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BandTel Announces Funding, Channel Strategy

BandTel, a two-year-old VoIP company, made its formal introduction to the marketplace on Monday with the announcement of its second round of funding and a sneak peek at its channel strategy, which will be revealed in more detail over the next few weeks. BandTel provides VoIP termination to the PSTN for high-volume telecom users such […]

NPRG Merges With Connecticut Research

Telecom research firm New Paradigm Resources Group Inc. (NPRG) has merged with Connecticut Research Inc., a consulting group that serves the telecommunications, electronics, electric utilities and information services sectors. The combination better positions NPRG to help clients in the IP telecom and information services arenas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. NPRG will keep […]

AirLink Uses Brightstar as Supplier for Upcoming MVNO

AirLink Mobile has chosen Brightstar Corp. as the exclusive supplier to support the launch of its MVNO wireless service in the United States. Brightstar will provide AirLink with supply logistics, product consultation and customization services. AirLink Mobiles wireless service will come with phones and wireless prepaid airtime, distributed through convenience stores, gas stations and other […]

VoIP Migration Next Up on Channel Partners LIVE!

The new Channel Partners LIVE! Web radio show is proving to be a great opportunity to preview the great opportunities that will be showcased at the fall event. This week’s show will center on VoIP migration options — from IP trunking to VoIP — and how to help customers make the transition (see story). Join […]

Tellabs Shows New PON and ROADM Capabilities

Tellabs Inc. introduced two new optical products that expand bandwidth and provide more options for IP networks. The company introduced two new Tellabs 1600 Series Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) that can be employed to consolidate network infrastructure, eliminate copper loops and improve service management via passive optical network (PON) technology. The products are aimed at […]

White Rock Debuts CWDM/DWDM Platform

White Rock Networks introduced this week the VLX1020, a passive 1-RU WDM platform that can be configured as either a CWDM or DWDM system. The CWDM components include an eight-wavelength mux/demux and eight single-wavelength optical ADMs for point-to-point, linear and ring deployments. The VLX1020 also features a combiner/splitter that allows CWDM overlay onto an existing […]

Tellabs Adds Multidegree ROADM

Tellabs announced this week it has added a multidegree Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexer to its Tellabs 7100 optical transport system to enable service providers to instantly provision bandwidth where it is required. “Consumers want to use Internet and video services on their own terms, when and where they need it, presenting tremendous network management […]

Lynx Unveils First Modular Optical Protection Switching Platform

Lynx Photonic Networks today introduced an optical protection switching platform that is both modular and carrier-class a first in the industry, the company said. Lynx’s new LightLEADER 4000 add-on platform features hot-swappable power supplies (main and redundant); a control module; and an array of protection modules supporting a range of high-availability solutions, such as end-to-end […]

Veraz Reduces IMS Migration Risks With New ControlSwitch Functionality

Veraz Networks Inc. announced new ControlSwitch functionality that will enable service providers to evolve from traditional voice networks to IMS-compliant next-generation networks without sacrificing existing service infrastructure and investment. The new Service Control Multi-Protocol (SCMP) capabilities unify the service layer, allowing service providers to mix and match their legacy intelligent network services, such as toll-free […]

UDP, MasterCard RPPS Offer New Electronic Payment Service

Teaming with MasterCard RPPS, UDP has introduced an accounts receivables service that helps customers electronically post received payments more quickly, accurately and securely. The telecom billing company has aligned with MasterCard RPPS to provide customers with this efficient and cost-effective service called E-POST. Today, millions of people in the United States pay their bills online […]

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