ASCENT: Grande Communications Unveils Managed Carrier Termination Service

Texas-based Grande Networks (Booth 304) has launched its Managed Jurisdictional and OCN Routing (MAJOR) service today, for managing and routing carrier traffic and helping its customers optimize network costs. "Many carriers route traffic based on a blended cost," says Paul Bennett, Grande’s senior director of technical sales. "With this service, Grande will identify jurisdiction (inter- […]

Prepaid Section: CONTRACTS

Posted: 03/2002 PREPAID CONTRACTS VendTek Enters Distribution Agreement with bcgi VendTek Systems Inc. has entered into a distribution technology relationship with Boston Communications Group Inc. (bcgi) a provider of real-time transaction processing for delivering prepaid wireless, enhanced voice, mobile commerce and other billing and payment services. As a result of this relationship and the capability […]

The Rush To Serve America’s ‘Next Cities’

Posted: 08/2001 Soap Box The Rush To Serve America’s ‘Next Cities’ By John K. Purcell John Purcell Several years ago, the promise of revolutionary legislation and the infusion of more than $600 billion in capital spawned a historic awakening in the telecommunications industry. Supposedly gone were the major monopolies and artificial barriers hindering local competition. […]

The New Collaboration Imperative

Posted: 06/2001 The New Collaboration ImperativeOf all the bottlenecks that must be broken to realize the full potential of a new generation of IP-based services, the most significant is the cultural bottleneck of resistance to change within the end-user community. That’s why the sales channels that are closest to the customers are suddenly at ground […]

Trading Desk – RateXchange Launches IP Access with TeleCity

Posted: 05/2001 Trading Desk RateXchange Launches IP Access with TeleCity RateXchange Corp. ( and TeleCity PLC Internet Exchange (, Europe’s leading provider of Internet infrastructure and outsourcing services, jointly announced that they have launched the RateXchange "IP Access" Internet access service. TeleCity is building and will run the physical exchange upon which the neutral RateXchange […]

Wholesale: IP, Latin America Emerge as Major Growth Markets

Posted: 01/2001 IP, Latin America Emerge as Major Growth Markets By James R. Dukart The move to IP as a transport mechanism and the growth of market minutes to Latin American countries are considered the major boons to international wholesalers and resellers. According to ATLANTIC-ACM Inc. ( wholesale market analyst Taher Bouzayen, research shows that […]

E-Channel: NBC’s Peacock Spreads its Reach

Posted: 12/2000 NBC’s Peacock Spreads its Reach It won’t get the laughs of "Will & Grace" or "Frasier," nor will it evoke the drama of "The West Wing," but NBC believes its latest venture will be satisfying. NBC Internet Inc. (NBCi, has introduced a consumer Internet portal service, which it calls "Your Personal Agent […]

DSL Promises Still May Be Kept

Posted: 11/2000 DSL Promises Still May Be Kept We are hearing it repeatedly. DSL may not be the be-all, end-all for faster service. The promises during the past few years of meeting the need for speed among Internet users have failed, because in most instances DSL has not been provisioned. While carriers continue to say […]

She’s Laughing All the Way to the Bank

Posted: 08/2000 She’s Laughing All the Way to the Bank BY LEILANI HAYWOOD Vital Stats Name: Melissa Craig Title: Founder and President Company: General Telecom Inc. Pleasures: Teaches dance, enjoys grueling exercises, takes stand-up comedy workshops. “I do a lot of fun things such as surfing and gardening,” she says. Management Philosophy: “I rely on […]

Business News – WinStar Expands Fiber Capacity Through MetroMedia Agreement

Posted: 12/1999 WinStar Expands Fiber Capacity Through MetroMedia Agreement New York-based WinStar Communications Inc. has entered into an agreement with MetroMedia Fiber Network, White Plains, N.Y., to obtain dark fiber capacity in 38 major markets in the United States and three major international markets. The broadband communications provider will pay about $300 million over 20 […]

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