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LINX Debuts Peering Review Software

The London Internet Exchange (LINX), one of the world’s largest exchange points, said today that ISPs and NSPs can explore in advance the business advantages of peering through an Internet exchange point. LINX and solutions partner Renesys Corp. have launched LINX Peering Professional, a peering review software tool that enables a prospective new member of LINX […]

INDATEL: One Group 23 States

The Independent Alliances Telecom Group (INDATELgroup, Booth 616), a trade association of carriers, has grown its membership to include nearly half of the United States. New Yorks Independent Optical Network (ION) and Indianas Fiber Network (IFN) are the latest to join. All 23 statewide networks are owned by the independent telephone companies in their respective […]

SAVVIS Uses FiberNets Services

SAVVIS Inc., a hosted managed network and computing services providers, is using FiberNet Telecom Group Inc.s transport, metro Ethernet and network technologies. “Our customers require flexible options to ‘plug into’ SAVVIS global network infrastructure and solutions portfolio,” says Gary Zimmerman, senior vice president of vendor management for SAVVIS. “FiberNet offers us the access options we […]

Back Office

Revenue assurance may seem an innocuous process of making sure operators get paid for everything they deliver, but the reality is far darker. While systemic miscommunication in data collection and mediation, order-entry systems, rating and billing and other OSS components account for plenty of revenue leakage, carriers also need to think beyond technology and patrol […]

StarVox Buys NGTs International Wholesale Termination Business

New Global Telecom Inc. (NGT), a managed wholesale VoIP provider, said today it has finalized the sale of its international wholesale termination business unit to StarVox Communications Inc. StarVox is a facilities-based ASP offering wholesale and retail VoIP services. NGT says it wants to put all its focus on its outsourced network managed services, which […]

Special Delivery: Four Letters Inspire Niche Providers

VoIP - and increased interest by carriers in providing it - has prompted the development of specialty wholesale network services and even companies that cater to the needs of nextgen communications companies. Take Mzima Networks Inc. The company, founded in February 2002, offers direct terminations to more than 300 domestic and in-country international partners over an all- […]

INDATELgroup Membership Continues to Grow

The president of the INDATELgroup (Booth 625) reports the not-for-profit trade association has grown from 15 charter members serving 14 states to 20 members serving 19 states. The groups members are independent telco-owned statewide network alliances that provide broadband access to underserved rural and metropolitan areas via fiberptic SONET routes. We couldnt be more pleased […]

Protect Against Prepaid Service Problems

Can your agreement protect you from prepaid scams and prepaid service problems? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is a solid “maybe.” If you find yourself involved in a true scam, chances are the company scamming you will not have the financial wherewithal to remedy your damages (this is, of course, assuming you have negotiated […]

Progress Telecom Doubles Metro Presence In Nation’s Capital

In response to demand from corporate and government clients, Progress Telecom LLC (Booth 615) announced today expansion of its presence in northern Virginia, increasing metro access to Washington D.C. and doubling its points of presence that market from four to eight. In addition, Progress Telecom’s customers can now access peering hub connection facilities, including Switch […]

Raising Rural Routes

Posted: 10/2003 Raising Rural Routes Independent Telco Alliances Band Together to Market Carrier Services By Khali Henderson Independent telcos and cooperatives serving rural America have long banded together in alliances essentially converging their networks on a statewide basis. This summer, 17 such alliances (see list) have joined forces as an alliance of alliances called the […]

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