ShoreTel Introduces IP Communications Technology Partner Program

ShoreTel Inc. on Monday introduced a new partner program to include companies whose products complement its own — IP phone systems, contact center services and more. The program provides customers with additional hardware and software options that enhance their communications infrastructure. ShoreTel customers can use the program to find and utilize the open interfaces of […]

Info Directions, NSG Form Marketing Agreement

Info Directions and Network Services Group LLC (NSG) have formed a joint marketing agreement. The companies are connecting their products to provide provisioning from Info Directions CostGuard.NET operations and billing solution through NSG’s Service Automation Master (SAM) product. The agreement offers service providers an integrated approach to connecting and managing interfaces for the industrys softswitch […]

DSET Launches Enhanced Gateway Product Suite

Building on its service bureau operations and legacy gateway products for competitive service providers, DSET Corp. (Booth 719) has launched an enhanced gateway applications product suite that electronically bridges the CRM and order management systems of different trading partners. The applications are capable of handling access and local services, special services that include E911, calling […]

Global Capacity Group Showcases Global LAN

Global Capacity Group (GCG, Booth 411) has introduced Global LAN, a true transparent LAN service using FastE or GigE network interfaces to provide an end-to-end Ethernet solution. Global LAN architecture uses existing TDM services and customer-owned equipment already in place to provide Ethernet in T1 increments. It also enables multiple virtual LANs (VLANs) at each […]

The Weakest Link

CARRIER-RESELLER RELATIONSHIPS are only as good as their contracts and the links between their systems. Now, some wholesalers are strengthening the electronic connection by including more products and adding more functionality to their Web-based tools and, in some cases, enabling Web Services integration. Most of the carrier-reseller interfaces in place today fall into two categories. […]

Concretio Enhances OSS to Automate UNE-P to On-Net Migration

Concretio Inc. (Booth 818) announces enhancements to its Complete Suite OSS products will allow the automatic conversion of customers riding UNE-P to an on-net platform. Complete Suite now automates the loop and porting transactions along with updating the switch and creating and uploading the CNAM, LIDB, CARE and E911 transactions for each order. John McManus, […]

WilTel Offers Wholesale Managed EWAN Service

WilTel Communications (Booth 122) at this weeks show is introducing a wholesale version of its Managed EWAN service. With WilTels Managed EWAN, carriers can provide their customers with a fully managed, end-to-end, nationwide transparent LAN. The solution is highly scalable, offering fast Ethernet and gigabit Ethernet interfaces. WilTel-deployed and managed equipment from Overture Networks on […]

Spirent Communications Announces Support for Cisco Protocol

Spirent Communications on Tuesday announced support for Cisco Systems SCCP (Skinny) protocol on its Abacus 5000 IP telephony test migration platform. The Abacus 5000 is an integrated VoIP and PSTN test system in a single platform, allowing enterprises to test VoIP calls from and to the PSTN, evaluate IP PBX systems before they are implemented […]

ASCENT: CustomCall Data Systems Adds Interface to BizTelOne Clearinghouse

CustomCall Data Systems (Booth 309) today announced that it is expanding its OSS offering with software that will interface to EDI platforms seamlessly from all CustomCall order-entry applications. With the EDI interfaces, CustomCall will enable UNE-P resellers to provision orders for local service through EDI platforms without leaving the CustomCall application. Results from EDI order […]

Regulatory News – FCC Reviews SBC’s Project Pronto

Posted: 12/2000 FCC Reviews SBC’s Project Pronto By Kim Sunderland Competitive telecom carriers have prevailed in getting the FCC ( to reconsider aspects of SBC Communications Inc.’s ( separate affiliate for broadband, Project Pronto. In September, the commission approved changes in conditions set for the SBC-Ameritech merger. Those changes allow for SBC to deploy its Project […]

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