Unraveling the VoIP Deployment Knot

New VoIP service deployments crowd the headlines of every telecom publication. Its not just the Vonages and the Lingoes of the world deploying the technology, but now its Verizon Communications Inc. and EarthLink Inc. and, possibly, eBay Inc. This gold rush includes many competitive providers who see the technology as potentially a way to compete […]

Network Access Panel Addresses Carriers Alternatives

The loss of UNE-P as a result of the FCC TRRO and the deployment of advanced IP-based services make finding alternative network access more important than ever before. Sue Platner, president of telecom consulting company, The Northridge Group, will moderate todays session Network Access: Where Do We Go From Here?, which will analyze options available […]

CTO Forum Offers Info on Service Blending, Managing IP Networks

Tomorrows CTO Technology Forum focusing on the latest technological innovations in service integration and network architectures offers a wealth of speakers and information on a variety of issues. Workshop leader David Malfara, president and CEO of Remi Communications, will guide you through a slate of speakers who will discuss such hot topics as IMS, service […]

Kelley Drye Workshop Tackles Regulatory Front

Partners from the law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP will host Wednesdays series of regulatory workshops that will examine issues ranging from high-level FCC overviews to in-depth analysis of intercarrier compensation. CompTel/ASCENT attendees interested in a high-level overview should attend the Regulatory Workshop. Speakers from Kelley Drye will share their thoughts on the industry […]

Building a Wireless CLEC

Since the FCC classified DSL and cable as information services this summer, Bells and cablecos are not officially required to make circuits available to competitors at reasonable cost. But fiber is expensive, and many promising emerging technologies are untested: Enter the wireless service provider. Todays three-session track on wireless broadband, sponsored by Shorecliff Communications LLC, […]

Panel Aids Search for VoIP Migration Strategies

Businesses want to migrate sensibly towards VoIP. New products and services enable solutions providers to ease the transition for their customers without the need to rip and replace their traditional TDM-based PBXs. Find out how you can help your business customers extend the life of their telecom systems investments while enjoying the cost savings and […]

Regulatory Session to Explore UNEs, VoIP, Intercarrier Compensation and BPL

Policy buffs should not miss a half-day seminar Thursday, Feb. 17 exploring three critical developments in Washington related to unbundled network elements, IP voice, intercarrier compensation and BPL. The seminar presented by the law firm of Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP will partly examine how new federal network unbundling rules will affect competitive carriers. […]

Panel Looks Beyond U.S. Borders

Where are the current competitive opportunities for U.S. service providers in Latin America, Europe and Asia? A panel of international telecom experts assembled at the CompTel/ASCENT trade show today will explore the prospects and challenges facing service providers in these dynamic markets. Session leader Amber Key, editor of Capacity Magazine, says she plans to query the […]

Channel Partners Fall 2004, Hold the Anchovies

Channel Partners Chicago-style kicked off yesterday with an agenda packed with more content than a Chicago deep-dish pizza. Sponsored by Telegration Inc., the education program for the fall conference revolves around new service opportunities and new revenue areas for agents, VARs and other distribution partners. A packed general session followed the keynote address from fabled […]

Panel Discusses Local Landscape

Executives of three big telecommunications companies on Monday afternoon are set to discuss a core component of the business with indirect sales partners: selling local service. The panel is slated to feature executives from BellSouth Corp., ITC^DeltaCom Inc. and XO Communications Inc. ITC^DeltaCom Inc. is a relative newcomer to the agent world. The company, based […]

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