Business News – Qwest Unveils New Partner Program

Posted: 06/2000 Qwest Unveils New Partner Program By Tara Seals Qwest Communications International Inc. ( Alternate Channel Sales has revamped its partner program, unveiling a mix of web-based and instructor-led training, with pre- and post-training assessments and optional certification.The program consists of partner education and certification, a three-tiered membership structure and an elite partner program, […]

Business News – U S Telebrokers, TELSTAR Name Davel in Lawsuit

Posted: 06/2000 U S Telebrokers, TELSTAR Name Davel in Lawsuit By Tara Seals Master agents U S Telebrokers, Inc. ( and TELSTAR have filed a joint lawsuit in a Los Angeles District Court, charging Davel Communications Group Inc. ( and its subsidiary, Telaleasing Enterprises Inc., with breach of contract as well as breach of good […]

Agency Channel: Agents Need to Seek, Sell the Best, Brightest

Posted: 05/2000 Agents Need to Seek, Sell the Best, Brightest By Kathy Katcher In my business, I need to ask every day whether the telecommunications products we showcase are the best and the brightest in our industry.Obviously, if they’re not, no one will want to sell them. Agent managers won’t be able to market them. […]

The Pitch: Size Matters–With Self-Provisioning, Smaller Can Be Better

Posted: 05/2000 Size Matters– With Self-Provisioning, Smaller Can Be Better By Josh Martin While major long-distance carriers tout long-awaited services, they probably should keep an eye on independents. That is because some smaller carriers are attracting new customers as they forge strategic alliances and develop niche markets.Web-based self-provisioning is not evolving the way some analysts […]

Teleglobe and Williams in $200 Million, 14,000-MileDeal

Posted: 03/2000 Teleglobe and Williams in $200 Million, 14,000-Mile Deal Teleglobe Inc. ( will buy 14,000 route miles of dark fiber across the United States from Williams Commun-ications Inc. (, the Montreal-based carrier has announced. The agreement includes, among other things, collocation space, interim capacity (the use of Williams’ lit fiber) until the dark fiber […]

Carrier Channel: News Briefs

Posted: 01/2000 News Briefs Broadview Networks (, an ICP serving the Northeast, has announced a service plan for residents in New York that offers a flat-rate package for local, regional and long distance calling and Internet access. The Broadview No Limits plan is $29.95 per month and currently is available for residents of New York, […]

Lucent Unveils Breakthrough OpticalCross-Connect

Posted: 01/2000 Lucent Unveils Breakthrough Optical Cross-Connect By Charolette Wolter Optical networking took a major step forward as Lucent Technologies Inc. ( introduced a truly optical cross-connect, the Wave-Star LambdaRouter, that switches wavelengths of light in a dense wave-division multiplexing (DWDM) system. The cross-connect, which is less than 1 inch across, is a 256-by-256 matrix […]

Alcatel Delivers Packet Access WholesalingSystem

Posted: 11/1999 Alcatel Delivers Packet Access Wholesaling System By Peter Lambert Wholesaling of dial-up and broadband Internet access services just became easier to grow and to manage, according to Plano, Texas-based manufacturer Alcatel USA. The company has introduced a software package designed to provide centralized controls for large-scale regional, national and international networks of access […]

Quiet Crusade

Posted: 11/1999 Quiet Crusade VoIP Wins Converts in Wholesale Markets Around the World By Khali Henderson As carriers scramble to compete in the hyper-competitive long distance markets internationally and domestically, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP)–its promise of cheaper transport and, so far, its lack of regulatory oversight–has become a panacea, enabling them to improve margins […]

Business News – Siemens Demonstrates 3.2-Terabit Transmission

Posted: 10/1999 Siemens Demonstrates 3.2-Terabit Transmission Using a combination of dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) and its own data multiplexing technology, The Siemens Information and Communication Networks Group, Boca Raton, Fla., has demonstrated transmission of 3.2 terabits per second (tbps) over fiber. The lab demonstration, which Siemens calls a "world record," used 80 DWDM channels each […]

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