LMC Locates New PoP With NYC Connect

Lexent Metro Connect LLC (LMC), a dark fiber network operator in New York City, has selected NYC Connects (NYCC) interconnection facility as the site of its new network PoP. The new node is located at 111 Eighth Avenue. The PoP helps Lexent deliver its full and fractional dark fiber offerings to more than 100 network […]

BlackBerry Settles Patent Case

Research In Motion Ltd., the manufacturers of the BlackBerry, and NTP have reached a $612.5 million settlement to end their long-running patent litigation. The settlement averts a potential court-ordered shutdown of the tremendously popular mobile “push” e-mail service in the United States, and is a full and final settlement of all claims, the companies said.

XOs Wireless Encore Leads With Wholesale

XO COMMUNICATIONS INC. LIFTED THE curtain in November on a plan to spin off its national wireline business for $700 million in cash, creating a new fixed wireless wholesale company under a different, as-yet-undecided name. The news brings the company spotlight full circle: It began life as wireless provider NEXTLINK Communications Inc., after all. We […]

FCC Will Not Cut off VoIP Subscribers with No E-911

The FCC Enforcement Bureau issued a notice late Tuesday, that, once again, it had adjusted its original VoIP E-911 Order. The agency dropped the requirement that VoIP service providers cut off subscribers who do not have E-911 coverage by Nov. 28 The notice also says the agency explicitly bans VoIP service providers from marketing in […]

Session: Use Networks to Full Advantage

Its a practice that has become extremely familiar in recent years to companies in the telecom industry: leveraging existing network assets to any extent possible while still meeting customer needs. Thats the theme of todays session Leveraging Your Existing Network. Panelists of the session will attack this issue from various angles. Among the panelists, Dave […]

A Full House

Posted: 2/2004 A Full House Upping the Ante with Integrated Conferencing By Cara Polinski Conferencing integration certainly is causing a buzz in the industry. Enterprises that subscribed to separate voice, video or data services now are seeking cost-effective, noninvasive ways to have it all. Consulting and market research firm The Radicati Group Inc. says Web […]

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 […]

Business News – Coming Full Circle: FCC Approves US WEST, Qwest Merger

Posted: 04/2000 Coming Full Circle: FCC Approves US WEST, Qwest Merger BY STAFF REPORTS fter a tumultuous week of rumor and speculation that had threatened to break up a major merger agreement, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) conditionally approved March 10 the near $50 billion merger of Qwest Communications International Inc. and US WEST Inc.The […]

Industry News

Posted: 03/2000 Industry News PhoneCard Services Assists Comerica Securities PhoneCard Services Inc. (www.phonecardpromotions.com), a Miami-based promotional phone card company, has developed a direct-mail campaign for Comerica Securities, designed to entice attendees at an upcoming trade show to stop by the financial firm’s booth to activate a prepaid phone card. Booth visitors will be asked to […]

Tellium, Lucent Team for Full Optical Solutions

Posted: 02/2000 Tellium, Lucent Team for Full Optical Solutions BY CHORLOTTE WOLTER Lucent Technologies Inc. (www.lucent.com) and Tellium Inc. (www.tellium.com) have announced a two-year joint venture that integrates Tellium’s digital switching products within Lucent’s optical-networking product portfolio to enhance their optical networking solutions. Lucent will distribute Tellium’s Aurora digital cross-connects, StarNet Restoration Software, and other […]

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