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COMPTEL Names New Regulatory Affairs VP

Competitive carrier association COMPTEL said on Tuesday it has hired Karen Reidy as its vice president of regulatory affairs. Reidy replaces Jason Oxman, who left COMPTEL earlier this year for a position with another organization. Reidy previously worked as counsel at MCI for nine years. She received her B.S from the University of Maryland and […]

Court Turns Down COMPTELs Request to Intervene in RBOC Mergers

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on Wednesday granted COMPTEL friend of the court status after the competitive carrier association made its case for an independent inquiry into whether the public interest is being served by the elimination of long-distance operators AT&T Corp. and MCI Inc. (see story). The hearing lasted nearly two hours, a […]

COMPTEL to Ask Judge for Inquiry Into AT&T/Verizon Divestiture Requirements

Competitive carrier association COMPTEL will go to court on May 10 to ask for permission to intervene in the Justice Departments requirement that AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. divest some of their unused fiber networks, as part of the conditions for approving their takeovers of AT&T Corp. and MCI Inc., respectively. The DoJ last […]

Telco Systems Ups the Action on its T-Metro Line

If you liked the T-Metro 100, wait until you try the T-Metro 200. Thats the word from David Lee, vice president of marketing and services at Telco Systems, who said this new member of the vendors metro Ethernet product family delivers more scalability, reliability and management by adding to the existing T-Metro 100 functionality two […]

Robbins to Telcos: Bring it On

Cox Communications President and CEO Jim Robbins came out swinging for his keynote speech yesterday morning. I want you to know were ready for you, he told the TELECOM 05 audience. As Ive always said to competition Bring it on. While the major telcos are just starting to roll out video services to complete their […]

Enabling End-to-End VoIP

The driving force behind VoIP peering will be enterprises. telxs Hunter Newby Despite some technical hurdles still to overcome, the ability of VoIP to drive cost savings and additional functionality for enterprise voice calls is pushing the development of VoIP peering. The goal is to enable VoIP carriers as well as enterprises that have turned […]

VoIP Peering Momentum, Direction Subject of telx Summit

Despite some technical hurdles still to be overcome, the ability of VoIP to drive cost savings and additional functionality for enterprise voice calls is pushing the development of VoIP peering. The goal is to enable VoIP carriers as well as enterprises that have turned to VoIP to interconnect their networks so calls originating or terminating […]

CompTel/ASCENT to Host Wholesale Regulatory Meeting

The CompTel/ASCENT Alliance will host a meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss wholesale regulatory issues. The meeting is open only to alliance members. The purpose of the meeting is to inform members of regulatory changes, which might affect them and present opportunities to reduce costs or increase sales. The alliance also plans to solicit feedback to […]

In Box – William Lee’s China Connection

Posted: 05/2001 In Box A Nice MeetingPlace I read the January article on a portal-web-user interface ("Service on a Portal," January 2001 PHONE+) that enables enhanced communication. The article gave an informative view of WebEx as a select communication portal enabler, which prompted me to contact you regarding Latitude Communication’s web-conferencing application. You may be […]

Intellectual Capital – William C.Y. Lee Looks Ahead to 4G Wireless

Posted: 03/2001 Intellectual Capital William C.Y. Lee Looks Ahead to 4G Wireless By Bruce Christian Calling it a patched-up system that could be inefficient, William C.Y. Lee, one of the world’s leading authorities on mobile communications, says it may be best if the industry were to leapfrog over third-generation wireless and prepare for the fourth-generation. […]

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