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COMPTEL Elects Board Members

At the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2006 Convention & EXPO in Orlando, Fla., 14 members of the association were elected to the 2006-2007 board of directors. J. Sherman Henderson III, president and CEO of Lightyear Network Solutions LLC will remain chairman of COMPTEL. I am delighted that Sherm has been re-elected as chairman of COMPTEL, said […]

USCarrier Adds Local Offices to Network

USCarrier Telecom LLC (Booth 709), a wholesale provider of high-speed long-haul transport, has added three new local offices to its existing long-haul network. The locations include PoPs and interconnect facilities at the RBOC main local central offices. The RBOC colos are the main PoPs in Augusta, Savannah and Macon, Ga. These new locations will supply […]

Pac-West Offers Updates on Nationwide Expansion, VeriSign Bundling Partnership

Pac-West Telecom Inc. (Booth 808) is using the COMPTEL show this week to provide a progress report on its national expansion and its alliance with VeriSign. The 25-year-old company traditionally has focused on offering service in California, but last year it announced a plan to provide VoIP and Internet access services across the entire continental […]

NeuStar Adds Support for SIP-IX

NeuStar Inc., a leader in directories, has added seven new members to its Session Initiated Protocol Exchange (SIP-IX) alliance, the company announced today. Those new partners include a combination of service providers and vendors, and include Acme Packet, BroadSoft Inc., iBasis Inc., NexTone Communications, Sonus Networks Inc., Sylantro and XO Communications Inc.. Previously announced partners […]

Call Center Solutions

Witness Systems Makes an Impact Click to Enlarge Software-maker Witness Systems Inc. has introduced Impact 360, technology designed to help call centers access information such as recorded interactions faster than ever. The platform allows users to capture, analyze and act on information concerning workforce performance, customer interactions and customer service processes. Its framework relies on […]

Norlight Offers IPLive

Norlight Telecommunications Inc., a facilities-based communications company, on Monday announced its newest integrated communications offering, IPLive. IPLive will provide businesses with integrated communications bundles that combine local voice, long-distance, Internet services and enhanced data services over a private IP connection. The same private IP network will deliver Norlight’s hosted IP telephony services and enable managed […]

Boingo Acquires Concourse

Wholesale Wi-Fi network aggregator Boingo Wireless Inc., on Wednesday announced its acquisition of Concourse Communications Group LLC, an airport neutral-host wireless access systems operator. The acquisition combines Concourses neutral-hosting operations with Boingo’s global Wi-Fi network aggregation and wireless Internet access services for Boingo subscribers and partners. Boingo said the business lines are complementary with no […]

ACC Business Names New Agent Manager

ACC Business has named Jennifer Weinstein as agent manager in the Southern California market. Weinstein brings extensive data and network integration experience to her new position. In her new position, she will support existing agents and contract new agents to sell ACC Business data and voice services. Her responsibilities will include new sales revenue, training […]

Bandwidth.com Launches Managed Network Services

Communications provider Bandwidth.com has launched Managed Network Services (MNS), the latest addition to its converged IP solutions portfolio to be sold through Bandwidth.com agents. The MNS suite allows customers to outsource the monitoring and management of their voice, data and wireless solutions including routers, switches, firewalls, VPN and VoIP devices. Its service offerings include Monitoring & […]

FCC Revamps USF Contribution Base to Include VoIP

As expected, the FCC on Wednesday changed the way it gathers contributions to the Universal Service Fund (USF). Interconnected VoIP providers now must contribute and wireless providers will pay more. The FCC with a full complement of commissioners after more than a year was under pressure to add contributors to the USF requirements because, in […]

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