InfoHighway Debuts OnLight Internet Service

InfoHighway Communications Corp. this week launched OnLight Internet Service throughout parts of New York. The service offers Internet access via fiber optics, with speeds up to 100mbps, according to the company. It initially has been deployed at the Woolworth Building at 223 Broadway in New York, 10 Exchange Place in Jersey City and other properties. […]

Parts Ain’t Parts

    VoIP+ Posted: 05/2006 Parts Ain’t Parts ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES in implementing a VoIP solution is making sure all the necessary components are there and working together this is not a case of parts is parts. Unfortunately for dealers, the nomenclature makes it difficult: solutions used in the network are billed as […]

Level 3 Completes Progress Telecom Acquisition

Level 3 Communications Inc. said today it has completed the approximately $137 million acquisition of Progress Telecom LLC, a wholesale network services company based in St. Petersburg, Fla. Level 3 paid total consideration of 19,695,793 unregistered shares of its common stock and $68.5 million in cash. The purchase price remains subject to adjustment for the […]

Cellular South Works to Restore Service after Hurricane Katrina

Cellular South said this week it has started restoring wireless service in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties, areas along the Mississippi Gulf Coast hard hit by Hurricane Katrina. The privately held wireless provider says its network maintained a signal in some of these regions following last Monday’s storm, and never lost service in parts of […]

Sprint Serves More than 250,000 Subscribers

Sprint Corp. said this week it now serves more than a quarter million residential customers with its voice services. The carrier also plans to reach more users through its newly announced partnerships with three regional cable companies. The operators Blue Ridge Communications, Massillon Cable TV Inc. and Wave Broadband will deliver VoIP with Sprints help. […]

USCarrier Telecom Beefs Up Network

Atlanta-based wholesale carrier USCarrier Telecom LLC (Booth 205) says it has made several improvements to its Southeastern network. USCarriers first project connected four telecom hotels in downtown Atlanta to enhance the metro network within the city limits. Another improvement to the USCarrier network is an express route between Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tenn., aimed at increasing […]

Are Access Fees Destined for Extinction?

Phone companies collect billions of dollars from one another every year to complete calls, but the federal rules governing compensation between carriers are projected to fundamentally change. AT&T Corp., Level 3 Communications Inc., SBC Communications Inc. and Sprint Corp. are among a group of nine telecommunications companies supporting a plan to drastically reduce the ‘access […]

Narus Partners with Giza Systems

Narus Inc. has partnered with Giza Systems, a systems integrator, to deliver a turn-key solution to a Middle Eastern telco for the detection and management of voice over IP traffic. They discovered they had 20,000 calls avoiding the circuit-switched network, says Jay Thomas, vice president of product marketing at Narus. And they were losing $100,000 […]

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