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Bells Authorized to Increase Wholesale Rates on Business Lines

It should be a matter of simple math. But everybodys numbers dont always add up the same. The biggest local phone companies have submitted figures to the FCC that correspond to benchmarks the agency released in a December ruling. The benchmarks determine under what circumstances the local phone giants are freed from obligations to lease […]

Landline Displacement to Increase

The pundits were wrong about local number portability (LNP), the ability to keep your phone number no matter which carrier wired or wireless you use. Analysts expected droves of consumers to ditch their providers for better deals, migrating from LEC to mobile once LNP rules took effect Nov. 24. But there was no instant mass […]

Billing Concepts Adds Snet DG Data Gateway Service To BC BETI

SNET DG (Booths 319-321) and Billing Concepts Inc. (Booth 411) today announced an agreement to add SNET DG’s Data Gateway as an enhancement to BCI’s BC BETI service, an information hub used by telecom providers to verify line information for billing purposes. The deal enables BC BETI customers to submit queries for line information using […]

Billing Concepts Adds Snet DG Data Gateway Service To BC BETI

SNET DG (Booths 319-321) and Billing Concepts Inc. (Booth 411) today announced an agreement to add SNET DG’s Data Gateway as an enhancement to BCI’s BC BETI service, an information hub used by telecom providers to verify line information for billing purposes. The deal enables BC BETI customers to submit queries for line information using […]

NexTone Unveils FlexControl Set

NexTone Communications (Booth 132) has unveiled FlexControl, a new product set for carriers: FlexPeer, FlexRoute and FlexPolicy. FlexPeer provides carriers with a feature set handling the complexities of signaling interoperability and media processing at network peering points. FlexRoute helps carriers develop granular and highly programmable facilities to govern routing of real-time traffic over their IP […]

ASCENT: Carmel Sees Uptick in A/R Management Services

Carmel Solutions Inc. (Booth 700), a provider of back-office management products and services for the telecom market, reported an increase in usage of its private-branded A/R management services over the last 12 months. "Revenue from our A/R management group has doubled over the last year," says company president James Hansen. "Credit and collection services have […]

Trading Post – Where Has Bandwidth Trading Been? Where Is It Now?

Posted: 07/2001 Trading Post Where Has Bandwidth Trading Been? Where Is It Now? A: During the past two years, confusion has grown regarding what “Bandwidth Trading” is. To discuss the bandwidth trading market and its development, it’s first necessary to define it precisely. Hence, bandwidth trading is the utilization of tools in the marketplace to […]

Wholesale: Verizon Axes NorthPoint Merger

Posted: 01/2001 Verizon Axes NorthPoint Merger By Josh Long Verizon Communications hoped to conceive a broadband giant after announcing plans last summer to merge its DSL assets with NorthPoint Communications, Inc., in 2001. The deal could have propelled NorthPoint (www.northpoint.com) into profitability as the new broadband company was expected to begin operations with 600,000 DSL […]

Trading Desk: DS-3 Bandwidth Rates Increase 6 Percent

Posted: 11/2000 DS-3 Bandwidth Rates Increase 6 Percent The RTBX*RPI tracks the current weighted average price of coast-to-coast DS-3 pricing. The September 2000 rate of $26,100 increased $1,410 from the August 2000 rate of $24,690, an increase of 6 percent (as of Sept. 15). Current month-to-previous-month rate comparisons of specific international termination markets are illustrated […]

Wholesale: DSL Provider Stays Course

Posted: 10/2000 DSL Provider Stays Course By Khali Henderson and Ken Branson Following the merger of its wholesale DSL business with that of megacarrier Verizon Communications (www.verizon.com), NorthPoint Communications Group Inc. (www.northpoint.net) expects to bolster its carrier’s carrier strategy by doubling the coverage and resources for improved support services. The companies expect the deal to […]

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