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New Rules and Regulations on DAC … Again

Posted: 12/2003 New Rules and Regulations on DAC … Again By Tara Seals The latest chapter in the ongoing story of dialaround compensation (DAC) unfolded Sept. 30, when the FCC handed down new rules concerning the compensation of payphone service providers (PSPs) for coinless calls. This time the order targets switch-based resellers, whose ranks include […]

One More Time With Feeling

Posted: 7/2003 One More Time With Feeling In case you havent heard it by now, youll read in our review of the ASCENT 2003 Spring Conference & Networking Center on page 60, that ASCENT and CompTel are talking merger. Again. The groups have discussed a combination at least twice before. While its hard to hold […]

Carrier Channel: Minute By Minute

Posted: 10/2002 Minute By Minute Facilities-Based Exchanges Continue to Woo Risk-Averse Carriers By Khali Henderson DESPITE CONTRACTION AMONG international long-distance minutes exchanges, the survivors report they are profiting from carriers’ quest to manage both risk and margins. Curt Hockemeier The enduring exchanges — Arbinet-thexchange Inc. and Band-X Ltd. — both report increases in business in […]

ROUND TABLE: On bias toward facilities-based local market entry strategy…

Posted: 1/2002 ROUND TABLEOn bias toward facilities-based local market entry strategy… "Verizon has always said and, by the way, Congress through the Telecommunications Act of 1996 intended that facilities-based competition is the ultimate goal of a truly competitive marketplace. The system for leasing parts of a company’s network or reselling service was meant as an […]

Regulatory News – Interconnection for Wireless Resellers Nixed

Posted: 10/2000 Interconnection for Wireless Resellers Nixed By Kim Sunderland The FCC (www.fcc.gov) issued a loud, emphatic “No!” to a question regarding whether facilities-based commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) providers should be required to interconnect with CMRS resellers’ switches or with each other’s networks.Specifically, the FCC denied requests for mandatory interconnection between resellers’ switches and CMRS […]

Resale Channel: Wholesale Market Caught in Cyclone of Innovation

Posted: 04/2000 Resellers Rate Wholesale Carriers By Dr. Judy Reed Smith and Taher Bouzayen As Internet usage and data services push network demand to record levels, the ability to meet customers’ desire for fiber service is the major challenge facing wholesale long-distance carriers.The emergence of new network providers has increased competition. It also was expected […]

New Wholesale DSL Provider Rolls Out Services

Posted: 12/1999 New Wholesale DSL Provider Rolls Out Services A new facilities-based wholesale provider of broadband communications services, including digital subscriber line (DSL), has rolled out services in markets in Texas. Pontio Communications Co. Inc., Austin, Texas, has access to more than 1,500 dedicated fiber route miles and more than 150 collocation facilities in central […]

Requisite Codes Cost Resellers Big Bucks

Posted: 11/1999 Requisite Codes Cost Resellers Big Bucks By Kim Sunderland Mandatory carrier identification codes (CICs) pose a serious burden for small-to-medium-sized carriers, according to the nation’s resale lobbyist. CICs are the numeric codes that allow local exchange carriers (LECs) to identify the interstate interexchange carrier (IXC) that an originating caller wants to use to […]

Business News – Actel Chooses Frontier for Network Services, Applications

Posted: 10/1999 Actel Chooses Frontier for Network Services, Applications Mobile, Ala.-based Actel Integrated Communications Inc. has awarded Rochester, N.Y.-based Frontier Communications, a division of Frontier Corp., a three-year, $7 million network applications agreement. Frontier is supplying Actel with network services, toll-free and calling card applications, providing Actel’s customers direct access to Frontier’s network, which has […]

Business News – Network One, MicroCorp Ink $65 Million Distribution Deal

Posted: 08/1999 Network One, MicroCorp Ink $65 Million Distribution Deal In one of the largest contracts signed between a facilities-based carrier and an independent agency, Atlanta-based MicroCorp Inc. has agreed to sell $65 million of Atlanta-based Network One’s services over five years to small and mid-sized businesses in the carrier’s service area, which includes 22 […]

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