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NPRG Report Forecasts Intensifying Telecom Competition

The annual Competitive Carrier Report 2006, 20th Edition, published by New Paradigm Resources Group Inc. (NPRG, Booth 600), forecasts another year of brass-knuckle market combat as the competitive local telecom industry enters its 10th year under the Telecom Act and the winners will be companies that fight smart, not just hard, according to NPRG. NPRG […]

Roadblocks on the Information Superhighway

For the past 18 months I have been thinking a lot about peer-to-peer traffic and how it might impact the many networks that combine to form the Internet. Understanding that this kind of traffic can only continue to grow, I thought it could begin to burden the network without providing it with revenue. I asked […]

Moving Up or Moving Out

AFTER YEARS OF CONTINUOUS legal salvos, the UNE-P debate is over. Many UNE-P contracts will revert to higherpriced total resale rate plans as of March 11, the final date set by the FCC for the yearlong phaseout of the wholesale offer (see related story on Page 41). Anticipating this change, UNE-P resellers will be either […]

EFF Accuses AT&T of Helping Government Spy on Americans

The nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) yesterday filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T Inc., accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and impinging on its customers privacy by collaborating with the National Security Agency (NSA) to wiretap and data-mine communications. AT&T refused to comment on the lawsuit. The document makes a number of allegations […]

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. […]

IGIC, Amesbury Help Companies Find Dark Fiber

IGI Consulting (IGIC), an independent telecom consulting firm, is working with business prospectors Amesbury Consulting to locate dark fiber facilities throughout the United States, a service for carriers and other companies. Amesbury Consulting has helped a number of companies including real estate developers, building owners and systems integrators find dark fiber in cities throughout the […]

Digital Realty Trust Buys Several Facilities

Digital Realty Trust Inc., which buys and leases technology real estate, said this week it has closed on several facilities in key U.S. technology markets. The company has bought 251 Exchange Place in Herndon, Va., which is close to Washington, D.C.. The building measures 71,000 square feet and Digital Realty Trust said it is fully […]

Switch and Data Upgrades Facilities

Exchange and colocation provider Switch and Data said today it has again increased its footprint in New York City, due to demand for Internet connectivity. The company has added 25,000 square feet to its 8th Avenue carrier hotel. It also has upgraded the optical network interconnectivity capacity in and between 111 8th Ave. and 60 […]

Reinventing the Back Office Post UNE-P

TEN YEARS AFTER THE TELECOM Act of 1996 brought competition to the local loop, FCC deregulation of UNE-P rates is forcing CLECs to reinvent themselves with facilities, VoIP or a high-volume margin resale strategy. As the March deadline for ending legacy UNE-P contracts approaches, vendors are catering to the segment with tailored solutions to ease […]

CopperCom Program Aids Transition to Facilities

CopperCom (Booth 319) is unveiling a program that provides CLECs with no-risk financing for the CopperCom Converged Switching Xchange softswitch platform, plus a range of consulting services to help get their networks and businesses up and running. The program is designed for CLECs migrating from UNE-P to a facilities-based business model, but also is expected […]

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