structure than under tariff rates. The Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel), a Washington D.C.-based organization representing Bell rivals, argued the FCC […]

RESELLER CHANNEL: UNE-P: Are the Bells Subsidizing Their Rivals?

Posted: 10/2002 UNE-P: Are the Bells Subsidizing Their Rivals? By Josh Long UBS WARBURG ANALYSTS CONTEND the Bells are being required to lease portions of their local network at a loss in 18 states stretching from Massachusetts to Washington. Other industry-watchers pooh-pooh the report’s methodology and claim there is no reason the Bells should be […]

AT&T, Verizon Butt Heads over UNE-P

Verizon Communications Inc. (www.verizon.com), the No. 1 U.S. local phone company, insists the unbundled network element – platform resale model is “synthetic” competition as it pertains to the 1996 Telecommunications Act. UNE-P does not promote facilities-based competition as the Act envisioned and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently affirmed, […]

Overhead…

Posted: 1/2002 Not Necessarily News Overhead… …at the Association of Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS) Business Conference in Washington discussing the Tauzin-Dingell bill (H.R. 1542), the Internet Freedom and Broadband De-ployment Act of 2001… "His name is John Dingell; it isn’t Tauzin-Dingell as many people tend to think. In fact, this is probably his biggest regret […]

BACK OFFICE

Posted: 11/2001 BACK OFFICE * ISP Net Express (www.tdl.com) chose the Communications Accounting System (CAS) from Highland Lakes Software (www. hlsw.com) as its in house billing and management control platform to support its rollout of long distance services. CAS will provide call rating, billing, accounts receivable and customer service support software to the firm. * […]

Business News – Competitors Keep PACE with Alliance to Promote UNE-P

Posted: 06/2000 Competitors Keep PACE with Alliance to Promote UNE-P By Kim Sunderland A coalition of CLECs has formed a new group that will focus on ensuring competitive telecom services are delivered to residential subscribers and small businesses through use of the unbundled network element platform (UNE-P).Coalition representatives Genevieve Morelli and Joseph Gillan, recognized authorities […]

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