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USCarrier, Network Innovations Partner to Deliver Video over IP

USCarrier Telecom LLC and Network Innovations Inc. have completed a 500MB Ethernet circuit within USCarriers fiber-optic network. USCarrier is leveraging its core SONET and DWDM network to provide resilient Ethernet services, such as packetized voice and video applications. Recent deployments apply Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching capabilities for both the Internet backbone and video […]

Achtung! iPhone Expansion Continues Apace

As expected, T-Mobile International has announced it would begin offering Apple Inc.s iPhone in Germany beginning Nov. 9. Earlier in the week Telefonica’s O2 Europe plc said it would be the carrier offering the iPhone in Britain. France’s Orange SA should announce its own exclusive deal with Apple soon. The move to expand beyond the […]

Vodafone Wont Sell Stake in Verizon Wireless

Vodafone said Wednesday it wont sell its stake in Verizon Wireless. The British company owns a 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless and had an option to sell up to $10 billion of it to Verizon Communications Inc. By declining to sell, Vodafone ends recent speculation about what it would do with its U.S. arm. […]

Verification, Refined

Verification, Refined Much the same way as the novel came into being with the rise of the leisure class, third-party verification (TPV) is reaping the benefits of having room to grow. With few recent regulatory changes and a relatively stable array of vendors in the market, TPV is focusing on refining itself in the automated […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

No Dummies Here ATIs Stephen P. Olejniczak If you need a refresher course on the changing telecom industry, check out the recently published Telecom for Dummies. The book explains everything from the intricacies of VoIP to the finer points of being a RespOrg. Author Stephen P. Olejniczak is director of operations for carrier ATI. I […]

Comcast Invests in Municipal Wi-Fi Company BelAir

BelAir Networks, which makes equipment for municipal broadband networks, has completed Series C funding led by Comcast Interactive Capital, the financing arm of Comcast Corp., and McLean Watson Capital. This recent round means BelAir now has raised $44 million, says Phil Belanger, vice president of marketing. Existing investors T-Mobile Venture Fund, JPMorgan Partners, VenGrowth Capital […]

Broadwing COO Resigns

Broadwing Communications LLC COO John McLeod has resigned effective Nov. 6, 2005. “Broadwing’s network and operations functions are in a very strong position, a fact that was never more evident to me than when I witnessed the flawless performance of Broadwing’s employees and network during and after the recent devastating hurricanes,” McLeod said in a […]

American Telesis Adds Staff, Offices

Responding to recent growth, American Telesis (Booth 319), a wholesale provider of private lines and specialized voice circuits, has added new staff in its home office as well as opened marketing offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Anne Brogan was promoted from the technical support team to business development of both […]

Ask The Expert

Dear Expert Eye, What does the loss of UNE-P mean for agents? How are we affected by the recent regulatory changes, and what do we need to do to avoid losing business? –Anonymous Dear Anonymous, The recent wave of regulatory changes regarding UNE-P resale is already having profound implications for both service providers and agents. […]

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