Moving From Frame Relay to Ethernet: A Case Study

Corporations are continually adding remote offices to better serve their clientele, but in so doing, increase their needs for solutions to handle the voice and data needs of those remote sites. The networking options that are available to solve companies IT needs seem to be as numerous as the number of companies themselves. So, how […]

First Communications Acquires Acceris Communications

First Communications has acquired the customer base of Acceris Communications, a telecommunications company based in Pittsburgh. First Communications also has purchased Acceris Nortel Passport Frame Relay/MPLS network, which includes switch locations in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Pittsburgh. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval with an anticipated final closing date in September. […]

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 […]

RAD Delivers End-to-End Ethernet OAM

RAD Data Communications Inc. says it has the worlds first-to-market pre-standard implementation of ITU Y.1731 and IEEE 802.1ag, which allow for end-to-end Ethernet operations, administration, and maintenance (OAM). Y.1731 and 802.1ag define end-to-end OAM capabilities intrinsic to Ethernet technology, enabling service providers to monitor the Ethernet service the customer receives. The IEEEs 802.3ah OAM, in […]

ANDA Networks Wins Rogers, Extends EtherReach, Partners with LWS

Ethernet vendor ANDA Networks announced a flurry of news today, including a deal with Rogers Communications, the introduction of copper termination products and a partnership with Lucent Worldwide Services. Rogers is the latest service provider that ANDA which has more than 3,000 systems deployed has added to its growing roster of customers. Other ANDA customers […]

New Edge Offers Flat-Rate Pricing on WAN Locations

New Edge Networks, which is being acquired by ISP EarthLink Inc., today launched a three-month trial of flat-rate pricing for WAN locations in the United States. New Edge Networks is targeting medium and large businesses with more than 50 WAN locations, whether it reaches those end users through carriers or solutions providers. Companies often pay disparate […]

MPLS, the Network of the Future

MPLS: you may have heard the acronym used in the same sentence as “IP VPN,” “voice over IP” or “core networks.” What is this mysterious thing, this multi-protocol label switching, which seems to show up almost everywhere IP is discussed? You may not need to know all the pings and the zings involved, but a […]

FRAMING UP WAN Opportunities

In wide area networking, frame relay remains the largest embedded customer base. But, along with maintaining profitable businesses, carriers want to introduce new revenue-generating services while reducing backbone operational expenses via network convergence. These forces are creating an interesting palette of opportunities in the frame relay market for the next few years. Wholesale partners can […]

Qwest Goes All-IP Data with iQ

Qwest Communications International Inc., a sponsor of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, will be showcasing IQ Networking, its new all-IP service delivery mechanism, which is available direct and via the Qwest Business Partner Program. Qwest is offering training and consultative sales with direct salespeople to facilitate the ramp-up. iQ Networking condenses its various data […]

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