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COMPTEL: The ‘Grande’ Plan for IPTV?

What better way to learn in candor about Competitive IPTV than from a service provider that may be out of the business by the time the above-titled COMPTEL panel session gets under way today? Thats the opportunity attendees likely will be afforded as one of three participants Grande Communications announced late last month that it […]

Grande Gets Creative with Transparent LAN Services Using Zhones EFM

Grande Communications (Booth 609) implemented a strategy for Ethernet T1 service that reduces the complexity and costs associated with MPLS or VPLS at the customer premise. Grande selected Zhone Technology Inc.s TNE T1 Network Extender and MALC T1 Ethernet aggregation line cards to deliver a simplified approach to business-grade Transparent LAN Services (TLS). The strategy, […]

COMPTEL Searches for New CEO

Earl Comstock resigned as president and CEO of COMPTEL on May 30. COMPTEL is shopping for a new president and CEO following the late May resignation of Earl Comstock, who served in the role for two years. COMPTEL named Jerry James, former president of Grande Communications Networks Inc. and a past COMPTEL chairman, as its […]

Grande Employs Next-Gen Tellabs System, Increases Service

Grande Communications announced it is upgrading its network with the Tellabs 7100 optical transport system to provide next-generation capabilities to carriers using transport circuits within Grandes network. The upgrade will concentrate on the demand for advanced wholesale phone and data transmission services in the south-central United States and Mexico, Grande said. The Tellabs system uses […]

Grande Hires New Senior Vice President

Grande Communications (Booth 700) has appointed Jeff Brennan as the new senior vice president of business services. He will lead the wholesale and enterprise departments at Grande. Brennan was the former vice president of Sprint-Nextel Corp.s public sector for the western region. I was always impressed by Jeffs work at Sprint, said Grande CEO Roy […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

More technology CEOs plan to increase headcount over the next year, but they say finding, and hiring, the right people is getting tougher. Its their biggest operational challenge, according to 41 percent of CEOs surveyed in Deloittes 2006 CEO Survey of the fastestgrowing technology companies in North America as ranked on Deloittes Technology Fast 500. […]

Chestnutt Takes Reins at Grande

Grande Communications (Booth 1310) new head executive, Roy Chestnutt, is leading the company as it comes to this years COMPTEL PLUS show. Grande, which sells Internet, phone, cable and home security services to consumers and businesses in Texas, as well as national network services to enterprises and communications providers, named Roy Chestnutt to lead the […]

News Briefs

Systems integrator tekVizion PVS Inc. has joined wholesale provider Level 3 Communications Inc.s (3)VoIP Technology Alliance Program to offer independent interoperability certification and testing services for wireless and wireline products. tekVizions laboratory now maintains a constant connection with Level 3s VoIP network, providing interoperability testing services. Service providers and vendors now can contract with tekVizion […]

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