Progress Takes to the Air

With content and data services growing in popularity, wireless operators are feeling the heat to carry higher volumes of traffic with competitive quality of service. To aid the effort, Progress Telecom LLC has hatched PT Wireless, a technologyagnostic network provider aimed at helping wireless carriers expand their capacity cost-effectively. Click to Enalrge PT Wireless is […]

VPN Demand Keeps Growing

As workers become more mobile, in and outside of the office, and as companies work to accommodate that mobility, VPNs increasingly are the answer. The key is, there are network VPNs and CPE VPNs; both types have grown in popularity over the past year, and experts say demand for both kinds only will rise. In […]

GlobalTouch Implements InfoDirections CostGuard.NET

InfoDirections Inc. (Booth 731) reports GlobalTouch Telecom has implemented its CostGuard.NET technology to manage OSS/BSS functions for Globaltouchs growing customer base. Info Directions develops net-centric billing, rating, order management, workflow and selling solutions for the telecommunications industry. GlobalTouch is a facilities-based carrier offering international and domestic calling programs in the United States and Canada. The […]

PowerNet Global Goes Nationwide

Posted: 12/2003 PowerNet Global Goes Nationwide PowerNet Global Communications will build an 11-city IP-based voice network to deliver national long distance. PowerNet Global says the move to facilities will enhance its long-distance reseller business in key markets. The company has selected Veraz’s ControlSwitch, an open softswitch platform, and 50,000 ports of Veraz’s I-Gate 4000 media […]


Posted: 1/2003 Premium Blend Resellers Positioned to Fill Distributed Enterprise Broadband Needs By Khali Henderson LARGER BUSINESSES SUPPORTING growing remote offices and mobile and at-home workers are showing increased demand for broadband services, such as DSL. Lack of ubiquitous facilities-based providers, however, puts resellers that can aggregate multiple broadband networks in good stead to fulfill […]

ASCENT: United Telecom Commits to CTI Group’s MagnaFlex

CTI Group Inc. (Booth 412), a worldwide provider of billing management, telemanagement and call analysis solutions, today announced United Telecom of Michigan has signed a three-year, renewable contract to implement CTI Group’s next-generation billing system, MagnaFlex. United Telecom, based in Petoskey, Mich., has provided long-distance services since 2000. Recently, the company gained state approval to […]


Posted: 04/2002 CARRIER CHANNEL MAN OVERBOARD Ethernet Hype Dampened by Market Realities, Technical Challenges Ethernet is caught in the undertow of market realities and technical challenges — the latter will soon be solved, but may not be a big enough lifeboat to save upstart wholesalers. CAN CARRIER’S CARRIERS SURVIVE OVER LONG HAUL? The growing list […]

DSL Promises Still May Be Kept

Posted: 11/2000 DSL Promises Still May Be Kept We are hearing it repeatedly. DSL may not be the be-all, end-all for faster service. The promises during the past few years of meeting the need for speed among Internet users have failed, because in most instances DSL has not been provisioned. While carriers continue to say […]

E-Channel: Today’s e-Merchants Must Change with Online Demographics

Posted: 10/2000 Today’s e-Merchants Must Change with Online Demographics Because the demographics of the people using e-commerce services are changing, online merchants who don’t adjust their business models to accommodate the changes are risking their profitability, according to IDC’s ( Internet Commerce Market Model.IDC predicts that 103 million new users in the United States will […]

Long Distance – IDT Opens Debit Center in Dublin

Posted: 06/2000 IDT Opens Debit Center in Dublin IDT Corp. ( has opened its debit operations center in Dublin to oversee the design, manufacture and printing of IDT Europe’s prepaid calling and debit cards for its growing European clientele base.The Dublin staff also will handle all back-room operations, including invoicing/billing, shipping, activation, quality control and […]

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