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Network Insight Launches Next-Generation Network Solutions for Service Providers

Professional and managed services consulting firm Network Insight has launched a dedicated practice called Next Generation Network Solutions, a phased offering designed to transform legacy networks into optimized next-generation networks (NGN). The offering is targeted at helping service providers identify and navigate the complex steps involved in the transition from legacy to fully deployed NGN […]

USCarrier, BalsamWest Expand Network Reach

USCarrier Telecom and BalsamWest FiberNET LLC have partnered, tying together USCarriers 3,400 route-mile high-capacity fiber-optic network with BalsamWests 300-mile tri-state fiber-optic backbone. The partnership, which was completed in January, provides longhaul transport between Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities throughout the Southeast with previously hard-to-reach areas between eastern Tennessee, northern Georgia and western North Carolina. […]

2007 Is the Year of the Triple Play

Cablecos and telcos have been discussing and doing early rollouts of bundled voice, video and data services for a few years now, but 2007 is expected to see things on the triple-play front shift into high gear. Thats the subject of the panel Looking Ahead in 07: The Year of the Triple Play, at COMPTEL […]

iDeal or No iDeal?

UNLESS YOUVE BEEN HIDING out in the Yukon Territory, you may have heard that Apple Inc. unveiled the iPhone in January. Its a $500-$600 piece of sleek electronics that combines the iPod with wireless access (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GSM/EDGE cellular) and smartphone features. So, the question you have to ask is, should I become an […]

Concretio Expands OSS Provisioning to Tier 2 Carriers

Concretio announced the expansion of its TRS-On-Demand provisioning platform into the Tier 2 carrier space, in light of those providers becoming involved in offering UNE-P alternatives to ILEC offerings. As an example, TRS-On-Demand will enable non-facilities-based CLECs and resellers to migrate their residential, business and payphone locations to McLeodUSAs UNE-P replacement services, reaching more than […]

Tackling Convergence: Amdocs Delivers Amdocs 7

Billing giant Amdocs Ltd. has launched Amdocs 7, which addresses a key question at play in the IMS market: How will the back office keep up with the converged vision of offering any service, over any network, at any time and on any device? Revenue from convergent services may be expected to grow more than […]

Covad Completes Network Build-Out

Covad Communications Group Inc. said Wednesday it has completed the build-out of its ADSL2+ network, which it said is the largest in the country. The network covers 14 million homes and businesses in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Calif., Seattle, and Washington, D.C. In those […]

Cablecos Pull Trigger on Cell Service

After months of speculation, it looks like the Sprint Nextel Corp.-cableco joint venture is about to bear fruit. The wireless operator told USA Today that Time Warner Cable and Comcast Communications will go live with cell service in a handful of markets by the end of the year, with full deployments scheduled for the months […]

EDITOR’S LETTER

IF YOU ARE LIKE ME AND youve been in the telecom industry a long time, you might remember NextWave Telecom, one of the winners of the C-Block PCS auctions back in 1997. I followed them pretty closely for a number of years because they had a very interesting model they wanted to be a wireless […]

Verizon Wholesale Turns On DIRECTV

VERIZON PARTNER SOLUTIONS , the wholesale arm of Verizon Communications Inc., is helping its former UNE-P resellers offer the triple play to residential customers in an effort to stave off competition from cablecos. In what is an industry first, the company announced in early June an agreement with DIRECTV Inc. that will add digital satellite […]

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