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BellSouth Combines Next-Gen Optical Services With Advanced Ethernet

BellSouth Corp. has announced it is enhancing its advanced, self-healing optical services to provide further integration with Ethernet services, extending business continuity capabilities deeper into enterprise customers’ operations. BellSouth is providing a carrier-class solution that enables Layer 1 and Layer 2 Ethernet traffic to be protected by the self-healing qualities of SONET infrastructure, said Lee […]

Service Provider Panelists Look at CLECs in a World Without UNE

Facing regulatory mandates restricting the availability of UNEs, service providers have a number of access options to evaluate for line migration and growth. A panel of service providers Tuesday will discuss whats available and when to use them. Panelists will take a look at the subject one layer of the OSI model at a time, […]

AuBeta Introduces Value Added Network

AuBeta Networks (Booth 101) introduced today its AuBeta Value Added Network, or VAN, platform. The AuBeta VAN is a WAN solution designed to provide not only site-to-site connectivity, but a plug-and-play data communications platform for higher uptime and lower cost support for mission-critical applications. From the beginning, AuBeta set out to design a next-generation network […]

Global NetWatch Provides Free Analysis of Web Presence

Global NetWatch Inc. (Booth 1535) is offering a free basic Web analysis of any company attending or exhibiting at TELECOM 05. The company offers a comprehensive approach to measuring and reporting network and application performance. Global NetWatch uses multiple Internet backbones and a static IP allowing the external monitoring service to be no more intrusive […]

Cisco Broadens Ethernet Portfolio From Aggregation to Edge

Ending a yearlong lull in metro Ethernet announcements, Cisco Systems Inc. is announcing enhancements to the access and aggregation components of its carrier Ethernet portfolio that will allow carriers to migrate existing Layer 1, 2 or 3 networks to support Ethernet. Carrier Ethernet is the foundation for services coming up, says Mark Milinkovich, director of […]

TeleGea Launches VoIP OS

TeleGea Inc. has launched its open-source software platform, the TeleGea VoIP Operating System (OS). The company says New Global Telecom is the latest carrier to deploy the application, using it to meet demand for its hosted VoIP service, 6DegreesIP, for resellers and end users. The TeleGea VoIP OS acts as a central, intermediary software layer, […]

Ethernet Looms Large at CompTel/ASCENT

Ethernet is a hot topic at the show this week, with at least a handful of companies announcing new Ethernet-based services. For example, Global Crossing this week formally launched a point-to-point LAN interconnection Ethernet IP service for wholesale and business customers. The service, which is not distance-sensitive, is positioned as a private-line alternative, but is […]

Broadwing Announces Layer 2/3 MPLS

Broadwing Communications LLC (Booth 511) this week has divulged that in June it will introduce new Layer 2 and Layer 3 MPLS solutions. Both will be based on the Tellabs 8860 Managed Service Switch Router, which does switching and routing in one chassis, and with one network management system. While several other service providers, including […]

Switch and Data Adds Another “Layer”

When it comes to layers, neutral colocation provider Switch and Data is more the parfait variety than the onion as Shrek’s Donkey would say. It’s most recent acquisition of LayerOne sweetens the company’s existing offers with additional infrastructure, points of presence and people skills. In early January, Switch and Data completed the acquisition of Dallas-based […]

Xspedius Completes Ethernet Deployment

Xspedius Communications (Booth 504), a leading facilities-based carrier, announced it has deployed Ethernet service throughout its markets. Xspedius has traditionally delivered Ethernet over SONET to meet the needs of our customers, says Randall P. Muench, senior vice president for sales and marketing for Xspedius Communications. We now offer our customers a complete package for their […]

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