Carrier Channel: News Briefs

Posted: 06/2002 News Briefs Telia subsidiary Telia International Carrier is targeting upstart ISPs and ITSPs with its new Telia IP Connect, an enhancement of the company’s IP Transit service that makes it possible for companies to operate like large and well-established companies through complete outsourcing of IP address management and necessary administration, eliminating the need […]

In Box

Posted: 06/2002 In Box The Good, The Bad, The UNE – The Errors! I have just read your article on UNE-P and found it interesting but think you misinterpreted some points. First, there are many more UNE-P CLECs than you mentioned. We have more than 6,500 lines on the UNE-P and we are not the […]

RESELLER CHANNEL: The Good, The Bad and the UNE

Posted: 04/2002 The Good, The Bad and the UNE Resellers Draw on UNE-P in Local Service Showdown By Kim Sunderland INSTEAD OF LETTING THE Bell operating companies (BOCs) beat them at the local game, numerous competitive carriers are opting to use the unbundled network element platform (UNE-P).UNE-P increasingly is viewed as the best first step […]

Feature: Gordon Martin

Posted: 03/2002 INTERVIEW Gordon Martin On Blocking & Tackling at Qwest By Khali Henderson Gordon Martin Last fall, Gordon Martin left his post as the first CEO of the utility-network wholesaler AFN Communications Inc. (www.afncommunications.com) to become executive vice president of global wholesale markets for Qwest Communications International Inc. (www.qwest.com). His new position is a […]

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 […]

Special Report: Wholesalers, Resellers Revisit Redundancy Strategies

Posted: 11/2001 Special Report Restoring America’s Connections Wholesalers, Resellers Revisit Redundancy Strategies By Josh Long The Sept. 11 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center ravaged Verizon Communications Inc.’s central office (CO) on 140 West St., knocking out or disrupting 200,000 voice access lines, 100,000 business lines, 3.6 million data circuits and 10 cellular towers. […]


Posted: 09/2001 Collocation: Never Mind the Spelling, It’s How It’s Delivered By Tom Payne Collocation is one of the most critical and misunderstood services in the telecommunications industry. Collocation is a combination of real estate, civil engineering, electrical engineering, facility management and the standard bits and bytes of telecommunications fare.“What should one look for in […]

Three-Way Fight

Posted: 09/2001 Three-Way Fight IXCs, ILECs, Cablecos Dig In on Local Ground By Kim Sunderland Verizon Communications Inc. has offered up to a $10,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of culprits responsible for thefts and vandalism of the company’s telephone cable in Southern California.Bummer man. Like, who would do […]

Trading Desk – To Pool or Not to Pool? That is the Question

Posted: 08/2001 Trading Desk To Pool or Not to Pool? That is the Question By Tara Seals LighTrade Inc. (www.lightrade.com) and Enron Broadband Services (EBS, www.enron.net) are the only two players investing in the construction of bandwidth delivery pooling points for the trading community, but they believe they have the right solution for an emerging […]

Wholesale – Storm Protection

Posted: 07/2001 Wholesale Channel Storm Protection Difficult Financial Times, Uncertain Regulatory Climate Make Resale-to-UNE-P Switch a Profit-Building Option By Kim Sunderland The much-heralded unbundled network element platform (UNE-P) provides a basic network platform that many industry sources say can support multiple business plans and pricing strategies successfully. Unfortunately, a growing number of experts believe federal […]

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