intercarrier

 

Connecting QoS: The Key to Quality End-to-End Networking

Customers today expect a high level of network performance and reliability, regardless of whether their services are offered by one or several communications services providers.Yet the industry just now is defining quality of service relative to intercarrier connections, said David Malfara Sr., president and CEO of Remi Communications. During todays Carrier Track session, Malfara and […]

Coalition Files Intercarrier Compensation Plan With FCC

A coalition made up of carriers and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) on Monday filed its proposal for intercarrier compensation reform with the FCC. The Missoula Plan so named because key discussions took place in Missoula, Mont. provides a transition from the narrowband world to broadband by reducing and unifying intercarrier compensation […]

Stevens Asks NARUC Members to Rethink Intercarrier Comp Reform Strategy

Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, today outlined the topics he hopes to address in a likely rewrite of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and called on National Association of Regulatory Utility (NARUC) members to reconsider their proposals for reform of intercarrier compensation rules. Stevens chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, which is spearheading a telecom rewrite […]

Kelley Drye Workshop Tackles Regulatory Front

Partners from the law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP will host Wednesdays series of regulatory workshops that will examine issues ranging from high-level FCC overviews to in-depth analysis of intercarrier compensation. CompTel/ASCENT attendees interested in a high-level overview should attend the Regulatory Workshop. Speakers from Kelley Drye will share their thoughts on the industry […]

Intercarrier Compensation Under Scrutiny

The FCC in March launched the second phase of its comprehensive rulemaking proceeding regarding intercarrier compensation. Policies and regulations adopted as a result of it likely will affect all corners of the telecommunications industry. The commission’s objective in the proceeding perhaps is summarized best by Commissioner Michael J. Copps: “Our intercarrier compensation system is Byzantine […]

Telecom’s Neverending Story

This is the story of three petitions before the FCC this spring. All were about IP networks. All had timed out. Two were filed by Bell companies; one by a long-distance provider. One was granted, one denied and the third withdrawn. Taken together, they start to paint a picture of the emerging regulatory environment for […]

FCC Chairman Set to Leave as Vote on Access Fees Looms

It has been about seven weeks since FCC Chairman Michael Powell informed President Bush in a letter he planned to leave the U.S. agency this month. Although rumors have been circulating in Washington, D.C. for months over potential candidates to replace Powell — including FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin and Rebecca Klein, former chairwoman of the […]

Regulatory Session to Explore UNEs, VoIP, Intercarrier Compensation and BPL

Policy buffs should not miss a half-day seminar Thursday, Feb. 17 exploring three critical developments in Washington related to unbundled network elements, IP voice, intercarrier compensation and BPL. The seminar presented by the law firm of Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP will partly examine how new federal network unbundling rules will affect competitive carriers. […]

Regulatory Workshop Reviews Changing Rules

There is no shortage of regulatory developments this year as government officials formulate telecommunications rules affecting Internet phone service, wholesale access to the biggest local phone networks and intercarrier compensation, among other issues. On Wednesday morning, Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP will present a workshop exploring changes in the rules. Speakers will include experts ranging from […]

Drawing Battle Lines

A great telecommunications debate is brewing. Numerous coalitions have assembled a number of proposals to replace the system governing how phone companies pay one another to complete calls. Billions of dollars are at stake, and the issues are as complex and emotionally charged as the battle that has been raging over the fate of wholesale […]

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