Nakina Launches Network Assurance Suite 1.1 and VoIP Management

Industry newcomer Nakina Systems Inc. unveiled Network Assurance Suite Version 1.1, for multi-vendor optical network maintenance, and a VoIP services management suite, at Billing and OSS World 2004. The network assurance suite runs an audit, to determine network readiness, before guiding automated software upgrades to each element in the optical network. It also automates backup […]

T-Systems Launches Wholesale IP-VPN

Now, carriers and ISPs can include remote access and site-to-site solutions to their services with T-Systems’ IP-VPN. Solution providers can cater to all levels of network outsourcing needs through T-Systems’ Telekom Global Net, says the company. T-Systems says benefits to the customer include: access to the largest pan-European network, global coverage, a state-of-the-art MPLS-based network, […]

Trading Desk: Layer One Lights Up Bandwidth Exchange

Posted: 12/2000 Layer One Lights Up Bandwidth Exchange By Paula Bernier Glass to glass is not only protocol for toasting, but also for exchanging bandwidth, according to LayerOne Inc. (, which this month celebrates its one year anniversary as an optical transport exhange. CEO Alexander Muse says LayerOne is similar to the MAEs–or metropolitan access […]

Telecoms Lack a Winning Strategy

Posted: 10/2000 Telecoms Lack a Winning Strategy Richard Ellenberger My youngest daughter grew up playing soccer, so I can truly say there is no experience quite like watching a youth soccer game–20 enthusiastic, energetic, but unfocused kids, all arms and legs, chasing the ball around the field.What distinguishes this game from the one played by […]

Softswitches Challenge Global Carriers

Posted: 08/2000 Softswitches Challenge Global Carriers The softswitch, or media gateway controller (MGC), may revolutionize telecommunications services. It will push intelligent function to the edge of the network, enable voice and data convergence, and allow the flexibility of local service creation with the possibility of centralized control. Through open APIs, it fosters wide-scale innovation of […]

Business News – Optical Consortium Seeks Automatic Provisioning

Posted: 03/2000 Optical Consortium Seeks Automatic Provisioning BY CHARLOTTE WOLTER A new optical internetworking initiative, the Optical Domain Service Interconnect (ODSI), opens the possibility of automating the service provisioning and bandwidth grooming that is one of the most serious bottlenecks in the delivery of optical network services. The ODSI, supported initially by Sycamore Networks Inc. […]

Business News – Broadcom Chip Enables Converged Networks

Posted: 10/1999 Broadcom Chip Enables Converged Networks By Charlotte Wolter Broadcom Corp., Irvine, Calif., announced availability of a new switch-on-a-chip, the StrataSwitch, that will do fast switching of data, voice and video in gigabit Ethernet networks. The wire-speed, multilayer switch combines switching, routing and traffic classification in a single integrated circuit (IC) that replaces as […]

It’s Time for Internet QoS To Become Reality

Posted: 04/1999 It’s Time for Internet QoS To Become Reality By Ashley Stephenson Everyone agrees that business use of the Internet is a rapidly growing phenomenon. With its lower cost and global availability, the Internet is emerging as a truly viable alternative to private wide area networks (WANs), but it will rise to supremacy only […]

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