IADs Make Way for Business Gateways

ADTRANs Total Access 900 Series supports SIP trunks, hosted PBX and other voice and data services, such as DIA, to small and medium businesses without requiring new phone system investment. DEFINING AN INTEGRATED ACCESS device has never been easy, and the technological evolution to IP networking hasnt made it any easier. Most will agree an […]

TalkSwitch Certifies Primus Interoperability

Hybrid phone maker TalkSwitch this week said it has verified interoperability between its 48-CVA PBX and Primus Telecommunications Group Inc.s VoIP calling services. The interoperability means TalkSwitch users have access to another brand of VoIP service, the companies said. The proliferation of VoIP services nationwide can best be achieved through strategic alliances with innovative equipment […]

Hatteras Wins XO, CTC, MTS Allstream Ethernet Business

XO Communications is using the HN4000 and HN400 networking platforms from Hatteras Networks (Booth 1108) to extend its metro Ethernet service offerings to the mid-band Ethernet services market segment. XO has an existing 10mbps Ethernet service running over fiber; the Hatteras gear will enable them now to extend that over copper as well. Gary Bolton, […]

RAD Delivers End-to-End Ethernet OAM

RAD Data Communications Inc. says it has the worlds first-to-market pre-standard implementation of ITU Y.1731 and IEEE 802.1ag, which allow for end-to-end Ethernet operations, administration, and maintenance (OAM). Y.1731 and 802.1ag define end-to-end OAM capabilities intrinsic to Ethernet technology, enabling service providers to monitor the Ethernet service the customer receives. The IEEEs 802.3ah OAM, in […]

MCI Completes Totality Acquisition

MCI Inc. has completed its acquisition of Totality Corp., a privately held provider of remote managed services for applications and infrastructure. MCI says the buyout is a step toward the expansion of its managed services capabilities. It also means MCI can enable remote monitoring and management of applications, whether they are hosted at MCI’s colocation […]

On Premises: E-Commerce Growth Makes Service Level Agreements Critical

Posted: 05/2000 E-Commerce Growth Makes Service Level Agreements Critical By James R. Dukart In the age of e-commerce and instant communication, telecommunication networks move closer to the crux of business operations for many companies. One result is that performance becomes crucial to–in some cases indistinguishable from–the overall performance of the business.Simply put, for many of […]

Business News – MFN to Create First Premises-to-Premises Optical Internet Infrastructure

Posted: 04/2000 MFN to Create First Premises-to-Premises Optical Internet Infrastructure Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc. (MFN, and its subsidiary AboveNet Communications Inc.( are implementing a $1.4 billion broadband infrastructure expansion that will create the largest customer premises-to-customer premises, purely optical, IP network in North America and Europe.“With our own end-to-end fiber network connecting AboveNet facilities […]

On Premises: VPN Users Migrate to Managed Services

Posted: 04/2000 VPN Users Migrate to Managed Services By Brian Schulz Enterprise e-business opportunities are driving demand for flexible and secure wide-area communications. New requirements are wrapped with Internet connectivity and IP networking advances that include guaranteed quality of service (QoS) and service level agreements (SLAs) networkwide.With these capabilities, IP-based virtual private network (VPN) service […]

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