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LMC Locates New PoP With NYC Connect

Lexent Metro Connect LLC (LMC), a dark fiber network operator in New York City, has selected NYC Connects (NYCC) interconnection facility as the site of its new network PoP. The new node is located at 111 Eighth Avenue. The PoP helps Lexent deliver its full and fractional dark fiber offerings to more than 100 network […]

Trinsic Buys Sprint Local Lines

Trinsic Inc., the Florida-based CLEC that uses IP to deliver broadband and voice services, will buy Sprint Nextels local access lines for which it provides services under a wholesale, private label agreement. The former Z-Tel Technologies Inc. made the announcement yesterday, and would not disclose the deals terms. Trinsic says it provides wholesale services for approximately […]

PAETEC Helps VoIP Providers Comply with 911 Rules

PAETEC Communications Inc. said yesterday it has created a transport service that helps VoIP providers comply with looming federal requirements regarding emergency 911 access. PAETEC says its Emergency Access Transport Service will allow VoIP providers to use its dedicated T1s to terminate emergency calls to the appropriate PSAP in the callers location. A PSAP is […]

Interlink Provides Wholesale VoIP

VoIP provider Interlink Global Corp. said this week its subsidiary Interlink Global Communications has started offering wholesale services to customers in the Middle East and Asia. The contracts include deals with Sitara Telecom, which serves India and Syria; Veleo Solutions, which serves India and Bahrain; and XO Communications, which serves the United States. We are […]

MCI Completes Totality Acquisition

MCI Inc. has completed its acquisition of Totality Corp., a privately held provider of remote managed services for applications and infrastructure. MCI says the buyout is a step toward the expansion of its managed services capabilities. It also means MCI can enable remote monitoring and management of applications, whether they are hosted at MCI’s colocation […]

FCC Not Finished with VoIP 911 Rules

Taking your landline phone on the road is one of the cool features of Internet-based phone service, but it also is creating a headache for regulators who want to ensure emergency operators know where a distressed caller is located. The FCC plans to do something about it. In an order released Friday requiring Internet phone […]

i2Telecom Releases Softphone Version of VoiceStick

i2Telecom International Inc., the maker of the plug-and-play VoiceStick, today released the softphone version of the VoiceStick service. The software is a downloadable Internet phone free to subscribers. The softphone gives users access to the i2Telecom network, no matter where they are located. It installs on a laptop or desktop PC and provides the same […]

ASCENT: Antel Telecom Debuts Call Center for U.S. Carriers

Bolivia could be the next offshore destination for U.S. companies looking to outsource call center operations. Antel Telecom Inc. (Booth 101) has announced the availability of its new call center, located in Bolivia’s capital, La Paz. This is the first international call center of its type in that country. Antel Telecom’s call center hosts about […]

Trading Post

Q: What Is the Role of Pooling Points? A: Key components of capacity trading and a liquid marketplace include: A standardized contract that eliminates the lengthy negotiations that attend the one-off purchase and sale agreements used today; marketplaces or mechanisms–online exchanges, brokers and the like–for matching buyers and sellers, supplying credit and settlement support, and […]

The Payphone Industry and the Internet

Posted: 04/1998 By Bob Lane The independent payphone industry and the Internet came into being about the same time. In the early years the Internet was not considered a tool of commerce, especially by most independent payphone providers (IPPs). Today, however, the Internet slowly but surely is exerting its forces on the payphone industry. And […]

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