GlobalTouch Expands Reach With New Rate Centers

Wholesale VoIP provider GlobalTouch Telecom Inc. on Tuesday said it had added nearly 12,000 new international rate centers, including new phone numbers and LNP access, to its networks. The additions mean the companys SIPTalk customers now can offer DIDs and LNP in 46 of the lower 48 United States, as well as Hawaii, Canada, the […]

Synchronoss, 3PV Partner to Help VoIP Providers

Synchronoss Technologies Inc. and Third Party Verification Inc. have teamed to help broadband operators increase their subscriber numbers and abide by regulatory requirements. They say the increased adoption of VoIP led them to partner to offer local number portability (LNP), e-commerce order management technology and third-party verification services. Synchronoss Technologies Inc. provides e-commerce channel automation […]

Voice Peering Fabric Opens Market for Telco Database, Gateway Services

Stealth Communications Inc., owner and operator of the Voice Peering Fabric (VPF), today announced the launch of the VPF ASP Market, an online marketplace for access to telco databases and gateway services, including 411, 8XX, CNAM, LNP and SS7. The VPF ASP Market provides a framework for VPF members to discover and use services from […]

Landline Displacement to Increase

The pundits were wrong about local number portability (LNP), the ability to keep your phone number no matter which carrier wired or wireless you use. Analysts expected droves of consumers to ditch their providers for better deals, migrating from LEC to mobile once LNP rules took effect Nov. 24. But there was no instant mass […]

Marketing Showcase: Local Number Portability

The pundits were wrong about local number portability (LNP). Analysts expected droves of consumers to ditch their wireless providers for better deals once LNP rules took effect Nov. 24, but there was no instant mass exodus. Even so, channel partners likely will find themselves battling higher churn rates and fighting to promote aggressive win-back campaigns […]

SNET Service to Offload LNP Administration, Reporting

Posted: 05/2002 SNET Service to Offload LNP Administration, Reporting By Peter Lambert ANY JOB DRAWING ENERGY AND TIME away from the bottom line, the theory goes, bears consideration for outsourcing. With plans to add a hosted service order administration (SOA) offering to its package of outsourced services this summer, SNET Diversified Group, a wholly owned […]

Product News

Posted: 05/2000 Product News ECI Telecom’s XDM Reduces Optical Network CostsAt CeBIT 2000, ECI Telecom launched XDM, a revolutionary optical platform. XDM is the first product to integrate within a single shelf the functionality of a DWDM optical networking multiplexer, narrow, wide and broadband Digital Cross-Connects, IP routing, ATM switching and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) […]

Resale Channel: NEWS BRIEFS

Posted: 04/2000 NEWS BRIEFS * Teltrust, Inc., (www.teltrust.com) a provider of wholesale telecommunications services, has been awarded a multi-year contract with California-based G-Five LLC ( www.gfive.com). Under the terms, Teltrust will provide a variety of telecom services including operator services, national directory assistance, payphone refund and repair services and direct-dial services.The agreement combines the cooperative […]

Telecom Act’s 3rd Birthday Is a Monster Mash

Posted: 02/1999 Telecom Act’s 3rd Birthday Is a Monster Mash By Kim Sunderland February marks the Telecommunications Act of 1996’s third birthday, which, similar to President Clinton’s tumultuous reign, is fraught with swirling clouds of contradiction. Generally speaking, many in the interexchange carrier (IXC) industry believe the Telecom Act is achieving, albeit slowly, what it’s […]

SS7 Key Enabler for Next-Generation Network Services

Posted: 10/1998 SS7 Key Enabler for Next-Generation Network Services By Peter Meade SS7 now stands to play an important part in next-generation networks, permitting introduction of more advanced services and helping improve the interoperability between the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and Internet protocol (IP)-based networks. While signaling system 7 (SS7) out-of-band signaling protocol represents […]


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