Convergin Server Gets Nortel Certification

Convergin at CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas said its Accolade Wireless Convergence Server has received a Certificate of Compatibility from Nortel Networks, after the server completed testing with Nortel’s Communication Server 2000. Combined with Nortel’s Communication Server 2000, the Convergin Wireless Convergence Server helps service providers deploy IMS-ready architecture so they can migrate from legacy […]

Level 3 Expands Wholesale VoIP Services

Level 3 Communications Inc. now offers an expanded portfolio of wholesale voice services, thanks to its WilTel acquisition, the company said today at VON. The addition of WilTel’s Feature Group D traditional voice network gives customers access to nationwide toll-free services, end-to-end switched services and expanded international termination capabilities, Level 3 said. The expansion also […]

AT&T, Avaya Help Companies Migrate to IP Telephony

AT&T Inc. and equipment maker Avaya Inc. have allied to help businesses and government agencies migrate to IP telephony. AT&T is installing Avayas products including Communications Manager in its IP network so it can provision IP solutions from the WAN to the desktop IP phone. AT&T will manage a customers entire infrastructure, including IP PBXs, […]

Level 3 to Buy WilTel for $680 Million

Level 3 Communications Inc. said today it plans to acquire wholesale carrier WilTel Communications Group LLC, part of Leucadia National Corp. Level 3 will pay $370 million plus 115 million shares, which, based on Fridays closing price of $2.70, comes out to about $310.5 million. Level 3 maintains the right to substitute cash for stock. […]

General Bandwidth Offers Solution to Migrate Legacy Services

General Bandwidth (Booth 1524) has implemented PseudoWire Emulation End-to-End (PWE3) in its G6 Universal Media Gateway, allowing service providers to migrate legacy services to new video and data packet networks, such as IPTV, FTTN and GPON. Service providers have been faced with the expensive prospect of maintaining two access networks: one legacy network that includes […]

Overdue Diligence

Posted: 05/2002 Overdue Diligence Resellers Evaluate Where to Migrate Business By Josh Long LAST FALL TRANSPOINT COMMUNICATIONS INC. partnered with Qwest Communications International Inc. after its primary underlying carrier’s balance sheet started to make investors antsy. Transpoint is among several resellers that began migrating business to additional underlying carriers since Global Crossing Ltd. filed a […]

On Premises: VPN Users Migrate to Managed Services

Posted: 04/2000 VPN Users Migrate to Managed Services By Brian Schulz Enterprise e-business opportunities are driving demand for flexible and secure wide-area communications. New requirements are wrapped with Internet connectivity and IP networking advances that include guaranteed quality of service (QoS) and service level agreements (SLAs) networkwide.With these capabilities, IP-based virtual private network (VPN) service […]

Regulatory, Technology Summit Presents ‘Great Climb’for CompTel Members

Posted: 12/1999 Regulatory, Technology Summit Presents ‘Great Climb’ for CompTel Members Against the backdrop of Arizona’s dark and towering Supersitition Mountains, nearly 2,000 competitive service providers met to discuss the challenging climb they face to reach the peak–full and open competition–at the Competitive Telecommunications (CompTel) Fall Business Conference & Trade Expo in October. "We face […]

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