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Qwest Expands Wholesale Gigabit Ethernet Services to 10gbps

Qwest Communications International Inc. will offer wholesale customers Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) over Ethernet with speeds from 2gbps to 10gbps within key U.S. metropolitan markets. Wholesale customers can order Qwest DIA over Ethernet in 1gbps increments to consolidate Internet traffic and realize significant cost savings, said Qwest. A few years ago, people didn’t think companies […]

NuVox Launches New Sales Channel Program

Building on the momentum of its recent merger with FDN, service provider NuVox Communications Inc. (Booth 911, and COMPTEL sponsor), announced a new strategic sales channel that will provide wholesale services including UNE-L, resale and carrier offerings, as well as packages for multidwelling units and government customers. NuVox serves more than 90,000 customers across 16 […]

XO Increases Capacity of Core Network, Extends Incentive Program

XO Communications said Monday it has increased the capacity of its core network by 200 percent by deploying an additional 800gbps of capacity on major routes across its18,000 route-mile optical network. The company also said it has extended the availability of its 3 Guarantee Program, which offers carriers, cable companies, content providers, enterprises and wireless […]

Global Crossing to Acquire Impsat

Global Crossing Ltd. today announced  it has agreed to acquire Impsat, a Latin American provider of IP, hosting and data solutions, for approximately $95 million. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2007. Global Crossing said the acquisition will accelerate its strategy to provide converged IP services to enterprises and carriers globally, […]

Last Mile Connections Names New CEO

Last Mile Connections (LMC) said on Tuesday executive chairman Ron LeMay will take over as CEO and president. He replaces founder, president and CEO James Martino, who is stepping down after helping the company raise $33 million in investment capital. LeMay came to the company in September 2005 from Ripplewood Holdings LLC, once Ripplewood closed […]

Verizon Plans Bandwidth-on-Demand Service to Speed Circuit Provisioning

Verizon Partner Solutions has plans to trial a new technology that will reduce the time it takes to establish high-capacity circuits including DS3, SONET and Ethernet, the company announced recently. The trial involves a technology and process known as bandwidth-on-demand within optical networks. The new process will enable wholesale customers to order and establish additional […]

Carrier Channel: SEC: WorldCom Execs Concealed Glut, Investigators Say

Posted: 7/2003 WorldCom Execs Concealed Glut, Investigators Say By Josh Long WorldComs Bernie Ebbers It is a familiar story. In 2000, ailing carriers sought to topple their rivals by undercutting them on price because most of the worlds network capacity was underutilized. WorldCom Inc. was not immune to the pressure: Line costs, which represented about […]

The Letter – Yes, Virginia, There is a Glut. But for How Long?

Posted: 12/2001 The Letter Yes, Virginia, There is a Glut. But for How Long? Is there a bandwidth glut or not? The question persists. Carriers fought long and hard to say there was no glut for the obvious reason of boosting their valuations. Now, as prices for long haul circuits plunge and market capitalizations shrivel, […]

Bandwidth Glut Yet to Surface

Posted: 02/2000 Bandwidth Glut Yet to Surface any camps exist that believe the U.S. domestic bandwidth market will tumble as new technologies that utilize the existing fiber for higher bandwidth throughput are introduced. The increased bandwidth is expected to outpace bandwidth demand and drive prices downward. However, the Real-Time Bandwidth Exchange*Revealed Price Index (RTBX*RPI), which […]

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