Rev Up Device Sales With Rev. A

Rev Up Device Sales With Rev. A Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 THE CDMA DEVELOPMENT Group (CDG) wireless trade association announced in October that there are eight CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A mobile broadband devices available on the market today, with three of these devices already being sold at retail locations, prior to commercial deployment of the […]

Desperately Seeking USF Funds

BY MID-AUGUST, Universal Service Fund (USF) contributions from DSL providers will be a thing of the past. Its a deadline that has had the FCC scrambling to adopt interim policies ensuring the fund has a future. Ironically, the base of contributors was diminished in August 2005 when the FCC deregulated DSL; like cable modem Internet […]

BellSouth Launches Regional Fast Packet Access Service

BellSouth Corp. announced the launch of Regional Fast Packet Access Service (RFPAS), providing a more cost-effective solution for service providers to expand their markets and serve customers across the BellSouth region. RFPAS will enable customers to construct frame relay and ATM networks across the BellSouth region and aggregate frame relay and ATM traffic at major […]

FastLign Puts Newbies on a Fast Track to Offer VoIP

Given the penetration of broadband connections at end user sites and the relatively low cost of IP- vs. circuit-based network infrastructure, its never been easier to become a telephone company. At the same time, launching VoIP services can be rather hairy considering time-to-market pressures, equipment and software integration required and the time it takes to […]

Toshiba VARs to Market SMC Networks Portfolio

SMC Networks Inc. will provide a suite of Wi-Fi products and Fast Ethernet managed switches to customers of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc.s Digital Solutions Divisions (TAIS DSD) Strata CIX all-IP business systems, via Toshiba’s network of authorized dealers. “The SMC Networks strategic alliance enables Toshiba to deliver a comprehensive pure IP telephony solution,” says […]

PAETEC Announces Training Program

PAETEC Communications Inc. (Booths 401-403), a show sponsor, is adding training to its agent program, saying an educated sales force is key to growing a business. PAETEC will certify its agents by training them in a number of ways, including over the Web, in the classroom and through hands-on help. Each month, the carrier is […]

Openet Upgrades FusionWorks

OSS provider Openet Telecom today released FusionWorks Mediation Version 4.1 so carriers can manage distributed operations and speed up the time required to market new services. The upgraded version includes a feature named Multiple Workspaces, the Fast Data Store and enhanced error event management. Multiple Workspaces reduces the resources required to support additional installations and […]

CIMCO Powers Fast Internet Access for Multilocation Companies

Providing an economical alternative to T1 access and flexibility for companies with multiple locations, CIMCO Communications Inc., an integrated communications provider, is announcing the availability of netSelect DSL broadband Internet service across the United States. Companies today need flexibility for their enterprise broadband solutions in both their main offices and remote facilities, so were providing […]

Wholesaler Puts Network Expansion On Fast Track

Global Crossing Ltd. wants to help carriers more quickly extend their networks - not just their reaches, but their service features - with a new portfolio of wholesale services it announced in October. Global Crossing’s Fast-Track Services offer wholesale customers the ability to deliver uniform services across both their own and the Global Crossing networks, matching their […]

Coalition Seeks Fast Action on Access ChargeProposal

Posted: 10/1999 Coalition Seeks Fast Action on Access Charge Proposal By Kim Sunderland The newly formed Coalition for Affordable Local and Long Distance Service (CALLS), which has filed a compromise proposal with federal regulators to revise the interstate access charge system, seeks fast-track approval by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for fear the plan might […]

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