POTS

 

Telarus Adds POTS to GeoQuote

Telarus Inc. has added switched local phone service (POTS) to its patented real-time carrier quoting technology, GeoQuote. Using GeoQuote, agents of Telarus can now check on the availability and pricing of POTS lines, including add-on features, from multiple carriers in real time. “Ever since we built GeoQuote in 2003 to process real-time commercial telecom service […]

Wholesale Carrier Services Launches Local Dial Tone

Wholesale Carrier Services Inc. (WCS) (Booth 2029) launched its nationwide local dial tone service at the Fall 2008 Channel Partners Conference & Expo. As a full-service CLEC, WCS offers its customers nationwide capability with delivery from a single provisioning and purchasing point. “We have provided nationwide T1 PRI for years, but adding POTS dial-tone completes […]

NationsLine Targets Agent Channels

NationsLine (Booth 329), a facilities-based network with more than 100 points of presence (POPs), is expanding its agent channels to offer some of the highest commissions in the industry and equity participation. On the provisioning side, NationsLine now offers instant direct online Web-based quotes for its thousands of telecom products. NationsLines menu includes complete A-to-Z […]

Telrite Expands, Debuts MVNO

Telrite Corp. (Booth 605) has expanded its footprint and debuted an MVNO service. The Georgia-based CLEC IXC has rolled out POTS lines in Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. The company sells PRIs and integrated local T1s throughout the United States. Meanwhile, Telrite also has taken on the mantle of […]

Death of Desktop IP Phones Looms

Long ago, many people viewed VoIP as simply a low-cost, low-quality alternative to POTS. People were prepared to accept uncertainty about connections, audible distortions and conversation-impeding delays in order to talk to people on the other side of the world via the Internet for a tiny fraction of the cost they would have paid their […]

AireSpring Expands National Local Footprint With 29 Markets

Keynote co-sponsor AireSpring Inc. (Booths 116-118) announced the expansion of its national local footprint with the addition of 29 markets, bringing the total coverage to 125. The expansion is the result of the resellers new wholesale agreements with CLECs One Communications Inc. and McLeodUSA Inc. The McLeodUSA and One Communications facilities will add second- and […]

Pannaway Gives AFC-48 Cabinets New Life

Pannaway Technologies Inc. now offers a retrofit, triple-play solution for the tens of thousands of AFC-48 cabinets out there in telecom networks. The product, called SCN-RetroCAB, is 60 percent less expensive than completely replacing the cabinet and buying a new housing and related gear, according to the company. Kevin Brown of Pannaway says the vendor […]

Allied Telesyn iMAP 9100 Among RUS-Approved Products

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has placed the iMAP 9100 integrated multiservice access platform from Allied Telesyn (Booth 1053), a global provider of secure Ethernet/IP access solutions, on its List of Materials Acceptable for Use on Telecommunications Systems of RUS Borrowers. According to the company, this paves the way for RUS-funded rural service providers to […]

POTS to PANS: VoIP Offers for SMEs Grow to Meet Opportunity

VoIP will take us from Plain Old Telephone Services (POTS), to a world of Pretty Advanced New Services (PANS), to borrow a phrase from Leapstone Systems Inc.’s Paul Shaneck. And, small businesses will be one of the most fruitful target segments. Whereas enterprise early adopters dominated early VoIP with almost 80 percent of VoIP revenue […]

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