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The Big Move to IP

Each companys migration to IP will be a little different depending on their lines of business, goals, current infrastructure, budget and other factors. Among some more common scenarios, however, are moving from TDM to IP, consolidating multilocation systems into a single IP network and adding mobility features. The following case studies illustrate each of these […]

Lawmakers Move to Permanently Ban Internet Taxation

Federal lawmakers on Tuesday introduced legislation that would permanently ban taxes on Internet access and related services. The legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, a Democrat, and two other members of Congress would permanently ban taxes on Internet access, double taxation by two or more states of a product or service bought […]

MCI to Buy IP Media, Entertainment Software Maker

MCI Inc. said today it will acquire the assets of Interactive Content Factory (ICF), a maker of software for IP media and entertainment services. ICF is owned by TWI, a division of the British independent production company IMG Worldwide Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. MCI is looking to expand its capabilities […]

Verizon Makes Another Move for MCI

Verizon Communications Inc. has agreed to purchase 43.4 million shares of MCI Inc. common stock for $25.72 per share from eight entities affiliated with billionaire Carlos Slim Helu in the fight between Verizon and Qwest Communications International Inc. to acquire MCI. While this was an opportunity for us to purchase a block of shares under […]

Vycera Expands in Qwest Territory

Vycera Communications Inc., a telecommunications company targeting Spanish-speaking households, is expanding in the West after reaching an agreement to lease the local network of Qwest Communications International Inc. The pact with Denver-based Qwest will allow Vycera to begin offering local and long-distance phone service next month in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington. […]

Point-and-Click Provisioning

For telecom companies, the Web is an ever-evolving customer relationship tool. Simple pricing and information Web sites have given way to online price quoting and password-protected account access. The next step? Giving customers the ability to order, provision and configure personalized communications at the click of a mouse. While customer self-care via a Web portal […]

Smooth Transportation Offered as Grand Prize

There may be an easier, and speedier, mode of transportation than walking the aisles of this weeks CompTel/ASCENT trade show. PointOne Inc. (Booth 322) and XO Communications (Booth 717) have teamed up to sponsor the Spring 2005 Expo grand prize: the Segway Human Transporter (HT). The Segway HT is the first-of-its-kind, self-balancing personal transportation designed […]

News Briefs

PAETEC Communications Inc., a CLEC serving customers in 27 U.S. markets, announced a wholesale package for resellers migrating their customers from UNE-P. The package combines special access with integrated services, including integrated T1s, e-mail scanning, conference calling, MPLS and quality of service. In addition, the company provides a loop-quote tool and WebFront online customer service […]

UNE-P Resellers: It’s Your Move

Just as death comes to a ailing relative, so comes UNE-P’s demise - expected but nonetheless painful. While some resellers relying on the embattled resale platform are hopeful to negotiate with their reluctant suppliers, most have resigned themselves to transitioning from UNE-P and have begun planning, if not executing, accordingly. The FCC rules released in the […]

Ask The Expert

Dear Expert Eye, What does the loss of UNE-P mean for agents? How are we affected by the recent regulatory changes, and what do we need to do to avoid losing business? –Anonymous Dear Anonymous, The recent wave of regulatory changes regarding UNE-P resale is already having profound implications for both service providers and agents. […]

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