PACT

 

RNK Telecom Deploys Lucent Technologies Compact Switch

VoIP wholesaler RNK Telecom will deploy the Lucent Technologies Compact Switch, coupled with Performance Technologies’ Point Code Emulation (PCE) solution, to expand its footprint in New York and New Jersey, as well as to enhance existing telephony services throughout its Mid-Atlantic network, the company announced on Wednesday. The Lucent Compact Switch supports more than 20,000 […]

AudioCodes, Motorola Plan To Release First ATCA Products

Two leading vendors of VoIP infrastructure, AudioCodes Ltd. and Motorola Inc., are nearing the first general-availability releases of products built for the ATCA platform. The release of new products was discussed in a panel, “Maximizing ATCA VoIP Application Performance,” at the Internet Telephony Conference & Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. ATCA (Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture) […]

Space Data, MCI Enter Roaming Pact

Space Data Corp., a company providing wireless data services in rural areas, on Thursday announced a mutual roaming agreement with MCI Inc. Space Data and MCI’s SkyTel expect to begin offering roaming this month for location and fleet management services, with roaming capabilities for two-way messaging service to follow later this year. Space Data offers […]

SBC Says Network Pact Will Help It Compete Nationally

SBC Communications Inc. on Wednesday announced a three-way pact that the regional phone company says will allow it to compete more effectively outside 13 states following its $16 billion acquisition of AT&T Corp. The pact calls for Time Warner Telecom to provide the combined AT&T and SBC special access and other last mile network services […]

MCI Reaches Pact with BellSouth

BellSouth Corp. on Tuesday announced striking a commercial agreement to provide MCI Inc. wholesale local phone services. The agreement covering BellSouths nine-state territory in the Southeast comes on the heels of federal regulations that ended government-mandated wholesale access to the networks controlled by Atlanta-based BellSouth, SBC Communications Inc., Qwest Communications International Inc. and Verizon Communications […]

MetaSwitch Broadens Call Agent, Distributed-Network Choices

MetaSwitch (Booth 828), a vendor of Class 5 VoIP softswitches, has extended its portfolio of softswitch products with the introduction of a new high-capacity call-agent server, the CA9020 Call Agent. In addition, the company has announced that its VP3510 can be configured as a standalone media gateway and/or signaling gateway, enhancing the vendors distributed softswitch […]

AT&T-SBC Pact Threatens Demise of Competitors Giant Lobbyist

The competitive wireline industry could lose its heavyweight champion before the FCC and on Capitol Hill: AT&T Corp. AT&T has been a lobbying machine fighting for the rights of competitors to access the local networks controlled by the regional Bell phone companies. Now, Old Ma Bells feisty rival will be its parent if the federal […]

Products

TELCO INTRODUCES T5 COMPACT TARGET IDENTIFIER Telco Systems has introduced its T5 Compact Target Identifier, a switch that lets carriers conserve IP addresses by aggregating the management of up to 480 network elements through a single IP address using the Bellcore Translation Language 1 protocol for multivendor, multitechnology CO management. The T5 Compact TID also […]

Ambient, DS2 Form New Pact to Offer High-Speed BPL

Ambient Corp., an equipment maker for the broadband over powerline market (BPL) and DS2, a supplier of silicon chipsets, on Monday disclosed a new agreement geared to allow service providers to deliver such high speed applications as video-on-demand (VOD) and video conferencing over an electric grid. Under the pact, Ambient will integrate DS2s family of […]

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