PAETEC Uses Lucent for VoIP

PAETEC Communications Inc. is rolling out Lucent Technologies VoIP services to its business and wholesale customers. Lucent will provide the engineering, installation and network integration support so PAETEC can offer IP and TDM services. The carrier is deploying Lucents Network Controller and a number of its network gateways in more than 20 cities. “Lucent’s solution […]

Making Sense of WiMAX

The future of WiMAX is still up in the air. Certifed product is not expected until the first half of 2005, and mass-produced chipsets are not going to be available to vendors until next summer. So, the question is whether end users and service providers will wait for a wireless technology when they are making […]

American Telesis Reports Growth, Seeks Relationships

American Telesis (Booth 534) reports continued growth while still maintaining the EBITDA positive status it has attained since inception as well as carrying no debt. American Telesis recently acquired the client base from Dedicated Private Connections Inc.; expanded its lit facilities to Montreal, Toronto and Calgary; enhanced circuit migrations and installation turn-up time; added two […]

FCC Proposes 12 ILEC Measurements

Posted: 1/2002 FCC Proposes 12 ILEC MeasurementsPre-Ordering Measurement 1. OSS Pre-Order Interface Response Timeliness: Measures whether an incumbent’s pre-ordering systems provide reasonably prompt response times. Order Measurements 2. Order Notifier Timeliness: Measures the amount of time it takes an incumbent to send a notice either confirming whether an order placed by a competitor has been […]

Regulatory News – State Regulators Go After Ameritech

Posted: 11/2000 State Regulators Go After Ameritech By Kim Sunderland Regulators are holding Ameritech Corp.’s feet to the fire, because of serious service quality problems in its five-state region. While Ameritech ( executives say the company’s service problems are being fixed, state regulators in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin say the corrections aren’t happening quickly […]

Carrier Channel: News Briefs

Posted: 06/2000 News Briefs * BTI Telecom Corp. (, an ISP in the southeastern United States, has activated its Atlanta-to-Nashville segment of its planned 3,700-mile network of continuous long-haul fiber.BTI also has expanded its fiber network with an installation in eastern North Carolina and another in the Coastal Carolinas and Georgia.The 175-mile eastern North Carolina […]

Business News – U S Telebrokers, TELSTAR Name Davel in Lawsuit

Posted: 06/2000 U S Telebrokers, TELSTAR Name Davel in Lawsuit By Tara Seals Master agents U S Telebrokers, Inc. ( and TELSTAR have filed a joint lawsuit in a Los Angeles District Court, charging Davel Communications Group Inc. ( and its subsidiary, Telaleasing Enterprises Inc., with breach of contract as well as breach of good […]

Business News – To Buy Flat-Rate Long Distance Competitor

Posted: 10/1999 To Buy Flat-Rate Long Distance Competitor Flat-rate long distance provider Inc., San Diego, announced that it has agreed to acquire a Northeast competitor and that it has completed the first phase of its planned voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) telephony network. USATalks announced early in August it will buy Total Communications […]

Taking Inventory of the Systems-ServiceProposition

Posted: 05/1999 Taking Inventory of the Systems-Service Proposition By Khali Henderson InstantOffice from Vertical Networks Inc. provides a single-platform solution for the voice and data communications needs of small businesses. The bundle is the sales slogan for competitive telecommunications service. One 1999 study by Arthur Andersen LLP, Chicago, predicts that 94 percent of service providers […]

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