VoIP Enters Neutral Zone

As delivery of VoIP services becomes more attractive to carriers, they accordingly are looking to migrate their carrier-to-carrier connections. Since we last reported on this topic in the April 2004 issue of PHONE+, several additional options now are on the table in support of this goal. In late May, for example, InfiniRoute Networks Inc. came […]

IP VPNs Ready for Take Off

IP virtual private networks (VPN) are the Lear Jets of the networking world: They make sure offices, departments, telecommuters or employees on the road with broadband access can travel safely across the public Internet by using secure, encrypted tunnels to open up private paths of communication. There’s no need to clear flight paths or wait […]

Phone Plus Prepaid: Products

Posted: 9/2003 Products SIMPLIFIED RELEASES SIMPLIFIED VENTANA 2.0 Simplified has released Simplified Ventana 2.0, an upgrade to its flagship communication services platform that integrates real-time financial, network and services management capabilities for prepaid and postpaid voice and data services. The platform comprises several tool sets that enable carriers to configure and modify rate tables, route […]

eCHANNEL: Turn Online Buyer

Posted: 11/2002 Turn Online Buyer Frustration into Instant Gratification Optimizing Online Sales Strategies Part 2 By Dr. Bonny Brown and Dr. Anthony Bastardi AS DISCUSSED LAST MONTH IN PART ONE of this three-part series, telecommunications sites suffer from classic usability problems in that they often are not designed from the end-user’s perspective. While site designs […]

Sizing Up SONET’s New ServiceOptions

Posted: 07/2002 Sizing Up SONET’s New Service Options By Fred Dawson FOR THE PRICE-CONSCIOUS PURCHASER of wholesale transport services the process of choosing a supplier suddenly has become a lot more complicated, thanks to an extraordinary range of options taking shape around next-generation SONET platforms and their alternatives. Traditional SONET rings remain the obvious choice […]

Trading Desk – Bang for the Buck: Arbinet Launches Quality Choice Routing

Posted: 12/2001 Trading Desk Bang for the Buck: Arbinet Launches Quality Choice Routing By Tara Seals Comparison shopping is a cornerstone of capitalism. Whether pricing Minute Rice or minutes of voice traffic, the buyer’s goal is the same: Getting the most bang for the buck. Arbinet-thexchange Inc. has made comparison shopping automatic with a twist […]

Business News – Global Crossing Kicks Off New Wholesale Products, Announces Strategy

Posted: 04/2001 Global Crossing Kicks Off New Wholesale Products, Announces Strategy By Tara Seals Global Crossing Ltd. (www.globalcrossing.com) announced its new global positioning strategy and launched the latest additions to its wholesale portfolio at CompTel’s 20th Anniversary Conference in Orlando, Fla. New products include metro networks, burstable IP capacity, fast and gigabit Ethernet access options, […]

Stock Watch

Posted: 11/2000 Stock Watch Stocks Hammered by High Energy Costs The U.S. market dropped at the end of our trading session (Sept. 15), clobbered by worries that sharply higher oil prices will eat into corporate profits. Europe’s weak single currency, the euro, added to concern about the future course of earnings. "You are going to […]

Resale Channel: Capacity Trading Finds Pooling Interest

Posted: 06/2000 Capacity Trading Finds Pooling Interest By Khali Henderson Commodity trading of communications capacity is moving quickly from cyberspace to the physical realm as parties are pooling their interests to create standards and neutral interconnection, leaving some eyeing a telecom derivatives market as early as next year.Recognizing that the exchange model would compete with […]

Cashing In on Convergent Conferencing

Posted: 02/2000 Cashing In on Convergent Conferencing By Robert H. Scott The business world has no geographical borders. A global economy has made effective long-distance communications necessary. Today, well-managed conferencing systems can connect geographically dispersed resources, without the required time, expense and effort of traveling for face-to-face meetings. According to new strategic research from Frost […]

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