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Ampd Goes Bankrupd

Down but not yet out: After 17 months of fast growth, hipster MVNO Amp’d Mobile filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late Friday night, blaming a lack of OSS/billing scalability for its troubles. To finance a back-end infrastructure overhaul necessary to maintain operations, the company is expecting to restructure its more than $100 million […]

The Conference Group Goes Multimedia, Extends Global Reach

The Conference Group has announced a repackaging of functionality with ReadyShowMulti-Media, a combined audio and Web conferencing service. The converged offering is available as a private-label service to CLECs and other resellers. We have always incorporated the Web conferencing service into our reservationless audio bridge, but at an incremental cost, explained Greg Plum, The Conference […]

Nortel Goes MIMO

Nortel Networks announced WiMAX portfolio enhancements powered by MIMO technology on Thursday afternoon, geared to support bandwidth-intensive services such as VoIP, videoconferencing and interactive gaming. Nortel is developing a complete portfolio of MIMO-powered WiMAX systems to serve numerous global markets and customer scenarios. Nortel’s WiMAX products are designed to allow wireless and wireline carriers, cable […]

Citynet Expands Footprint, Goes Rural With GigE

Known for its attention to underserved markets, Citynet (Booth 1423), has expanded its product offerings of gigabit Ethernet and other services to many new Tier 2 and Tier 3 COs in Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia. In the past year, Citynet has made significant capital investments in expanding its network to meet the specific needs […]

Roadblocks on the Information Superhighway

For the past 18 months I have been thinking a lot about peer-to-peer traffic and how it might impact the many networks that combine to form the Internet. Understanding that this kind of traffic can only continue to grow, I thought it could begin to burden the network without providing it with revenue. I asked […]

MarquisNet Looks to Agents to Sell Disaster Recovery Services

MarquisNet (Booth 623), a colocation facility in Las Vegas that sells through solutions providers, has debuted its fully customizable Disaster Recovery Strategies. The company said that by using its facilities for data storage, disasters will not jeopardize company information because MarquisNet houses the data, allowing companies to customize their redundant data infrastructure. For example, sales […]

IDT to Buy Net2Phone for $28 Million

IDT Corp., a New Jersey-based CLEC, said today it will buy wholesale VoIP provider Net2Phone Inc. for approximately $28.1 million and turn it into a privately held, wholly owned subsidiary. If all goes as planned, IDTs subsidiary, NTOP Acquisition Inc., will merge with Net2Phone, and keep the Net2Phone name. Meanwhile, Net2Phones common stock will be […]

MobilePro Eyes Kite Networks

MobilePro Corp., a wireless broadband provider that is especially active in municipal Wi-Fi deployments, said today it plans to acquire Mississippi-based Kite Networks Inc., a fixed-wireless broadband operator. MobilePro, which soon will offer wholesale VoIP services, said it will buy 100 percent of privately held Kite Networks stock, as well as the remaining 49 percent […]

Pac-West Joins VoiceOne Program

Wholesale service provider Pac-West Telecomm Inc. has joined VoIP Inc. subsidiarys VoiceOne Communications Carrier Direct Program, the companies said today. By joining VoiceOne’s Carrier Direct Program, Pac-West has another way to provide IP to TDM mediation service to its service provider customers because VoiceOne outfits carriers with softswitches and media gateways. The deal goes both […]

GC Goes IPv6

Global Crossing announced today its deployment of IPv6 in its MPLS-based global network. This upgrade puts Global Crossing well ahead of U.S. government requirements for network operators to move to IPv6 by 2008, and it gives the company more scalability and flexibility to address new applications, says Debra Swann, segment director for carrier data. She […]

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