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Next-Gen Interconnection and the Challenges that Lie Ahead

The issue of carrier interconnection rules related to managed IP networks for VoIP seems to be heating up. The bottom line is that competitive carriers with IP-based networks want to be able to interconnect with ILECs via IP rather than having to convert traffic back to TDM. Thats because doing an IP-to-TDM conversion creates the […]

Omnitron Introduces Next-Gen Carrier Ethernet NIDs

Omnitron Systems Technology Inc. (Booth 214) introduced the next generation of iConverter optical access network interface devices (NIDs) with scalable traffic management, fault detection and provisioning for carrier-grade Ethernet services. The NIDs provide securely managed demarcation, QoS and Ethernet Virtual Circuits (E-Line and E-LAN). Integrated media conversion enables connectivity to a wide variety of customer […]

Grande Employs Next-Gen Tellabs System, Increases Service

Grande Communications announced it is upgrading its network with the Tellabs 7100 optical transport system to provide next-generation capabilities to carriers using transport circuits within Grandes network. The upgrade will concentrate on the demand for advanced wholesale phone and data transmission services in the south-central United States and Mexico, Grande said. The Tellabs system uses […]

XO Deploys Major Segments of Next-Gen Intercity Fiber-Optic Network

XO Communications on Wednesday announced it is carrying customer traffic on major segments of its new, wholly owned next-generation nationwide long-haul intercity fiber-optic network. As announced earlier this year, XO is upgrading its long-haul network by deploying the Infinera DTN optical system across its nationwide fiber assets. The upgrade will allow XO to more than […]

BellSouth Combines Next-Gen Optical Services With Advanced Ethernet

BellSouth Corp. has announced it is enhancing its advanced, self-healing optical services to provide further integration with Ethernet services, extending business continuity capabilities deeper into enterprise customers’ operations. BellSouth is providing a carrier-class solution that enables Layer 1 and Layer 2 Ethernet traffic to be protected by the self-healing qualities of SONET infrastructure, said Lee […]

Cisco Track to Address Next-Gen Networking and Security

The technology track sponsored tomorrow by Cisco Systems Inc. will address hot topics such as how to migrate from legacy to next-generation networks, how best to secure networks, and interoperability challenges and solutions. The CTO Viewpoint: What Keeps Them Awake at Night? session first thing Tuesday morning will feature Keith Coker, CTO at Nuvox; Timothy […]

Epic Software Unveils Next-Gen Web-based Enterprise CRM

Epic Software (Booth 818) has introduced a Web-based enterprise CRM software and professional services combination tool that gives telecom agents and their customers an unparalleled ability to track and manage their telecommunication inventory, services, contracts, invoices and users company-wide in a secure hosted environment. The CRM tool has three distinctive levels: administrator functionalities, agent functions […]

Industry Pundits Share Vision of Next-Gen Convergence

A general session, The Global Vision and Promise of the Converged Next-Gen Network, organized by ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunication Industry Solutions), will feature the chief technology officers of several leading telecommunications companies in the United States. The panel includes Mark Wegleitner, senior vice president, technology and chief technology officer, Verizon; Chris Rice, executive vice president, […]

Cisco Delivers Next-Gen, Optical Education Track

As part of its platinum sponsorship of the CompTel/ASCENT Convention & Expo, Cisco Systems Inc. is facilitating educational programming on next-generation and optical networks to carrier executives attending the Orlando event today. The track includes three sessions beginning this morning at 8:30 and continuing until noon. Topics cover understanding the SMB market, optical networking and […]

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