infrastructure

 

Business News – WinStar, VoCall Sign $150 Million Contract

Posted: 10/1999 WinStar, VoCall Sign $150 Million Contract New York-based WinStar Communications has announced it has been awarded a five-year, $150 million contract from VoCall Communications Corp., Mountainside, N.J. Under the terms of the deal, WinStar–together with Murray Hill, N.J.-based Lucent Technologies Inc.–will deliver a virtual private network (VPN) to VoCall using Internet protocol (IP) […]

Business News – Eighteen Join Infrastructure Standards Group

Posted: 10/1999 Eighteen Join Infrastructure Standards Group Palo Alto, Calif.-based Sun Microsystems Inc. has announced that 18 technology companies and service providers have signed on to participate in the newly formed SunTone Architectural Council. The group will define a series of best practices for the deployment of highly reliable and available service provider infrastructures, making […]

SONET Turns Data-Friendly

Posted: 09/1999 SONET Turns Data-Friendly By Charlotte Wolter and Peter Lambert Optical transport technologies rapidly are becoming more friendly to emerging data services, and new data-optimized optical equipment emerging this year also is proving interoperable across various vendor brands, thanks to cooperation among key manufacturers begun last fall. Happily for carriers, vendors also are finding […]

Business News – Lucent Partners with New England Voice & Data for Network Expansion

Posted: 09/1999 Lucent Partners with New England Voice & Data for Network Expansion In a move that will expand the network of Marlboro, Mass.-based New England Voice & Data, Murray Hill, N.J.-based Lucent Technologies Inc. has been awarded a $30 million, three-year contract to provide the infrastructure for a state-of-the-art voice and data network buildout. […]

Leveraging Market Fragmentation, Internet Growth

Posted: 09/1999 Leveraging Market Fragmentation, Internet Growth By Paolo Guidi It is clear that two market forces are driving the creation of a next-century business model for global telecommunications providers: (1) The market liberalization sweeping the globe; and (2) The exploding bandwidth requirements of telecommunications and Internet service providers (ISPs) throughout the world. These trends […]

It Takes More Than Equipment to Run a Broadband Wireless Network

Posted: 02/1999 It Takes More Than Equipment to Run a Broadband Wireless Network By Volker Tegtmeyer For carriers just entering the highly competitive local exchange market, one of the most significant challenges is delivering broadband services over the "last mile" to the customer premise. Because incumbent carriers control the vital local loop, competitive local exchange […]

Keys to Creating Managed VPN Services for the Enterprise

Posted: 09/1998 Keys to Creating Managed VPN Services for the Enterprise By Kurt Bauer Virtual private networks (VPNs) are nothing short of a revolution in how enterprises can deploy advanced network services. Through VPN technology, enterprises can network remote offices, integrate data and applications with key partners and develop even closer relationships with customers. The […]

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